Wisconsin Senate, District 5

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Wisconsin's 5th
State Senate District
Current senatorDale P. Kooyenga (RBrookfield)
NotesComposed of suburban portions of western Milwaukee County and eastern Waukesha County.

The 5th District of the Wisconsin Senate is located in Southern Wisconsin, and is composed of parts of Milwaukee County, and Waukesha County.[1]

Current elected officials[edit]

Dale P. Kooyenga is the senator serving the 5th district. He was first elected in 2018. Before serving as a senator, he held an office in the State Assembly, serving the 14th District from 2011 to 2019.

The area of the 5th Senate District contains three State Assembly Districts:[2]

The district is also located mostly within Wisconsin's 5th congressional district, which is represented by U.S. Representative Jim Sensenbrenner.[3]

Past senators[edit]

A list of all previous senators from this district:[4]

Legislative Session Senator Party Years Notes District Definition
District created 1848 Iowa County
1st Henry M. Billings Democratic
2nd Montgomery Morrison Cothren Democratic 1849
3rd 1850
4th Levi Sterling Whig 1851
5th 1852
6th Edward M. Hunter Democratic 1853
7th 1854
8th Jackson Hadley Democratic 1855
9th 1856
10th Augustus Greulich Democratic 1857
11th 1858
12th Cicero Comstock Republican 1859
13th 1860
14th Charles Quentin Democratic 1861 Died May 8, 1862.
15th 1862
Francis Huebschmann Democratic Elected in 1862 special election.
16th William K. Wilson Democratic 1863
17th 1864
18th 1865
19th 1866
20th Jackson Hadley Democratic 1867 Died March 1867.
Henry L. Palmer Democratic Elected in 1867 special election.
21st 1868
22nd William Pitt Lynde Democratic 1869
23rd 1870
24th Francis Huebschmann Democratic 1871
25th Philo Belden Republican 1872 Racine County
26th Robert Hall Baker Republican 1873
27th Charles Herrick Liberal Republican 1874
28th Robert Hall Baker Republican 1875
29th 1876
30th Isaac W. Van Schaick Republican 1877
31st 1878
32nd 1879
33rd 1880
34th 1881
35th 1882
36th Jedd Philo Clark Cottrill Democratic 1883–1884
37th 1885–1886
38th Theodore Fritz Peoples' Party 1887–1888
39th 1889–1890
40th Paul Bechtner Democratic 1891–1892
41st 1893–1894
42nd William H. Austin Republican 1895–1896
43rd 1897–1898
44th Frank A. Anson Republican 1899–1900
45th 1901–1902
46th Charles Cassius Rogers Republican 1903–1904
47th 1905–1906
48th Edward T. Fairchild Republican 1907–1908
49th 1909–1910
50th George J. Weigle Republican 1911–1912
51st 1913–1914
52nd Edward T. Fairchild Republican 1915–1916 Appointed Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge, September 1916.
53rd Henry Otto Reinnoldt Republican 1917–1918 Elected in 1916 special election.
54th Rudolph Beyer Socialist 1919–1920
55th 1921–1922
56th Bernhard Gettelman Republican 1923–1924
57th 1925–1926
58th 1927–1928
59th 1929–1930
60th 1931–1932
61st 1933–1934
62nd Harold V. Schoenecker Democratic 1935–1936
63rd 1937–1938
64th Bernhard Gettelman Republican 1939–1940
65th 1941–1942
66th 1943–1944
67th 1945–1946
68th 1947–1948
69th 1949–1950
70th 1951–1952
71st 1953–1954
72nd Walter L. Merten Republican 1955–1956
73rd 1957–1958
74th James B. Brennan Democratic 1959–1960 Appointed U.S. Attorney April 1961.
75th 1961–1962
Vacant
76th Charles J. Schmidt Democratic 1963–1964 Resigned May 10, 1964.
77th Wilfred Schuele Democratic 1965–1966 Elected in 1964 special election.
78th 1967–1968
79th 1969–1970
80th 1971–1972
81st 1973–1974
82nd David G. Berger Democratic 1975–1976
83rd 1977–1978
84th 1979–1980
85th 1981–1982
86th Mordecai Lee Democratic 1983–1984
87th 1985–1986
88th 1987–1988
89th 1989–1990
Tom Barrett Democratic Elected in 1989 special election.
90th 1991–1992
91st 1993–1994
Peggy Rosenzweig Republican Elected in 1993 special election.
92nd 1995–1996
93rd 1997–1998
94th 1999–2000
95th 2001–2002
96th Thomas G. Reynolds Republican 2003–2004
97th 2005–2006
98th Jim Sullivan Democratic 2007–2008
99th 2009–2010
100th Leah Vukmir Republican 2011–2012 Elected 2010.
Defeated in 2018 U.S. Senate election.
101st 2013–2014
102nd 2015–2016
103rd 2017–2018
104th Dale P. Kooyenga Republican 2019–2020


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ District Map
  2. ^ District Map
  3. ^ Congressional District Map
  4. ^ Wisconsin Blue Book, 1991-92 edition, Statistics: History, pages 657-666.

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