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Wisconsin's 5th congressional district
District map as of 2002
District map as of 2002
Current Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R)
Area 1,273.23 mi²
Distribution 84.79% urban, 15.21% rural
Population (2000) 670,458
Median income $58,594
Ethnicity 95.3% White, 1.3% Black, 1.5% Asian, 2.2% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% other
Occupation 20.2% blue collar, 66.8% white collar, 13.0% gray collar
Cook PVI R + 13

Wisconsin's 5th congressional district is a congressional district of the United States House of Representatives in Wisconsin, covering Ozaukee County and Washington County as well as portions of Milwaukee County, Waukesha County, and Jefferson County. The district includes the northern Milwaukee suburbs as well as the more affluent western suburbs. It is currently represented by Republican Jim Sensenbrenner.

The most Republican district in Wisconsin, George W. Bush carried the district in 2004 with 63% of the vote. The 5th District was the only district in Wisconsin that John McCain won in 2008, giving 57.73% of the vote to McCain and 41.28% to Barack Obama.


List of Representatives

Representative Party Years District home Note
District created 1863-03-04
Ezra Wheeler Democratic 1863-03-04 – 1865-03-03 Berlin
Philetus Sawyer Republican 1865-03-04 – 1873-03-03 Oshkosh Redistricted to 6th district
Charles Augustus Eldredge Democratic 1873-03-04 – 1875-03-03 Fond du Lac Redistricted from 4th district
Samuel D. Burchard Democratic 1875-03-04 – 1877-03-03
Edward S. Bragg Democratic 1877-03-04 – 1883-03-03 Fond du Lac Retired
Joseph Rankin Democratic 1883-03-04 – 1886-01-24 Manitowoc Died
Vacant 1886-01-25 – 1886-03-07
Thomas R. Hudd Democratic 1886-03-08 – 1889-03-03 Green Bay
George H. Brickner Democratic March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1895 Sheboygan Falls
Samuel S. Barney Republican 1895-03-04 – 1903-03-03 West Bend Retired
William H. Stafford Republican 1903 – 1911 Milwaukee Lost renomination
Victor L. Berger Socialist 1911-03-04 – 1913-03-03 Lost re-election to Stafford
William H. Stafford Republican 1913-03-04 – 1919-03-03 Milwaukee Lost re-election to Berger
Vacant 1919-03-04 – 1921-03-03 Congress refused to seat Rep.-elect Victor Berger
William H. Stafford Republican 1921-03-04 – 1923-03-03 Milwaukee Lost re-election to Berger
Victor L. Berger Socialist 1923-03-04 – 1929-03-03 Lost re-election to Stafford
William H. Stafford Republican 1929-03-04 – 1933-03-03 Milwaukee Lost renomination
Thomas O'Malley Democratic 1933-03-03 – 1939-01-03 Lost re-election
Lewis D. Thill Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1943 Lost re-election
Howard J. McMurray Democratic 1943-01-03 – 1945-01-03 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Andrew Biemiller Democratic 1945-01-03 – 1947-01-03 Lost re-election to Kersten
Charles J. Kersten Republican 1947-01-03 – 1949-01-03 Lost re-election to Biemiller
Andrew Biemiller Democratic 1949-01-03 – 1951-01-03 Lost re-election to Kersten
Charles J. Kersten Republican 1951-01-03 – 1955-01-03 Lost re-election to Reuss
Henry S. Reuss Democratic 1955-01-03 – 1983-01-03 Milwaukee Retired
Jim Moody Democratic 1983-01-03 – 1993-01-03 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Tom Barrett Democratic 1993-01-03 – 2003-01-03 Milwaukee Retired to run for Governor
Jim Sensenbrenner Republican 2003-01-03 – present Redistricted from the 9th district
Incumbent

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