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Wisconsin's 8th congressional district

Wisconsin's 8th congressional district is a congressional district of the United States House of Representatives in northeastern Wisconsin. The district includes Green Bay and Appleton. It is currently represented by Mike Gallagher, a Republican. Gallagher won the open seat vacated by Reid Ribble. It is also one of two Congressional Districts to ever elect a Catholic Priest, Robert John Cornell.

Wisconsin's 8th congressional district
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Wisconsin's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Mike Gallagher
RGreen Bay
Area9,740.44 sq mi (25,227.6 km2)
Distribution
  • 56.04% urban
  • 43.96% rural
Population (2000)670,480
Median income$61,163[1]
Ethnicity
Occupation
Cook PVIR+7[2]

The 8th leaned Republican for several years; only four Democrats represented it in the 20th century. However, it has become more of a swing seat since the 1990s. In 2004, Republican George W. Bush won 55% of the vote in the district, while in 2008, Democrat Barack Obama received 53.6% of the vote.

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Presidential Voting ResultsEdit

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2016 President Trump 56 - 39%
2012 President Romney 51 - 48%
2008 President Obama 53 - 45%
2004 President Bush 55 - 44%
2000 President Bush 52 - 43%

List of representativesEdit

Congress(es) Representative Party Years Note
District created March 4, 1873
43rd   Alexander S. McDill Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
44th   George W. Cate Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
45th47th   Thaddeus C. Pound Republican March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1883
48th49th   William T. Price Republican March 4, 1883 – December 6, 1886 Died
Vacant December 6, 1886 – January 18, 1887
49th   Hugh H. Price Republican January 18, 1887 – March 3, 1887
50th52nd   Nils P. Haugen Republican March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1893 Redistricted to the 10th district
53rd   Lyman E. Barnes Democratic March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
54th57th   Edward S. Minor Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1903 Redistricted to the 9th district
58th62nd   James H. Davidson Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1913 Redistricted from the 6th district
63rd71st   Edward E. Browne Republican March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1931
72nd   Gerald J. Boileau Republican March 4, 1931 – March 3, 1933 Redistricted to the 7th district
73rd   James F. Hughes Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935
74th75th   George J. Schneider Progressive January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939
76th77th   Joshua L. Johns Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1943
78th   Lavern Dilweg Democratic January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945
79th92nd   John W. Byrnes Republican January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1973
93rd   Harold Vernon Froehlich Republican January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1975
94th95th   Robert John Cornell Democratic January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1979
96th104th   Toby Roth Republican January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1997
105th   Jay W. Johnson Democratic January 3, 1997 – January 3, 1999
106th109th   Mark Green Republican January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2007
110th111th   Steve Kagen Democratic January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
112th114th   Reid Ribble Republican January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2017
115th   Mike Gallagher Republican January 3, 2017 – Present

On January 30, 2016, Reid Ribble announced he would retire at the end of his third term, opening the seat for the 2016 election.[3]

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 8th congressional districtEdit

As of February 2017, five former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 8th congressional district are alive. the most recent representative to die was Jay W. Johnson (served 1997-1999) on October 17, 2009.

U.S. Representative U.S. House of Representatives Term Date of birth (and age)
Harold Vernon Froehlich 1973–1975 (1932-05-12) May 12, 1932 (age 87)
Toby Roth 1979–1987 (1938-10-10) October 10, 1938 (age 80)
Mark A. Green 1999–2007 (1960-06-01) June 1, 1960 (age 59)
Steve Kagen 2007–2011 (1949-12-12) December 12, 1949 (age 69)
Reid Ribble 2011–2017 (1956-04-05) April 5, 1956 (age 63)

Recent Election ResultsEdit

2012Edit

Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District Election – 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Reid Ribble 198,874 55.95
Democratic Jamie Wall 156,287 43.97

2014Edit

Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District Election – 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Reid Ribble 188,553 65.01
Democratic Ron Gruett 101,345 34.94
Write-in Others 150 0.05

2016Edit

Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District Election – 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Gallagher 227,892 62.68
Democratic Tom Nelson 135,682 37.32
Write-in Others 18 0

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=55&cd=08
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ McCardle, Elery (30 January 2016). "U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble not seeking re-election". WBAY-TV, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Retrieved 31 January 2016.

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