Wisconsin State Assembly

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Wisconsin State Assembly
Wisconsin State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 5, 2015
Leadership
Speaker of the Assembly
Robin Vos (R)
Since January 7, 2013
Speaker pro tempore
Tyler August (R)
Since October 8, 2013
Majority Leader
Jim Steineke (R)
Since January 5, 2015
Minority Leader
Peter Barca (D)
Since January 12, 2011
Structure
Seats 99
House of Representatives diagram 2014 State of Wisconsin.svg
Political groups

Governing party

Opposition parties

Length of term
2 years
Authority Article IV, Wisconsin Constitution
Salary $50,950/year + $153 per diem
Elections
Last election
November 4, 2014
(99 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2016
(99 seats)
Redistricting Legislative Control
Meeting place
Wisconsin State Assembly Podium.jpg
State Assembly Chamber
Wisconsin State Capitol
Madison, Wisconsin
Website
Wisconsin State Assembly

The Wisconsin State Assembly is the lower house of the Wisconsin Legislature. Together with the smaller Wisconsin Senate, the two constitute the legislative branch of the U.S. state of Wisconsin.

Representatives are elected for two-year terms, elected during the fall elections. If a vacancy occurs in an Assembly seat between elections, it may be filled only by a special election.

The Wisconsin Constitution limits the size of the State Assembly to between 54 and 100 members inclusive. Since 1973, the state has been divided into 99 Assembly districts apportioned amongst the state based on population as determined by the decennial census, for a total of 99 representatives. From 1848 to 1853 there were 66 assembly districts; from 1854 to 1856, 82 districts; from 1857 to 1861, 97 districts; and from 1862 to 1972, 100 districts.[1]

The Assembly chamber is located in the west wing of the Wisconsin State Capitol building, in Madison, Wisconsin.

Salary and benefits[edit]

Chairs and Voting Board

Representatives elected or re-elected in the fall of 2012 receive an annual salary of $49,943.[citation needed]

In addition to their salaries, Representatives outside Dane County may receive up to $88 a day each in living expenses while they are in Madison on state business. Members of the Dane County delegation are allowed up to $44 each in expenses.

Each Representative also receives $75 per month in "out-of-session" pay when the Legislature is in session for three days or less.

Over two years, each representative is allotted $12,000 to cover general office expenses, printing, postage and district mailings.

According to a 1960 study, at that time Assembly salaries and benefits were so low that in Milwaukee County, positions on the County Board of Supervisors and the Milwaukee Common Council were considered more desirable than seats in the Assembly, and an average of 23% of Milwaukee legislators did not seek re-election. This pattern was not seen to hold to the same extent in the rest of the state, where local offices tended to pay less well.[2]

Current session[edit]

Composition[edit]

Midpoint
63 36
Republican Democratic
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
Begin 59 39 98 1
End of previous legislature 60 99 0
Begin 63 36 99 0
August 5, 2015 62 99 1
September 29, 2015 63 99 0
Latest voting share 63.6% 36.4%

Officers[edit]

Position Name Party
  Speaker Robin Vos Republican
  Speaker Pro Tempore Tyler August Republican
  Majority Leader Jim Steineke Republican
  Assistant Majority Leader Dan Knodl Republican
  Majority Caucus Chair John Murtha Republican
  Minority Leader Peter Barca Democratic
  Assistant Minority Leader Katrina Shankland Democratic
  Minority Caucus Chair Andy Jorgensen Democratic
Chief Clerk Patrick Fuller
Sergeant-at-Arms Anne Tonnon Byers

Members[edit]

The corresponding state senate districts are shown as a senate district is formed by nesting three assembly districts.

