Wisconsin's 26th State Senate district
The 26th Senate District of Wisconsin is one of 33 districts in the Wisconsin State Senate. Located in south-central Wisconsin, the district comprises nearly all of the city of Madison, Wisconsin, in central Dane County. The district contains landmarks such as the Wisconsin State Capitol, the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus, the University of Wisconsin Arboretum, historic Forest Hill Cemetery, Edgewood College, Monona Terrace, and the Kohl Center.
State Senate district
0.3% Native American
• Voting age
Current elected officialsEdit
Kelda Roys is the senator representing the 26th district. She was first elected in the 2020 general election. Before serving as a senator, she was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from 2009 to 2013.
Each Wisconsin State Senate district is composed of three Wisconsin State Assembly districts. The 26th Senate district comprises the 76th, 77th, and 78th Assembly districts. The current representatives of those districts are:
- Assembly District 76: Francesca Hong (D–Madison)
- Assembly District 77: Shelia Stubbs (D–Madison)
- Assembly District 78: Lisa Subeck (D–Madison)
Previous senators include:
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 1856 Wisc. Act 109.||1856||Western Dane County|
|Hiram C. Bull||Rep.||10th||1857|
|John B. Sweat||Dem.||13th||1860|
|Benjamin F. Hopkins||Rep.||15th||1862|
|Thomas Hood||Natl. Union||17th||1864|
|James K. Proudfit||Natl. Union||19th||1866|
|Romanzo E. Davis||Rep.||23rd||1870|
1870 population: 26,154
1875 population: 20,435
1880 population: 53,234
1885 population: 58,400
|Robert McKee Bashford||Dem.||41st||1893–1894||Most of Dane County|
1890 population: 45,093
|Chauncey B. Welton||Rep.||43rd||1897–1898|
1895 population: 65,669
1900 population: 69,435
1910 population: 77,435
|George P. Miller||Rep.||45th||1901–1902|
|Albert M. Stondall||Rep.||47th||1905–1906|
|John S. Donald||Rep.||49th||1909–1910|
|Glenn D. Roberts||Rep.||59th||1929–1930|
|Alvin C. Reis||Rep.||Resigned 1934.||61st||1933–1934|
|Harold Groves||Prog.||Won 1934 special election.||62nd||1935–1936|
|Fred J. Risser||Prog.||63rd||1937–1938|
|72nd||1955–1956||Part of Dane County|
|Horace W. Wilkie||Dem.||Resigned June 1962 after appointment to Wisconsin Supreme Court.||73rd||1957–1958|
|Fred A. Risser||Dem.||Won 1962 special election.||76th||1963–1964|
|77th||1965–1966||Part of Dane County|
|81st||1973–1974||Part of Dane County|
|86th||1983–1984||Part of Dane County|
|87th||1985–1986||Part of Dane County|
|91st||1993–1994||Part of Dane County|
|96th||2003–2004||Part of Dane County|
|101st||2013–2014||Part of Dane 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. 191–193. Retrieved January 30, 2021.
- Wisconsin Legislative District Health Profile - Senate District 26 (PDF) (Report). University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2021.
- "Senate District 26". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
- "Wisconsin Legislative Districts - Senate District 26 Boundaries". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
- "Senator Kelda Roys". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
- Reilly, Briana (August 11, 2020). "Kelda Roys prevails in seven-way Democratic contest for Madison Senate seat". The Capital Times. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
- "Representative Francesca Hong". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
- "Representative Shelia Stubbs". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
- "Representative Lisa Subeck". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
- "State of Wisconsin Congressional Districts" (PDF). Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 18, 2021.
- Wisconsin Blue Book, 1991-92 edition, Statistics: History, pages 657-666.