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Arkansas's 3rd congressional district

Arkansas's 3rd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Arkansas. The district covers Northwest Arkansas and takes in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Springdale and Fort Smith.

Arkansas's 3rd congressional district
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U.S. RepresentativeSteve Womack (RRogers)
Area8,661 sq mi (22,430 km2)
Distribution
  • 54.4% urban
  • 45.6% rural
Population (2015)782,717[1]
Median income33,915
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+19[2]

The district is represented by Republican Steve Womack, who succeeded fellow Republican and now U.S. Senator John Boozman.

The district from 2003 to 2013

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CharacterEdit

Wal-Mart's corporate headquarters are located in this district in Bentonville. The University of Arkansas is located in Fayetteville. Springdale is the home of Tyson Foods.

It is the most Republican district in the state. The seat has been in Republican hands continuously since the election of John Paul Hammerschmidt in 1966. George W. Bush received 62% of the vote in this district in 2004. John McCain swept the district in 2008 with 64.16% of the vote while Barack Obama received 33.45% of the vote. It was McCain's best and Obama's worst performance in Arkansas.

VotingEdit

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2016 President Trump 62 - 31%
2012 President Romney 66 - 32%
2008 President McCain 64 - 34%
2004 President Bush 62 - 36%
2000 President Bush 60 - 37%

List of representativesEdit

Representative Party Years Note
Civil War and Reconstruction
  Thomas Boles Republican June 22, 1868 – March 3, 1871
  John Edwards Liberal Republican March 4, 1871 – February 9, 1872 Lost contested election
  Thomas Boles Republican February 9, 1872 – March 3, 1873 Won contested election
  William W. Wilshire Republican March 4, 1873 – June 16, 1874 Lost contested election
  Thomas M. Gunter Democratic June 16, 1874 – March 3, 1875 Won contested election, Redistricted to the 4th district
  William W. Wilshire Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
  Jordan E. Cravens Independent Democrat March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
Democratic March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883
  John H. Rogers Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885 Redistricted to the 4th district
Vacant
March 4, 1885 – December 7, 1885
  Thomas C. McRae Democratic December 7, 1885 – March 3, 1903 Elected after James K. Jones resigned after being elected to the US Senate
  Hugh A. Dinsmore Democratic March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905 Redistricted from the 5th district
  John C. Floyd Democratic March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1915
  John N. Tillman Democratic March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1929
  Claude A. Fuller Democratic March 4, 1929 – January 3, 1939
Clyde T. Ellis Democratic January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1943
  J. William Fulbright Democratic January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945
  James W. Trimble Democratic January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1967
  John P. Hammerschmidt Republican January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1993
  Tim Hutchinson Republican January 3, 1993 – January 2, 1997 elected to Senate
Vacant
January 2, 1997 – January 3, 1997
  Asa Hutchinson Republican January 3, 1997 – August 6, 2001 Resigned after being appointed Director of the Drug Enforcement Administration
Vacant
August 6, 2001 – November 20, 2001
  John Boozman Republican November 20, 2001 – January 3, 2011 elected to Senate
  Steve Womack Republican January 3, 2011 – present Incumbent

Recent election resultsEdit

2002Edit

U.S. House election, 2002: Arkansas, District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John Boozman* 141,478 98.90%
Write-in George N. Lyne 1,577 1.10%
Majority 139,901 97.80%
Total votes 143,055 100.00
Republican hold

2004Edit

U.S. House election, 2004: Arkansas, District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John Boozman* 160,629 59.32%
Democratic Jan Judy 103,158 38.09%
Independent Dale Morfey 7,016 2.59%
Majority 57,471 21.23%
Total votes 270,803 100.00
Republican hold

2006Edit

U.S. House election, 2006: Arkansas, District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John Boozman* 125,039 62.23%
Democratic Woodrow Anderson 75,885 37.77%
Majority 49,154 24.46%
Total votes 200,924 100.00
Republican hold

2008Edit

U.S. House election, 2008: Arkansas, District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John Boozman* 215,196 78.53%
Green Abel Noah Tomlinson 58,850 21.47%
Majority 156,346 57.06%
Total votes 274,046 100.00
Republican hold

2010Edit

U.S. House election, 2010: Arkansas, District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Steve Womack 148,581 72.44%
Democratic David Whitaker 56,542 27.56%
Majority 92,039 44.88%
Total votes 205,123 100.00
Republican hold

2012Edit

U.S. House election, 2012: Arkansas, District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Steve Womack* 186,467 75.90%
Green Rebekah Kennedy 39,318 16.01%
Libertarian David Pangrac 19,875 8.09%
Majority 147,149 59.89%
Total votes 245,660 100.00
Republican hold

2014Edit

U.S. House election, 2014: Arkansas, District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Steve Womack* 151,630 79%
Libertarian Grant Bland 39,305 21%
Majority 112,325 59%
Total votes 190,935 100.00%
Republican hold

2016Edit

U.S. House election, 2016: Arkansas, District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Steve Womack* 217,192 77%
Libertarian Grant Bland 63,715 23%
Majority 153,477 54%
Total votes 280,907 100.00%
Republican hold

2018Edit

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

Living former MembersEdit

As of April 2015, there are three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arkansas's 3rd congressional district that are currently living. The most recent representative to die was John Paul Hammerschmidt (1967-1993) on April 1, 2015.

All three former members listed went on to become either the Governor or a U.S. Senator.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Tim Hutchinson 1993–1997 (1949-08-11) August 11, 1949 (age 69)
Asa Hutchinson 1997–2001 (1950-12-03) December 3, 1950 (age 67)
John Boozman 2001–2011 (1950-12-10) December 10, 1950 (age 67)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.

Coordinates: 36°08′18″N 94°03′45″W / 36.13833°N 94.06250°W / 36.13833; -94.06250