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Kentucky's 3rd congressional district

Kentucky's 3rd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It encompasses almost all of Louisville Metro, which, since the merger of 2003, is consolidated with Jefferson County, though other incorporated cities exist within the county, such as Shively and St. Matthews. The far southeast reaches of Louisville Metro are part of the 4th Congressional District.

Kentucky's 3rd congressional district
Kentucky US Congressional District 3 (since 2013).tif
Kentucky's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  John Yarmuth
DLouisville
Distribution
  • 99.33[1]% urban
  • 0.67% rural
Population (2016)740,860[2]
Median income$53,677[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+6[4]

The district is currently represented by Democrat John Yarmuth.

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CharacteristicsEdit

This district is heavily Democratic, and is fully contained within Jefferson County, Kentucky. It has the highest percentage of African Americans in the state, who are concentrated in and near Louisville. It is a cosmopolitan, diverse district, with major businesses, health care organizations and universities.

As of September 2013, there were 518,028 registered voters: 305,121 (58.90%) Democrats, 166,271 (32.10%) Republicans, and 46,636 (9.00%) "Others". All of the "Others" included 35,209 (6.80%) unclassified Others, 10,528 (2.03%) Independents, 678 (0.13%) Libertarians, 177 (0.03%) Greens, 28 (0.0054%) Constitutionalists, 3 (0.0005%) Reforms, and 13 (0.0025%) Socialist Workers.[5][6]

Until January 1, 2006, Kentucky did not track party affiliation for registered voters who were neither Democratic nor Republican.[7] The Kentucky voter registration card does not explicitly list anything other than Democratic Party, Republican Party, or Other, with the "Other" option having a blank line and no instructions on how to register as something else.[8]

Recent presidential electionsEdit

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Gore 50 - 48%
2004 President Kerry 51 - 49%
2008 President Obama 56 - 43%
2012 President Obama 56 - 43%
2016 President Clinton 55 - 40%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history Location
District created March 4, 1803
Matthew Walton Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1807
8th
9th
Elected in 1803.
Re-elected in 1804.
Retired.
1803–1813
Breckinridge, Bullitt, Green, Hardin, Jefferson, Nelson, and Washington counties
 
John Rowan
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
10th Elected in 1806.
Retired.
Henry Crist Democratic-Republican March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
11th Elected in 1808.
Retired.
Stephen Ormsby Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
12th Elected in 1810.
Redistricted to the 8th district and lost re-election.
 
Richard M. Johnson
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1819
13th
14th
15th
Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 1812.
Re-elected in 1814.
Re-elected in 1816.
Retired.
1813–1823
Boone, Campbell, Franklin, Gallatin, Harrison, Pendleton, and Scott counties
William Brown Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
16th Elected in 1818.
Retired.
 
John T. Johnson
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
17th Elected in 1820.
Redistricted to the 5th district.
 
Henry Clay
Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican March 3, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
Elected in 1822.
Re-elected in 1824.
Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of State.
1823–1833
Clark, Fayette, and Woodford counties
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 6, 1825
Vacant March 6, 1825 –
August 1, 1825
 
James Clark
Anti-Jacksonian August 1, 1825 –
March 3, 1831
19th
20th
21st
Elected to finish Clay's term and seated December 5, 1825.
Re-elected in 1827.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Chilton Allan Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
22nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 10th district.
Christopher Tompkins Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
23rd Redistricted from the 10th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
1833–1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Joseph R. Underwood
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
24th
25th
26th
27th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Henry Grider
Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
28th
29th
[Data unknown/missing.] 1843–1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Samuel Peyton
Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th [Data unknown/missing.]
Finis McLean Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st [Data unknown/missing.]
Presley Ewing Whig March 4, 1851 –
September 27, 1854
32nd
33rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
1853–1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant September 27, 1854 –
December 4, 1854
Francis Bristow Whig December 4, 1854 –
March 3, 1855
33rd [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Warner Underwood
Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1859
34th
35th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Francis Bristow Opposition March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
36th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Henry Grider
Unionist March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1865
37th
38th
39th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
1863–1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
Democratic March 4, 1865 –
September 7, 1866
Vacant September 7, 1866 –
December 3, 1866
 
Elijah Hise
Democratic December 3, 1866 –
May 8, 1867
39th [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant May 8, 1867 –
December 5, 1867
 
Jacob Golladay
Democratic December 5, 1867 –
February 28, 1870
40th
41st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
Vacant February 28, 1870 –
May 10, 1870
 
Joseph H. Lewis
Democratic May 10, 1870 –
March 3, 1873
41st
42nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles W. Milliken
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1877
43rd
44th
[Data unknown/missing.] 1873–1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John W. Caldwell
Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
45th
46th
47th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John E. Halsell
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
48th
49th
[Data unknown/missing.] 1883–1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
W. Godfrey Hunter
Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
50th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Isaac Goodnight
Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1895
51st
52nd
53rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
1893–1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
W. Godfrey Hunter
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th [Data unknown/missing.]
John S. Rhea Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 25, 1902
55th
56th
57th
Lost contested election.
 
