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Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district

Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district of the United States House of Representatives in southern Wisconsin, covering Dane County, Iowa County, Lafayette County, Sauk County and Green County, as well as portions of Richland County and Rock County [1]. The district includes Madison, the state's capital, its suburbs and some of the surrounding areas.

Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district
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Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Mark Pocan
DMadison
Area3,511.41 sq mi (9,094.5 km2)
Distribution
  • 75.65% urban
  • 24.35% rural
Population (2000)670,457
Median income$68,089[1]
Ethnicity
Occupation
Cook PVID+18[2]

The district is currently represented by Democrat Mark Pocan, who succeeded current Senator Tammy Baldwin in 2013.

Historically, the district has tilted Democratic, due largely to the presence of heavily Democratic Madison. It was a swing district for much of the 1990s and early 2000s. and was held by a Republican from 1991 to 1999. However, since the 2000s round of redistricting, only the Milwaukee-based 4th District is considered more Democratic. John Kerry won the district in 2004 with 62% of the vote. Barack Obama also swept the district in 2008 with 69% of the vote to John McCain's 30%.

List of representativesEdit

Congress(es) Representative Party Date Note
District created June 9, 1848
30th   Mason C. Darling Democratic June 9, 1848 – March 3, 1849
31st   Orasmus Cole Whig March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
32nd33rd   Ben C. Eastman Democratic March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1855
34th36th   Cadwallader C. Washburn Republican March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1861
37th   Luther Hanchett Republican March 4, 1861 – November 24, 1862 Died
Vacant November 24, 1862 – January 26, 1863
37th  Walter D. McIndoe Republican January 26, 1863 – March 3, 1863 Redistricted to the 6th district
38th39th   Ithamar Sloan Republican March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1867
40th41st   Benjamin F. Hopkins Republican March 4, 1867 – January 1, 1870 Died
Vacant January 1, 1870 – February 23, 1870
41st   David Atwood Republican February 23, 1870 – March 3, 1871
42nd43rd   Gerry Whiting Hazelton Republican March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875
44th47th   Lucien B. Caswell Republican March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1883
48th   Daniel H. Sumner Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
49th   Edward S. Bragg Democratic March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887
50th   Richard W. Guenther Republican March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889 Redistricted from the 6th district
51st53rd   Charles Barwig Democratic March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1895
54th55th   Edward Sauerhering Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899
56th57th   Herman B. Dahle Republican March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1903
58th59th   Henry Cullen Adams Republican March 4, 1903 – July 9, 1906 Died
Vacant July 9, 1906 – September 4, 1906
59th62nd   John M. Nelson Republican September 4, 1906 – March 3, 1913 Redistricted to the 3rd district
63rd64th   Michael E. Burke Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1917 Redistricted from the 6th district
65th69th   Edward Voigt Republican March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1927
70th72nd   Charles A. Kading Republican March 4, 1927 – March 3, 1933
73rd   Charles W. Henney Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935
74th75th   Harry Sauthoff Progressive January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939
76th   Charles Hawks, Jr. Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941
77th78th   Harry Sauthoff Progressive January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1945
79th   Robert Kirkland Henry Republican January 3, 1945 – November 20, 1946 Died, elected to 80th Congress, but died before serving.
Vacant November 20, 1946 – April 22, 1947
80th84th   Glenn Robert Davis Republican April 22, 1947 – January 3, 1957
85th   Donald Edgar Tewes Republican January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1959
86th101st   Robert Kastenmeier Democratic January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1991
102nd105th   Scott L. Klug Republican January 3, 1991 – January 3, 1999
106th112th   Tammy Baldwin Democratic January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2013 Retired to run for the US Senate
113th -   Mark Pocan Democratic January 3, 2013 – present

Election results from presidential racesEdit

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Al Gore 58 - George W. Bush 36%
2004 President John Kerry 62 - George W. Bush 37%
2008 President Barack Obama 69 - John McCain 30%
2012 President Barack Obama 68 - Mitt Romney 31%
2016 President Hillary Clinton 66 - Donald Trump 29%

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 2nd congressional districtEdit

As of April 2015, two former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district are alive. The most recent representative to die was Robert Kastenmeier (served 1959-1991) on March 20, 2015.

U.S. Representative U.S. House of Representatives Term Date of birth (and age)
Scott L. Klug 1991–1999 (1953-01-16) January 16, 1953 (age 66)
Tammy Baldwin 1999–2013 (1962-02-11) February 11, 1962 (age 57)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=55&cd=02
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 42°59′05″N 89°45′04″W / 42.98472°N 89.75111°W / 42.98472; -89.75111