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Iowa's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Iowa that covers most of its southeastern part. It includes Davenport, Iowa City, Muscatine, Clinton, Burlington, Ottumwa, Fort Madison, Oskaloosa, Bettendorf, Newton and Pella. The district is currently represented by Democrat Dave Loebsack, who has been in office since 2007.

Iowa's 2nd congressional district
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Iowa's 2nd congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Dave Loebsack
DIowa City
Distribution
  • 66.06% urban
  • 33.94% rural
Population (2000)585,241[1]
Median income$54,758[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+1[3]

Contents

RedistrictingEdit

On June 22, 2001, the Iowa General Assembly passed a plan to redistrict the state of Iowa. The plan went into effect in 2002 for the 108th U.S. Congress. The prior redistricting plan was effective from 1992 to 2001.[4]

Presidential voting since 2000Edit

Election results from presidential races:

Year Office Results
2000 President Gore 53% – Bush 43%
2004 President Kerry 55% – Bush 44%
2008 President Obama 60% – McCain 38%
2012 President Obama 56% – Romney 43%
2016 President Trump 49% – Clinton 45%

List of U.S. RepresentativesEdit

Representative Party Term Cong
ress
Note
  Shepherd Leffler Democratic March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1851 30th
31st
Redistricted from the At-large district.
  Lincoln Clark Democratic March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853 32nd
  John P. Cook March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855 33rd
  James Thorington March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857 34th
  Timothy Davis Republican March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859 35th
  William Vandever Republican March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1863 36th
37th
  Hiram Price Republican March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1869 38th
39th
40th
  William Smyth Republican March 4, 1869 – September 30, 1870 41st
Vacant
September 30, 1870 – December 6, 1870 William Smyth died in office.
  William P. Wolf Republican December 6, 1870 – March 3, 1871 41st
  Aylett R. Cotton Republican March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875 42nd
43rd
  John Q. Tufts Republican March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877 44th
  Hiram Price Republican March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1881 45th
46th
  Sewall S. Farwell Republican March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883 47th
  Jeremiah H. Murphy Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1887 48th
49th
  Walter I. Hayes Democratic March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1895 50th
51st
52nd
53rd
  George M. Curtis Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899 54th
55th
  Joseph R. Lane Republican March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1901 56th
  John N. W. Rumple Republican March 4, 1901 – January 31, 1903 57th
Vacant
January 31, 1903 – March 4, 1903 John N. W. Rumple died in office.
  Martin J. Wade Democratic March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905 58th
  Albert F. Dawson Republican March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1911 59th
60th
61st
  Irvin S. Pepper Democratic March 4, 1911 – December 22, 1913 62nd
63rd
Vacant
December 22, 1913 – February 10, 1914 Irvin S. Pepper died in office.
  Henry Vollmer Democratic February 10, 1914 – March 3, 1915 63rd
  Harry E. Hull Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1925 64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
  F. Dickinson Letts Republican March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1931 69th
70th
71st
  Bernhard M. Jacobsen Democratic March 4, 1931 – June 30, 1936 72nd
73rd
74th
Vacant
June 30, 1936 – January 3, 1937 Bernhard M. Jacobsen died in office.
  William S. Jacobsen Democratic January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1943 75th
76th
77th
  Henry O. Talle Republican January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1959 78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
Redistricted from the 4th district.
  Leonard G. Wolf Democratic January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1961 86th
  James E. Bromwell Republican January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1965 87th
88th
  John Culver Democratic January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1975 89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
  Mike Blouin Democratic January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1979 94th
95th
  Tom Tauke Republican January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1991 96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
  Jim Nussle Republican January 3, 1991 – January 3, 2003 102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
Redistricted to the 1st district.
  Jim Leach Republican January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007 108th
109th
Redistricted from the 1st district.
  Dave Loebsack Democratic Since January 3, 2007 110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Incumbent.

