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Florida's 4th congressional district

Florida's 4th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Florida. The district takes in most of Jacksonville, along with parts of that city's northern and western suburbs and the city of St Augustine. The district includes all of Nassau County, most of Duval County, and part of St. Johns County.

Florida's 4th congressional district
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Florida's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2017.
Representative
  John Rutherford
RJacksonville
Area1,962[1] sq mi (5,080 km2)
Distribution
  • 87.4[2]% urban
  • 12.6% rural
Population (2016)778,620[3]
Median income$68,964[4]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+17[5]

The district is currently represented by Republican John Rutherford who was elected after the retirement of fellow Republican Ander Crenshaw.

HistoryEdit

Before 1993, most of the territory now in the 4th district was the 3rd district, represented by Democrat Charles Edward Bennett. He had held the seat and its predecessors since 1949, and was facing a stiff reelection contest against Republican Tillie K. Fowler in the 1992. Bennett retired after his wife fell ill, and Fowler easily defeated an underfunded replacement candidate. She became the first Republican woman to represent the district.

From 1967 to 1993, the 4th district stretched from the southern Jacksonville suburbs to the northern Orlando suburbs. Much of this area became the 7th District after redistricting, and is now the 6th District.

VotingEdit

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Bush 53 - 30%
1996 President Dole 56 - 37%
2000 President Bush 63 - 35%
2004 President Bush 69 - 31%
2008 President McCain 61 - 38%

Voter registrationEdit

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of January 3, 2012
Party Voters Percentage
Republican 199,541 44.27%
Democratic 166,230 36.88%
No Party Affiliation 68,744 15.25%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1915
 
William J. Sears
Democratic March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1929
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Ruth Bryan Owen
Democratic March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1933
71st
72nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
J. Mark Wilcox
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
73rd
74th
75th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Pat Cannon
Democratic January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1947
76th
77th
78th
79th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
George Smathers
Democratic January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1951
80th
81st
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Bill Lantaff
Democratic January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1955
82nd
83rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Dante Fascell
Democratic January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1967
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 12th district.
 
Syd Herlong
Democratic January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1969
90th Redistricted from the 5th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Bill Chappell
Democratic January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1989
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Craig James
Republican January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1993
101st
102nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Tillie Fowler
Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2001
103rd
104th
105th
106th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Ander Crenshaw
Republican January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2017
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
John Rutherford
Republican January 3, 2017 –
present
115th
116th
Elected in 2016.

Election resultsEdit

2002Edit

Florida's 4th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ander Crenshaw 171,152 99.70
No party Others 509 0.30%
Total votes 171,661 100.00
Republican hold

2004Edit

Florida's 4th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ander Crenshaw* 256,157 99.55
No party Others 1,170 0.45%
Total votes 257,327 100.00
Republican hold

2006Edit

Florida's 4th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ander Crenshaw* 141,759 69.67
Democratic Robert Harms 61,704 30.33
Total votes 203,463 100.00
Republican hold

2008Edit

Florida's 4th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ander Crenshaw* 224,112 65.26
Democratic Jay McGovern 119,330 34.74
Total votes 343,442 100.00
Republican hold

2010Edit

Florida's 4th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ander Crenshaw* 178,238 77.21
Independent Troy Dwayne Stanley 52,540 22.76
No party Others 67 0.03%
Total votes 230,845 100.00
Republican hold

2012Edit

Florida's 4th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ander Crenshaw* 239,988 76.07
Independent James Klauder 75,236 23.85
Independent Gary Koniz 246 0.08
Total votes 315,470 100.00
Republican hold

2014Edit

Florida's 4th Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ander Crenshaw* 177,887 78.28
Independent Paula Moser-Bartlett 35,663 15.69
Independent Gary Koniz 13,690 6.02
No party Deborah Katz Pueschel 13 0.01%
Total votes 227,253 100.00
Republican hold

2016Edit

Florida's 4th Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Rutherford 287,509 70.18
Democratic David Bruderly 113,088 27.61
Independent Gary Koniz 9,054 2.21
No party Others 11 0.00%
Total votes 409,662 100.00
Republican hold

2018Edit

Florida's 4th Congressional District Election (2018)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Rutherford 248,420 65.16
Democratic Ges Selmont 123,351 32.35
Independent Joceline Berrios 7,155 1.88
Independent Jason Bulger 2,321 0.61
Write-in 2 <0.01
Total votes 381,249 100.00
Republican hold

Living former representativesEdit

As of October 2018, there are two former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 4th congressional district who are currently living at this time. The most recent representative to die was George Smathers (served 1947–1951) on January 20, 2007. The most recently serving representative to die was Tillie Fowler (served 1993–2001) on March 2, 2005.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Craig James 1989–1993 (1941-05-05) May 5, 1941 (age 78)
Ander Crenshaw 2001–2017 (1944-09-01) September 1, 1944 (age 75)

Historical district boundariesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Congressional Plan--SC14-1905 (Ordered by The Florida Supreme Court, 2-December-2015)" (PDF). Florida Senate Committee on Reapportionment. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  2. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov.
  3. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  4. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=12&cd=04
  5. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.

External linksEdit