Wisconsin's 8th congressional district

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Wisconsin's 8th congressional district
Wisconsin's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Wisconsin's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Reid Ribble (RDePere)
Area 9,740.44 mi2
Distribution 56.04% urban, 43.96% rural
Population (2000) 670,480
Median income $43,274
Ethnicity 93.2% White, 0.6% Black, 1.4% Asian, 2.2% Hispanic, 2.7% Native American, 0.1% other
Occupation 29.3% blue collar, 53.9% white collar, 16.8% gray collar
Cook PVI R+2

Wisconsin's 8th congressional district is a congressional district of the United States House of Representatives in northeastern Wisconsin. The district includes Green Bay and Appleton. It is currently represented by Reid Ribble, a Republican. Ribble defeated incumbent Democrat Steve Kagen for reelection in 2010. It is also one of two Congressional Districts to ever elect a Catholic Priest, Robert John Cornell

The 8th leaned Republican for several years; only four Democrats represented it in the 20th century. However, it has become more of a swing seat since the 1990s. In 2004, Republican George W. Bush won 55% of the vote in the district, while in 2008, Democrat Barack Obama received 53.6% of the vote.

Presidential Voting Results[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2012 President Romney 51 - 48%
2008 President Obama 53 - 45%
2004 President Bush 55 - 44%
2000 President Bush 52 - 43%

List of representatives[edit]

Congress(es) Representative Party Years Note
District created March 4, 1873
43rd No image.svg Alexander S. McDill Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
44th GeorgeWCate.jpg George W. Cate Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
45th47th Thaddeus C. Pound - Brady-Handy.jpg Thaddeus C. Pound Republican March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1883
48th49th No image.svg William T. Price Republican March 4, 1883 – December 6, 1886 Died
Vacant December 6, 1886 – January 18, 1887
49th No image.svg Hugh H. Price Republican January 18, 1887 – March 3, 1887
50th52nd Nils Haugen, 1912.jpg Nils P. Haugen Republican March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1893 Redistricted to the 10th district
53rd LymanEBarnes.jpg Lyman E. Barnes Democratic March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
54th57th Edward S. Minor.jpeg Edward S. Minor Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1903 Redistricted to the 9th district
58th62nd James H Davidson.jpg James H. Davidson Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1913 Redistricted from the 6th district
63rd71st EdwardEBrowne.jpg Edward E. Browne Republican March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1931
72nd GeraldJBoileau.jpg Gerald J. Boileau Republican March 4, 1931 – March 3, 1933 Redistricted to the 7th district
73rd No image.svg James F. Hughes Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935
74th75th No image.svg George J. Schneider Progressive January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939
76th77th No image.svg Joshua L. Johns Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1943
78th No image.svg Lavern Dilweg Democratic January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945
79th92nd JohnWByrnes.jpg John W. Byrnes Republican January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1973
93rd HVFroehlich.png Harold Vernon Froehlich Republican January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1975
94th95th Robert John Cornell.jpg Robert John Cornell Democratic January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1979
96th104th Toby Roth.jpg Toby Roth Republican January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1997
105th Jaywjohnson.gif Jay W. Johnson Democratic January 3, 1997 – January 3, 1999
106th109th MarkGreen.jpg Mark Green Republican January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2007
110th111th Steve Kagen, official 110th Congress photo portrait, color.JPG Steve Kagen Democratic January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
112th–Present Reid Ribble, Official Portrait, 112th Congress 2.jpg Reid Ribble Republican January 3, 2011 – present Incumbent

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 8th congressional district[edit]

As of April 2015, four former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 8th congressional district are alive.

U.S. Representative U.S. House of Representatives Term Date of birth (and age)
Harold Vernon Froehlich 1973 - 1975 (1932-05-12) May 12, 1932 (age 82)
Toby Roth 1979 - 1987 (1938-10-10) October 10, 1938 (age 76)
Mark A. Green 1999 - 2007 (1960-06-01) June 1, 1960 (age 54)
Steve Kagen 2007 - 2011 (1949-12-12) December 12, 1949 (age 65)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

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Coordinates: 44°49′53″N 87°56′13″W / 44.83139°N 87.93694°W / 44.83139; -87.93694