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
Map
Interactive map of district boundaries since January 3, 2023
Representative
  Drew Ferguson
RThe Rock
Distribution
  • 60.53% urban[1]
  • 39.47% rural
Population (2022)785,113[2]
Median household
income
$74,348[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+18[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 white) portions of Columbus and its northern suburbs.

Counties

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Recent results in statewide elections

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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 district

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Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District location
District created March 4, 1789
 
George Mathews
(Washington)
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
(Wilkes County)
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]
District inactive March 3, 1793 –
March 3, 1827
Wiley Thompson
(Elberton)
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 missing]
District inactive March 3, 1829 –
March 3, 1845
Vacant March 4, 1845 –
January 5, 1846
29th Member-elect Washington Poe was never seated. 1845–1853
[data missing]
 
George W. Towns
(Talbotton)
Democratic January 5, 1846 –
March 3, 1847
Elected to finish Poe's term.
[data missing]
John W. Jones
(Griffin)
Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th Elected in 1846.
[data missing]
Allen F. Owen
(Talbotton)
Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st Elected in 1848.
[data missing]
David J. Bailey
(Jackson)
States' rights March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd
33rd
Elected in 1851.
Re-elected in 1853.
[data missing]
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
1853–1863
[data missing]
Robert P. Trippe
(Forsyth)
Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1859
34th
35th
Elected in 1855.
Re-elected in 1857.
[data missing]
 
Thomas Hardeman Jr.
(Macon)
Opposition March 4, 1859 –
January 23, 1861
36th Elected in 1859.
Withdrew.
Vacant January 23, 1861 –
July 26, 1868
36th
37th
38th
39th
40th
Civil War and Reconstruction
William P. Edwards
(Butler)
Republican July 25, 1868 –
March 3, 1869
40th Elected in 1868 but not permitted to qualify. 1863–1873
[data missing]
Vacant March 4, 1869 –
December 22, 1870
41st
Marion Bethune
(Talbotton)
Republican December 22, 1870 –
March 3, 1871
Elected to finish Edwards's term.
[data missing]
 
John S. Bigby
(Newnan)
Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
42nd Elected in 1870.
[data missing]
 
Philip Cook
(Americus)
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 missing]
1873–1883
[data missing]
 
Charles F. Crisp
(Americus)
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 missing]
1893–1903
[data missing]
Vacant October 23, 1896 –
December 19, 1896
54th
 
Charles R. Crisp
(Americus)
Democratic December 19, 1896 –
March 3, 1897
54th Elected to finish his father's term.
Retired.
 
Elijah B. Lewis
(Montezuma)
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 missing]
1903–1913
[data missing]
 
Dudley M. Hughes
(Danville)
Democratic March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1913
61st
62nd
Elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Redistricted to the 12th district.
 
Charles R. Crisp
(Americus)
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 missing]
1923–1933
[data missing]
Vacant October 7, 1932 –
November 8, 1932
72nd
 
Bryant T. Castellow
(Cuthbert)
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 missing]
1933–1943
[data missing]
 
Stephen Pace
(Americus)
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 missing]
1943–1953
[data missing]
 
Tic Forrester
(Leesburg)
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 missing]
1953–1963
[data missing]
1963–1973
[data missing]
 
Bo Callaway
(Pine Mountain)
Republican January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
89th Elected in 1964.
[data missing]
 
Jack Brinkley
(Columbus)
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 missing]
1973–1983
[data missing]
 
Richard Ray
(Perry)
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 missing]
1983–1993
[data missing]
 
Mac Collins
(Hampton)
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 missing]
 
Jim Marshall
(Macon)
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
(Grantville)
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
 
2013–2023
 
 
Drew Ferguson
(The Rock)
Republican January 3, 2017 –
present
115th
116th
117th
118th
Elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.
Re-elected in 2022.
Retiring at end of term.
2023–2025
 

Election results

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2006

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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

2008

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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

2010

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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

2012

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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

2014

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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

2016

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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

2018

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Georgia's 3rd Congressional District Election (2018)[11] [12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Drew Ferguson* 191,966 65.53
Democratic Chuck Enderlin 101,010 34.47
Turnout 293,066 53.4%
Republican hold

2020

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Georgia's 3rd Congressional District Election (2020)[13]
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

2022

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Georgia's 3rd Congressional District Election (2022)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Drew Ferguson* 213,524 68.75
Democratic Val Almonord 97,057 31.25
Total votes 310,581 100.0
Republican hold

See also

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References

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  1. ^ "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (State-based) - Geography - U.S. Census Bureau". Archived from the original on July 17, 2017. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  2. ^ "My Congressional District". Archived from the original on February 2, 2019. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  3. ^ "My Congressional District". Archived from the original on February 2, 2019. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  4. ^ "2022 Cook PVI: District Map and List". Cook Political Report. July 12, 2022. Retrieved January 10, 2023.
  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. ^ "A New Nation Votes".
  7. ^ "A New Nation Votes".
  8. ^ "GA - Election Results". Archived from the original on February 18, 2017. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
  9. ^ "GA - Election Results". Archived from the original on February 22, 2017. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
  10. ^ "GA - Election Results". Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
  11. ^ "Election Night Reporting".
  12. ^ "Voting Turnout in Minnesota's 3rd District and Colorado's 2nd District Highest at 70%".
  13. ^ Raffensperger, Brad. "November 3, 2020 General Election Official Results - Totals include all Absentee and Provisional Ballots". Georgia Secretary of State. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Home district of the speaker of the House
December 8, 1891 – March 4, 1895
Succeeded by

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