Wisconsin's 12th State Senate district

Summary

The 12th Senate District of Wisconsin is one of 33 districts in the Wisconsin State Senate.[3] Located in northern Wisconsin, the district comprises Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Menominee, and Oneida counties, and most of Marinette, Oconto, and Vilas counties, as well as parts of northern Marathon County and Shawano County.[4]

Wisconsin's 12th
State Senate district

Map of the district
Wisconsin Senate District 12, defined in 2011 Wisc. Act 43
Senator
  Mary Felzkowski
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since January 4, 2021 (1 years)
Demographics93.3% White
0.5% Black
1.8% Hispanic
0.4% Asian
3.6% Native American
0.4% Other
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
172,381[1][2]
137,663
NotesNorthern Wisconsin

Current elected officialsEdit

Mary Felzkowski is the senator representing the 12th district. She was first elected in the 2020 general election. She previously served 8 years in the State Assembly.[5]

Each Wisconsin State Senate district is composed of three Wisconsin State Assembly districts. The 12th Senate district comprises the 34th, 35th, and 36th Assembly districts. The current representatives of those districts are:[6]

The 12th Senate district is split between two congressional districts. The portion of the district in Florence, Forest, Langlade, Oneida, Vilas, Lincoln, and Marathon counties falls within the Wisconsin's 7th congressional district, which is represented by U.S. Representative Tom Tiffany; the remainder of the district, which falls within Marinette, Oconto, Menominee, and Shawano counties, is in Wisconsin's 8th congressional district, which is represented by U.S. Representative Mike Gallagher.[7]

Past senatorsEdit

Past senators include:[8]

Note: the boundaries of the district has changed repeatedly over history. Previous politicians of this district have represented a completely different geographic area, due to redistricting. The district definitions for the given era are specified in the "District definition" column.

Senator Party Notes Session Years District Definition
--District created-- 1848
 
Jefferson County
Myron B. Williams Dem. 1st
2nd 1849
Peter H. Turner Dem. 3rd 1850
4th 1851
Alva Stewart Whig Transitioned to 14th district 5th 1852
Eleazer Wakeley Dem. 6th 1853
 
1852–1855

 
1856–1860

 
1861–1865

 
1866–1870
Walworth County
7th 1854
8th 1855
Jesse C. Mills Rep. 9th 1856
10th 1857
John W. Boyd Rep. 11th 1858
12th 1859
Oscar F. Bartlett Rep. 13th 1860
14th 1861
Wyman Spooner Rep. 15th 1862
16th 1863
Newton Littlejohn Natl. Union 17th 1864
18th 1865
19th 1866
20th 1867
Rep. 21st 1868
22nd 1869
Samuel Pratt Rep. 23rd 1870
24th 1871
Orrin Bacon Rep. 25th 1872
 
Green County
26th 1873
Harvey T. Moore Ref. 27th 1874
28th 1875
Joseph B. Treat Rep. 29th 1876
30th 1877
 
1876–1881

 
1882–1887

 
1888–1891
Green and Lafayette counties
31st 1878
32nd 1879
John W. Blackstone Jr. Rep. 33rd 1880
34th 1881
Archibald N. Randall Rep. 35th 1882
36th 1883–1884
James Waddington Rep. 37th 1885–1886
38th 1887–1888
Phineas Clawson Rep. 39th 1889–1890
40th 1891–1892
Neal Brown Dem. 41st 1893–1894
 
Marathon and Wood counties
42nd 1895–1896
Clarence A. Lamoreux Rep. 43rd 1897–1898
 
Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Iron, Sawyer, Washburn counties
44th 1899–1900
William O'Neil Rep. 45th 1901–1902
46th 1903–1904
 
Ashland, Bayfield, Price, Sawyer, Taylor, Washburn counties
Albert W. Sanborn Rep. 47th 1905–1906
48th 1907–1908
49th 1909–1910
50th 1911–1912
A. Pearce Tomkins Rep. 51st 1913–1914
 
