Wisconsin's 8th congressional district

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Wisconsin's 8th congressional district
Wisconsin US Congressional District 8 (since 2013).tif
Wisconsin's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Mike Gallagher (RGreen Bay)
Area 9,740.44 sq mi (25,227.6 km2)
Distribution
  • 56.04% urban
  • 43.96% rural
Population (2000) 670,480
Median income 43,274
Ethnicity
Occupation
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 Mike Gallagher, a Republican. Gallagher won the open seat vacated by Reid Ribble. 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 George J. Schneider.jpg George J. Schneider Progressive January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939
76th77th Joshua L. Johns.jpg 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
112th114th Reid Ribble, Official Portrait, 112th Congress 2.jpg Reid Ribble Republican January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2017
115th No image.svg Mike Gallagher Republican January 3, 2017 – Present

On January 30, 2016, Reid Ribble announced he would retire at the end of his third term, opening the seat for the 2016 election.[1]

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

As of June 2015, five former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 8th congressional district are alive. the most recent representative to die was Jay W. Johnson (1997-1999) on October 17, 2009.

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 84)
Toby Roth 1979–1987 (1938-10-10) October 10, 1938 (age 78)
Mark A. Green 1999–2007 (1960-06-01) June 1, 1960 (age 56)
Steve Kagen 2007–2011 (1949-12-12) December 12, 1949 (age 67)
Reid Ribble 2011–2017 (1956-04-05) April 5, 1956 (age 60)

Recent Election Results[edit]

2012[edit]

Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District Election – 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Reid Ribble 198,874 55.95
Democratic Jamie Wall 156,287 43.97

2014[edit]

Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District Election – 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Reid Ribble 188,553 65.01
Democratic Ron Gruett 101,345 34.94
Write-in Others 150 0.05

2016[edit]

Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District Election – 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Gallagher 227,892 62.68
Democratic Tom Nelson 135,682 37.32
Write-in Others 18 0

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McCardle, Elery (30 January 2016). "U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble not seeking re-election". WBAY-TV, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 

External links[edit]

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