U.S. Representative (WI-5)
Employer / Organization
Nov 03, 2020
Apr 15, 2020 - Jun 01, 2020
There are 435 U.S. Representatives in the United States that comprise the House of Representatives, otherwise known as the United States Congress. U.S. Representatives are responsible for drafting and voting on federal laws for the United States. The work of preparing and considering legislation is done by standing congressional committees, and in addition there are special committees as well as joint committees (committees with U.S. Representatives and Senators). Federal funding bills originate in the House of Representative, and the House of Representatives is responsible for carrying out impeachment proceedings. Congressional bills, after having been passed by the Senate and House of Representatives, must be signed by the president of the United States within 10 days of their submission, or they become law automatically, unless Congress is not in session. If vetoed by the president, a bill may become law only by its repassage by a two-thirds majority in each house. The Constitution requires a regular annual meeting of Congress, which begins on Jan. 3 each year. The proceedings of Congress are recorded in the Congressional Record, and U.S. Representatives have offices in Washington D.C. and their home districts to address concerns of citizens in their districts. The yearly salary for a United States Congressional Representative is $174,000.
Application GuidelinesDisclaimer: The State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board is currently being replaced with two separate commissions; one concerned with elections, and one concerned with ethics. The contact information is subject to change but the deadlines to file are not. To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Inquire as to whether the position has a primary election before the general election and if the position is partisan or nonpartisan. 2) Complete the required ballot access forms and submit the ballot access forms to the State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board. The type of ballot access forms to be submitted depend on whether the office you are running for is partisan or nonpartisan. If you plan to run for a partisan office as a partisan candidate, please contact your local party headquarters for more information. If you plan to run as a independent candidates for partisan office, the forms to be filed include a Declaration of Candidacy (GAB-162) and nomination papers (GAB-168). 3) Submit the required ballot access papers to the State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board. Nomination papers can be filed as soon as April 15th and are due by 5:00pm June 1st (unless June 1st is a holiday or a weekend, then the filing deadline is the next business day) in order to appear on the November general election ballot. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board by phone at (608) 266-8005. Ballot Access forms can be found here for federal positions: http://www.gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/candidates/federal and here for state positions: http://www.gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/candidates/state
Submit application to:
Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, 212 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI, 53703, US