Ashland, Bayfield, Sawyer, Rusk, Price counties
1910 population: 69,134
52nd 1915–1916
A. H. Wilkinson Rep. 53rd 1917–1918
54th 1919–1920
Chester H. Werden Rep. 55th 1921–1922
56th 1923–1924
 
Ashland, Iron, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Vilas counties
James H. Carroll Rep. 57th 1925–1926
58th 1927–1928
59th 1929–1930
60th 1931–1932
Bernard J. Gehrmann Rep. Elected to U.S. House in 1934 61sth 1933–1934
Joseph E. McDermid Prog. Won 1935 special election. 62nd 1935–1936
63rd 1937–1938
64th 1939–1940
James H. Carroll Rep. 65th 1941–1942
66th 1943–1944
Ernest A. Heden Rep. 67th 1945–1946
68th 1947–1948
Clayton Hicks Rep. 69th 1949–1950
70th 1951–1952
Paul J. Rogan Rep. Resigned 71st 1953–1954
Bernard J. Gehrmann Rep. Won 1954 special election 72nd 1955–1956
 
Iron, Lincoln, Oneida, Price, Taylor, Vilas counties
Clifford Krueger Rep. Resigned 1982. 73rd 1957–1958
74th 1959–1960
75th 1961–1962
76th 1963–1964
77th 1965–1966
 
Clark, Forest, Lincoln, Oneida, Taylor, Vilas counties
78th 1967–1968
79th 1969–1970
80th 1971–1972
81st 1973–1974
 
Florence, Forest, Lincoln, Oneida, Rusk, Taylor, Vilas &
northeast Clark County,
most of Langlade County,
northern Marinette County,
northern Oconto County,
& southern Price County
82nd 1975–1976
83rd 1977–1978
84th 1979–1980
85th 1981–1982
--Vacant-- 86th 1983–1984
 
Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Menominee, Oneida, Vilas &
part of Marathon County,
northern Marinette County,
part of Oconto County,
& northwestern Shawano County
Lloyd H. Kincaid Dem. Won 1983 special election.
87th 1985–1986
 
Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Menominee, Oneida, Vilas &
part of Marathon County,
northern Marinette County,
northern Oconto County,
& part of Shawano County
88th 1987–1988
89th 1989–1990
--Vacant--
Roger Breske Dem. Won 1990 special election. 90th 1991–1992
91st 1993–1994
 
Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Menominee, Oneida, Vilas &
92nd 1995–1996
93rd 1997–1998
94th 1999–2000
95th 2001–2002
96th 2003–2004
 
Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Menominee, Oneida, Vilas &
part of Marathon County,
northern Marinette County,
northern Oconto County,
& part of Shawano County
97th 2005–2006
98th 2007–2008
Jim Holperin Dem. 99th 2009–2010
100th 2011–2012
Tom Tiffany Rep. Elected to U.S. House in 2020. 101st 2013–2014
 
Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Menominee, Oneida &
102nd 2015–2016
103rd 2017–2018
104th 2019–2020
--Vacant--
Mary Felzkowski Rep. 105th 2021–2022

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 2011 Wisconsin Act 43 and 44 with Baldus et al vs. Brennan et al by Municipal Ward (PDF) (Report). Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau. October 18, 2012. pp. 61–76. Retrieved January 30, 2021.
  2. ^ Wisconsin Legislative District Health Profile - Senate District 12 (PDF) (Report). University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2021.
  3. ^ "Senate District 12". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 7, 2021.
  4. ^ "Wisconsin Legislative Districts - Senate District 12 Boundaries". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 7, 2021.
  5. ^ "Senator Mary Felzkowski". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 7, 2021.
  6. ^ District Map
  7. ^ "State of Wisconsin Congressional Districts" (PDF). Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 7, 2021.
  8. ^ Wisconsin Blue Book, 1991-92 edition, Statistics: History, pages 657-666.

External linksEdit

  • Jim Holperin for State Senate official campaign site