Alabama's 3rd congressional district

Coordinates: 32°57′45.31″N 85°36′59.24″W / 32.9625861°N 85.6164556°W / 32.9625861; -85.6164556

Alabama's 3rd congressional district is a United States congressional district in Alabama that elects a representative to the United States House of Representatives. It is based in east central Alabama and encompasses portions of Montgomery and the entirety of Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Lee, Macon, Randolph, Russell, St. Clair, Talladega, and Tallapoosa counties.

Alabama's 3rd congressional district
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Alabama's 3rd congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Mike Rogers
RAnniston
Area7,988 sq mi (20,690 km2)
Distribution
  • 50.24% urban[1]
  • 49.76% rural
Population (2019)717,896[2]
Median household
income
$51,925[3]
Ethnicity
Occupation
Cook PVIR+18[4]

The district takes in some of the city of Montgomery. Other cities in the district include Phenix City, Talladega, Tuskegee and Auburn. At the federal level, the district is fairly Republican-leaning, albeit not as strongly as many of the other districts in the state. John McCain carried the district in 2008 with 56.21% of the vote while Barack Obama clinched 43.04% of the vote.

The district is currently represented by Republican Mike Rogers and was once represented by Bob Riley, the former Governor of Alabama.

Election results from statewide racesEdit

Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 52 - 47%
2004 President Bush 58 - 41%
2008 President McCain 56 - 43%
2012 President Romney 62 - 37%
2016 President Trump 64 - 33%
2020 President Trump 65 - 34%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history Location
District created on March 4, 1823
George Washington Owen Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
20th
Elected in 1823.
Re-elected in 1825.
Re-elected in 1827.
Retired.
1823–1825
"Southern district": Autauga, Baldwin, Butler, Clark, Conecuh, Covington, Dallas, Henry, Mobile, Montgomery, Monroe, Pike, Washington, and Wilcox counties[5]
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
1825–1833
"Southern district": Autauga, Baldwin, Blount, Butler, Clarke, Conecuh, Covington, Dale, Dallas, Henry, Mobile, Montgomery, Monroe, Pike, Washington, and Wilcox counties[6]
 
Dixon Hall Lewis
Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1833
21st
22nd
Elected in 1829.
Re-elected in 1831.
Redistricted to the 4th district.
Samuel Wright Mardis Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
23rd Redistricted from the 2nd district and re-elected in 1833.
Retired.
1833–1843
[data unknown/missing]
Joab Lawler Whig March 4, 1835 –
May 8, 1838
24th
25th
Elected in 1835.
Re-elected in 1837.
Died.
Vacant May 8, 1838 –
September 4, 1838
25th
George Whitfield Crabb Whig September 4, 1838 –
March 3, 1841
25th
26th
Elected to finish Lawler's term.
Re-elected in 1839.
Redistricted to the at-large district and lost re-election.
District inactive, all representatives elected at-large. March 3, 1841 –
March 4, 1843
27th
 
Dixon Hall Lewis
Democratic March 4, 1843 –
April 22, 1844
28th Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1843.
Resigned when appointed U.S. senator.
1843–1853
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant April 22, 1844 –
December 2, 1844
 
William Lowndes Yancey
Democratic December 2, 1844 –
September 1, 1846
28th
29th
Elected to finish Lewis's term.
Re-elected in 1845.
Resigned.
Vacant September 1, 1846 –
December 7, 1846
29th
 
James La Fayette Cottrell
Democratic December 7, 1846 –
March 3, 1847
Elected to finish Yancey's term.
Retired.
Sampson Willis Harris Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1855
30th
31st
32nd
33rd
Elected in 1847.
Re-elected in 1849.
Re-elected in 1851.
Re-elected in 1853.
Redistricted to the 7th district.
1853–1863
[data unknown/missing]
 
James Ferguson Dowdell
Democratic March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1859
34th
35th
Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1855.
Re-elected in 1857.
Retired.
 
David Clopton
Democratic March 4, 1859 –
January 21, 1861
36th Elected in 1859.
Withdrew due to Civil War.
Vacant January 21, 1861 –
July 21, 1868
36th
37th
38th
39th
40th
Civil War and Reconstruction
1863–1873
[data unknown/missing]
 
Benjamin White Norris
Republican July 21, 1868 –
March 3, 1869
40th Elected for partial term in 1868.
Lost re-election.
 
Robert Stell Heflin
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
41st Elected in 1868.
Retired.
 
William Anderson Handley
Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
42nd Elected in 1870.
Retired.
Charles Pelham Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd Elected in 1872.
Retired.
1873–1883
[data unknown/missing]
Taul Bradford Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th Elected in 1874.
Retired.
 
Jeremiah Norman Williams
Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
45th Redistricted from the 2nd district and re-elected in 1876.
Retired.
 
William J. Samford
Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
46th Elected in 1878.
Retired.
 
