Sunday, December 4, 2016

UPDATE. 79th Wisconsin Assembly District: Democratic incumbent Dianne Hesselbein defeats GOP challenger Jordan Zadra

Margin of victory (percentage points)
AD1.    20.2
AD2.    38.8
AD3.    21.2
AD4.    19.4
AD5.    29.2
AD6.    40.4
AD7.    17.9
AD14.  14.6
AD21.  18.8
AD25.  30.0
AD26.  19.0
AD27.  24.8
AD28.  27.8
AD29.  22.2
AD30.  17.9
AD31.  28.2
AD32.  25.2
AD33.  25.2
AD34.  26.0
AD35.  32.2
AD37.  23.8
AD38.  25.6
AD39.  34.8
AD40.  29.0
AD41.  41.2
AD42.  17.4
AD43.  10,2
AD47.  38.0
AD49.  13.8
AD50.  15.8
AD51.    2.6
AD52.  27.6
AD54.  40.0
AD55.  23.0
AD56.  29.0
AD60.  50.2
AD61.  33.4
AD63.  28.2
AD66.  62.6
AD67.  28.6
AD68.  16.4
AD70.  24.6
AD72.  13.0
AD75.  23.8
AD76.  66.0
AD78.  58.4
AD79.  27.8

Back to GOP election business as usual.

Other election updates:
1st Assembly District.  (11/27/2016)
2nd Assembly District.  (11/27/2016)
3rd Assembly District.  (11/27/2016)
4th Assembly District.  (11/27/2016)
5th Assembly District.  (11/27/2016)
6th Assembly District.  (11/27/2016)
7th Assembly District.  (11/28/2016)
21st Assembly District.  (11/28/2016)
25th Assembly District.  (11/28/2016)
26th Assembly District.  (11/28/2016)
27th Assembly District.  (11/28/2016)
28th Assembly District.  (11/29/2016)
29th Assembly Distrrict.  (11/29/2016)
30th Assembly District.  (11/29/2016)
31st Assembly District.  (11/29/2016)
32nd Assembly District.  (11/29/2016)
33rd Assembly District.  (11/29/2016)
34th Assembly District.  (11/30/2016)
35th Assembly District.  (11/30/2016)
37th Assembly District.  (11/30/2016)
38th Assembly District.  (11/30/2016)
39th Assembly District.  (11/30/2016)
40th Assembly District.  (11/30/2016)
42nd Assembly District.  (12/1/2016)
43rd Assembly District.  (12/1/2016)
47th Assembly District.  (12/1/2016)
49th Assembly District.  (12/1/2016)
50th Assembly District.  (12/1/2016)
51st Assembly Distirct.  (12/1/2016)
52nd Assembly District.  (12/2/2016)
54th Assembly District.  (12/2/2016)
55th Assembly District.  (12/2/2016)
56th Assembly District.  (12/2/2016)
60th Assembly District.  (12/2/2016)
61st Assembly District.  (12/2/2016)
63rd Assembly District.  (12/2/2016)
66th Assembly District.  (12/3/2016)
67th Assembly District.  (12/3/2016)
68th Assembly District.  (12/3/2016)
70th Assembly District.  (12/3/2016)
72nd Assembly District.  (12/3/2016)
75th Assembly District.  (12/3/2016)
76th Assembly District.  (12/4/2016)
78th Assembly District.  (12/4/2016)

9/19/2016 update , "GOP challenger Jordan Zadra vs. 2-term Democratic incumbent Dianne Hesselbein in 79th Wisconsin Assembly District", starts here.

Campaign websites:
Dianne Hesselbein for Assembly (Facebook)
Jordan Zadra for Assembly (Facebook)
  • Most recent entry:  June 7, 2016
  • "No information available for this page."

Other 2016 updates:
6 years later, Andre Jacque comfortably ensconced in Wisconsin State Assembly.  (7/11/2016)
Three State Assembly representatives from Milwaukee running for re-election unopposed in 2016.  (7/12/2016)
State Assembly races: 3 suburban Milwaukee Republicans running unopposed.  (7/19/2016)
Wisconsin State Assembly incumbents Mursau, Ballweg, Schraa running unopposed this fall.  (7/25/2016)
Rock County Wisconsin Assembly incumbents Kolste, Spreitzer running unopposed in fall election.  (7/26/2016)
Incumbent Zepnick survives challenge in 9th Wisconsin Assembly District Dem primary.  (8/10/2016)
Self-proclaimed "I'm not perfect" candidate wins 11th Wisconsin Assembly District Dem primary.  (8/10/2016)
2012 rematch in 14th Wisconsin Assembly District: GOP incumbent Dale Kooyenga vs. Dem challenger Chris Rockwood.  (8/25/2016)
With primary win, Leon Young will serve 13th term in 16th Wisconsin Assembly District.  (8/10/2016)
David Crowley wins open-seat 17th District Wisconsin Assembly Dem primary.  (8/10/2016)
Sinicki easily survives challenge in 20th Wisconsin Assembly District Dem primary.  (8/10/2016)
Sondy Pope easily dispatches faux Democrat in 80th Wisconsin Assembly District primary.  (8/17/2016)
With no Dem in fall election, Chuck Wichgers wins 83rd Wisconsin Assembly seat in GOP primary.  (8/17/2016)
John Spiros-Nancy Stencil rematch in 86th Wisconsin Assembly District.  (8/19/2016)
Mondovi mayor wins 92nd Wisconsin Assembly District primary in low-turnout election.  (8/19/2016)
Lena Taylor easily withstands Mandela Barnes challenge in 4th Wisconsin Senate District.  (8/21/2016)
It's Mark Harris vs. Dan Feyen in 18th Wisconsin Senate District November election.  (8/21/2016)
Both Jen Shilling and Dan Kapanke win big in 32nd Wisconsin Senate District primaries,  (8/21/2016)

