How many members does Wisconsin send to the House of Representatives?

How many members does Wisconsin send to the House of Representatives?

Districts and representatives in place The members of Wisconsin's United States House delegation are listed here, along with their terms, district borders, and political ratings based on the Cook Partisan Voting Index. The delegation consists of eight members, five of whom are Republicans and three of whom are Democrats. The most recent election was in 2016.

Each state is guaranteed a representation in Congress, and the number of representatives per state varies from 2 to 50. There are currently 41 states plus the District of Columbia, giving each state an average of 14 congressional delegates.

In addition to having more delegates than any other state, Wisconsin has the greatest percentage of its population living in its districts. In 2016, voters in Wisconsin's eight districts lived in places such as Milwaukee, Madison, Kenosha, and Appleton. Each district has a different population size, but all are small by national standards. The largest district, Wisconsin's 1st, has a population of about 716,000 people; the smallest is Rhode Island's 3rd with just under 70,000 residents. By comparison, the entire state of Texas has a population of about 25 million people.

The distribution of populations across congressional districts is important because it determines how many votes each district can have in elections for the House of Representatives. Some states, like California, have large numbers of people living in rural areas who may not be able to travel to every election site.

Who are the members of Congress from Wisconsin?

These are tables of congressional delegations from Wisconsin to the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. Members of Wisconsin's United States House delegation are listed below, along with their terms in office, district boundaries, and political ratings based on the Cook Partisan Voting Index (CPVI). Senators are identified by a single letter code. The codes are derived from the initials of their state.

Year-by-year results of elections for Wisconsin's congressional representatives.

19th century: Wisconsin became the 39th state on April 13, 1848. It initially was divided into three districts: one consisting of Milwaukee County and part of Dane County (represented by Wisconsin's first senator, James Duane) and two others each containing one third of the remaining territory (represented by Wisconsin's second senator, William Baldwin).

20th century: With the addition of more counties and the creation of new districts, Wisconsin's population growth has caused its representation in Congress to increase as well. Its seat total is currently ranked 22nd, behind North Dakota but ahead of West Virginia.

21st century: Since 2003, all of Wisconsin has been included in only one congressional district, which has been represented by Democrat Mark Pocan since 2005. Before that time, Wisconsin had been equally divided between two congressional districts since 1937. The first was represented by Republican John O'Connor and the other by Democrat George McGovern.

How many House seats does Wisconsin have?

Wisconsin is now split into eight congressional districts, with each district being represented by a member of the United States House of Representatives. Following the 2010 Census, the number of seats in Wisconsin remained constant. The state's population growth since then has been modest, so each district should have about 710,000 people.

In addition to Colorado and Wyoming, which have two states representatives each, Wisconsin is one of only three states that have equal representation in the House (the others are Vermont and Maryland).

The most recent census shows that Wisconsin's population is estimated to be 7,829,000 people, which means that its average per district is 467,500 people. Since there are currently 203 House members and each representative gets a vote on issues before them, this means that Wisconsin has 14 votes in the House of Representatives.

In addition to equal representation, another unique aspect of Wisconsin's congressional elections is that they are conducted under "blanket primaries", which means that all candidates run against each other at once, regardless of party. If no candidate receives 50 percent plus one vote during the primary, then the top two vote getters advance to the general election, where they compete against one another.

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