Wisconsin's 22nd State Senate district
The 22nd Senate District of Wisconsin is one of 33 districts in the Wisconsin State Senate. Located in southeast Wisconsin, the district comprises parts of eastern Kenosha and Racine counties, including most of the cities of Racine and Kenosha, and parts of the villages of Mount Pleasant and Somers, east of Wisconsin Highway 31.
State Senate district
0.4% Native American
• Voting age
|Notes||Cities of Racine and Kenosha|
Current elected officialsEdit
Robert Wirch is the senator representing the 22nd district. He was first elected to the Senate in the 1996 general election. Before becoming senator, he was a member of the State Assembly from 1993 to 1997.
Each Wisconsin State Senate district is composed of three Wisconsin State Assembly districts. The 22nd Senate district comprises the 64th, 65th, and 66th Assembly districts. The current representatives of those districts are:
- Assembly District 64: Tip McGuire (D–Somers)
- Assembly District 65: Tod Ohnstad (D–Kenosha)
- Assembly District 66: Greta Neubauer (D–Racine)
A partial list of all previous senators from this district:
Note: the boundaries of districts have changed repeatedly over history. Previous politicians of a specific numbered district have represented a completely different geographic area, due to redistricting.
|District created by 1852 Wisc. Act 499.||1852|
|Ezra A. Bowen||Dem.||7th||1854|
|Solomon L. Rose||Dem.||9th||1856|
|William E. Smith||Rep.||11th||1858|
|Thomas R. Hudd||Dem.||15th||1862||Outagamie, Shawano, Oconto, and Door Counties|
|Joseph Harris||Natl. Union||17th||1864|
|Augustus L. Smith||Dem.||19th||1866|
|20th||1867||Outagamie, Calumet, Oconto, and Shawano Counties|
|George Kreiss||Dem.||25th||1872||Calumet County and|
|30th||1877||Calumet and Outagamie Counties|
|George N. Richmond||Dem.||31st||1878|
|Benjamin F. Carter||Dem.||33rd||1880|
|John L. Pingel||Dem.||35th||1882|
|39th||1889–1890||Outagamie County and|
|41st||1893–1894||Outagamie County and|
|John Meek Whitehead||Rep.||43rd||1897-1898|
|Lawrence E. Cunningham||Rep.||51st||1913-1914||Rock and Walworth Counties|
|Eldo T. Ridgway||Rep.||55th||1921-1922|
|56th||1923–1924||Kenosha and Walworth Counties|
|George W. Hull||Rep.||57th||1925-1926|
|Earl D. Morton||Rep.||75th||1961–1962|
|Joseph Lourigan||Dem.||77th||1965–1966||Kenosha County|
|Doug La Follette||Dem.||Won 1972 election.
Resigned 1974 after elected Wisconsin Secretary of State.
|81st||1973–1974||Kenosha County and |
parts of Central Racine County
|John J. Maurer||Dem.||Won 1975 special election.|
Re-elected 1976, 1980.
Appointed Wisconsin Secretary of Veterans Affairs 1985.
|Joseph F. Andrea||Dem.||Won 1984 election.
Re-elected 1988, 1992.
Did not seek re-election 1996.
|91st||1993–1994||Kenosha County, |
parts of Southwest Racine County
|Robert Wirch||Dem.||Won 1996 election.
Re-elected 2000, 2004, 2008.
Survived 2011 recall election.
Re-elected 2012, 2016.
most of Kenosha County
- 2011 Wisconsin Act 43 and 44 with Baldus et al vs. Brennan et al by Municipal Ward (PDF) (Report). Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau. October 18, 2012. pp. 148–152. Retrieved January 30, 2021.
- Wisconsin Legislative District Health Profile - Senate District 22 (PDF) (Report). University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2021.
- "Senate District 22". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
- "Wisconsin Legislative Districts - Senate District 22 Boundaries". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
- "Senator Robert W. Wirch". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
- "Representative Tip McGuire". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
- "Representative Tod Ohnstad". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
- "Representative Greta Neubauer". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
- "State of Wisconsin Congressional Districts" (PDF). Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 10, 2021.
- Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau (comp.). State of Wisconsin 1991-1992 Blue Book. Madison: Wisconsin Department of Administration, 1991, pp. 657-666.