Monday, December 5, 2016

UPDATE. 85th Wisconsin Assembly District: GOP newcomer Pat Snyder defeats Democratic candidate Mandy Wright

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
AD81.  21.0
AD85.    6.8

The 2nd closest election so far in this series.

Snyder wins rematch for Asembly District 85.  (Wausau Daily Herald, 11/9/2016)
Snyder and Wright competed for the same office in 2012 and Wright won. She served two years in the Legislature and ran again in 2014 when she lost by less than 100 votes to Republican Rep. Dave Heaton.

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)
79th Assembly District.  (12/4/2016)
81st Assembly District.  (12/4/2016)

Original 9/20/2016 post, "Open seat in 85th Wisconsin Assembly District:  Democrat Mandy Wright vs. Republican Pat Snyder", starts here.

Mandy's election history (Ballotpedia)

  • 2012 Democratic primary.  Defeated Jeff Johnson with 60.8% of the vote.
  • 2012 general election. Defeated Republican Pat Snyder (46/5%) and Libertarian Jim Maas (3.7%) with 49.7% of vote.
  • 2014 Democratic primary.  Unopposed.
  • 2014 general election.  Lost to GOP challenger Dave Heaton by 85 votes -- 11,167 (50.2%) to 11,082 (49.8%)

Campaign websites:
Wright for Wisconsin 85th Assembly
Mandy Wright for 85th Assembly District (Facebook)
Pat Snyder 85th Assembly

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)
Zamarripa beats Manriquez for 4th time in 8th Wisconsin Assembly District Dem primary.  (8/10/2016)
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)
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)
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 10/22/2012 post, "Who's Running for State Office in Wisconsin 2012:  85th Assembly District (General Election Edition)", starts here.

The 85th Assembly District  (the X-Acto knife of GOP redistricting)
Public libraries in the 85th.
Marathon County Public Library
Academic library
UW-Marathon County

Donna Seidel, the current representative in the 85th District, lost to Jerry Petrowski in the 29th State Senate District recall election on June 5, 2012.

Seidel is not running for re-election to the Assembly.  An open seat.

The Republican Candidate

Wisconsin Eye interview.  (6/27/2012)

The Democratic Candidate:
Mandy Wright won the August 14th primary with 61% of the vote.

Wisconsin Eye interview.  (6/27/2012)

The Libertarian Candidate
About.  [with bold added] Jim was born and raised in Portage and now lives in Rothschild with his wife, Mary Beth. He has two sons and one sweet grand-daughter. 

Jim earned degrees from UW-Stevens Point and UW-Stout and worked in public school districts and the UW-SP Library, before retiring in December. 

Jim served in the US Army Infantry in Vietnam as well as in the Wisconsin National Guard and the US Naval Reserve (SeaBees). Jim is an active member of community and state organizations, including VFW Post 388, AMVETS Post 3929, Elk's Lodge 248, AMVETS Riders, Veterans for Peace, Wisconsin Gun Owners, Libertarian Party of Wisconsin, and the First Universalist Unitarian Church. 

He enjoys boating and motorcycle riding in the summer and community activities through his memberships year 'round. The Maas family roots in Marathon County go back a century to when Jim's grandfather and family immigrated from Germany.

Related posts (General Election Edition).
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.
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Assembly District 12.
Assembly District 13.
Assembly District 14. 
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