Georgia's 3rd congressional district

Georgia's 3rd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Georgia. The district is currently represented by Republican Drew Ferguson. 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 3rd congressional district
Georgia US Congressional District 3 (since 2013).tif
Georgia's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Drew Ferguson
RWest Point
Distribution
  • 60.53% urban[1]
  • 39.47% rural
Population (2019)750,998[2]
Median household
income
$66,614[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+16[4]

The district is based in west-central Georgia. It includes most of the southern suburbs of Atlanta–where most of its population is located–as well as the wealthier (and more demographically Caucasian) portions of Columbus and its northern suburbs.

CountiesEdit

Recent results in presidential electionsEdit

Year Office Results
2000 President George W. Bush 67% - Al Gore 33%
2004 President George W. Bush 70% - John Kerry 29%
2008 President John McCain 65.3% - Barack Obama 34%
2012 President Mitt Romney 66% - Barack Obama 33%
2016 President Donald Trump 64.3% - Hillary Clinton 32.8%
2018 Governor Brian Kemp 64% - Stacey Abrams 35%
2020 President Donald Trump 62% - Joe Biden 37%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District location
 
George Mathews
Anti-Administration March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1791
1st Elected in 1789.
Lost re-election.
1789–1791
"Upper district": Burke, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Greene, Liberty, Richmond, Washington, and Wilkes counties[6]
Francis Willis Anti-Administration March 4, 1791 –
March 3, 1793
2nd Elected in 1791.
Redistricted to the at-large district.
1797–1793
"Northern (or Western) district": Greene and Wilkes counties[7]
Districts not in use March 3, 1793 –
March 3, 1827
Wiley Thompson Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
20th Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1826.
Redistricted to the at-large district.
1827–1829
[data unknown/missing]
Districts not in use March 3, 1829 –
March 3, 1845
Vacant March 4, 1845 –
January 5, 1846
29th Member-elect Washington Poe was never seated. 1845–1853
[data unknown/missing]
 
George W. Towns
Democratic January 5, 1846 –
March 3, 1847
Elected to finish Poe's term.
[data unknown/missing]
John W. Jones Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th Elected in 1846.
[data unknown/missing]
Allen F. Owen Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st Elected in 1848.
[data unknown/missing]
David J. Bailey States' rights March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd
33rd
Elected in 1851.
Re-elected in 1853.
[data unknown/missing]
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
1853–1863
[data unknown/missing]
Robert P. Trippe Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1859
34th
35th
Elected in 1855.
Re-elected in 1857.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Thomas Hardeman Jr.
Opposition March 4, 1859 –
January 23, 1861
36th Elected in 1859.
Withdrew.
Vacant January 23, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
36th
37th
Civil War and Reconstruction
March 4, 1863 –
July 25, 1868
38th
39th
40th
1863–1873
[data unknown/missing]
William P. Edwards Republican July 25, 1868 –
March 3, 1869
40th Elected in 1868 but not permitted to qualify.
Vacant March 4, 1869 –
December 22, 1870
41st
Marion Bethune Republican December 22, 1870 –
March 3, 1871
Elected to finish Edwards's term.
[data unknown/missing]
John S. Bigby Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
42nd Elected in 1870.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Philip Cook
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1883
43rd
44th
45th
46th
47th
Elected in 1872.
Re-elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
[data unknown/missing]
1873–1883
[data unknown/missing]
 
Charles F. Crisp
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
October 23, 1896
48th
49th
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
54th
Elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Died.
1883–1893
[data unknown/missing]
1893–1903
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant October 23, 1896 –
December 19, 1896
 
Charles R. Crisp
Democratic December 19, 1896 –
March 3, 1897
54th Elected to finish his father's term.
Retired.
Elijah B. Lewis Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1909
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
Elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
[data unknown/missing]
1903–1913
[data unknown/missing]
 
Dudley M. Hughes
Democratic March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1913
61st
62nd
Elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Redistricted to the 12th district.
 
