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Georgia's 2nd congressional district

Georgia's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Georgia. The district is currently represented by Democrat Sanford D. Bishop, Jr., though the district's boundaries have been redrawn following the 2010 census, which granted an additional congressional seat to Georgia.[5] The first election using the new district boundaries (listed below) were the 2012 congressional elections.

Georgia's 2nd congressional district
Georgia US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif
Georgia's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Sanford Bishop
DAlbany
Distribution
  • 65.75[1]% urban
  • 34.25% rural
Population (2016)672,244[2]
Median income$37,569[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+6[4]

One of the largest districts by size, it comprises much of the southwestern portion of the state of Georgia. Much of the district is rural, although the district has a number of small cities and medium-sized towns, such as Albany, Americus, Bainbridge, and portions of Columbus and Macon. The district is also the historic and current home of President Jimmy Carter.

The district is one of the most consistently Democratic in the country, as Democrats have held the seat since 1875.

Contents

CountiesEdit

Recent results in presidential electionsEdit

Year Office Results
2000 President Al Gore 52% - George W. Bush 48%
2004 President George W. Bush 50% - John Kerry 50%
2008 President Barack Obama 54% - John McCain 46%
2012 President Barack Obama 58.6% - Mitt Romney 40.8%
2016 President Hillary Clinton 55% - Donald Trump 43.3%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District location
 
Abraham Baldwin
Anti-Administration March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1791
1st
2nd
Elected in 1789.
Re-elected in 1791.
Redistricted to the at-large district.
1789–1791
"Middle district": Burke, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Greene, Liberty, Richmond, Washington, and Wilkes counties[6]
March 4, 1791 –
March 3, 1793
1791–1793
"Middle district": Burke, Columbia, Richmond, and Washington counties[7]
District not in use March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1827
 
John Forsyth
Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
November 7, 1827
20th Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1826.
Resigned.
1827–1829
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant November 7, 1827 –
November 17, 1827
 
Richard H. Wilde
Jacksonian November 17, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
Elected November 17, 1827 to finish Forsyth's term and seated January 14, 1828.
Redistricted to the at-large district.
District not in use March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1845
Seaborn Jones Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
29th [Data unknown/missing.] 1845–1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Alfred Iverson Sr.
Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th [Data unknown/missing.]
Marshall J. Wellborn Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st [Data unknown/missing.]
 
James Johnson
Unionist March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Alfred H. Colquitt
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Martin J. Crawford
Democratic March 4, 1855 –
January 23, 1861
34th
35th
36th
Withdrew.
Vacant January 23, 1861 –
July 25, 1868
36th
37th
38th
39th
40th
Civil War and Reconstruction
 
Nelson Tift
Democratic July 25, 1868 –
March 3, 1869
40th [Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant March 4, 1869 –
December 22, 1870
 
Richard H. Whiteley
Republican December 22, 1870 –
March 3, 1875
41st
42nd
43rd
installed after Nelson Tift was not permitted to qualify
 
William E. Smith
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1881
44th
45th
46th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Henry G. Turner
Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1893
47th
48th
49th
50th
51st
52nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 11th district.
 
Benjamin E. Russell
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
53rd
54th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James M. Griggs
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
January 5, 1910
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant January 5, 1910 –
February 6, 1910
 
Seaborn Roddenbery
Democratic February 6, 1910 –
September 25, 1913
61st
62nd
63rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant September 25, 1913 –
November 4, 1913
 
Frank Park
Democratic November 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1925
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Edward E. Cox
Democratic March 4, 1925 –
December 24, 1952
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant December 24, 1952 –
February 4, 1953
J. L. Pilcher Democratic February 4, 1953 –
January 3, 1965
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Maston E. O'Neal Jr.
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1971
89th
90th
91st
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Dawson Mathis
Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1981
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles F. Hatcher
Democratic January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1993
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Sanford Bishop
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Incumbent 1993–2003
[Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2007
2003–2007
 
January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2013
2007–2013
 
January 3, 2013 –
present
2013–present
 

Election resultsEdit

2002Edit

Georgia's 2nd Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.* 102,925 100.00
Total votes 143,700 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2004Edit

Georgia's 2nd Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.* 129,984 66.79
Republican Dave Eversman 64,645 33.21
Total votes 194,629 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2006Edit

Georgia's 2nd Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.* 88,662 67.87
Republican Bradley Hughes 41,967 32.13
Total votes 130,629 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2008Edit

Georgia's 2nd Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.* 158,447 68.95
Republican Lee Ferrell 71,357 31.05
Total votes 229,804 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2010Edit

Georgia's 2nd Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.* 86,520 51.44
Republican Mike Keown 81,673 48.56
Total votes 168,193 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2012Edit

Georgia 2nd Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.* 162,751 63.78
Republican John House 92,410 36.78
Total votes 255,161 100
Democratic hold Swing {{{swing}}}

2014Edit

Georgia's 2nd Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.* 96,363 59.15
Republican Greg Duke 66,357 40.85
Total votes 162,720 100.00
Democratic hold

2016Edit

Georgia's 2nd Congressional District Election (2016)[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.* 148,543 61.23
Republican Greg Duke 94,056 38.77
Total votes 242,599 100.00
Democratic hold

2018Edit

Georgia's 2nd Congressional District Election (2018)[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.* 135,709 59.56
Republican Herman West Jr. 92,132 40.44
Total votes 227,841 100.00
Democratic hold

Living former MembersEdit

As of May 2017, there is one former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia's 2nd congressional district who is currently living at this time.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Charles Floyd Hatcher 1981–1993 (1939-07-01) July 1, 1939 (age 80)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=13&cd=02
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=13&cd=02
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Justice Department approves Georgia's political maps. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Last accessed 2011-12-27
  6. ^ https://elections.lib.tufts.edu/catalog/x920fx75n
  7. ^ https://elections.lib.tufts.edu/catalog/rr171z522
  8. ^ http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/63991/184321/en/summary.html
  9. ^ http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/91639/Web02-state.216038/#/cid/30200

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