Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district

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Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district
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Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Ron Kind
DLa Crosse
Area13,565.50 sq mi (35,134.5 km2)
Distribution
  • 43.15% urban
  • 56.85% rural
Population (2000)670,462
Median income$54,704[1]
Ethnicity
Occupation
Cook PVIEVEN[2]

Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district is a U.S. congressional district covering much of the Driftless Area in southwestern and western Wisconsin. The district includes the cities of La Crosse and Eau Claire, as well as most of the Wisconsin side of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. It borders the states of Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois. Democrat Ron Kind has represented the district since 1997.

The political nature of the district is moderate with a slight lean to the left, given its combination of an overall rural and suburban character counterbalanced by two significant urban centers (Eau Claire and La Crosse) and the Twin Cities suburbs. It historically elected moderate Republicans; before Kind's 1996 victory only two Democrats represented it in the 20th century.

John Kerry narrowly carried the district in 2004 with 51% of the vote. The district voted more Democratic in 2008, giving Barack Obama 58% of the vote and 41% to John McCain.

List of members representing the district[edit]

Congress(es) Representative Party Years Note
District created March 4, 1849
31st
32nd
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James Duane Doty
Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
Independent Democrat March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
33rd No image.svg
John B. Macy
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.]
34th
35th
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Charles Billinghurst
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
36th CharlesHLarrabee.jpg
Charles H. Larrabee
Democratic March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing.]
37th Andrew Scott Sloan (Wisconsin Congressman).jpg
A. Scott Sloan
Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
38th
39th
40th
41st
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Amasa Cobb
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing.]
42nd
43rd
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J. Allen Barber
Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing.]
44th HenrySMagoon.jpg
Henry S. Magoon
Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing.]
45th
46th
47th
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George Cochrane Hazelton
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
48th Burr W. Jones in "The badger" (1916).jpg
Burr W. Jones
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
49th
50th
51st
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Robert M. La Follette, Sr.
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.]
52nd AllenRBushnell.jpg
Allen R. Bushnell
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
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Joseph W. Babcock
Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1907
[Data unknown/missing.]
60th No image.svg
James William Murphy
Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1909
[Data unknown/missing.]
61st
62nd
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Arthur W. Kopp
Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
63rd
64th
65th
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John M. Nelson
Republican March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1919
Redistricted from the 2nd district
66th JamesGMonahan.jpg
James G. Monahan
Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
[Data unknown/missing.]
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
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John M. Nelson
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
73rd
74th
75th
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Gardner R. Withrow
Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
Redistricted from the 7th district
Progressive January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1939
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Harry W. Griswold
Republican January 3, 1939 –
July 4, 1939
Died
Vacant July 4, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
77th
78th
79th
80th
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William H. Stevenson
Republican January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1949
[Data unknown/missing.]
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
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Gardner R. Withrow
Republican January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1961
[Data unknown/missing.]
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
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Vernon Wallace Thomson
Republican January 3, 1961 –
December 31, 1974
Resigned
Vacant December 31, 1974 –
January 3, 1975
94th
95th
96th
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Alvin Baldus
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1981
Lost re-election
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
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Steve Gunderson
Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1997
Retired
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
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Ron Kind
Democratic January 3, 1997 –
Present
Incumbent

Election results from presidential races[edit]

Year Office Results Political parties that won the district
2000 President Al Gore 49 - George W. Bush 46% Democratic Party (United States)
2004 President John Kerry 51 - George W. Bush 48% Democratic Party (United States)
2008 President Barack Obama 58 - John McCain 41% Democratic Party (United States)
2012 President Barack Obama 55 - Mitt Romney 44% Democratic Party (United States)
2016 President Donald Trump 49 - Hillary Clinton 45% Republican Party (United States)

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district[edit]

As of February 2017, one former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district is alive.

U.S. Representative U.S. House of Representatives Term Date of birth (and age)
Steve Gunderson 1981–1997 (1951-05-10) May 10, 1951 (age 68)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=55&cd=03
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°03′23″N 90°53′30″W / 44.05639°N 90.89167°W / 44.05639; -90.89167