Rep. Mike Gallagher wins reelection

Posted at 11:30 PM, Nov 03, 2020

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Green Bay) has won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 4th Congressional District of Wisconsin, according to results from the Associated Press.

This will be Rep. Gallagher’s third term in Congress. He currently sits on the House Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure as well as Armed Forces.

Some of Rep. Gallagher’s key votes from the 116th Congress include voting in favor of U.S. House Joint Resolution 46 terminating President Trump’s emergency border wall declaration, against U.S. House Bill 1644 to re-impose federal net neutrality rules, and against U.S. House bill 4617 to expand restrictions regarding online campaigns ads while regulating foreign involvement in U.S. elections.

According to GovTrack, Rep. Gallagher has missed 35 of 1,007 votes in his latest term.

The incumbent Galalgher has served the district since winning Reid Ribble’s vacated seat in 2016. Gallagher beat Democratic candidate Tom Nelson 62.6 to 37.3 percent in after Ribble announced retirement. In 2018, Gallagher beat Democrat Beau Liegeois by similar margins.

Gallagher was born in Green Bay. After earning his Bachelors of Arts from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, Gallagher served as a US Marine Corps intelligence officer for seven years. This active duty included two deployments to Iraq. During his service, Gallagher continued to study intelligence, security and international relations while earning two Master degrees and a Ph.D. at the National Intelligence University and Georgetown University.

The 4th Congressional District includes much of Northeast Wisconsin: Brown, Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca and part of Winnebago counties. This area includes the Green Bay-Appleton corridor, which is considered the most closely divided part of Wisconsin ahead of the 2020 presidential election, according to a Marquette Law poll.