J. McKenzie Moss
Republican March 25, 1902 –
March 3, 1903
57th Won contested election.
John S. Rhea Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
58th [Data unknown/missing.] 1903–1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James M. Richardson
Democratic March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1907
59th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Addison James
Republican March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1909
60th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Robert Y. Thomas Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1909 –
September 3, 1925
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
1913–1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant September 3, 1925 –
December 26, 1925
John W. Moore Democratic December 26, 1925 –
March 3, 1929
69th
70th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles W. Roark
Republican March 4, 1929 –
April 5, 1929
71st [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant April 5, 1929 –
June 1, 1929
John W. Moore Democratic June 1, 1929 –
March 3, 1933
71st
72nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Districts not used, see Kentucky's at-large congressional district.
District re-established.
March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
 
Emmet O'Neal
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1947
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
[Data unknown/missing.] 1935–1943
[Data unknown/missing.]
1943–1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Thruston B. Morton
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1953
80th
81st
82nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John M. Robsion Jr.
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1959
83rd
84th
85th
[Data unknown/missing.] 1953–1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Frank W. Burke
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1963
86th
87th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Gene Snyder
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
88th [Data unknown/missing.] 1963–1973
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles R. Farnsley
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
89th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
William O. Cowger
Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1971
90th
91st
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Romano Mazzoli
Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1995
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
1973–1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
1983–1993
[Data unknown/missing.]
1993–2003
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Mike Ward
Democratic January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 1997
104th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Anne Northup
Republican January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2003
105th
106th
107th
[Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2007
2003–2013
 
 
John Yarmuth
Democratic January 3, 2007 –
present
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
[Data unknown/missing.]
2013–present
 

Recent election resultsEdit

2002Edit

Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Anne Northup (Incumbent) 118,228 51.61
Democratic Jack Conway 110,846 48.39
Total votes 229,074 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2004Edit

Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Anne Northup (Incumbent) 197,736 60.26
Democratic Tony Miller 124,040 37.80
Libertarian George C. Dick 6,363 1.94
Total votes 328,139 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2006Edit

Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Yarmuth 122,471 50.62
Republican Anne Northup (Incumbent) 116,555 48.18
Libertarian Donna Walker Mancini 2,134 0.88
Constitution W. Ed Parker 774 0.32
Total votes 241,934 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic gain from Republican

2008Edit

Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Yarmuth (Incumbent) 203,843 59.37
Republican Anne Northup 139,527 40.64
Libertarian Ed Martin Republican sued; votes not counted 0.00
Total votes 343,370 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2010Edit

Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Yarmuth (Incumbent) 139,940 54.68
Republican Todd Lally 112,627 44.01
Libertarian Ed Martin 2,029 0.79
Independent Michael Hansen 1,334 0.52
Total votes 255,930 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2012Edit

Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Yarmuth (Incumbent) 206,385 63.96
Republican Brooks Wicker 111,452 34.54
Independent Robert L. DeVore, Jr. 4.819 1.49
Total votes 322,656 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2014Edit

Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District Election (2014) [9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Yarmuth (Incumbent) 157,056 63.5
Republican Michael MacFarlane 87,981 35.6
Independent Gregory Peter Puccetti 2,318 0.9
Total votes 247,355 100
Democratic hold

2016Edit

Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Yarmuth (Incumbent) 212,401 63.5
Republican Harold Bratcher 122,093 36.5
Total votes 334,494 100.00
Democratic hold

2018Edit

Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District Election (2018)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Yarmuth (Incumbent) 173,002 62.1
Republican Vickie Yates Glisson 101,930 36.6
Libertarian Gregory Boles 3,788 1.4
Total votes 278,720 100.00
Democratic hold

Living former MembersEdit

As of June 2017, there are three living former members of the House from the district. The most recent representative to die was Frank W. Burke (served 1959–1963) on June 29, 2007. The most recently serving representative to die was William O. Cowger (served 1967–1971) on October 2, 1971.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Romano Mazzoli 1971–1995 (1932-11-02) November 2, 1932 (age 86)
Mike Ward 1995–1997 (1951-01-07) January 7, 1951 (age 68)
Anne Northup 1997–2007 (1948-01-22) January 22, 1948 (age 71)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Specific
  1. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov.
  2. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=21&cd=03
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ "Registration Statistics: By Congression District". Kentucky State Board of Elections. September 2013. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  6. ^ "Registration Statistics: Other Political Organizations and Groups". Kentucky State Board of Elections. September 2013. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  7. ^ "Kentucky Administrative Regulations 31KAR4:150". Kentucky Legislative Research Commission. November 2005. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  8. ^ "Register To Vote". Kentucky State Board of Elections. August 2003. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  9. ^ "General Elections Results" (PDF). Kentucky Secretary of State. November 4, 2014. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
General

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