Wisconsin Senate, District 1

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Wisconsin's 1st
State Senate District
Map of the district
Map of the district, with the boundaries of the contained assembly districts
Current senatorAndré Jacque (RDe Pere)
NotesComposed of Door, Kewaunee counties, as well as eastern Brown County, northern Calumet and northern Manitowoc

The 1st District of the Wisconsin Senate is located in Eastern Wisconsin, and is currently composed of Brown, Door, Kewaunee, and Calumet Counties. The district does not contain, but is adjacent to the Green Bay area.[1]

Current elected officials[edit]

André Jacque is the current senator serving the 1st district. He was elected on November 7, 2018 in a General Election,[2] after Caleb Frostman, defeated him in the special election on June 12, 2018.[3]

The area of the 1st Senate District contains three State Assembly Districts:[4]

The district is also located within Wisconsin's 8th congressional district, which is represented by U.S. Representative Mike Gallagher.[5][6]

Past senators[edit]

Note: the boundaries of districts have changed over history. Previous politicians of a specific numbered district have represented a different geographic area, due to redistricting.

At Wisconsin statehood, the Senate had only 19 districts. The 1st District consisted of Brown, Calumet, Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties.[7]

For the 1853 session, the Senate was expanded to 25 members, and the 1st District lost Brown County.

For the 1857 session, the Senate was again expanded, to 30 members, and the District was reduced to Sheboygan County alone (the rest of the district became the new 19th District).

As of 1862, the Senate expanded to 33 seats, a size it would retain well into the 21st century; the 1st District remained unchanged.

The Senate was totally redistricted in 1876; Sheboygan County was now part of the 20th Senate District (along with part of Fond du Lac County). The new 1st District was made up of Door Kewaunee, Oconto and Shawano counties, which had previously been part of the 2nd and 8th Districts.

Kewaunee and Shawano counties were removed from the district in 1888. Kewaunee was later re-added and Oconto removed in 1892—this district remained consistent for thirty years.

In 1922, the district moved to roughly its present boundaries when Marinette was removed and Manitowoc county was re-added. This district was stable for fifty years.

From 1972 to 2012 the district has been edited 6 times adding and removing small portions of Brown, Calumet, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, and Outagamie counties.

Legislative Session Senator Party Years Notes District Definition
District created 1848 Brown, Calumet, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan counties
1st Harrison Carroll Hobart Democratic
2nd Lemuel Goodell Democratic 1849
3rd 1850
4th Theodore Conkey Democratic 1851
5th 1852
6th Horatio N. Smith Democratic 1853 Calumet, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan counties
7th 1854
8th David Taylor Republican 1855
9th 1856
10th Elijah Fox Cook Democratic 1857
WI Senate District 1, 1859-1877

Sheboygan County
11th 1858
12th Robert H. Hotchkiss Democratic 1859
13th 1860
14th Luther H. Cary Republican 1861
15th 1862
16th John E. Thomas Democratic 1863
17th 1864
18th John A. Bentley National Union 1865
19th 1866
20th Van Eps Young National Union 1867
21st Robert H. Hotchkiss Democratic 1868
22nd David Taylor Republican 1869
23rd 1870
24th John H. Jones Republican 1871
25th 1872
26th Patrick H. O'Rourk Democratic 1873
27th 1874
28th Enos Eastman Democratic 1875
29th 1876
30th George Grimmer Republican 1877
WI Senate District 1, 1877-1889

Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Oconto, Shawano counties
31st 1878
32nd 1879
33rd 1880
34th William A. Ellis Republican 1881
35th 1882
36th Edward S. Minor Republican 1883–1884 Later became a Congressman.
37th 1885–1886
38th Edward Scofield Republican 1887–1888 Later became Governor.
39th 1889–1890 Door, Marinette, and Oconto counties
40th John Fetzer Democratic 1891–1892
41st 1893–1894
WI Senate District 1, 1893-1923

Door, Kewaunee, and Marinette counties
42nd De Wayne Stebbins Republican 1895–1896
43rd 1897–1898
44th 1899–1900
45th 1901–1902
46th Harlan P. Bird Republican 1903–1904
47th 1905–1906
48th 1907–1908
49th 1909–1910
50th M. W. Perry Republican 1911–1912
51st 1913–1914
52nd 1915–1916
53rd 1917–1918
54th Herbert Peterson Republican 1919–1920
55th 1921–1922
56th John E. Cashman Republican 1923–1924
WI Senate District 1, 1923-1973

Door, Kewaunee, and Manitowoc counties
57th 1925–1926
58th 1927–1928
59th 1929–1930
60th 1931–1932
61st 1933–1934
62nd Progressive 1935–1936
63rd 1937–1938
64th Francis A. Yindra Democratic 1939–1940
65th John E. Cashman Progressive 1941–1942
66th 1943–1944
67th 1945–1946
68th Everett F. LaFond Republican 1947–1948
69th 1949–1950
70th 1951–1952
71st 1953–1954
72nd Alfred A. Laun, Jr. Republican 1955–1956
73rd 1957–1958
74th 1959–1960
75th 1961–1962
76th Alex Meunier Republican 1963–1964
77th 1965–1966
78th 1967–1968
79th 1969–1970
80th Jerome Martin Republican 1971–1972 Died January 1977.
81st 1973–1974 Door, Kewaunee, and Manitowoc counties, and
82nd 1975–1976
83rd Alan Lasee Republican 1977–1978 Elected 1977 special election.
Re-elected 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006.
Retired 2010.
84th 1979–1980
85th 1981–1982
86th 1983–1984 Door and Kewaunee counties, and
87th 1985–1986 Door and Kewaunee counties, and
88th 1987–1988
89th 1989–1990
90th 1991–1992
91st 1993–1994 Door and Kewaunee counties, and
92nd 1995–1996
93rd 1997–1998
94th 1999–2000
95th 2001–2002
96th 2003–2004 Door and Kewaunee counties,
97th 2005–2006
98th 2007–2008
99th 2009–2010
100th Frank Lasee Republican 2011–2012 Elected 2010.
Re-elected 2014.
Defeated in 2016 congressional primary.
Appointed Secretary of Workforce Development December 2017.
101st 2013–2014 Door and Kewaunee counties,
102nd 2015–2016
103rd 2017–2018
Caleb Frostman Democratic Elected in 2018 special election.
104th André Jacque Republican 2019–2020

See also[edit]

Political subdivisions of Wisconsin


  1. ^ District Map
  2. ^ Welter, Liz. "Andre Jacque wins Senate District 1 seat". Green Bay Press-Gazette. Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  3. ^ Welter, Jonathan Anderson and Liz. "Caleb Frostman defeats André Jacque in 1st Senate District special election". Green Bay Press-Gazette. Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  4. ^ District Map
  5. ^ Gallagher Website
  6. ^ Congressional District Map
  7. ^ The legislative manual, of the state of Wisconsin; comprising Jefferson's manual, rules, forms and laws, for the regulation of business; also, lists and tables for reference Eighth Annual Edition. Madison: Atwood and Rublee, State Printers, 1869; p. 43