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Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.)


Biography
District: 5th District
Political Highlights: Wis. Assembly, 1969-75; Wis. Senate, 1975-79; U.S. House, 1979-present
Born: June 14, 1943; Chicago, Ill.
Residence: Menomonee Falls
Religion: Anglican Catholic
Family: Wife, Cheryl Sensenbrenner; two children
Education: Stanford U., A.B. 1965; U. of Wisconsin, J.D. 1968
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1978 (18th term)
Committee Assignments: Judiciary (Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet; Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security & Investigations - Chairman; Over-Criminalization Task Force - Chairman); Science, Space & Technology (Environment; Oversight)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalJim Sensenbrenner (R) 250,33567.7
Dave Heaster (D) 118,47832.1
2010generalJim Sensenbrenner (R) 229,64269.3
Todd Kolosso (D) 90,63427.4
Robert Raymond (I) 10,8133.3
2008generalJim Sensenbrenner (R) 275,27179.6
Robert Raymond (I) 69,71520.2
2006generalJim Sensenbrenner (R) 194,66961.8
Bryan Kennedy (D) 112,45135.7
Bob Levis (WG) 4,4321.4
Robert Raymond (I) 3,5251.1
2004generalJim Sensenbrenner (R) 271,15366.6
Bryan Kennedy (D) 129,38431.8
Tim Peterson (LIBERT) 6,5491.6
2002generalJim Sensenbrenner (R) 191,22486.1
Robert Raymond (I) 29,56713.3
2000generalJim Sensenbrenner (R) 239,49874.0
Mike Clawson (D) 83,72025.9
1998generalJim Sensenbrenner (R) 175,53391.4
Jeffrey Gonyo (INDC) 16,4198.6
1996generalJim Sensenbrenner (R) 197,91074.4
Floyd Brenholt (D) 67,74025.5
1994generalJim Sensenbrenner (R) 141,61799.8
1992generalJim Sensenbrenner (R) 192,89869.7
Ingrid Buxton (D) 77,36228.0
David Marlow (I) 4,6191.7
Jeffrey Millikin (LIBERT) 1,8810.7
1990generalJim Sensenbrenner (R) 117,967100.0
1988generalJim Sensenbrenner (R) 185,09375.0
Thomas Hickey (D) 62,00325.0
1986generalJim Sensenbrenner (R) 138,76678.0
Thomas Popp (D) 38,63622.0
1984generalJim Sensenbrenner (R) 180,24773.0
1982generalJim Sensenbrenner (R) 111,503100.0
1980generalJim Sensenbrenner (R) 206,22778.0
1978generalJim Sensenbrenner (R) 118,38661.0
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: WI-05)
 
Safe Republican


See Also:

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8th

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Wisconsin Rep. Tom Petri (R) is 9th.

29th

Wisconsin is 29th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

1,600

Twitter Followers (@JimPressOffice)

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.



Jim Sensenbrenner is ranked 31st on the 50 Richest Members of Congress list.









Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.