Georgia's 4th congressional district

Georgia's 4th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Georgia. The district is currently represented by Democrat Hank Johnson, 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 4th congressional district
Map
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Interactive map of district boundaries
Representative
  Hank Johnson
DLithonia
Distribution
  • 96.1% urban[1]
  • 3.9% rural
Population (2022)781,395[2]
Median household
income
$73,742[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+27[4]

The newly drawn district retains its majority African American status and includes many of Atlanta's inner eastern suburbs, such as Conyers, Covington, Decatur, Lilburn, Stone Mountain, and Lithonia.

Counties

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Recent results in statewide elections

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Year Office Results
2000 President Al Gore 70% - George W. Bush 30%
2004 President John Kerry 71% - George W. Bush 28%
2008 President Barack Obama 73.2% - John McCain 26.3%
2012 President Barack Obama 73.6% - Mitt Romney 25.6%
2016 President Hillary Clinton 75.3% - Donald Trump 22.2%
2018 Governor Stacey Abrams 79.3% - Brian Kemp 20.5%
2020 President Joe Biden 78.8% - Donald Trump 20.2%

List of members representing the district

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Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District geography
District created March 4, 1827
 
Wilson Lumpkin
(Madison)
Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
20th Elected in 1826.
Redistricted to the at-large district.
1827–1829
[data missing]
District inactive March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1845
Hugh A. Haralson
(La Grange)
Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1851
29th
30th
31st
Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1844.
Re-elected in 1846.
Re-elected in 1848.
[data missing]
1845–1853
[data missing]
Charles Murphey
(Decatur)
Unionist March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd Elected in 1851.
[data missing]
William B. W. Dent
(Newnan)
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd Elected in 1853.
[data missing]
1853–1861
[data missing]
 
Hiram B. Warner
(Greenville)
Democratic March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th Elected in 1855.
[data missing]
 
Lucius J. Gartrell
(Atlanta)
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
January 23, 1861
35th
36th
Elected in 1857.
Re-elected in 1859.
Resigned.
Vacant January 23, 1861 –
July 25, 1868
36th
37th
38th
39th
40th
Civil War and Reconstruction
 
Samuel F. Gove
(Griswoldville)
Republican July 25, 1868 –
March 3, 1869
40th Was credentialed for the 44th Congress but was deemed not entitled since the credentials were based on the same election that had seated him the 40th Congress. 1868–1873
[data missing]
Vacant March 4, 1869 –
January 15, 1871
41st
 
Jefferson F. Long
(Macon)
Republican January 16, 1871 –
March 3, 1871
41st Elected to finish Gove's term.
[data missing]
Thomas J. Speer
(Barnesville)
Republican March 4, 1871 –
August 18, 1872
42nd Elected in 1870.
Died.
Vacant August 18, 1872 –
December 2, 1872
42nd
 
Erasmus W. Beck
(Griffin)
Democratic December 2, 1872 –
March 3, 1873
42nd Elected to finish Speer's term.
 
Henry R. Harris
(Greenville)
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1879
43rd
44th
45th
Elected in 1872.
Re-elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
[data missing]
1873–1883
[data missing]
 
Henry Persons
(Geneva)
Independent Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
46th Elected in 1878.
[data missing]
Hugh Buchanan
(Newnan)
Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1885
47th
48th
Elected in 1880.
Re-elected in 1882.
[data missing]
1883–1893
[data missing]
 
Henry R. Harris
(Greenville)
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
49th Elected in 1884.
[data missing]
 
Thomas W. Grimes
(Columbus)
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
50th
51st
Elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
[data missing]
 
Charles L. Moses
(Turin)
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1897
52nd
53rd
54th
Elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
[data missing]
1893–1903
[data missing]
 
William C. Adamson
(Carrollton)
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
December 18, 1917
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
Elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Resigned to become member of the Board of U.S. General Appraisers.
1903–1913
[data missing]
1913–1933
[data missing]
Vacant December 18, 1917 –
January 16, 1918
65th
 
William C. Wright
(Newnan)
Democratic January 16, 1918 –
March 3, 1933
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected to finish Adamson's term.
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.
[data missing]
 
Emmett M. Owen
(Griffin)
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
June 21, 1939
73rd
74th
75th
76th
Elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Died.
1933–1943
[data missing]
Vacant June 21, 1939 –
August 1, 1939
76th
 
A. Sidney Camp
(Newnan)
Democratic August 1, 1939 –
July 24, 1954
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
Elected to finish Owen's term.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Died.
1943–1953
[data missing]
1953–1963
[data missing]
Vacant July 24, 1954 –
November 2, 1954
83rd
 
