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Arkansas's 2nd congressional district

Arkansas's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district located in the central part of the U.S. state of Arkansas and includes the state capital of Little Rock, its suburbs and surrounding areas.

Arkansas's 2nd congressional district
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U.S. RepresentativeFrench Hill (RLittle Rock)
Area6,045 sq mi (15,660 km2)
Distribution
  • 66.2% urban
  • 33.8% rural
Population (2015)761,348[1]
Median income37,221
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+7[2]

It is represented by Republican French Hill.

George W. Bush won 51% of the vote in this district in 2004. John McCain carried the district in 2008 with 53.69% of the vote while Barack Obama received 44.07%.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Contents

VotingEdit

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 49–48%
2004 President Bush 51–48%
2008 President McCain 54–44%
2012 President Romney 55–43%
2016 President Trump 52–42%

List of representativesEdit

Representative Party Year Electoral history
District created March 4, 1853
  Edward A. Warren Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.]
  Albert Rust Democratic March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
  Edward A. Warren Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing.]
  Albert Rust Democratic March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
Retired.
Civil War and Reconstruction
  James M. Hinds Republican June 22, 1868 –
October 22, 1868
Assassinated by Klansman George Clark
Vacant October 22, 1868 –
January 13, 1869
  James T. Elliott Republican January 13, 1869 –
March 3, 1869
[Data unknown/missing.]
  Anthony A.C. Rogers Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing.]
  Oliver P. Snyder Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing.]
  William F. Slemons Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1881
[Data unknown/missing.]
  James K. Jones Democratic March 4, 1881 –
February 19, 1885
Resigned after being elected to the US Senate
Vacant February 19, 1885 –
March 4, 1885
  Clifton R. Breckinridge Democratic March 4, 1885 –
September 5, 1890
Lost contested election
Vacant September 5, 1890 –
November 4, 1890
  Clifton R. Breckinridge Democratic November 4, 1890 –
August 14, 1894
Elected after John M. Clayton was assassinated while contest was pending.
Resigned to become U.S. Minister to Russia
Vacant August 14, 1894 –
December 3, 1894
  John S. Little Democratic December 3, 1894 –
March 3, 1903
Redistricted to the 4th district
  Stephen Brundidge, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1909
Redistricted from the 6th district
  William A. Oldfield Democratic March 4, 1909 –
November 19, 1928
Died
Vacant November 19, 1928 –
January 9, 1929
  Pearl P. Oldfield Democratic January 9, 1929 –
March 3, 1931
[Data unknown/missing.]
  John E. Miller Democratic March 4, 1931 –
November 14, 1937
Resigned after being elected to the U.S. Senate
Vacant November 14, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
  Wilbur Mills Democratic January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1977
Retired
  Jim Guy Tucker Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1979
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
  Ed Bethune Republican January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1985
Retired
  Tommy Robinson Democratic January 3, 1985 –
July 28, 1989
Changed parties
Republican July 28, 1989 –
January 3, 1991
Retired to run for Governor of Arkansas
  Ray Thornton Democratic January 3, 1991 –
January 1, 1997
Resigned to become Associate justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court
Vacant January 1, 1997 –
January 3, 1997
  Vic Snyder Democratic January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2011
Retired
  Tim Griffin Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2015
Retired to run for Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas
  French Hill Republican January 3, 2015 –

Recent election resultsEdit

2002Edit

Arkansas's 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Vic Snyder* 142,752 93%
Write-in Ed Garner 10,874 7%
Majority 131,878 86%
Total votes 153,626 100.00%
Democratic hold

2004Edit

Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Vic Snyder* 160,834 58%
Republican Marvin Parks 115,655 42%
Majority 45,179 16%
Total votes 276,493 100.00%
Democratic hold

2006Edit

Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Vic Snyder* 124,871 61%
Republican Andy Mayberry 81,432 39%
Majority 43,439 21%
Total votes 206,303 100.00%
Democratic hold

2008Edit

Arkansas's 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Vic Snyder* 212,303 77%
Green Deb McFarland 64,398 23%
Write-in Danial Suits 665 0.24%
Majority 147,905 53%
Total votes 277,366 100.00%
Democratic hold

2010Edit

Arkansas's 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tim Griffin 122,091 58%
Democratic Joyce Elliott 80,687 38%
Independent Lance Levi 4,421 2%
Green Lewis Kennedy 3,599 2%
Write-in Write-ins 54 0.03%
Majority 41,404 20%
Total votes 210,852 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

2012Edit

Arkansas's 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tim Griffin* 158,175 55%
Democratic Herb Rule 113,156 39%
Green Barbara Ward 8,566 3%
Libertarian Chris Hayes 6,701 2%
Majority 45,019 16%
Total votes 286,598 100.00%
Republican hold

2014Edit

Arkansas's 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican French Hill 123,073 52%
Democratic Pat Hays 103,477 44%
Libertarian Debbie Standiford 10,590 4%
Majority 19,596 8%
Total votes 237,140 100.00%
Republican hold

2016Edit

Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2016[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican French Hill* 176,472 58.34%
Democratic Dianne Curry 111,347 36.81%
Libertarian Chris Hayes 14,342 4.74%
Write-in Write-ins 303 0.10%
Majority 65,125 21.53%
Total votes 302,464 100.00%
Republican hold

2018Edit

The 2018 election will be held on November 6, 2018.

Living former membersEdit

As of April 2015, there are five former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arkansas's 2nd congressional district that are currently living. The most recent representative to die was Ray Thornton (1991–1997) on April 13, 2016.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Jim Guy Tucker 1977–1979 (1943-06-13) June 13, 1943 (age 75)
Ed Bethune 1979–1985 (1935-12-19) December 19, 1935 (age 82)
Tommy F. Robinson 1985–1991 (1942-03-07) March 7, 1942 (age 76)
Vic Snyder 1997–2011 (1947-09-27) September 27, 1947 (age 71)
Tim Griffin 2011–2015 (1968-08-21) August 21, 1968 (age 50)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "2016 election results".

BibliographyEdit

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