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Indiana's 4th congressional district

Indiana's 4th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Indiana. From 2003 to 2013 the district was based primarily in the central part of the state, and consisted of all of Boone, Clinton, Hendricks, Morgan, Lawrence, Montgomery, and Tippecanoe counties and parts of Fountain, Johnson, Marion, Monroe, and White counties. The district surrounded Indianapolis including the suburban area of Greenwood and encompassed the more exurban areas of Crawfordsville and Bedford, as well as the college town of Lafayette-West Lafayette.

Indiana's 4th congressional district
Indiana US Congressional District 4 (since 2013).tif
Indiana's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Jim Baird
RGreencastle
Area4,016.44 sq mi (10,402.5 km2)
Distribution
  • 68.17% urban
  • 31.83% rural
Population (2000)675,617
Median income$56,721[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+17[2]

From the 2012 redistricting, the district shifted slightly north and west to include the Illinois border, while losing the eastern Indianapolis suburbs. It currently includes Crawfordsville, Lafayette, the western Indianapolis suburbs, and portions of Kokomo.

The district is currently represented by Republican Jim Baird, who succeeded Todd Rokita, who vacated his House seat to run for the Indiana U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Joe Donnelly, losing the Republican nomination to eventual Senator-elect Mike Braun.[3] Baird was elected on November 6th.

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GeographyEdit

Prior to the 2000 U.S. Census, most of the territory currently in the 4th Congressional District was located in the 7th Congressional District; the old 4th Congressional District was the Fort Wayne district, which is now the 3rd Congressional District.

Election results from presidential racesEdit

Year Office Results
2000 President George W. Bush 66% - Al Gore 32%
2004 President George W. Bush 69% - John Kerry 30%
2008 President John McCain 54.2% - Barack Obama 44.6%
2012 President Mitt Romney 61% - Barack Obama 37%
2016 President Donald Trump 64.3% - Hillary Clinton 30.2%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1833
Amos Lane Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
23rd
24th
[Data unknown/missing.]
George H. Dunn Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
25th [Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas Smith Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
26th [Data unknown/missing.]
James H. Cravens Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Caleb Smith
Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1849
28th
29th
30th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
George Julian
Free Soil March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st [Data unknown/missing.]
Samuel W. Parker Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 5th district.
 
James H. Lane
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd [Data unknown/missing.]
William Cumback Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th [Data unknown/missing.]
James B. Foley Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
William S. Holman
Democratic March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1865
36th
37th
38th
[Data unknown/missing.]
John H. Farquhar Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
39th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
William S. Holman
Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
40th [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
 
George W. Julian
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
41st Redistricted from the 5th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Jeremiah M. Wilson
Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
42nd
43rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Jeptha D. New
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Leonidas Sexton
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
45th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Jeptha D. New
Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
46th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
William S. Holman
Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1895
47th
48th
49th
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James E. Watson
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
William S. Holman
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
April 22, 1897
55th [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant April 22, 1897 –
December 6, 1897
Francis M. Griffith Democratic December 6, 1897 –
March 3, 1905
55th
56th
57th
58th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Lincoln Dixon
Democratic March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1919
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
[Data unknown/missing.]
John S. Benham Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1923
66th
67th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Harry C. Canfield
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1933
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James I. Farley
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
73rd
74th
75th
[Data unknown/missing.]
George W. Gillie Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1949
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Edward H. Kruse Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
81st [Data unknown/missing.]
 
E. Ross Adair
Republican January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1971
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
J. Edward Roush
Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1977
92nd
93rd
94th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Dan Quayle
Republican January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1981
95th
96th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
Dan Coats
Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1989
97th
98th
99th
100th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when appointed U.S. Senator.
 
Jill Long
Democratic March 28, 1989 –
January 3, 1995
101st
102nd
103rd
Elected to finish Coats's term.
Re-elected in 1990.
Lost re-election.
 
Mark Souder
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
104th
105th
106th
107th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
 
Steve Buyer
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2011
108th
109th
110th
111th
Redistricted from the 5th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Todd Rokita
Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2019
112th
113th
114th
115th
Elected in 2010.
Retired to run for the U.S. Senator.
 
Jim Baird
Republican January 3, 2019 –
Present
116th [Data unknown/missing.]

Election resultsEdit

2002Edit

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Buyer 112,760 71.36
Democratic William A. "Big Bill" Abbott 41,314 26.15
Libertarian Jerry L. Susong 3,934 2.49
Total votes 158,008 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2004Edit

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Buyer* 190,445 69.47
Democratic David Sanders 77,574 28.30
Libertarian Kevin R. Fleming 6,119 2.23
Total votes 274,138 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2006Edit

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Buyer* 111,057 62.38
Democratic David Sanders 66,986 37.62
Total votes 178,043 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2008Edit

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Buyer* 192,526 59.87
Democratic Nels J. Ackerson 129,038 40.13
Total votes 321,564 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2010Edit

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Rokita 138,732 68.57
Democratic David Sanders 53,167 26.28
Libertarian John Duncan 10,423 5.15
Total votes 202,322 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2012Edit

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Rokita* 168,688 61.96
Democratic Tara Nelson 93,015 34.16
Libertarian Benjamin Gehlhausen 10,565 3.88
Total votes 272,268 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2014Edit

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Rokita* 94,998 66.87
Democratic John Dale 47,056 33.13
Total votes 142,054 100.00
Turnout   31
Republican hold

2016Edit

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Rokita* 193,412 64.59
Democratic John Dale 91,256 30.48
Libertarian Steven Mayoras 14,766 4.9
Total votes 299,434 100.00
Turnout   62
Republican hold

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

Living former membersEdit

As of January 2019, six former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana's 4th congressional district are alive.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Dan Quayle 1977–1981 (1947-02-04) February 4, 1947 (age 72)
Dan Coats 1981–1989 (1943-05-16) May 16, 1943 (age 76)
Jill Long Thompson 1989–1995 (1952-07-15) July 15, 1952 (age 67)
Mark Souder 1995–2003 (1950-07-18) July 18, 1950 (age 68)
Steve Buyer 2003–2011 (1958-11-26) November 26, 1958 (age 60)
Todd Rokita 2011–2019 (1970-02-09) February 9, 1970 (age 49)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=18&cd=04
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Rep. Todd Rokita embraces Trump as he launches Indiana Senate bid". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved 2017-08-13.

External linksEdit

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