|Wisconsin's 5th congressional district|
Wisconsin's 5th congressional district since January 3, 2013
|Area||1,273.23 sq mi (3,297.7 km2)|
Wisconsin's 5th congressional district is a congressional district of the United States House of Representatives in Wisconsin, covering most of Milwaukee's northern and western suburbs. It presently covers all of Washington and Jefferson counties, most of Waukesha County, and portions of Dodge, Milwaukee and Walworth counties. It is currently represented by Republican Scott Fitzgerald.
This is the most Republican district in Wisconsin. George W. Bush carried the district in 2004 with 63% of the vote. The 5th District was the only district in Wisconsin that John McCain won in 2008, giving 57.73% of the vote to McCain and 41.28% to Barack Obama.
Prior to the 2000 census (when Wisconsin lost a seat in Congress), the 5th District was a Milwaukee district, with vastly different boundaries and political history, represented often by Democrats or even Socialists. From 1983 to 2003, it covered the northern half of Milwaukee, including downtown, as well as some suburbs to the north. Meanwhile, most of the territory now in the 5th was part of the 9th District from 1965 to 2003.
After Wisconsin lost a district in the 2000 Census, all of Milwaukee was merged into the 4th District, while the old 9th essentially became the new 5th.
List of members representing the district
Recent election results
|Republican||James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (Incumbent)||250,335||67.72|
|Republican||Jim Sensenbrenner (incumbent)||231,160||69.5|
|Republican||James Sensenbrenner (incumbent)||260,706||66.7|
|Republican||Jim Sensenbrenner (incumbent)||225,619||61.9|
|Democratic||Ramon Garcia (write-in)||1||0.0|
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