Colorado's 2nd congressional district
Colorado's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Colorado. The district is located in the north-central part of the state and encompasses the northwestern suburbs of Denver including Boulder, Northglenn, Thornton, and Westminster. The district also includes the mountain towns of Vail, Grand Lake and Idaho Springs. Redistricting in 2011 has moved Larimer County, including the cities of Fort Collins and Loveland, to the 2nd from the 4th district for the 2012 election.
|Colorado's 2nd congressional district|
Colorado's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
While there are some towns in the rural parts of the district that tilt Republican, the growing Democratic trend in areas closer to Denver (especially in Boulder) keeps the 2nd as a safe seat for the Democrats.
- 1 History
- 2 Voting
- 3 Characteristics
- 4 List of members representing the district
- 5 Previous election results
- 6 Living former members
- 7 Historical district boundaries
- 8 See also
- 9 References
Following the 1990 U.S. Census and associated realignment of Colorado congressional districts, the 2nd Congressional District consisted of Boulder, Clear Creek, and Gilpin counties, as well as portions of Adams, and Jefferson counties.
Following the 2000 U.S. Census and associated realignment of Colorado congressional districts, the 2nd Congressional District consisted of Broomfield, Clear Creek, Eagle, Gilpin, Grand, and Summit counties, as well as portions of Adams, Boulder, Jefferson, and Weld counties.
Following the 2010 U.S. Census and associated realignment of Colorado congressional districts, the 2nd Congressional District consisted of Broomfield, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Grand, Larimer and Summit counties; most of Boulder and Jefferson counties; and portions of Eagle and Park counties. Following the census, the 2nd district stretched further north to the Wyoming border while losing the western portion of Eagle County.
|Election results from presidential races|
|2000||President||Gore 52 - 43%|
|2004||President||Kerry 58 - 41%|
|2008||President||Obama 64 - 34%|
|2012||President||Obama 58 - 40%|
|2016||President||Clinton 56 – 35%|
This district is anchored in Boulder and Larimer counties which have the bulk of population in the district.
List of members representing the districtEdit
Previous election resultsEdit
|Natural Law||Patrick West||1,617||1%|
|Constitution||Erik J. Brauer||1,258||1%|
|Republican||Stephen M. Hackman||94,160||30%|
|Unity||William Robert Hammons||2,176||1%|
|Green||Susan P. Hall||10,413||2%|
Living former membersEdit
As of January 2019[update], there are four former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Colorado's 2nd congressional district who are currently living at this time. The most recent representative to die was Donald G. Brotzman (served 1963–1965, 1965–1975) on September 15, 2004.
|Representative||Term in office||Date of birth (and age)|
|Tim Wirth||1975–1987||September 22, 1939|
|David Skaggs||1987–1999||February 22, 1943|
|Mark Udall||1999–2009||July 18, 1950|
|Jared Polis||2009–2019||May 12, 1975|
Historical district boundariesEdit
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- Judge rules in favor of Democratic map in Colorado redistricting. Denver Post. 2011-11-14. 
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present