Original 7/24/2012 post, "Who's Running for State Office in Wisconsin 2012:  79th Assembly District", starts here. The old 79th

Public libraries in the 79th District
Verona Public Library (service area)

An open seat,  Sondy Pope-Roberts, who currently represents the 79th, is running in the 80th.  The patchwork of green you see northeast of Lake Mendota is the remnants of the Town of Burke.

The Democratic Candidates

Dianne Hesselbein

About    [with bold added]  Dianne, 41, has been elected to three terms on the Dane County Board of Supervisors and currently serves as a member of the budget committee and as the Board's representative on the Monona Terrace Convention and Community Center Board.  

Before being elected to the Board of Supervisors, she served on the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School Board (2005-2008). 

Born and raised in Dane County, Hesselbein attended LaFollette High School and graduated from UW-Oshkosh before earning a Master's in religious studies at Edgewood College. She and her husband Bob, an airline pilot and retired Wisconsin National Guard veteran, and their family – Will, Annika and Katie –live in Middleton.

Wisconsin Eye interview

Ellen Lindgren

About:  [with bold added]  Ellen has lived in Wisconsin for 35 years, mostly in the City of Middleton. She has three adult children who all attended and graduated from Middleton-Cross Plains Area Schools. She owns a home in Middleton where she lives with her dog, Mosi. 

Ellen has a passion for excellent public education and has served for 18 years on the Middleton-Cross Plains Area Board of Education.  [Yes, that Dianne's husband who currently serves on the Board.]  She has served as president of the board for seven years. She has been involved with many statewide groups advocating for quality, well-funded public education. 

 After college, she worked as a VISTA (Volunteer In Service to America) volunteer in Denver, CO, working side by side with neighbors in a depressed area to create a community center. Humboldt House became a vibrant place for after school programs, tutoring, public health outreach, and an adult education center.  

After working in the hospital setting as a nursing assistant, she became convinced healthcare was the area she wanted to pursue. Ellen received her nursing degree at Columbia University in NYC, and went to work in Columbia’s Neonatal Intensive Care.  

Ellen continued her career in Wisconsin as head nurse in the Special Care Nursery at Madison General (now Meriter). She has also held positions at Red Cross and done LTE work at UW student health.

Wisconsin Eye interview

The Libertarian Candidate
Carl Skalitzky
No current information about Skalitzky, though I found this 2008 profile.  At this point, he listed his party affiliation as Republican.

Skalitzky lost to Tom Clauder in the 2010 Republican primary for the 79th District seat. Sondy Pope-Roberts won the general election with 59% of the vote.

A personal note.  JoAnna and I are good friends with both Democratic candidates.  How to choose?  Dianne announced her candidacy well before Ellen and quickly asked us for our support.  We immediately said "yes", as we've been big supporters of her county board campaigns.  Once Ellen decided to run, she asked us for her support, which, of course, we had to decline, explaining that we had already committed our support to Dianne.  No hard feelings, fortunately.

It's interesting to note that the Middleton Education Association has endorsed Dianne.

Related posts:
Assembly District 1.
Assembly District 2.
Assembly District 3.
Assembly District 4.
Assembly District 5.
Assembly District 6.
Assembly District 7.
Assembly District 8.
Assembly District 9.
Assembly District 10.
Assembly District 11.
Assembly District 12.
Assembly District 13.
Assembly District 14.
Assembly District 15.
Assembly District 16.
Assembly District 17.
Assembly District 18.
Assembly District 19.
Assembly District 20.
Assembly District 21.
Assembly District 22.
Assembly District 23.
Assembly District 24.
Assembly District 25.
Assembly District 26.
Assembly District 27.
Assembly District 28.
Assembly District 29.
Assembly District 30.
Assembly District 31.
Assembly District 32.
Assembly District 33.
Assembly District 34.
Assembly District 37.
Assembly District 39.
Assembly District 44.
Assembly District 45.
Assembly District 47.
Assembly District 49.
Assembly District 51.
Assembly District 53.
Assembly District 55.
Assembly District 56.
Assembly District 62.
Assembly District 65.
Assembly District 69.
Assembly District 70.
Assembly District 71.
Assembly District 78.

No comments: