Wisconsin's 22nd State Senate district

The 22nd Senate District of Wisconsin is one of 33 districts in the Wisconsin State Senate.[3] 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.[4]

Wisconsin's 22nd
State Senate district
Map of the district
Wisconsin Senate District 22, defined in 2011 Wisc. Act 43
Senator
  Robert Wirch
DKenosha
since January 6, 1997 (24 years)
Demographics62.4% White
15.2% Black
20.3% Hispanic
1.1% Asian
0.4% Native American
0.6% Other
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
172,270[1][2]
125,777
NotesCities 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.[5]

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:

The district is also located entirely within Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, which is represented by U.S. Representative Bryan Steil.[9]

Past senatorsEdit

A partial list of all previous senators from this district:[10]

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.

Senator Party Notes Session Years District Definition
District created by 1852 Wisc. Act 499. 1852
 
WI Senate District 22, 1853-1862

Dodge County
Judson Prentice Whig 6th 1853
Ezra A. Bowen Dem. 7th 1854
8th 1855
Solomon L. Rose Dem. 9th 1856
10th 1857
William E. Smith Rep. 11th 1858
12th 1859
Benjamin Ferguson Dem. 13th 1860
14th 1861
Thomas R. Hudd Dem. 15th 1862 Outagamie, Shawano, Oconto, and Door Counties
16th 1863
Joseph Harris Natl. Union 17th 1864
18th 1865
Augustus L. Smith Dem. 19th 1866
20th 1867 Outagamie, Calumet, Oconto, and Shawano Counties
William Young Dem. 21st 1868
22nd 1869
George Baldwin Dem. 23rd 1870
24th 1871
George Kreiss Dem. 25th 1872 Calumet County and
26th 1873
Reinhard Schlichting Rep. 27th 1874
28th 1875
James Ryan Dem. 29th 1876
30th 1877 Calumet and Outagamie Counties
George N. Richmond Dem. 31st 1878
32nd 1879
Benjamin F. Carter Dem. 33rd 1880
34th 1881
John L. Pingel Dem. 35th 1882
36th 1883–1884
William Kennedy Dem.
37th 1885–1886
38th 1887–1888
39th 1889–1890 Outagamie County and
40th 1891–1892
41st 1893–1894 Outagamie County and
42nd 1895–1896
John Meek Whitehead Rep. 43rd 1897-1898
parts of Rock County
and
44th 1899–1900 and
45th 1901–1902
46th 1903–1904 Rock County
47th 1905–1906
48th 1907–1908
49th 1909–1910
50th 1911–1912
Lawrence E. Cunningham Rep. 51st 1913-1914 Rock and Walworth Counties
52nd 1915–1916
53rd 1917–1918
54th 1919–1920
Eldo T. Ridgway Rep. 55th 1921-1922
56th 1923–1924 Kenosha and Walworth Counties
George W. Hull Rep. 57th 1925-1926
58th 1927–1928
Conrad Shearer Rep. 59th 1929-1930
60th 1931–1932
61st 1933–1934
62nd 1935–1936
63rd 1937–1938
64th 1939–1940
65th 1941–1942
66th 1943–1944
67th 1945–1946
68th 1947–1948
William Trinke Rep. 69th 1949-1950
70th 1951–1952
71st 1953–1954
72nd 1955–1956
73rd 1957–1958
74th 1959–1960
Earl D. Morton Rep. 75th 1961–1962
76th 1963–1964
Joseph Lourigan Dem. 77th 1965–1966 Kenosha County
78th 1967–1968
79th 1969–1970
80th 1971–1972
Doug La Follette Dem. Won 1972 election.
Resigned 1974 after elected Wisconsin Secretary of State.
81st 1973–1974 Kenosha County and
and
--Vacant-- 82nd 1975–1976
John J. Maurer Dem. Won 1975 special election.
Re-elected 1976, 1980.
Appointed Wisconsin Secretary of Veterans Affairs 1985.
83rd 1977–1978
84th 1979–1980
85th 1981–1982
86th 1983–1984 Kenosha County,
and
Joseph F. Andrea Dem. Won 1984 election.
Re-elected 1988, 1992.
Did not seek re-election 1996.
87th 1985–1986
88th 1987–1988
89th 1989–1990
90th 1991–1992
91st 1993–1994 Kenosha County,
  • Wards 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 in the town of Burlington, and wards 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 in the city of Burlington
and
92nd 1995–1996
Robert Wirch Dem. Won 1996 election.
Re-elected 2000, 2004, 2008.
Survived 2011 recall election.
Re-elected 2012, 2016.
93rd 1997–1998
94th 1999–2000
95th 2001–2002
96th 2003–2004
and
97th 2005–2006
98th 2007–2008
99th 2009–2010
100th 2011–2012
101st 2013–2014
and
102nd 2015–2016
103rd 2017–2018
104th 2019–2020
105th 2021–2022

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Wisconsin Legislative District Health Profile - Senate District 22 (PDF) (Report). University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2021.
  3. ^ "Senate District 22". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  4. ^ "Wisconsin Legislative Districts - Senate District 22 Boundaries". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  5. ^ "Senator Robert W. Wirch". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  6. ^ "Representative Tip McGuire". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  7. ^ "Representative Tod Ohnstad". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  8. ^ "Representative Greta Neubauer". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  9. ^ "State of Wisconsin Congressional Districts" (PDF). Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 10, 2021.
  10. ^ Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau (comp.). State of Wisconsin 1991-1992 Blue Book. Madison: Wisconsin Department of Administration, 1991, pp. 657-666.

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