Friday, December 2, 2016

UPDATE. 61st Wisconsin Assembly District: GOP incumbent Samantha Kerkman defeats Democratic challenger Amee Janus

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

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)
14th 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)

9/12/2016 update, "Democratic challenger Amee Janus vs. 8-term GOP incumbent Samantha Kerkman in 61st Wisconsin Assembly District", starts here.

Campaign links:

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)
It's Dennis Hunt vs. Rob Summerfield in 67th Wisconsin Assembly District fall general election.  (8/14/2016)
David Gorski beats Russ Brown in 72nd Wisconsin Assembly District Democratic primary.  (8/14/2016)
Feel the Bern: Wischmeier gets singed in challenge to Hillary supporter and 78th Wisconsin Assembly District incumbent Lisa Subeck.  (8/15/2016)
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 10/9/2012 post, "Who's Running for State Office in Wisconsin 2012:  61st Assembly District (General Election Edition)", starts here.

Public libraries in the 61st Assembly District.  (Big change from 2002.)
Community Library  (Salem, Silver Lake, Twin Lakes)

State Rep. Turner not seeing re-election.  (Racine Journal-Times, 3/28/2012)

Excerpt:   Turner, 64, was first elected to the state Assembly in 1990 and served 22 years as the representative for Racine’s 61st District. Turner, a Vietnam veteran, also served on the Racine City Council from 1976 to 2004, representing the 8th Aldermanic District along with his assembly district. “I’ve been doing this for 36 years,” Turner said, combining his experience in the Legislature and with the city. “It’s time to move on and let someone else come in."

An open seat featuring Incumbent v. Incumbent.

The Democratic incumbent

BiographyBorn Kenosha, April 17, 1949; married; 3 children, 3 grandchildren. 

Graduate George Tremper H.S.; attended Carthage College and UW-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course. 

Grain farmer. Former dairy farmer. Member: 

Kenosha Co. Farm Bureau (former pres. and vice pres.); Rotary Club of Kenosha – West; Danish Brotherhood; Senior Action Council; Wis. League of Municipalities; Moose Lodge No. 286; Italian-American Society; Kenosha Area Business Alliance; St. Anne’s Catholic Church.

Pleasant Prairie Town Board 1985-89; Pleasant Prairie Village Board 1989-present (pres. 1995-present). 

Elected to Assembly since 1996.  

No primary or general election opponent in 2010.

The Republican incumbent

Biography.  Born Burlington, March 6, 1974; married; 2 children. 

Graduate Wilmot H.S.; B.A. UW-Whitewater 1996. 

Member: Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce; Kenosha Area Business Alliance; Twin Lakes Chamber and Area Business Assn.; Twin Lakes American Legion Auxiliary Post 544; VFW Auxiliary, Bloomfield Center Post 5830; Powers Lake Sportsmen Club; St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. 

Elected to Assembly since 2000. Majority Caucus Sergeant at Arms 2011

Easily defeated her general election opponent in 2010.

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