Wisconsin Senate, District 26

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Senate District 26
Type District of the Upper House
Fred Risser (D)
Parent organization
Wisconsin Legislature
Website District Website

The 26th District of the Wisconsin Senate is located in southern Wisconsin, and is currently composed of part of the metro Madison, Wisconsin area, in Dane County. The district includes the campus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.[1]

Current elected officials[edit]

Fred Risser is the senator serving the 26th district. He was first elected to the senate during a special election in 1962, and has been re-elected since. Before serving as a senator, he held an office in the State Assembly from 1956 to 1960. [2][3] Risser's father had previously held the same senate office.

The area of the 26th Senate District contains three State Assembly Districts:[4]

The district is also located within Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district, which is represented by U.S. Representative Mark Pocan. [5]

Past senators[edit]

Previous senators include:[6]

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.


  1. ^ Wisconsin Blue Book, 2011-12 edition, page 70. ISBN 978-0-9752820-1-4. 
  2. ^ Wisconsin Blue Book, 2011-12 edition, page 70. ISBN 978-0-9752820-1-4. 
  3. ^ "District website". http://legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Senate&district=26.  External link in |work= (help);
  4. ^ Wisconsin Blue Book, 2013-14 edition, page 70. ISBN 978-0-9752820-1-4. 
  5. ^ Wisconsin Blue Book, 2013-14 edition, page 17. ISBN 978-0-9752820-1-4. 
  6. ^ Wisconsin Blue Book, 1991-92 edition, Statistics: History, pages 657-666.

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