Wisconsin Senate, District 6

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Senate District 6
Type District of the Upper House
Region served
Milwaukee area
Nikiya Harris (D)
Parent organization
Wisconsin Legislature
Website Official Site

The 6th District of the Wisconsin Senate is located in Southern Wisconsin, and is composed of parts of Milwaukee County.[1]

Current elected officials[edit]

Nikiya Harris is the senator serving the 6th district. Spencer Coggs had served since winning a primary during the 2003 recall election, thus unseating incumbent Gary George, and was re-elected in 2008 to another four-year term.[2] In 2012, he was elected Treasurer of the City of Milwaukee; Coggs announce he would serve out the rest of his term to maintain the 16-16 split between Democrats and Republicans, but would not run for re-election.[3]

There was a five-way race in the heavily-Democratic District. Candidates included Coggs' counsin Assemblywoman Elizabeth Coggs and Milwaukee County Supervisors Nikiya Harris and Michael Mayo. Harris won the August primary election (tantamount to election in this inner-city seat) with 47.9% of the vote.[4] She won the November 2012 election, without an opponent.

The area of the 3rd Senate District contains three State Assembly Districts:[5]

The district is also located mostly within Wisconsin's 4th congressional district, which is represented by U.S. Representative Gwen Moore.[6]

Past senators[edit]

At Wisconsin statehood the Senate had only nineteen districts, and the 6th District centered around Platteville and the surrounding region. The district was represented by:

After the fifth (1852) session of the state legislature, the Senate was expanded to 25 members. The Sixth District was now a Milwaukee County district, and would remain so well into the 21st century. It was represented by:

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

See also[edit]

Political subdivisions of Wisconsin


External links[edit]