Wisconsin's 24th State Senate district


The 24th Senate District of Wisconsin is one of 33 districts in the Wisconsin State Senate.[3] Located in central Wisconsin, the district comprises all of Portage County and most of Wood County, as well as the northern half of Adams County, the western half of Waushara County, eastern Jackson County, and northern Monroe County. It contains the cities of Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids, and the U.S. Army base Fort McCoy.[4]

Wisconsin's 24th
State Senate district

Map of the district
Wisconsin Senate District 24, defined in 2011 Wisc. Act 43
  Patrick Testin
RStevens Point
since January 3, 2017 (5 years)
Demographics93.0% White
0.8% Black
3.3% Hispanic
1.8% Asian
0.6% Native American
0.5% Other
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
NotesCentral Wisconsin

Current elected officialsEdit

Patrick Testin is the senator representing the 24th district, and is the current President pro tempore of the Wisconsin Senate. He was first elected in the 2016 general election and is now in his second four-year term.[5]

Each Wisconsin State Senate district is composed of three Wisconsin State Assembly districts. The 24th Senate district comprises the 70th, 71st, and 72nd Assembly districts. The current representatives of those districts are:

The 23rd Senate district crosses two congressional districts. The portion of the district in eastern Jackson County, northeast Monroe County, and western Wood County fall within Wisconsin's 7th congressional district, which is represented by U.S. Representative Tom Tiffany; the remainder of the district in central Jackson County, northwest Monroe County, eastern Wood County, and Adams and Portage counties fall within Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district, which is represented by U.S. Representative Ron Kind.[9]

Past senatorsEdit

Previous senators include:[10]

Note: the boundaries of districts have changed repeatedly over history. Previous politicians of a specific numbered district have represented a completely different geographic area, due to redistricting.

Senator Party Notes Session Years District Definition
District created by 1852 Wisc. Act 499. 1852
WI Senate District 24, 1853-1862

