|Wisconsin's 7th congressional district|
Wisconsin's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
|Area||18,786.53 sq mi (48,656.9 km2)|
Wisconsin's 7th congressional district is a congressional district of the United States House of Representatives in northwestern and central Wisconsin; it is the largest congressional district in the state geographically, covering 20 counties (in whole or part), for a total of 18,787 sq mi. The district contains the following counties: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, St. Croix, Chippewa (partial), Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Jackson (partial), Juneau (partial), Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Monroe (partial) Oneida, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas, Washburn, and Wood (partial).
The district is currently represented by Republican Tom Tiffany.
While in 2008, the district gave 56% of the vote to Barack Obama, it has swung to the Republicans in recent presidential elections with Mitt Romney winning with 51% of the vote in 2012 and Donald Trump winning with 58% of the vote in 2016.
Agriculture is a major industry and employer in the rural 7th district. This district has been a major producer of milk from cows, grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas. 60% of the farmland in this district is used for crop production, another major economic stimulant.
List of members representing the district
Election results from recent presidential races
|2000||Gore 48 - 47%|
|2004||Kerry 50 - 49%|
|2008||Obama 56 - 43%|
|2012||Romney 51 - 48%|
|2016||Trump 58 - 37%|
|2020||Trump 59 - 39%|
Historical district boundaries
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- "The Future of Farming and Rural Life in Wisconsin: Findings, Recommendations, Steps to a Healthy Future" (PDF).
- "2012 Congressional District Profiles" (PDF). United States Department of Agriculture - National Agricultural Statistics Service.
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