Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District

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The 1st Congressional District of Wisconsin is a congressional district in southeastern Wisconsin.

Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District encompasses Rock, Walworth, Waukesha, Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties.[1]

The district previously covered Kenosha County, Racine County and most of Walworth County, as well as portions of Rock County, Waukesha County and Milwaukee County.

The current representative of the 1st congressional district is Paul Ryan (R). In redistricting, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting.[2] Ryan ranked 9th on the list.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Wisconsin's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

The 1st congressional district of Wisconsin held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Paul Ryan won re-election in the district.[3]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Rob Zerban 43.4% 158,414
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Ryan Incumbent 54.9% 200,423
     Libertarian Keith Deschler 1.7% 6,054
     Miscellaneous N/A 0% 167
Total Votes 365,058
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Paul Ryan won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John Heckenlively (D) and Joseph Kexel (L) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Ryan incumbent 68.2% 179,819
     Democratic John Heckenlively 30.1% 79,363
     Libertarian Joseph Kexel 1.6% 4,311
     N/A Scattering 0.1% 134
Total Votes 263,627

2008
On November 4, 2008, Paul Ryan won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Marge Krupp (D) and Joseph Kexel (L) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 1 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Ryan incumbent 64% 231,009
     Democratic Marge Krupp 34.7% 125,268
     Libertarian Joseph Kexel 1.3% 4,606
     N/A Scattering 0.1% 224
Total Votes 361,107

2006
On November 7, 2006, Paul Ryan won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jeffrey C. Thomas (D) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 1 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Ryan incumbent 62.6% 161,320
     Democratic Jeffrey C. Thomas 37.2% 95,761
     N/A Scattering 0.2% 515
Total Votes 257,596

2004
On November 2, 2004, Paul Ryan won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jeffrey Chapman Thomas (D), Norman Aulabaugh (I) and Don Bernau (L) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 1 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Ryan incumbent 65.4% 233,372
     Democratic Jeffrey Chapman Thomas 32.6% 116,250
     Independent Norman Aulabaugh 1.2% 4,252
     Libertarian Don Bernau 0.8% 2,936
     N/A Scattering 0% 166
Total Votes 356,976

2002
On November 5, 2002, Paul Ryan won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jeffrey C. Thomas (D) and George Meyers (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 1 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Ryan incumbent 67.2% 140,176
     Democratic Jeffrey C. Thomas 30.6% 63,895
     Libertarian George Meyers 2.1% 4,406
     N/A Scattering 0.1% 136
Total Votes 208,613

2000
On November 7, 2000, Paul Ryan won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jeffrey C. Thomas (D) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 1 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Ryan incumbent 66.6% 177,612
     Democratic Jeffrey C. Thomas 33.3% 88,885
     N/A Scattering 0.1% 294
Total Votes 266,791

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 1st congressional district of Wisconsin after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Wisconsin

In 2011, the Wisconsin State Legislature re-drew the Congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

In redistricting, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting.[2] Ryan ranked 9th on the list.[2] The article notes that the redistricting process, controlled by Republicans in the state House, was rushed through rather quickly ahead of recalls happening in the state, and added a few more points to the Republican base in Ryan's district.[2]

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