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
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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 (2019)767,105
Median household
income
$60,119[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+18[2]
Indiana's 4th congressional district (from 2023)

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 Mike Braun.[3] Baird was elected on November 6.

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 60.9% - Barack Obama 36.9%
2016 President Donald Trump 64.3% - Hillary Clinton 30.2%
2020 President Donald Trump 63.8% - Joe Biden 34.0%

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
Elected in 1833.
Re-elected in 1835.
Lost re-election.
George H. Dunn Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
25th Elected in 1837.
Lost re-election.
Thomas Smith Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
26th Elected in 1839.
Lost re-election.
James H. Cravens Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th Elected in 1841.
Retired.
 
Caleb Smith
Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1849
28th
29th
30th
Elected in 1843.
Re-elected in 1845.
Re-elected in 1847.
Retired.
 
George Julian
Free Soil March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st Elected in 1849.
Lost re-election.
Samuel W. Parker Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd Elected in 1851.
Redistricted to the 5th district.
 
James H. Lane
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd Elected in 1852.
Retired.
 
William Cumback
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th Elected in 1854.
Lost re-election as a Republican.
James B. Foley Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th Elected in 1856.
Retired.
 
William S. Holman
Democratic March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1865
36th
37th
38th
Elected in 1858.
Re-elected in 1860.
Re-elected in 1862.
Retired.
John H. Farquhar Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
39th Elected in 1864.
Retired.
 
William S. Holman
Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
40th Elected in 1866.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
 
George W. Julian
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
41st Redistricted from the 5th district and re-elected in 1868.
Lost renomination.
 
Jeremiah M. Wilson
Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
42nd
43rd
Elected in 1870.
Re-elected in 1872.
Retired.
 
Jeptha D. New
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th Elected in 1874.
Retired.
 
Leonidas Sexton
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
45th Elected in 1876.
Lost re-election.
 
Jeptha D. New
Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
46th Elected in 1878.
Retired.
 
William S. Holman
Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1895
47th
48th
49th
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
Elected in 1880.
Re-elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Lost re-election.
 
James E. Watson
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th Elected in 1894.
Retired.
 
William S. Holman
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
April 22, 1897
55th Elected in 1896.
Died.
Vacant April 22, 1897 –
December 6, 1897
 
Francis M. Griffith
Democratic December 6, 1897 –
March 3, 1905
55th
56th
57th
58th
Elected to finish Holman's term.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Retired.
 
Lincoln Dixon
Democratic March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1919
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
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.
Lost re-election.
John S. Benham Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1923
66th
67th
Elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Lost re-election.
 
Harry C. Canfield
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1933
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Lost renomination.
 
James I. Farley
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
73rd
74th
75th
Elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Lost re-election.
George W. Gillie Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1949
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
Elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Lost re-election.
 
Edward H. Kruse
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
81st Elected in 1948.
Lost re-election.
 
E. Ross Adair
Republican January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1971
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
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.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Lost re-election.
 
J. Edward Roush
Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1977
92nd
93rd
94th
Elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Lost re-election.
 
Dan Quayle
Republican January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1981
95th
96th
Elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
 
Dan Coats
Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1989
97th
98th
99th
100th
Elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
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.
Re-elected in 1992
Lost re-election.
 
Mark Souder
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
104th
105th
106th
107th
Elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
 
Steve Buyer
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2011
108th
109th
110th
111th
Redistricted from the 5th district and re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Retired.
 
Todd Rokita
Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2019
112th
113th
114th
115th
Elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
 
Jim Baird
Republican January 3, 2019 –
present
116th
117th
Elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.

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

2018Edit

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2018)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Baird 156,539 64.1
Democratic Tobi Beck 87,824 35.9
Total votes 244,363 100.0
Republican hold

2020Edit

Indiana's 4th congressional district, 2020[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Baird (incumbent) 225,531 66.6
Democratic Joe Mackey 112,984 33.4
Total votes 338,515 100.0
Republican hold


Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=18&cd=04
  2. ^ "Introducing the 2021 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index". The Cook Political Report. April 15, 2021. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  3. ^ "Rep. Todd Rokita embraces Trump as he launches Indiana Senate bid". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "Indiana Election Results November 3, 2020". Indiana Election Division. Retrieved November 26, 2020.

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