|U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 5|
|January 3, 2003-present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||36|
|Delegate, Wisconsin State Republican Conventions|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 7, 1978|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Wisconsin State Senate|
|Wisconsin State Assembly|
|High school||Milwaukee Country Day School|
|J.D.||University of Wisconsin Law Schoo|
|Date of birth||June 14, 1943|
|Place of birth||Chicago, Illinois|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Recent news
- 9 Personal
- 10 Recent news
- 11 External links
- 12 References
After earning his degrees, Sensenbrenner went into private practice as a lawyer. He worked as an assistant to U.S. Rep. J. Arthur Younger (CA), and soon after launched his own political career.
- 1979-Present: U.S. House of Representatives
- 1979-2003: Representative of Wisconsin's 9th congressional district
- 1975-1979: Wisconsin State Senate
- 1969-1975: Wisconsin State Assembly
Sensenbrenner is a member of the following committees:
- Committee on the Judiciary
- Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Chair
- Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet
- Committee on Science and Technology Vice Chair
- Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
- Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight
House Judiciary Committee
Sensenbrenner was first appointed to the House Judiciary Committee shortly after he was sworn into the Congress in 1979. During his thirty year tenure on the committee, the Congressman has managed the impeachment proceedings of federal judges Samuel Kent and Walter Nixon, along with the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton.
In addition, Sensenbrenner serves as the Republican Ranking Member on the on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. In addition, Sensenbrenner serves on the House Judiciary Subcommittees on Courts and Competition Policy and is a member of the Task Force on Judicial Impeachment which is responsible for handling impeachments of federal judges.
|U.S. House, Wisconsin District 5 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Jim Sensenbrenner Incumbent||67.7%||250,335|
|Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election" (dead link)|
Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Sensenbrenner's reports.
|Jim Sensenbrenner Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 13, 2012||$435,572.42||$872,211.77||$(64,618)||$458,166.19|
|July Quarterly||July 13, 2012||$458,166.19||$95,363.41||$(111,102.23)||$442,427.37|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Wisconsin, 5th District, 2010 - Jim Sensenbrenner Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$175,545|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$175,545|
|Top contributors to Jim Sensenbrenner's campaign committee|
|American Bankers Assn||$10,000|
|National Beer Wholesalers Assn||$10,000|
|Recording Industry Assn of America||$7,500|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Misc Manufacturing & Distributing||$24,500|
|Beer, Wine & Liquor||$18,150|
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Sensenbrenner paid his congressional staff a total of $883,916 in 2011. Overall, Wisconsin ranks 32nd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Sensenbrenner's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $15,678,876 to $21,782,825. That averages to $18,730,850.50, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.
Percentage voting with party
Sensenbrenner voted with the Republican Party 87.1% of the time, which ranked 217 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.
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Sensenbrenner and his wife, Cheryl, have two children.
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- Politico "2012 House Race Results"
- Gov Track "Sensenbrenner" Accessed May 16, 2012
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "Frank James Sensenbrenner Jr.," Accessed November 19, 2011
- Official House website "Committee Assignments," Accessed November 19, 2011
- "State of Wisconsin" 2005-2006 Blue Book(See Page 15)
- "Congressional Biographical Directory" Biography of Congressman Sensenbrenner
- "House Judiciary Commitee" List of Subcommittees
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Candidates registered by office," Accessed June 10, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Federal Election Commission, "Jim Sensenbrenner's April Quarterly Report," Accessed October 11, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Jim Sensenbrenner's July Quarterly Report," Accessed October 11, 2012
- Open Secrets "F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 19, 2011
- LegiStorm, "Jim Sensenbrenner," Accessed September 7, 2012
- OpenSecrets.org, "F. James Sensenbrenner Jr (R-Wis), 2010," Accessed September 7, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- Official House website "Biography," Accessed November 19, 2011
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|U.S. House of Representatives - Wisconsin, District 9
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