Sunday, November 27, 2016

UPDATE. 6th Wisconsin Assembly District: GOP incumbent Gary Tauchen defeats Dem challenger William Switalla

Margin of victory (percentage points)
AD1.  20.2
AD2.  38.8
AD3.  21.2
AD4.  19.4
AD5.  29.2
AD6.  40.4

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)

8/22/2016 update " GOP incumbent Gary Tauchen vs. Democratic challenger William Switella in 6th Wisconsin Assembly District", starts here.

Legislative/campaign websites:

Another unnewsworthy race, it appears.

Tauchen ran unopposed in the 2014 general election.

Original 8/15/2012 post, "Who's Running for State Office in Wisconsin 2012:  6th Assembly District (General Election Edition)", starts here.

Public libraries in the 6th Assembly District.

The Republican Incumbent

Born Rice Lake, November 23, 1953; single. Graduate Bonduel H.S. 1971; attended UW-Madison 1971-72; B.S. in Animal Science, UW-River Falls 1976.

Dairy farmer. Member: Wisconsin Farm Bureau; Badger AgVest, LLC (dir.); Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (fmr. dir.); Dairy Business Assn.; Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (fmr. dir., fmr. chm.); Shawano, Oconto, Outagamie, Waupaca Co. Republican Party; Shawano Area Chamber of Commerce; Shawano Co. Dairy Promotions (fmr. dir.); Cooperative Resources International (fmr. vice chm.); AgSource Cooperative Services (fmr. chm.); National Dairy Herd Improvement Assn. (fmr. dir.); UW Center for Dairy Profitability (fmr. chm.); Shawano Rotary.

Elected to Assembly 2006; reelected since 2008. Minority Caucus Sergeant at Arms 2009.

Ran unopposed in 2010.  Defeated John Powers in 2008.

The Democratic Challenger:  John Powers

A retired teacher, Powers taught for 31 years in the Shawano County School District

Former teacher to take another run at Assembly seat. (Shawano Leader, 5/29/2012)

John Powers to run in Assembly District 6.  (Appleton Post-Crescent, 6/11/2012)

Wittenberg author gives inspiring presentation. (Shawano Leader, 6/5/2012)

Bean Camp to Briar Patch
John Powers on Linkedin.

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)
Lynn Utesch challenges first-term incumbent Joel Kitchens in 1st Wisconsin Assembly District.  (8/22/2016)
6 years later, Andre Jacque comfortably ensconced in 2nd Wisconsin Assembly District.  (8/22/2016)
Republican Ron Tusler and Democrat Sharon Wasileski vie for open seat in 3rd Wisconsin Assembly District.  (8/23/2016)
Nonresident Ron Tusler wins 3rd Wisconsin Assembly District GOP primary.  (8/10/2016)
Democrat Tony Lee challenges one-term GOP incumbent David Steffen in 4th Wisconsin Assembly District.  (8/23/2016)
GOP incumbent Jim Steineke vs. Democratic challenger Sam Kelly in 5th Wisconsin Assembly District.  (8/24/2016)
District 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)
Wisconsin State Assembly 21st Wisconsin Assembly District Dem primary winner to face Jessie Rodriguez in November.  (8/10/2016)
Rebecca Clarke easily wins Democratic primary in 26th Wisconsin Assembly district.  (8/11/2016)
1 blowout, 1 close race in 29th Wisconsin State Assembly District partisan primaries.  (8/11/2016)
Shannon Zimmerman wins 30th Wisconsin Assembly District GOP primary, promises to move there.  (8/11/2016)
College student wins 31st Wisconsin Assembly District Democratic primary.  (8/11/2016)
Bernie backer gets shellacked in 34th Wisconsin Assembly Democratic primary.  (8/11/2016)
Renea Frederick wins 35th Wisconsin Assembly District Democratic primary.  (8/12/2016)
Candidate who dropped out of 38th Wisconsin Assembly District Dem primary still receives 30% of vote.  (8/12/2016)
Don Vruwink wins 43rd Wisconsin Assembly District Democratic primary election.  (8/12/2016)
Jimmy Anderson wins 3-way primary in 47th Wisconsin Assembly District.  (8/13/2016)
Art Shrader easily wins 50th Wisconsin Assembly District Democratic primary.  (8/13/2016)
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)

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