William C. Oates
Democratic March 4, 1881 –
November 5, 1894
47th
48th
49th
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
Elected in 1880.
Re-elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Retired to run for governor and resigned when elected.
1883–1893
[data unknown/missing]
 
George Paul Harrison Jr.
Democratic November 6, 1894 –
March 3, 1897
53rd
54th
Elected to finish Oates's term.
Also elected to the next full term.
Retired.
1893–1903
[data unknown/missing]
 
Henry De Lamar Clayton Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
May 25, 1914
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
Elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Resigned to become U.S. Judge for the Middle and Northern District of Alabama.
1913–1933
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant May 25, 1914 –
June 29, 1914
63rd
William Oscar Mulkey Democratic June 29, 1914 –
March 3, 1915
Elected to finish Clayton's term.
Retired.
 
Henry B. Steagall
Democratic March 4, 1915 –
November 22, 1943
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
Elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Died.
1943–1953
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant November 22, 1943 –
March 14, 1944
78th  
 
George W. Andrews
Democratic March 14, 1944 –
January 3, 1963
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
Elected to finish Steagall's term.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Redistricted to the at-large district.
1953–1963
[data unknown/missing]
District inactive, all representatives elected at-large. January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
88th
 
George W. Andrews
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
December 25, 1971
89th
90th
91st
92nd
Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Died.
1965–1973
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant December 25, 1971 –
April 4, 1972
92nd
 
Elizabeth B. Andrews
Democratic April 4, 1972 –
January 3, 1973
Elected to finish her husband's term.
Retired.
 
Bill Nichols
Democratic January 3, 1973 –
December 13, 1988
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988 but died before next term began.
1973–1983
[data unknown/missing]
1983–1993
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant December 13, 1988 –
April 4, 1989
100th
101st
 
Glen Browder
Democratic April 4, 1989 –
January 3, 1997
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
Elected to finish Nichols's term.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
1993–2003
[data unknown/missing]
 
Bob Riley
Republican January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2003
105th
106th
107th
Elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Retired to run for Governor of Alabama.
 
Mike Rogers
Republican January 3, 2003 –
present
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
117th
Elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.
2003–2013
 
2013–present
 

Recent election resultsEdit

These are the results from the previous ten election cycles in Alabama's 3rd district.[7]

2002Edit

2002 Alabama's 3rd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers 91,169 50.31%
Democratic Joe Turnham 87,351 48.20%
Libertarian George Crispin 2,565 1.42%
Write-in 138 0.08%
Total votes 181,223 100%
Republican hold

2004Edit

2004 Alabama's 3rd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers (incumbent) 150,411 61.20%
Democratic Bill Fuller 95,240 38.75%
Write-in 133 0.05%
Total votes 245,784 100%
Republican hold

2006Edit

2006 Alabama's 3rd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers (incumbent) 98,257 59.44%
Democratic Greg Pierce 63,559 38.45%
Independent Mark Edwin Layfield 3,414 2.07%
Write-in 71 0.04%
Total votes 165,301 100%
Republican hold

2008Edit

2008 Alabama's 3rd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers (incumbent) 150,819 53.39%
Democratic Joshua Segall 131,299 46.48%
Write-in 367 0.13%
Total votes 282,485 100%
Republican hold

2010Edit

2010 Alabama's 3rd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers (incumbent) 117,736 59.42%
Democratic Steve Segrest 80,204 40.48%
Write-in 199 0.10%
Total votes 198,139 100%
Republican hold

2012Edit

2012 Alabama's 3rd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers (incumbent) 175,306 64.00%
Democratic John Andrew Harris 98,141 35.83%
Write-in 483 0.18%
Total votes 273,930 100%
Republican hold

2014Edit

2014 Alabama's 3rd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers (incumbent) 103,558 66.12%
Democratic Jesse Smith 52,816 33.72%
Write-in 246 0.16%
Total votes 156,620 100%
Republican hold

2016Edit

2016 Alabama's 3rd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers (incumbent) 192,164 66.93%
Democratic Jesse Smith 94,549 32.93%
Write-in 391 0.14%
Total votes 287,104 100%
Republican hold

2018Edit

2018 Alabama's 3rd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers (incumbent) 147,770 63.72%
Democratic Mallory Hagan 83,996 36.22%
Write-in 149 0.06%
Total votes 231,915 100%
Republican hold

2020Edit

2020 Alabama's 3rd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers (incumbent) 217,384 67.46%
Democratic Adia McClellan Winfrey 104,595 32.46%
Write-in 255 0.08%
Total votes 322,234 100%
Republican hold

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Specific
  1. ^ "Congressional Districts | 113th 114th Congress Demographics | Urban Rural Patterns".
  2. ^ "My Congressional District".
  3. ^ "My Congressional District".
  4. ^ "Introducing the 2021 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index". The Cook Political Report. April 15, 2021. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  5. ^ "A New Nation Votes".
  6. ^ "A New Nation Votes".
  7. ^ "AL - District 03". Our Campaigns. Retrieved September 16, 2021.
General

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