Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district

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Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district
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Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district – since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Mark Pocan
DBlack Earth
Area3,511.41 sq mi (9,094.5 km2)
Distribution
  • 75.65% urban
  • 24.35% rural
Population (2018 est.)768,067
Median income$67,394[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[edit]

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.
[data unknown/missing]
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Ben C. Eastman
Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1855
32nd
33rd
[data unknown/missing]
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Cadwallader C. Washburn
Republican March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1861
34th
35th
36th
[data unknown/missing]
Luther Hanchett Republican March 4, 1861 –
November 24, 1862
37th [data unknown/missing]
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
[data unknown/missing]
Benjamin F. Hopkins Republican March 4, 1867 –
January 1, 1870
40th
41st
[data unknown/missing]
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.
[data unknown/missing]
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Gerry Whiting Hazelton
Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
42nd
43rd
[data unknown/missing]
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Lucien B. Caswell
Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1883
44th
45th
46th
47th
[data unknown/missing]
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Daniel H. Sumner
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th [data unknown/missing]
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Edward S. Bragg
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
49th [data unknown/missing]
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Richard W. Guenther
Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
50th Redistricted from the 6th district.
[data unknown/missing]
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Charles Barwig
Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1895
51st
52nd
53rd
[data unknown/missing]
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Edward Sauerhering
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
54th
55th
[data unknown/missing]
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Herman B. Dahle
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
56th
57th
[data unknown/missing]
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Henry Cullen Adams
Republican March 4, 1903 –
July 9, 1906
58th
59th
[data unknown/missing]
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.
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.
[data unknown/missing]
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Edward Voigt
Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1927
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
[data unknown/missing]
Charles A. Kading Republican March 4, 1927 –
March 3, 1933
70th
71st
72nd
[data unknown/missing]
Charles W. Henney Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
73rd [data unknown/missing]
Harry Sauthoff Progressive January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1939
74th
75th
[data unknown/missing]
Charles Hawks Jr. Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
76th [data unknown/missing]
Harry Sauthoff Progressive January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1945
77th
78th
[data unknown/missing]
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Robert Kirkland Henry
Republican January 3, 1945 –
November 20, 1946
79th [data unknown/missing]
Re-elected in 1946 but died.
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.
[data unknown/missing]
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Donald Edgar Tewes
Republican January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1959
85th [data unknown/missing]
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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
[data unknown/missing]
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Scott L. Klug
Republican January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1999
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
[data unknown/missing]
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Tammy Baldwin
Democratic January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2013
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
[data unknown/missing]
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
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Mark Pocan
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
present
113th
114th
115th
116th
[data unknown/missing]

Election results from presidential races[edit]

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%

References[edit]

  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 April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "Official Wisconsin redistricting" (PDF).

External links[edit]

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