Historical election resultsEdit

Year[5] Party affiliation Winner Number of votes Party affiliation Second Number of votes Percentage of votes
1920 Republican Harry E. Hull 50,160 Farmer-Labor F. B Althouse 6,058 89% – 11%
1922 Republican Harry E. Hull 27,450 Democrat Wayne G. Cook 25,620 51% – 48%
1924 Republican Fred Dickinson Letts 49,117 Democrat Ralph U. Thompson 32,893 60% – 40%
1926 Republican Fred Dickinson Letts 29,200 Democrat J. P. Gallagher 19,612 60% – 40%
1928 Republican Fred Dickinson Letts 49,690 Democrat Frank Z. Titzell 37,344 57% – 43%
1930 Democrat Bernhard M. Jacobsen 30,008 Republican F. D. Letts 24,113 55% – 45%
1932 Democrat Bernhard M. Jacobsen 71,914 Republican Frank W. Elliott 50,636 59% – 41%
1934 Democrat Bernhard M. Jacobsen 60,654 Republican Martin B. Andelfinger 39,047 63% – 35%
1936 Democrat William S. Jacobsen 70,923 Republican Charles Penningroth 55,255 53% – 41%
1938 Democrat William S. Jacobsen 48,155 Republican Alfred C. Mueller 47,535 50% – 49%
1940 Democrat William S. Jacobsen 75,774 Republican W. A. McCullough 69,298 52% – 48%
1942 Republican Henry O. Talle 62,290 Democrat William S. Jacobsen 46,310 57% – 43%
1944 Republican Henry O. Talle 86,903 Democrat George C. Classen 68,489 56% – 44%
1946 Republican Henry O. Talle 60,111 Democrat Richard V. Bernhart 41,544 59% – 41%
1948 Republican Henry O. Talle 82,139 Democrat T. W. Mullaney 60,272 57% – 42%
1950 Republican Henry O. Talle 79,066 Democrat Eugene J. Kean 55,359 59% – 41%
1952 Republican Henry O. Talle 114,553 Democrat T. W. Mullaney 69,421 62% – 38%
1954 Republican Henry O. Talle 72,231 Democrat Ruben V. Austin 58,092 55% – 46%
1956 Republican Henry O. Talle 95,999 Democrat Leonard G. Wolf 90,843 51% – 49%
1958 Democrat Leonard G. Wolf 67,022 Republican Henry O. Talle 64,073 51% – 49%
1960 Republican James E. Bromwell 108,137 Democrat Leonard G. Wolf 97,608 53% – 47%
1962 Republican James E. Bromwell 67,475 Democrat Frank W. Less 60,296 53% – 47%
1964 Democrat John C. Culver 97,470 Republican James E. Bromwell 89,299 52% – 48%
1966 Democrat John C. Culver 76,281 Republican Robert M. L. Johnson 65,079 54% – 46%
1968 Democrat John C. Culver 103,651 Republican Tom Riley 84,634 55% – 45%
1970 Democrat John C. Culver 84,049 Republican Cole McMartin 54,934 60% – 40%
1972 Democrat John C. Culver 115,489 Republican Theodore R. Ellsworth 79,667 59% – 41%
1974 Democrat Michael T. Blouin 73,416 Republican Tom Riley 69,088 51% – 48%
1976 Democrat Michael T. Blouin 102,980 Republican Tom Riley 100,344 50% – 49%
1978 Republican Thomas J. Tauke 72,644 Democrat Michael T. Blouin 65,450 52% – 47%
1980 Republican Thomas J. Tauke 111,587 Democrat Steve Sovern 93,175 54% – 45%
1982 Republican Thomas J. Tauke 99,478 Democrat Brent Appel 69,539 59% – 41%
1984 Republican Thomas J. Tauke 136,839 Democrat Joe Welsh 77,335 64% – 36%
1986 Republican Thomas J. Tauke 88,708 Democrat Eric Tabor 55,903 61% – 39%
1988 Republican Thomas J. Tauke 113,543 Democrat Eric Tabor 86,438 58% – 43%
1990 Republican Jim Nussle 82,650 Democrat Eric Tabor 81,008 50% – 49%
1992 Republican Jim Nussle 134,536 Democrat David R. Nagle 131,570 50% – 49%
1994 Republican Jim Nussle 111,076 Democrat David R. Nagle 86,087 56% – 43%
1996 Republican Jim Nussle 127,827 Democrat Donna L. Smith 109,731 53% – 46%
1998 Republican Jim Nussle 104,613 Democrat Rob Tully 83,405 55% – 44%
2000 Republican Jim Nussle 139,906 Democrat Donna L. Smith 110,327 55% – 44%
2002 Republican James A. Leach 108,130 Democrat Julie Thomas 94,767 52% – 46%
2004 Republican James A. Leach 176,684 Democrat Dave Franker 117,405 59% – 39%
2006 Democrat Dave Loebsack 107,097 Republican James A. Leach 101,386 51% – 49%
2008 Democrat Dave Loebsack 173,639 Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks 118,040 57% – 38%
2010 Democrat Dave Loebsack 115,839 Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks 104,319 50% – 45%
2012 Democrat Dave Loebsack 211,863 Republican John Archer 161,977 55% – 42%
2014 Democrat Dave Loebsack 143,431 Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks 129,455 52% – 47%
2016 Democrat Dave Loebsack 198,571 Republican Christopher Peters 170,933 53% – 46%
2018 Democrat Dave Loebsack 171,120 Republican Christopher Peters 133,051 54% – 42%

