Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District
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Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District

Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district
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Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
Area3,511.41 sq mi (9,094.5 km2)
Distribution
  • 75.65% urban
  • 24.35% rural
Population (2019)773,663
Median household
income
$72,036[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+18[3]

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.[4][dead link] The district includes Madison, the state's capital, its suburbs and some of the surrounding areas.

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 members representing the district

Member Party Date Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created June 9, 1848
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Mason C. Darling
Democratic June 9, 1848 -
March 3, 1849
30th Elected to the short term in 1848.
Retired.
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Orsamus Cole
Whig March 4, 1849 -
March 3, 1851
31st Elected to the regular term in 1848.
Lost re-election.
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Ben C. Eastman
Democratic March 4, 1851 -
March 3, 1855
32nd
33rd
Elected in 1850.
Re-elected in 1852.
Retired.
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Cadwallader C. Washburn
Republican March 4, 1855 -
March 3, 1861
34th
35th
36th
Elected in 1854.
Re-elected in 1856.
Re-elected in 1858.
Retired.
Luther Hanchett Republican March 4, 1861 -
November 24, 1862
37th Elected in 1860.
Died.
Vacant November 24, 1862 -
January 26, 1863
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Walter D. McIndoe
Republican January 26, 1863 -
March 3, 1863
Elected to finish Hanchett's term.
Redistricted to the 6th district.
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Ithamar Sloan
Republican March 4, 1863 -
March 3, 1867
38th
39th
Elected in 1862.
Re-elected in 1864.
Retired.
Benjamin F. Hopkins Republican March 4, 1867 -
January 1, 1870
40th
41st
Elected in 1866.
Re-elected in 1868.
Died.
Vacant January 1, 1870 -
February 23, 1870
41st
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David Atwood
Republican February 23, 1870 -
March 3, 1871
Elected to finish Hopkins's term.
Retired.
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Gerry Whiting Hazelton
Republican March 4, 1871 -
March 3, 1875
42nd
43rd
Elected in 1870.
Re-elected in 1872.
Retired.
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Lucien B. Caswell
Republican March 4, 1875 -
March 3, 1883
44th
45th
46th
47th
Elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Lost renomination.
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Daniel H. Sumner
Democratic March 4, 1883 -
March 3, 1885
48th Elected in 1882.
Retired.
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Edward S. Bragg
Democratic March 4, 1885 -
March 3, 1887
49th Elected in 1884.
Lost renomination.
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Richard W. Guenther
Republican March 4, 1887 -
March 3, 1889
50th Redistricted from the 6th district and re-elected in 1886.
Retired.
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Charles Barwig
Democratic March 4, 1889 -
March 3, 1895
51st
52nd
53rd
Elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Lost re-election.
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Edward Sauerhering
Republican March 4, 1895 -
March 3, 1899
54th
55th
Elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Retired.
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Herman Dahle
Republican March 4, 1899 -
March 3, 1903
56th
57th
Elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Lost renomination.
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Henry Cullen Adams
Republican March 4, 1903 -
July 9, 1906
58th
59th
Elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Died.
Vacant July 9, 1906 -
September 4, 1906
59th
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John M. Nelson
Republican September 4, 1906 -
March 3, 1913
59th
60th
61st
62nd
Elected to finish Adams's term.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
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Michael E. Burke
Democratic March 4, 1913 -
March 3, 1917
63rd
64th
Redistricted from the 6th district and re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Lost re-election.
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Edward Voigt
Republican March 4, 1917 -
March 3, 1927
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
Elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Retired.
Charles A. Kading Republican March 4, 1927 -
March 3, 1933
70th
71st
72nd
Elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Lost renomination.
Charles W. Henney Democratic March 4, 1933 -
January 3, 1935
73rd Elected in 1932.
Lost re-election.
Harry Sauthoff Progressive January 3, 1935 -
January 3, 1939
74th
75th
Elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Lost re-election.
Charles Hawks Jr. Republican January 3, 1939 -
January 3, 1941
76th Elected in 1938.
Lost re-election.
Harry Sauthoff Progressive January 3, 1941 -
January 3, 1945
77th
78th
Elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Lost re-election.
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Robert Kirkland Henry
Republican January 3, 1945 -
November 20, 1946
79th Elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946 but died before next term began.
Vacant November 20, 1946 -
April 22, 1947
79th
80th
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Glenn Robert Davis
Republican April 22, 1947 -
January 3, 1957
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
Elected to finish Henry's term.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
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Donald Edgar Tewes
Republican January 3, 1957 -
January 3, 1959
85th Elected in 1956.
Lost re-election.
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Robert Kastenmeier
Democratic January 3, 1959 -
January 3, 1991
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
Elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Lost re-election.
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Scott L. Klug
Republican January 3, 1991 -
January 3, 1999
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
Elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Retired.
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Tammy Baldwin
Democratic January 3, 1999 -
January 3, 2013
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
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Mark Pocan
Democratic January 3, 2013 -
present
113th
114th
115th
116th
117th
Elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.

Recent election results

2012

Wisconsin 2nd Congressional District 2012[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Pocan 265,422 67.90
Republican Chad Lee 124,683 31.90
Write-In Joe Kopsick 6 0.00
none Scattering 787 0.20
Total votes 390,898 100.0

2014

Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district, 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Pocan (incumbent) 224,920 68.4
Republican Peter Theron 103,619 31.5
n/a Write-ins 308 0.1
Total votes 328,847 100.0
Democratic hold

2016

Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district, 2016[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Pocan (incumbent) 273,537 68.7
Republican Peter Theron 124,044 31.2
n/a Write-ins 479 0.1
Total votes 398,060 100.0
Democratic hold

2018

Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district, 2018[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Pocan (incumbent) 309,116 97.4
Republican Joey Wayne Reed (write-in) 29 0.0
Independent Rick Cruz (write-in) 8 0.0
Democratic Bradley Jason Burt (write-in) 1 0.0
n/a Write-ins 8,141 2.6
Total votes 317,295 100.0
Democratic hold

2020

Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district, 2020[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Pocan (incumbent) 318,523 69.7
Republican Peter Theron 138,306 30.2
Write-in 376 0.1
Total votes 457,205 100.0
Democratic hold

Election results from presidential races

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%
2020 President Joe Biden 69% - Donald Trump 29%

References

  1. ^ Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  2. ^ "Census profile: Congressional District 2, WI". Census Reporter.
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index - Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Official Wisconsin redistricting" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Wisconsin Government Accountability Board County by County Congress Seats" (PDF). State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board. November 21, 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ Scatterings votes are included as they were reported to the Clerk of the House of Representatives"Election Statistics US House of Representatives - 2012". Karen Haas, Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. February 28, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ "Wisconsin Statewide Results General Election - November 4, 2014 Official Results". Wisconsin Secretary of State. November 4, 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ "Wisconsin Elections Commission". Wisconsin Elections Commission. November 8, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ Johnson, Cheryl L. (February 28, 2019). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 2018". Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ "Canvass Results for 2020 General Election" (PDF). Wisconsin Elections Commission. Retrieved 2020.

External links

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


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