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Georgia's 12th congressional district

Coordinates: 32°54′42.75″N 82°19′14″W / 32.9118750°N 82.32056°W / 32.9118750; -82.32056

Georgia's 12th congressional district
Georgia US Congressional District 12 (since 2013).tif
Georgia's 12th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Rick Allen
RAugusta
Distribution
  • 59.96[1]% urban
  • 40.04% rural
Population (2016)722,937[2]
Median income$43,177[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+9[3]

Georgia's 12th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is represented by Republican Rick Allen. The district's boundaries have been redrawn following the 2010 census, which granted an additional congressional seat to Georgia.[4] The first election using the new district boundaries (listed below) were the 2012 congressional elections.

The district covers portions of the eastern and southeastern parts of the state. It includes the cities of Augusta, Dublin, Douglas, and Statesboro.[5]

CountiesEdit

Election results from presidential racesEdit

Year Office Result



2004 President George W. Bush 50% - John Kerry 49%
2008 President Barack Obama 54% - John McCain 45%
2012 President Mitt Romney 55% - Barack Obama 44%
2016 President Donald Trump 57% - Hillary Clinton 41%

List of members representing the districtEdit

member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District location
District established March 4, 1913
 
Dudley M. Hughes[6]
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1917
63rd
64th
Redistricted from the 3rd district and Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Lost renomination.
1913 – 1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William W. Larsen[7]
Democratic March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1933
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Retired.
District eliminated in 1933 and re-established in 2003.
 
Max Burns[8]
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2005
108th Elected in 2002.
[Data unknown/missing.]
2003 – 2007
 
Bulloch, Burke, Clarke, Effingham, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Screven, Taliaferro, and Warren counties and parts of Bryan, Chatham, Oglethorpe, and Richmond counties.
 
John Barrow[9]
Democratic January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2015
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
Elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Lost re-election in 2014.
2007 – 2013
 
Bulloch, Burke, Candler, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Montgomery, Screven, Taliaferro, Tattnall, Toombs, Treutlen, Warren, and Washington counties and parts of Baldwin, Chatham, and Richmond counties.
2013 – Present
 
Appling, Bulloch, Burke, Candler, Coffee, Emanuel, Evans, Jeff Davis, Jenkins, Laurens, Montgomery, Richmond, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs, Treutlen, and Wheeler counties and parts of Columbia and Effingham counties.
 
Rick Allen
Republican January 3, 2015 –
Present
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.

Election resultsEdit

2002Edit

Georgia's 12th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Max Burns* 77,479 55.19
Democratic Charles Walker, Jr. 62,904 44.81
Total votes 140,383 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2004Edit

Georgia's 12th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Barrow 113,036 51.81
Republican Max Burns* 105,132 48.19
Total votes 218,168 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic gain from Republican

2006Edit

Georgia's 12th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Barrow* 71,651 50.30
Republican Max Burns 70,787 49.70
Total votes 142,438 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2008Edit

Georgia's 12th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Barrow* 164,562 66.00
Republican John Stone 84,773 34.00
Total votes 249,335 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2010Edit

Georgia's 12th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Barrow* 92,459 56.59
Republican Ray McKinney 70,938 43.42
Total votes 163,397 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2012Edit

Georgia's 12th Congressional District Election (2012)[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Barrow* 139,148 53.70
Republican Lee Anderson 119,973 46.30
Total votes 259,121 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2014Edit

Georgia's 12th Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rick Allen 91,336 54.75
Democratic John Barrow* 75,478 45.25
Total votes 166,814 100.00
Turnout  
Republican gain from Democratic

Living former MembersEdit

As of May 2015, there are two living former members of the House from the district. The most recent representative to die was William Washington Larsen (served 1917–1933) on January 5, 1938.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Max Burns 2003–2005 (1948-11-08) November 8, 1948 (age 71)
John Barrow 2005–2015 (1955-10-31) October 31, 1955 (age 64)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  2. ^ a b https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=13&cd=12
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ Justice Department approves Georgia's political maps. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Last accessed December 27, 2011
  5. ^ 2012 Congressional maps, Georgia Legislature. Last accessed January 1, 2012
  6. ^ United States Congress. "Dudley Mays Hughes (id: H000920)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  7. ^ United States Congress. "William Washington Larsen (id: L000103)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  8. ^ United States Congress. "Max Burns (id: B001249)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  9. ^ United States Congress. "John Barrow (id: B001252)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  10. ^ http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/42277/113204/en/summary.html

Further readingEdit

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.

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