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Indiana's 2nd congressional district

Indiana's 2nd congressional district is a legislative electoral area in north central Indiana. With a heavy white population, it includes South Bend and Elkhart.

Indiana's 2nd congressional district
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Indiana's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Jackie Walorski
RJimtown
Area3,679 sq mi (9,530 km2)
Distribution
  • 72.90% urban
  • 27.10% rural
Population (2000)675,766
Median income$53,440[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+11[2]

The district is currently represented by Republican Jackie Walorski.

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Election results from presidential racesEdit

Year Office Results
2000 President George W. Bush 53% - Al Gore 45%
2004 President George W. Bush 56% - John Kerry 43%
2008 President Barack Obama 49.6% - John McCain 49.3%
2012 President Mitt Romney 56% - Barack Obama 42%
2016 President Donald Trump 59.3% - Hillary Clinton 36.1%

HistoryEdit

Prior to 2002, the 2nd Congressional District covered east central Indiana, including most of the territory now in the 6th District. However, following the 2000 U.S. Census redistricting, the district was moved to replace most of what had been the 3rd District. [Almost all Indiana's districts have changed substantially, and most became more compact, since the redistricting following the 2010 census; - see http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/rd/pdfs/Congressional.pdf]

Counties located in Indiana's 2nd Congressional DistrictEdit

As of 2013.

#
County
#
County
#
County
#
County
#
County
45, 94, 96
Elkhart

Goshen
197,559
25
Fulton

Rochester
20,836
46*
LaPorte

LaPorte
164,343
64*
Kosciusko

Warsaw
77,358
50
Marshall

Plymouth
47,051
52
Miami

the City of Peru
36,903
66
Pulaski

Winamac
13,402
75
Starke

Knox
23,363
71
St. Joseph

South Bend
266,931
85
Wabash

Wabash
32,888

Cities of 10,000 or more peopleEdit

(2010 Census)

2,500 - 10,000 peopleEdit

(2010 Census)

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history Location
District created March 4, 1823
 
Jonathan Jennings
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
20th
21st
Elected in 1822 and elected the same day to finish the term in the at-large district.
Re-elected in 1824.
Re-elected in 1826.
[Data unknown/missing.]
1823–1833
Bartholomew, Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Marion, Scott, Shelby, and Washington Counties
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1831
John Carr Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
22nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
John Ewing Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
23rd [Data unknown/missing.] 1833–1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John W. Davis
Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
24th [Data unknown/missing.]
John Ewing Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
25th [Data unknown/missing.]
John W. Davis Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
26th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Richard W. Thompson
Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th [Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas J. Henley Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1849
28th
29th
30th
[Data unknown/missing.] 1843–1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Cyrus L. Dunham
Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
31st
32nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
 
William H. English
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1861
33rd
34th
35th
36th
[Data unknown/missing.] 1853–1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James A. Cravens
Democratic March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1865
37th
38th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Michael C. Kerr
Democratic March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1873
39th
40th
41st
42nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Simeon K. Wolfe
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd [Data unknown/missing.]
 
James D. Williams
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
December 1, 1876
44th [Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when elected Governor of Indiana
Vacant December 1, 1876 –
December 5, 1876
Andrew Humphreys Democratic December 5, 1876 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Thomas R. Cobb
Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1887
45th
46th
47th
48th
49th
[Data unknown/missing.]
John H. O'Neall Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
50th
51st
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John L. Bretz
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1895
52nd
53rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Alexander M. Hardy
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Robert W. Miers
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1905
55th
56th
57th
58th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John C. Chaney
Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1909
59th
60th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William A. Cullop
Democratic March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1917
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Oscar E. Bland
Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1923
65th
66th
67th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Arthur H. Greenwood
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1933
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 7th district.
George R. Durgan Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
73rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant January 3, 1935 –
January 29, 1935
74th Representative-elect Frederick Landis died November 15, 1934.
 
Charles A. Halleck
Republican January 29, 1935 –
January 3, 1969
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
Elected to finish Landis's term.
Retired.
 
Earl F. Landgrebe
Republican January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1975
91st
92nd
93rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Floyd Fithian
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
94th
95th
96th
97th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Philip Sharp
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1995
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
Redistricted from the 10th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
David M. McIntosh
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2001
104th
105th
106th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Mike Pence
Republican January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2003
107th [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 6th district.
 
Chris Chocola
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2007
108th
109th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
2003–2013
 
 
Joe Donnelly
Democratic January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2013
110th
111th
112th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
Jackie Walorski
Republican January 3, 2013 –
Present
113th
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 2012. 2013–Present
 

Election resultsEdit

2002Edit

Indiana's 2nd Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Chocola 95,081 50.45
Democratic Jill Long Thompson 86,253 45.77
Libertarian Sharon Metheny 7,112 3.77
Total votes 188,446 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2004Edit

Indiana's 2nd Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Chocola (Incumbent) 140,496 54.17
Democratic Joe Donnelly 115,513 44.54
Libertarian Douglas Barnes 3,346 1.29
Total votes 259,355 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2006Edit

Indiana's 2nd Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Donnelly 103,561 53.98
Republican Chris Chocola (Incumbent) 88,300 46.02
Total votes 191,861 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic gain from Republican

2008Edit

Indiana's 2nd Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Donnelly (Incumbent) 187,416 67.09
Republican Luke Puckett 84,455 30.23
Libertarian Mark Vogel 7,475 2.68
Total votes 279,346 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2010Edit

Indiana's 2nd Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Donnelly (Incumbent) 91,341 48.18
Republican Jackie Walorski 88,803 46.84
Libertarian Mark Vogel 9,447 4.98
Total votes 189,591 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2012Edit

Indiana's 2nd Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jackie Walorski 134,033 49.01
Democratic Brendan Mullen 130,113 47.58
Libertarian Joe Ruiz 9,326 3.41
Independent Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr. 3 0.00
Total votes 273,475 100.00
Turnout   56
Republican gain from Democratic

2014Edit

Indiana's 2nd Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jackie Walorski (Incumbent) 85,583 58.94
Democratic Joseph Gerard Bock 55,590 38.29
Libertarian Jeff Petermann 4,027 2.77
Total votes 145,200 100.00
Turnout   29
Republican hold

2016Edit

Indiana's 2nd Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jackie Walorski (Incumbent) 164,355 59.26
Democratic Lynn Coleman 102,401 36.92
Libertarian Ron Cenkush 10,601 3.82
Total votes 277,357 100.00
Turnout   54
Republican hold

2018Edit

Indiana's 2nd Congressional District Election (2018)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jackie Walorski (Incumbent) 125,499 54.8
Democratic Mel Hall 103,363 45.2
No party Richard Wolf (Write-in) 27 0.0%
Total votes 228,889 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

Living former membersEdit

As of May 2015, there are five former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana's 2nd congressional district who are currently living at this time.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Philip Sharp 1983–1995 (1942-07-15) July 15, 1942 (age 76)
David M. McIntosh 1995–2001 (1958-06-08) June 8, 1958 (age 60)
Mike Pence 2001–2003 (1959-06-07) June 7, 1959 (age 59)
Chris Chocola 2003–2007 (1962-02-24) February 24, 1962 (age 57)
Joe Donnelly 2007–2013 (1955-09-29) September 29, 1955 (age 63)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=18&cd=02
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.

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