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Rep. Scott Fitzgerald

Representative for Wisconsin’s 5th District

pronounced skot // FITZ-ger-ald

Fitzgerald is the representative for Wisconsin’s 5th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2021. Fitzgerald is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 59 years old.

Elections must be decided by counting votes

Our work to hold Congress accountable only matters if elections are decided by counting votes. President Trump, his senior government advisors, and Republican legislators collaborated to have the 2020 presidential election decided instead by incumbent politicians running in the very same election. Their attempts to suppress entire state-certified vote counts without adjudication in the courts and using a disinformation campaign of lies and conspiracy theories was a months-long, multifarious attempted coup.

Fitzgerald was among the Republican legislators who participated in the attempted coup. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the violent insurrection at the Capitol, Fitzgerald voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators pumped the lies and preposterous legal arguments about the election that motivated the January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol. The January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol, led on the front lines by militant white supremacy groups, attempted to prevent President-elect Joe Biden from taking office by disrupting Congress’s count of electors.
Photo of Rep. Scott Fitzgerald [R-WI5]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Fitzgerald.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Fitzgerald is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Fitzgerald has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 22, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Scott Fitzgerald sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Fitzgerald sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (41%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Commerce (18%) Education (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Fitzgerald recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Fitzgerald voted Nay

Fitzgerald voted Nay

Fitzgerald voted Yea

Passed 360/64 on Sep 22, 2022.

Fitzgerald voted Nay

Fitzgerald voted Yea

Fitzgerald voted Nay

Passed 336/85 on Jun 22, 2022.

Fitzgerald voted Yea

Fitzgerald voted Nay

Passed 373/52 on Dec 8, 2021.

Fitzgerald voted Nay

Passed 364/60 on Dec 8, 2021.

Fitzgerald voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to Mar 2023, Fitzgerald missed 12 of 1,151 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is on par with the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: