Republican primary elections for all 99 districts in the Wisconsin State Assembly took place on Aug. 9, 2022. Of the 99 districts up for election in 2022, 23 had a Republican primary election with more than one candidate.
Across all contested Republican primary elections, candidates raised $1.3 million. Incumbents raised an average of $79,547 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $14,383 per candidate.
Five primary elections with the most fundraising
The table below details the five Republican primary elections with the most fundraising in the State Assembly. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.
|District 63||$323,030||Robin Vos (R)||Robin Vos and Adam Steen|
|District 32||$134,918||Tyler August (R)||Tyler August and Bart Williams|
|District 6||$113,002||Gary Tauchen (R)||Peter Schmidt, Dean Neubert, Nathan Michael, David Kohn, Craig Arrowood, and Matthew Albert|
|District 1||$68,088||Joel Kitchens (R)||Joel Kitchens and Milt Swagel|
|District 31||$56,747||Amy Loudenbeck (R)||Ellen Schutt, Maryann Zimmerman, and Jason Dean|
The officeholders above are listed for the current districts they hold. However, this is a redistricting year, so candidates have been identified below as incumbents even if they are running in a different district than they currently hold.
#1 District 63 – $323,030
Incumbent Robin Vos raised $254,447 and Adam Steen raised $68,583.
Robin Vos advanced to the general election with 51 percent of the vote and Adam Steen received 49 percent of the vote.
#2 District 32 – $134,918
Incumbent Tyler August raised $129,051 and Bart Williams raised $5,867.
Tyler August advanced to the general election with 75 percent of the vote and Bart Williams received 25 percent of the vote.
#3 District 6 – $113,002
Peter Schmidt raised $66,516, Dean Neubert raised $16,376, Matthew Albert raised $11,371, Craig Arrowood raised $10,540, Nathan Michael raised $5,445, and David Kohn raised $2,754.
Peter Schmidt advanced to the general election with 23 percent of the vote, Dean Neubert received 23 percent of the vote, Nathan Michael received 20 percent of the vote, David Kohn received 14 percent of the vote, Craig Arrowood received 12 percent of the vote, and Matthew Albert received 9 percent of the vote.
#4 District 1 – $68,088
Incumbent Joel Kitchens raised $61,888 and Milt Swagel raised $6,200.
Joel Kitchens advanced to the general election with 78 percent of the vote and Milt Swagel received 22 percent of the vote.
#5 District 31 – $56,747
Ellen Schutt raised $30,344, Jason Dean raised $16,215, and Maryann Zimmerman raised $10,189.
Ellen Schutt advanced to the general election with 43 percent of the vote, Maryann Zimmerman received 31 percent of the vote, and Jason Dean received 26 percent of the vote.
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Wisconsin PACs submitted to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.
|Report Name||Report Due Date|
|2022 Jan Semiannual||1/18/2022|
|2022 Spring Pre-Primary||2/7/2022|
|2022 Spring Pre-Election||3/28/2022|
|2022 Jul Semiannual||7/15/2022|
|2022 Fall Pre-Primary||8/1/2022|
|2022 Sept Data||9/27/2022|
|2022 Fall Pre-General||10/31/2022|
|2023 Jan Semiannual||1/7/2023|
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