Wisconsin's 26th State Senate district

The 26th Senate District of Wisconsin is one of 33 districts in the Wisconsin State Senate.[3] 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.[4]

Wisconsin's 26th
State Senate district
Map of the district
Wisconsin Senate District 26, defined in 2011 Wisc. Act 43
Senator
  Kelda Roys
DMadison
since January 4, 2021 (0 years)
Demographics75.9% White
5.7% Black
6.4% Hispanic
9.3% Asian
0.3% Native American
2.4% Other
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
172,596[1][2]
144,848
NotesSouth-central Wisconsin

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.[5][6]

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:

The district is located entirely within Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district, which is represented by U.S. Representative Mark Pocan.[10]

Past senatorsEdit

Previous senators include:[11]

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 1856 Wisc. Act 109. 1856 Western Dane County
Hiram C. Bull Rep. 10th 1857
Andrew Proudfit Dem. 11th 1858
12th 1859
John B. Sweat Dem. 13th 1860
14th 1861
Benjamin F. Hopkins Rep. 15th 1862
Western Dane County
16th 1863
Thomas Hood Natl. Union 17th 1864
18th 1865
James K. Proudfit Natl. Union 19th 1866
20th 1867
Western Dane County
Carl Habich Rep. 21st 1868
22nd 1869
Romanzo E. Davis Rep. 23rd 1870
24th 1871
25th 1872
Western Dane County

1870 population: 26,154
26th 1873
Lib. Rep. 27th 1874
28th 1875
Reform 29th 1876
30th 1877
Western Dane County

1875 population: 20,435
Matthew Anderson Dem. 31st 1878
32nd 1879
33rd 1880
34th 1881
John Adams Dem. 35th 1882
36th 1883–1884 Dane County
1880 population: 53,234
1885 population: 58,400
James Conklin Dem. 37th 1885–1886
38th 1887–1888
Willett Main Rep. 39th 1889–1890
40th 1891–1892
Robert McKee Bashford Dem. 41st 1893–1894 Most of Dane County
1890 population: 45,093
42nd 1895–1896
Chauncey B. Welton Rep. 43rd 1897–1898
 
WI Senate District 26, 1896-1954

Dane County
1895 population: 65,669
1900 population: 69,435
1910 population: 77,435
44th 1899–1900
George P. Miller Rep. 45th 1901–1902
46th 1903–1904
Albert M. Stondall Rep. 47th 1905–1906
48th 1907–1908
John S. Donald Rep. 49th 1909–1910
50th 1911–1912
Henry Huber Rep. 51st 1913–1914
52nd 1915–1916
53rd 1917–1918
54th 1919–1920
55th 1921–1922
56th 1923–1924
Harry Sauthoff Rep. 57th 1925–1926
58th 1927–1928
Glenn D. Roberts Rep. 59th 1929–1930
60th 1931–1932
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
64th 1939–1940
65th 1941–1942
66th 1943–1944
67th 1945–1946
68th 1947–1948
Gaylord Nelson Dem. 69th 1949–1950
70th 1951–1952
71st 1953–1954
72nd 1955–1956 Part of Dane County
Horace W. Wilkie Dem. Resigned June 1962 after appointment to Wisconsin Supreme Court. 73rd 1957–1958
74th 1959–1960
75th 1961–1962
--Vacant--
Fred A. Risser Dem. Won 1962 special election. 76th 1963–1964
77th 1965–1966 Part of Dane County
78th 1967–1968
79th 1969–1970
80th 1971–1972
81st 1973–1974 Part of Dane County
82nd 1975–1976
83rd 1977–1978
84th 1979–1980
85th 1981–1982
86th 1983–1984 Part of Dane County
87th 1985–1986 Part of Dane County
88th 1987–1988
89th 1989–1990
90th 1991–1992
91st 1993–1994 Part of Dane County
92nd 1995–1996
93rd 1997–1998
94th 1999–2000
95th 2001–2002
96th 2003–2004 Part of Dane County
97th 2005–2006
98th 2007–2008
99th 2009–2010
100th 2011–2012
101st 2013–2014 Part of Dane County
102nd 2015–2016
103rd 2017–2018
104th 2019–2020
Kelda Roys Dem. 105th 2021–2022

ReferencesEdit

  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. 191–193. Retrieved January 30, 2021.
  2. ^ Wisconsin Legislative District Health Profile - Senate District 26 (PDF) (Report). University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2021.
  3. ^ "Senate District 26". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  4. ^ "Wisconsin Legislative Districts - Senate District 26 Boundaries". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  5. ^ "Senator Kelda Roys". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  6. ^ Reilly, Briana (August 11, 2020). "Kelda Roys prevails in seven-way Democratic contest for Madison Senate seat". The Capital Times. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
  7. ^ "Representative Francesca Hong". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  8. ^ "Representative Shelia Stubbs". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  9. ^ "Representative Lisa Subeck". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  10. ^ "State of Wisconsin Congressional Districts" (PDF). Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 18, 2021.
  11. ^ Wisconsin Blue Book, 1991-92 edition, Statistics: History, pages 657-666.

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