Charles R. Crisp
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
October 7, 1932
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-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.
Resigned to become member of US Tariff Commission.
1913–1923
[data unknown/missing]
1923–1933
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant October 7, 1932 –
November 8, 1932
Bryant T. Castellow Democratic November 8, 1932 –
January 3, 1937
72nd
73rd
74th
Elected to finish Crisp's term.
Re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
[data unknown/missing]
1933–1943
[data unknown/missing]
 
Stephen Pace
Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1951
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
Elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
[data unknown/missing]
1943–1953
[data unknown/missing]
 
Tic Forrester
Democratic January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1965
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
Elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
[data unknown/missing]
1953–1963
[data unknown/missing]
1963–1973
[data unknown/missing]
 
Bo Callaway
Republican January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
89th Elected in 1964.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Jack Brinkley
Democratic January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1983
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
Elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
[data unknown/missing]
1973–1983
[data unknown/missing]
 
Richard Ray
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
[data unknown/missing]
1983–1993
[data unknown/missing]
 
Mac Collins
Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
Elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Redistricted to the 8th district.
1993–2003
[data unknown/missing]
 
Jim Marshall
Democratic January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2007
108th
109th
Elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Redistricted to the 8th district.
2003–2007
 
 
Lynn Westmoreland
Republican January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2017
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
Redistricted from the 8th district and re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Retired.
2007–2013
 
 
Drew Ferguson
Republican January 3, 2017 –
Present
115th
116th
117th
Elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.
2013–present
 

Election resultsEdit

2006Edit

Georgia's 3rd Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Westmoreland 130,428 67.65
Democratic Mike McGraw 62,371 32.35
Total votes 192,799 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2008Edit

Georgia's 3rd Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Westmoreland* 225,031 65.70
Democratic Stephen A. Camp 117,506 34.30
Total votes 342,537 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2010Edit

Georgia's 3rd Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Westmoreland* 168,304 69.48
Democratic Frank Saunders 73,932 30.52
Total votes 242,236 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2012Edit

Georgia's 3rd Congressional District Election (2012)[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Westmoreland* 232,380 100.00
Total votes 232.380 100.00
Republican hold

2014Edit

Georgia's 3rd Congressional District Election (2014)[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Westmoreland* 156,277 100.00
Total votes 156,277 100.00
Republican hold

2016Edit

Georgia's 3rd Congressional District Election (2016)[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Drew Ferguson 207,218 68.35
Democratic Angela Pendley 95,969 31.65
Total votes 303,187 100.00
Republican hold

2018Edit

Georgia's 3rd Congressional District Election (2018)[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Drew Ferguson* 191,966 65.53
Democratic Chuck Enderlin 101,010 34.47
Total votes 293,066 100.00
Republican hold

2020Edit

Georgia's 3rd Congressional District Election (2020)[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Drew Ferguson* 241,526 65.05
Democratic Val Almonord 129,792 34.95
Total votes 371,318 100.00
Republican hold

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 17, 2017. Retrieved February 5, 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 2, 2019. Retrieved February 5, 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 2, 2019. Retrieved February 5, 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Archived (PDF) from the original on June 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Justice Department approves Georgia's political maps Archived 2012-01-07 at the Wayback Machine. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Last accessed 2011-12-27
  6. ^ https://elections.lib.tufts.edu/catalog/rf55z808j
  7. ^ https://elections.lib.tufts.edu/catalog/6108vb61g
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 18, 2017. Retrieved January 23, 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 22, 2017. Retrieved January 23, 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved January 23, 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ https://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/91639/Web02-state.221451/#/c/C_2
  12. ^ Raffensperger, Brad. "November 3, 2020 General Election Official Results - Totals include all Absentee and Provisional Ballots". Georgia Secretary of State. Retrieved November 22, 2020.

External linksEdit

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Home district of the Speaker of the House
December 8, 1891 – March 4, 1895
Succeeded by

Coordinates: 33°09′02″N 84°43′43″W / 33.15056°N 84.72861°W / 33.15056; -84.72861