Recent election resultsEdit

2002Edit

Iowa's 2nd congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James A. Leach 108,130 52.19
Democratic Julie Thomas 94,767 45.74
Libertarian Kevin Litten 4,178 2.02
No party Others 96 0.05%
Total votes 207,171 100.00
Republican hold

2004Edit

Iowa's 2nd congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James A. Leach (incumbent) 176,684 58.92
Democratic Dave Franker 117,405 39.15
Libertarian Kevin Litten 5,586 1.86
No party Others 206 0.07%
Total votes 299,881 100.00
Republican hold

2006Edit

Iowa's 2nd congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dave Loebsack 107,683 51.38
Republican James A. Leach (incumbent) 101,707 48.53
No party Others 196 0.09%
Total votes 209,586 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican

2008Edit

Iowa's 2nd congressional district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dave Loebsack (incumbent) 175,218 57.19
Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks 118,778 38.77
Green Wendy Barth 6,664 2.18
Independent Brian White 5,437 1.78
No party Others 261 0.09%
Total votes 306,358 100.00
Democratic hold

2010Edit

Iowa's 2nd congressional district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dave Loebsack (incumbent) 115,839 50.99
Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks 104,319 45.92
Libertarian Gary Joseph Sicard 4,356 1.92
Constitution Jon Tack 2,463 1.08
No party Others 198 0.09%
Total votes 227,175 100.00
Democratic hold

2012Edit

Iowa's 2nd congressional district election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dave Loebsack (incumbent) 211,863 55.57
Republican John Archer 161,977 42.48
Independent Alan Aversa 7,112 1.87
No party Others 323 0.08%
Total votes 381,275 100.00
Democratic hold

2014Edit

Iowa's 2nd congressional district election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dave Loebsack (incumbent) 143,431 52.5
Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks 129,455 47.4
Write-ins 443 0.2
Total votes 273,329 100
Democratic hold

2016Edit

 
Map showing the results of the 2016 election in Iowa's second congressional district by county
Iowa's 2nd congressional district election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dave Loebsack (incumbent) 198,571 53.7
Republican Christopher Peters 170,933 46.2
Write-ins 528 0.1
Total votes 370,032 100.00
Democratic hold

2018Edit

U.S. House election, 2018:[6] Iowa District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Dave Loebsack (Incumbent) 171,120 54.8 +1.1
Republican Christopher Peters 133,051 42.6 -3.6
Libertarian Mark David Strauss 6,176 1.98 +1.98
Independent Daniel Clark 1,839 0.59 +0.59
Write-ins 171 0.05 -0.05
Majority 38,069 12.2
Turnout 312,357 100
Democratic hold Swing +4.7

Living former membersEdit

As of December 2018, there are four living former members of the House. The most recent representative to die was John Culver (served 1965–1975) on December 26, 2018.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Mike Blouin 1975–1979 (1945-11-07) November 7, 1945 (age 73)
Tom Tauke 1979–1991 (1950-10-11) October 11, 1950 (age 68)
Jim Nussle 1991–2003 (1960-06-27) June 27, 1960 (age 58)
Jim Leach 2003–2007 (1942-10-15) October 15, 1942 (age 76)

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
Iowa's 2nd congressional district boundaries from 2003 to 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Washington Post page on the 2nd District of Iowa
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=19&cd=02
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "2001 Iowa Redistricting Plan,". 2001.
  5. ^ "Election Statistics,". 2005. Archived from the original on 2007-07-25.
  6. ^ "Iowa General Election 2018". Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved November 11, 2018.


Coordinates: 41°12′31″N 92°08′57″W / 41.20861°N 92.14917°W / 41.20861; -92.14917