Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District
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Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District

Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district
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Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
Area13,565.50 sq mi (35,134.5 km2)
Distribution
  • 56.85% rural
  • 43.15% urban
Population (2019)723,169
Median household
income
$59,426[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+4[3]

Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district covers most of the Driftless Area in southwestern and western Wisconsin. The district includes the cities of La Crosse, Eau Claire and Stevens Point, as well as most of the Wisconsin side of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. It borders the states of Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois. Democrat Ron Kind has represented the district since 1997.

The political nature of the district is moderate, given its combination of an overall rural and suburban character counterbalanced by two significant urban centers (Eau Claire and La Crosse) and the Twin Cities suburbs. It historically elected moderate Republicans; before Kind's 1996 victory, only two Democrats represented it in the 20th century. Al Gore, John Kerry, and Barack Obama all carried the district at the presidential level; it then narrowly voted for Donald Trump in 2016 and again in 2020 with slightly increased margins. It is one of seven districts that voted for Trump in 2020 while being held by a Democrat. The Cook Partisan Voting Index adjusted the district's partisan lean in 2021 from "even" to a pro-Republican lean of 4 points.

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1849
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James Duane Doty
Democratic March 4, 1849 -
March 3, 1851
31st
32nd
Elected in 1848.
Re-elected in 1850.
Retired.
Independent Democratic March 4, 1851 -
March 3, 1853
John B. Macy Democratic March 4, 1853 -
March 3, 1855
33rd Elected in 1852.
Lost re-election.
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Charles Billinghurst
Opposition March 4, 1855 -
March 3, 1857
34th
35th
Elected in 1854.
Re-elected in 1856.
Lost re-election.
Republican March 4, 1857 -
March 3, 1859
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Charles H. Larrabee
Democratic March 4, 1859 -
March 3, 1861
36th Elected in 1858.
Lost re-election.
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A. Scott Sloan
Republican March 4, 1861 -
March 3, 1863
37th Elected in 1860.
Retired.
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Amasa Cobb
Republican March 4, 1863 -
March 3, 1871
38th
39th
40th
41st
Elected in 1862.
Re-elected in 1864.
Re-elected in 1866.
Re-elected in 1868.
Retired.
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J. Allen Barber
Republican March 4, 1871 -
March 3, 1875
42nd
43rd
Elected in 1870.
Re-elected in 1872.
Retired.
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Henry S. Magoon
Republican March 4, 1875 -
March 3, 1877
44th Elected in 1874.
Lost renomination.
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George Cochrane Hazelton
Republican March 4, 1877 -
March 3, 1883
45th
46th
47th
Elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Lost renomination.
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Burr W. Jones
Democratic March 4, 1883 -
March 3, 1885
48th Elected in 1882.
Lost re-election.
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Robert M. La Follette
Republican March 4, 1885 -
March 3, 1891
49th
50th
51st
Elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Lost re-election.
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Allen R. Bushnell
Democratic March 4, 1891 -
March 3, 1893
52nd Elected in 1890.
Retired.
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Joseph W. Babcock
Republican March 4, 1893 -
March 3, 1907
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
Elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Lost re-election.
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James William Murphy
Democratic March 4, 1907 -
March 3, 1909
60th Elected in 1906.
Lost re-election.
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Arthur W. Kopp
Republican March 4, 1909 -
March 3, 1913
61st
62nd
Elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Retired.
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John M. Nelson
Republican March 4, 1913 -
March 3, 1919
63rd
64th
65th
Redistricted from the 2nd district and re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Lost renomination.
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James G. Monahan
Republican March 4, 1919 -
March 3, 1921
66th Elected in 1918.
Lost renomination.
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John M. Nelson
Republican March 4, 1921 -
March 3, 1933
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Lost renomination.
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Gardner R. Withrow
Republican March 4, 1933 -
January 3, 1935
73rd
74th
75th
Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Lost re-election.
Progressive January 3, 1935 -
January 3, 1939
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Harry W. Griswold
Republican January 3, 1939 -
July 4, 1939
76th Elected in 1938.
Died.
Vacant July 4, 1939 -
January 3, 1941
William H. Stevenson Republican January 3, 1941 -
January 3, 1949
77th
78th
79th
80th
Elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Lost renomination.
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Gardner R. Withrow
Republican January 3, 1949 -
January 3, 1961
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
Elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Retired.
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Vernon Wallace Thomson
Republican January 3, 1961 -
December 31, 1974
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
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.
Lost re-election and resigned early.
Vacant December 31, 1974 -
January 3, 1975
93rd
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Alvin Baldus
Democratic January 3, 1975 -
January 3, 1981
94th
95th
96th
Elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Lost re-election.
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Steve Gunderson
Republican January 3, 1981 -
January 3, 1997
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
Elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Retired.
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Ron Kind
Democratic January 3, 1997 -
Present
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
117th
Elected in 1996.
Re-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.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.

Recent election results

United States House of Representatives election, 2012: Wisconsin District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ron Kind (incumbent) 217,328 64.1%
Republican Ray Boland 121,536 35.9%


United States House of Representatives election, 2014: Wisconsin District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ron Kind (incumbent) 155,368 56.5% -7.6
Republican Tony Kurtz 119,540 43.4% +7.5
Independent Ken Van Doren 128 0% N/A


United States House of Representatives election, 2016: Wisconsin District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ron Kind (incumbent) (unopposed) 257,401 99.9% +43.4


United States House of Representatives election, 2018: Wisconsin District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ron Kind (incumbent) 187,888 59.7% -40.2
Republican Steve Toft 126,980 40.3% N/A


United States House of Representatives election, 2020: Wisconsin District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ron Kind (incumbent) 199,870 51.3% -8.4
Republican Derrick Van Orden 189,524 48.6% +8.3

Election results from presidential races

Year Office Results
2000 President Al Gore 49% - George W. Bush 46%
2004 President John Kerry 51% - George W. Bush 48%
2008 President Barack Obama 58% - John McCain 41%
2012 President Barack Obama 54.8% - Mitt Romney 43.8%
2016 President Donald Trump 49.3% - Hillary Clinton 44.8%
2020 President Donald Trump 51.5% - Joe Biden 46.8%

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ "My Congressional District: Wisconsin Congressional District 3". United States Census Bureau. 2019. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ "Congressional District 3, WI". Census Reporter. 2019. Retrieved 2021.
  3. ^ "Introducing the 2021 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index". The Cook Political Report. April 15, 2021. Retrieved 2021.

External links

Coordinates: 44°03?23?N 90°53?30?W / 44.05639°N 90.89167°W / 44.05639; -90.89167


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