Green County
Thomas Bowen Dem. Redistricted from the 8th district. 6th 1853
Francis H. West Dem. 7th 1854
Rep. 8th 1855
George E. Dexter Rep. 9th 1856
10th 1857
John H. Warren Rep. 11th 1858
12th 1859
John W. Stewart Rep. 13th 1860
14th 1861
Edmund A. West Rep. 15th 1862
16th 1863
Walter S. Wescott Natl. Union 17th 1864
18th 1865
Henry Adams Natl. Union 19th 1866
20th 1867
Rep. 21st 1868
22nd 1869
John C. Hall Rep. 23rd 1870
24th 1871
Joseph E. Irish Rep. 25th 1872 Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix counties
26th 1873
Henry D. Barron Rep. Resigned Dec. 1876 after elected Wisconsin circuit court judge. 27th 1874
28th 1875
29th 1876
Sam Fifield Rep. Won 1876 special election. 30th 1877 Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Polk, and St. Croix counties
1875 population: 29,389
1880 population: 41,915
Dana Reed Bailey Rep. 31st 1878
32nd 1879
Sam Fifield Rep. 33rd 1880
34th 1881
James Hill Rep. 35th 1882
36th 1883–1884 Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Polk, St. Croix, and Washburn counties
1880 population: 40,856
Joel F. Nason Rep. 37th 1885–1886
38th 1887–1888 Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Polk, Sawyer, and Washburn counties
1885 population: 41,321
Charles S. Taylor Rep. 39th 1889–1890
40th 1891–1892
Thompson Weeks Rep. 41st 1893–1894 Walworth County and eastern Rock County
42nd 1895–1896
John W. Whelan Rep. 43rd 1897–1898 Buffalo, Eau Claire, and Pepin counties
1895 population: 57,670
1900 population: 56,362
44th 1899–1900
Frank McDonough Rep. 45th 1901–1902
46th 1903–1904 Chippewa, Eau Claire, and Gates counties
1900 population: 64,729
James H. Noble Rep. 47th 1905–1906
48th 1907–1908
John W. Thomas Rep. 49th 1909–1910
50th 1911–1912
Robert W. Monk Rep. 51st 1913–1914 Clark and Wood counties
1910 population: 60,657
52nd 1915–1916
Isaac P. Witter Rep. 53rd 1917–1918
54th 1919–1920
William L. Smith Rep. 55th 1921–1922
56th 1923–1924 Clark, Taylor, and Wood counties
57th 1925–1926
58th 1927–1928
Walter J. Rush Rep. 59th 1929–1930
60th 1931–1932
61st 1933–1934
62nd 1935–1936
Prog. 63rd 1937–1938
64th 1939–1940
Melvin R. Laird Rep. Died March 1946. 65th 1941–1942
66th 1943–1944
67th 1945–1946
Melvin R. Laird Jr. Rep. Won 1946 special election.
Re-elected 1948.
Elected to U.S. House in 1952.
68th 1947–1948
69th 1949–1950
70th 1951–1952
William W. Clark Rep. 71st 1953–1954
72nd 1955–1956 Clark, Portage, and Wood counties
73rd 1957–1958
74th 1959–1960
John M. Potter Rep. 75th 1961–1962
76th 1963–1964
William C. Hansen Dem. 77th 1965–1966 Green Lake, Portage, Waushara, and Wood counties
78th 1967–1968
Raymond F. Heinzen Rep. 79th 1969–1970
80th 1971–1972
William A. Bablitch Dem. Resigned July 1983 after election to Wisconsin Supreme Court. 81st 1973–1974 Portage and Green Lake counties, and
Most of Waushara County
Northern Wood County
Southern Marathon County
Eastern Clark County
Part of Fond du Lac County
Part of Dodge County
Part of Winnebago County
82nd 1975–1976
83rd 1977–1978
84th 1979–1980
85th 1981–1982
86th 1983–1984 Portage and Wood counties, and
Western Waupaca County
Part of Marathon County
David Helbach Dem. Won 1983 special election.
Resigned Feb. 1995.
87th 1985–1986 Portage and Wood counties, and
Northwest Adams County
Part of Waupaca County
Part of Marathon County
88th 1987–1988
89th 1989–1990
90th 1991–1992
91st 1993–1994 Most of Adams County
Most of Portage County
Most of Wood County
92nd 1995–1996
Kevin Shibilski Dem. Won 1995 special election.
Resigned Dec. 2002.
93rd 1997–1998
94th 1999–2000
95th 2001–2002
--Vacant-- 96th 2003–2004 Most of Adams County
Most of Portage County
Most of Wood County

Julie Lassa Dem. Won 2003 special election.
97th 2005–2006
98th 2007–2008
99th 2009–2010
100th 2011–2012
101st 2013–2014 Portage County and
Most of Wood County
Northern Adams County
Westerm Waushara County
Eastern Jackson County
Northern Monroe County
102nd 2015–2016
Patrick Testin Rep. 103rd 2017–2018
104th 2019–2020
105th 2021–2022


  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. 164–175. Retrieved January 30, 2021.
  2. ^ Wisconsin Legislative District Health Profile - Senate District 24 (PDF) (Report). University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2021.
  3. ^ "Senate District 24". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  4. ^ "Wisconsin Legislative Districts - Senate District 24 Boundaries". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 18, 2021.
  5. ^ "Senator Patrick Testin". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 18, 2021.
  6. ^ "Representative Nancy VanderMeer". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 18, 2021.
  7. ^ "Representative Katrina Shankland". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 18, 2021.
  8. ^ "Representative Scott Krug". Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 18, 2021.
  9. ^ "State of Wisconsin Congressional Districts" (PDF). Wisconsin Legislature. Retrieved March 18, 2021.
  10. ^ Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau (comp.). State of Wisconsin 1991-1992 Blue Book. Madison: Wisconsin Department of Administration, 1991, pp. 657-666.

External linksEdit

  • District Website
  • Senator Lassa's Website