Thursday, December 1, 2016

Change of pace UPDATE. 43rd Wisconsin Assembly District, Democratic newcomer Don Vruwink defeats GOP candidate Allisoin Hetz

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

As you can see, no close races so far.

Vruwink wins Assembly District 43.  (Janesville Gazette, 11/8/2016)

Vruwink, a retired Milton High School teacher, centered his campaign on education. His concerns over the Legislature's budget cuts to public education encouraged him to run for office, he told The Gazette in an earlier interview

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)

9/4/2016 update, "Democrat Don Vruwink vs. Republican Allison Hetz in open-seat race in 43rd Wisconsin Assembly District", starts here.

Campaign links:
Don Vruwink for Assembly
Don Vruwink for Assembly
Allison Hetz for the 43rd Assembly
Allison Hetz for Assembly (Facebook)

The UW-Whitewater student government webpages could use some attention.

Original 9/5/2016 post, "Don Vruwink wins Wisconsin Assembly 43th District Democratic primary election", starts here.

Related article:
Don Vruwink wins 43rd Assembly District primary.  (Janesville Gazette, 8/9/2016)
Vruwink, 64, of Milton, said he lost 15 pounds and walked five to seven miles a day campaigning. He spent hours knocking on doors and meeting voters. Sometimes Vruwink spent 15 minutes or more at a person's home while going door to door, he said. 
“That's the key,” he said. “People want to know the candidate.”

Original 6/23/2016 post, "Who's running for state office in Wisconsin 2016 (The primary edition: 43rd Assembly District)", starts here.

5-term Assembly representative Andy Jorgensen (D-Milton) is not running for re-election. 

The Democratic primary challengers

The winner of the Tuesday, August 9 primary will face Republican challenger Allison Hetz (Whitewater) in the November general election.

Campaign websites

43rd Assembly District

Public libraries in the district
Edgerton Public Library
Irwin L. Young Memorial Library, Whitewater
Milton Public Library
Oregon Public Library (service area)

Related articles:
Local officials endorse Vruwink for state Assembly seat.  (Jamesville Gazette, 3/17/2016)
State Assembly candidate Don Vruwink gains more endorsements.  (Janesville Gazette, 5/26/2016)

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)
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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