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Arkansas's 4th congressional district

Arkansas's 4th congressional district is a congressional district located in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Arkansas. Notable towns in the district include Camden, Hope, Hot Springs, Magnolia, Pine Bluff, and Texarkana.

Arkansas's 4th congressional district
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Current Representative Bruce Westerman (RHot Springs)
Area 20,951 sq mi (54,260 km2)
Distribution
  • 66.2% urban
  • 33.8% rural
Population (2015) 711,737[1]
Median income 29,675
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+17[2]

The district is represented by Republican Bruce Westerman.

George W. Bush received 51% of the vote in this district in 2004. John McCain won the district in 2008 with 58.14% of the vote while Barack Obama received 39.33%.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Contents

VotingEdit

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2016 President Trump 64 - 31%
2012 President Romney 62 - 36%
2008 President McCain 58 - 39%
2004 President Bush 51 - 48%
2000 President Gore 49 - 48%

List of representativesEdit

Representative Party Years Note
District created
March 4, 1875
  Thomas M. Gunter Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1883 Redistricted from the 3rd district
  Samuel W. Peel Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885 Redistricted to the 5th district
  John H. Rogers Democratic March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1891 Redistricted from the 3rd district
  William L. Terry Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1901
  Charles C. Reid Democratic March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903 Redistricted to the 5th district
  John S. Little Democratic March 4, 1903 – January 14, 1907 Redistricted from the 2nd district, Resigned after being elected Governor
Vacant
January 14, 1907 – March 4, 1907
  William B. Cravens Democratic March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1913
  Otis Wingo Democratic March 4, 1913 – October 21, 1930 Died
Vacant
October 21, 1930 – November 4, 1930
  Effiegene L. Wingo Democratic November 4, 1930 – March 3, 1933
  William B. Cravens Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 13, 1939 Died
Vacant
January 13, 1939 – September 12, 1939
  William F. Cravens Democratic September 12, 1939 – January 3, 1949
  Boyd A. Tackett Democratic January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1953
  Oren Harris Democratic January 3, 1953 – February 2, 1966 Resigned to become US District judge for the Eastern and Western District of Arkansas
Vacant
February 2, 1966 – March 9, 1966
  David Pryor Democratic March 9, 1966 – January 3, 1973
  Ray Thornton Democratic January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1979
  Beryl Anthony, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1993
  Jay Dickey Republican January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2001
  Mike Ross Democratic January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2013
  Tom Cotton Republican January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2015 elected to the Senate in 2014
  Bruce Westerman Republican January 3, 2015 –
present

Recent election resultsEdit

2002Edit

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael Avery Ross* 119,633 60.56%
Republican Jay Dickey 77,904 39.44%
Majority 41,729 21.12%
Total votes 197,537 100.00
Democratic hold

2004Edit

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael Avery Ross* 243,003 100.00%
Majority 243,003 100.00%
Total votes 100.00
Democratic hold

2006Edit

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael Avery Ross* 128,236 74.73%
Republican Joe Ross 43,360 25.27%
Majority 84,876 49.46%
Total votes 171,596 100.00
Democratic hold

2008Edit

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael Avery Ross* 203,178 86.17%
Green J. Joshua Drake 32,603 13.83%
Majority 170,575 72.34%
Total votes 235,781 100.00
Democratic hold

2010Edit

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael Avery Ross* 102,479 57.53%
Republican Beth Anne Rankin 71,526 40.15%
Green J. Joshua Drake 4,129 2.32%
Majority 30,953 17.38%
Total votes 178,134 100.00
Democratic hold

2012Edit

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tom Cotton 154,149 59.53%
Democratic Gene Jeffress 95,013 36.69%
Libertarian Bobby Tullis 4,984 1.92%
Green J. Joshua Drake 4,807 1.86%
Majority 59,136 22.84%
Total votes 258,953 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

2014Edit

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Bruce Westerman 110,789 54%
Democratic James Lee Witt 87,742 43%
Libertarian Ken Hamilton 7,598 3%
Majority 23,047 11%
Total votes 206,131 100.00%
Republican hold

2016Edit

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Bruce Westerman 182,885 75%
Libertarian Ken Hamilton 61,274 25%
Majority 121,611 50%
Total votes 244,159 100.00%
Republican hold

2018Edit

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

Living former MembersEdit

As of April 2017, there are four former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arkansas's 4th congressional district that are currently living. The most recent representative to die was Jay Dickey (1993-2001) on April 20, 2017.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
David Pryor 1966–1973 (1934-08-29) August 29, 1934 (age 84)
Beryl Anthony Jr. 1979–1993 (1938-02-21) February 21, 1938 (age 80)
Mike Ross 2001–2013 (1961-08-02) August 2, 1961 (age 57)
Tom Cotton 2013–2015 (1977-05-13) May 13, 1977 (age 41)

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: 34°13′11″N 93°12′16″W / 34.21972°N 93.20444°W / 34.21972; -93.20444