Wisconsin Senate, District 16

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Senate District 16
TypeDistrict of the Upper House
Location
Senator
Mark F. Miller (D)
Parent organization
Wisconsin Legislature
WebsiteDistrict Website

The 16th District of the Wisconsin Senate is located in south-central Wisconsin, and is currently composed of parts of Columbia, and Dane counties. The district contains part of Madison, the capital city.[1]

Current elected officials[edit]

Mark F. Miller is the senator serving the 16th district. He was first elected in 2004, and has been re-elected to a four-year terms ever since. Before serving as a senator, he held an office in the State Assembly from 1999 to 2005.[2]

The area of the 16th Senate District contains three State Assembly Districts:[3]

The district is also located partly within Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district, which is represented by U.S. Representative Mark Pocan, and partly within Wisconsin's 6th congressional district, which is represented by U.S. Representative Tom Petri.[4]

Past senators[edit]

Previous senators include:[5]


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. In the original constitution of the State of Wisconsin, it is stated that "The towns of Southport, Pike, Pleasant Prairie, Paris, Bristol, Brighton, Salem and Wheatland, in the county of Racine, shall constitute the sixteenth senate district."[6] (At that time, Racine County included what in 1850 would become Kenosha County; and the city later known as Kenosha was still called "Southport".)

The first Senator to represent the 16th District was

The Legislature was re-districted in 1851, and the new 16th District was based in Milwaukee; it elected:

The Legislature expanded for the 1853 session, and the new 16th District consisted of Grant County. It elected:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Wisconsin Blue Book, 2011-12 edition, page 50. ISBN 978-0-9752820-1-4.
  2. ^ Wisconsin Blue Book, 2011-12 edition, page 50. ISBN 978-0-9752820-1-4.
  3. ^ Wisconsin Blue Book, 2011-12 edition, page 50. ISBN 978-0-9752820-1-4.
  4. ^ Wisconsin Blue Book, 2011-12 edition, page 17. ISBN 978-0-9752820-1-4.
  5. ^ Wisconsin Blue Book, 1991-92 edition, Statistics: History, pages 657-666.
  6. ^ Manual for the Use of the Assembly, of the State of Wisconsin, for the year 1853. Prepared Pursuant to a Resolution of the Assembly. Madison: Brown & Carpenter, Printers; 1853

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