John Flynt
(Griffin)
Democratic November 2, 1954 –
January 3, 1965
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
Elected to finish Camp's term.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Redistricted to the 6th district.
1963–1973
[data missing]
 
James MacKay
(Atlanta)
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
89th Elected in 1964.
[data missing]
 
Benjamin B. Blackburn
(Atlanta)
Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1975
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
Elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
[data missing]
1973–1983
[data missing]
 
Elliott H. Levitas
(Atlanta)
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1985
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
Elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Lost re-election.
1983–1993
[data missing]
 
Pat Swindall
(Dunwoody)
Republican January 3, 1985 –
January 3, 1989
99th
100th
Elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Lost re-election.
 
Ben Jones
(Covington)
Democratic January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1993
101st
102nd
Elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Redistricted to the 10th district and lost renomination
 
John Linder
(Atlanta)
Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1997
103rd
104th
Elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Redistricted to the 11th district.
1993–2003
[data missing]
 
Cynthia McKinney
(Decatur)
Democratic January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2003
105th
106th
107th
Redistricted from the 11th district and re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Lost renomination.
 
Denise Majette
(Decatur)
Democratic January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2005
108th Elected in 2002.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
2003–2007
 
 
Cynthia McKinney
(Decatur)
Democratic January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2007
109th Elected in 2004.
Lost renomination.
 
Hank Johnson
(Lithonia)
Democratic January 3, 2007 –
present
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
117th
118th
Elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.
Re-elected in 2022.
2007–2013
 
2013–2023
 
2023–2025
 

Election results

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2002

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Georgia's 4th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Denise Majette 118,045 77.03
Republican Cynthia Van Auken 35,202 22.97
Total votes 153,247 100.00
Democratic hold

2004

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Georgia's 4th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cynthia McKinney 157,461 63.76
Republican Catherine Davis 89,509 36.24
Total votes 246,970 100.00
Democratic hold

2006

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Georgia's 4th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hank Johnson 106,352 75.32
Republican Catherine Davis 34,778 24.63
No party Others 64 0.05
Total votes 141,194 100.00
Democratic hold

2008

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Georgia's 4th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hank Johnson (incumbent) 224,494 99.91
No party Others 200 0.09
Total votes 224,694 100.00
Democratic hold

2010

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Georgia's 4th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hank Johnson (incumbent) 131,760 74.67
Republican Liz Carter 44,707 25.33
Total votes 176,467 100.00
Democratic hold

2012

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Georgia's 4th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hank Johnson (incumbent) 208,861 73.57
Republican J. Chris Vaughn 75,041 26.43
Green Cynthia McKinney (write-in)[6][7] 58 0.02
Total votes 283,960 100.00
Democratic hold

2014

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Georgia's 4th Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hank Johnson (incumbent) 161,211 100
Total votes 161,211 100
Democratic hold

2016

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Georgia's 4th Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hank Johnson (incumbent) 220,146 75.72
Republican Victor Armendariz 70,593 24.28
Total votes 290,739 100.00
Democratic hold

2018

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Georgia's 4th Congressional District Election (2018)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hank Johnson (incumbent) 227,717 78.09
Republican Joe Profit 61,092 21.01
Total votes 288,809 100.00
Democratic hold

2020

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Georgia's 4th Congressional District Election (2020)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hank Johnson (incumbent) 278,906 80.08
Republican Johsie Cruz Ezammudeen 69,393 19.92
Total votes 348,299 100.00
Democratic hold

2022

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Georgia's 4th Congressional District Election (2022)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hank Johnson (incumbent) 216,332 78.49
Republican Jonathan Chavez 59,302 21.51
Total votes 275,634 100.00
Democratic hold

See also

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Notes

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  1. ^ "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (State-based) - Geography - U.S. Census Bureau". Archived from the original on April 2, 2013.
  2. ^ "My Congressional District".
  3. ^ "My Congressional District".
  4. ^ "2022 Cook PVI: District Map and List". Cook Political Report. Retrieved January 10, 2023.
  5. ^ Justice Department approves Georgia's political maps Archived January 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Last accessed 2011-12-27
  6. ^ "Cynthia McKinney back and running for her old congressional seat". Archived from the original on August 20, 2016. Retrieved November 22, 2012.
  7. ^ 2012 "2012 Congressional District 4 Certified Write-In Report", General Election Certified Write-In Report.

References

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