Senate
District
Assembly
District
Representative Party Current Age Residence First Elected
1 1 Joel Kitchens Rep 58 Sturgeon Bay 2014
2 Andre Jacque Rep 35 Bellevue 2010
3 Alvin Ott Rep 67 Forest Junction 1986
2 4 David Steffen Rep 44 Howard 2014
5 Jim Steineke Rep 45 Kaukauna 2010
6 Gary Tauchen Rep 62 Bonduel 2006
3 7 Daniel Riemer Dem 29 Milwaukee 2012
8 JoCasta Zamarripa Dem 40 Milwaukee 2010
9 Josh Zepnick Dem 48 Milwaukee 2002
4 10 David Bowen Dem 29 Milwaukee 2014
11 Mandela Barnes Dem 29 Milwaukee 2012
12 Frederick P. Kessler Dem 76 Milwaukee 2004
5 13 Rob Hutton Rep 49 Brookfield 2012
14 Dale P. Kooyenga Rep 37 Brookfield 2010
15 Joe Sanfelippo Rep 52 New Berlin 2012
6 16 Leon Young Dem 49 Milwaukee 1993
17 La Tonya Johnson Dem 44 Milwaukee 2012
18 Evan Goyke Dem 33 Milwaukee 2012
7 19 Jonathan Brostoff Dem 32 Milwaukee 2014
20 Christine Sinicki Dem 56 Bay View 1998
21 Jessie Rodriguez Rep 39 Franklin 2013
8 22 Janel Brandtjen Rep 50 Waukesha 2014
23 Jim Ott Rep 69 Mequon 2006
24 Dan Knodl Rep 57 Germantown 2008
9 25 Paul Tittl Rep 54 Manitowoc 2012
26 Terry Katsma Rep 58 Oostburg 2014
27 Tyler Vorpagel Rep 31 Plymouth 2014
10 28 Adam Jarchow Rep 37 Balsam Lake 2014
29 John Murtha Rep 65 Baldwin 2006
30 Dean Knudson Rep 55 Hudson 2010
11 31 Amy Loudenbeck Rep 46 Clinton 2010
32 Tyler August Rep 33 Walworth 2010
33 Cody Horlacher Rep 29 Mukwonago 2014
12 34 Rob Swearingen Rep 53 Rhinelander 2012
35 Mary Czaja Rep 52 Irma 2012
36 Jeffrey Mursau Rep 62 Crivitz 2004
13 37 John Jagler Rep 46 Watertown 2012
38 Joel Kleefisch Rep 45 Oconomowoc 2004
39 Mark Born Rep 40 Beaver Dam 2012
14 40 Kevin David Petersen Rep 51 Waupaca 2006
41 Joan Ballweg Rep 64 Markesan 2004
42 Keith Ripp Rep 54 Lodi 2008
15 43 Andy Jorgensen Dem 48 Milton 2006
44 Debra Kolste Dem 63 Janesville 2012
45 Mark Spreitzer Dem 29 Beloit 2014
16 46 Gary Hebl Dem 65 Sun Prairie 2004
47 Robb Kahl Dem 44 Monona 2012
48 Melissa Sargent Dem 47 Madison 2012
17 49 Travis Tranel Rep 30 Cuba City 2010
50 Ed Brooks Rep 74 Reedsburg 2008
51 Todd Novak Rep 51 Dodgeville 2014
18 52 Jeremy Thiesfeldt Rep 49 Fond du Lac 2010
53 Michael Schraa Rep 55 Oshkosh 2012
54 Gordon Hintz Dem 42 Oshkosh 2006
19 55 Mike Rohrkaste Rep 57 Neenah 2014
56 Dave Murphy Rep 61 Greenville 2012
57 Amanda Stuck Dem 30 Appleton 2014
20 58 Bob Gannon Rep 57 Slinger 2014
59 Jesse Kremer Rep 39 Kewaskum 2014
60 Robert Brooks Rep 51 Saukville 2011
21 61 Samantha Kerkman Rep 42 Powers Lake 2000
62 Tom Weatherston Rep 66 Racine 2012
63 Robin Vos Rep 48 Rochester 2004
22 64 Peter Barca Dem 61 Kenosha 2008
65 Tod Ohnstad Dem 64 Kenosha 2012
66 Cory Mason Dem 43 Racine 2006
23 67 Tom Larson Rep 68 Colfax 2010
68 Kathy Bernier Rep 60 Chippewa Falls 2010
69 Bob Kulp Rep 50 Stratford 2013
24 70 Nancy VanderMeer Rep 57 Tomah 2014
71 Katrina Shankland Dem 29 Stevens Point 2012
72 Scott Krug Rep 40 Wisconsin Rapids 2010
25 73 Nick Milroy Dem 42 Superior 2008
74 Beth Meyers Dem 57 Bayfield 2014
75 Romaine Quinn Rep 26 Rice Lake 2014
26 76 Chris Taylor Dem 48 Madison 2011
77 Terese Berceau Dem 66 Madison 1998
78 Lisa Subeck Dem 45 Madison 2014
27 79 Dianne Hesselbein Dem 45 Middleton 2012
80 Sondy Pope Dem 66 Verona 2002
81 Dave Considine Dem 64 Baraboo 2014
28 82 Ken Skowronski Rep 78 Franklin 2013
83 David Craig Rep 37 Vernon 2011
84 Mike Kuglitsch Rep 56 New Berlin 2010
29 85 Dave Heaton Rep 44 Wausau 2014
86 John Spiros Rep 55 Marshfield 2012
87 James Edming Rep 70 Glen Flora 2014
30 88 John Macco Rep 57 DePere 2014
89 John Nygren Rep 52 Marinette 2006
90 Eric Genrich Dem 36 Green Bay 2012
31 91 Dana Wachs Dem 59 Eau Claire 2012
92 Chris Danou Dem 49 Trempealeau 2008
93 Warren Petryk Rep 61 Eleva 2010
32 94 Steve Doyle Dem 58 Onalaska 2011
95 Jill Billings Dem 54 La Crosse 2011
96 Lee Nerison Rep 64 Westby 2004
33 97 Scott Allen Rep 50 Waukesha 2014
98 Adam Neylon Rep 31 Pewaukee 2013
99 Cindi Duchow Rep Delafield 2015

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