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Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.)

  • District: 5th District, Southeast -- Milwaukee suburbs
  • Residence: Menomonee Falls
  • Born: June 14, 1943; Chicago, Ill.
  • Religion: Anglican Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Cheryl Sensenbrenner; two children
  • Education: Stanford U., A.B. 1965 (political science); U. of Wisconsin, J.D. 1968
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Wis. Assembly, 1969-75; Wis. Senate, 1975-79; U.S. House, 1979-present
  • Elected: 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)
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State Information: 5th District, Southeast -- Milwaukee suburbs

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Jim Sensenbrenner (R) 250,335 67.7%
Dave Heaster (D) 118,478 32%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 38% Mitt Romney: 61%
2008 Barack Obama: 42% John McCain: 57%




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