Minnesota's 3rd congressional district

Minnesota's 3rd congressional district encompasses the suburbs of Hennepin, Carver, and Anoka counties to the west, south, and north of Minneapolis. The district, which is mostly suburban in character, includes a few farming communities on its far western edge and also inner-ring suburban areas on its eastern edge. The district includes the blue collar cities of Brooklyn Park and Coon Rapids to the north-east, middle-income Bloomington to the south, and higher-income Eden Prairie, Edina, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Minnetonka, and Wayzata to the west. Democrat Dean Phillips currently represents the district in the U.S. House of Representatives, after defeating incumbent Republican Erik Paulsen in the November 2018 mid-term elections.

Minnesota's 3rd congressional district
Interactive map of district boundaries (Hennepin County highlighted in red)
Representative
  Dean Phillips
DFLDeephaven
Area468[1] sq mi (1,210 km2)
Distribution
  • 95.57% urban[2]
  • 4.43% rural
Population (2019)730,214[3]
Median household
income
$98,877[4]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+6[5]
External image
image icon THIS govtrack.us MAP, is a useful representation of the 3rd CD's borders, based on Google Maps.

Statewide election votingEdit

Year Office Results Party
2000 President Bush 50 - 46% Republican
2004 President Bush 51 - 48% Republican
2008 President Obama 52 - 46% Democratic
2012 President Obama 49.6 - 48.8% Democratic
2016 President Clinton 50.8 - 41.4% Democratic
2018 Senate Klobuchar 62.3 - 34.7% Democratic
2020 President Biden 58.7 - 39.2% Democratic

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1873
 
John T. Averill
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd Redistricted from the 2nd district and re-elected in 1872.
Retired.
 
William S. King
Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th Elected in 1874.
Retired.
 
Jacob H. Stewart
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
45th Elected in 1876.
Retired.
 
William D. Washburn
Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
46th
47th
Elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Redistricted to the 4th district.
 
Horace B. Strait
Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
48th
49th
Redistricted from the 2nd district and re-elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Lost re-election.
 
John L. MacDonald
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
50th Elected in 1886.
Lost re-election.
 
Darwin Hall
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
51st Elected in 1888.
Lost re-election.
 
Osee M. Hall
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1895
52nd
53rd
Elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Lost re-election.
 
Joel Heatwole
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1903
54th
55th
56th
57th
Elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Retired.
 
Charles Russell Davis
Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1925
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
Elected in 1902.
Re-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.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Lost renomination.
 
August H. Andresen
Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1933
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Redistricted to the at-large district and lost re-election.
District inactive March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
73rd All representatives elected at-large
 
Ernest Lundeen
Farmer-Labor January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
74th Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1934.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
 
Henry Teigan
Farmer-Labor January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
75th Elected in 1936.
Lost re-election.
 
John G. Alexander
Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
76th Elected in 1938.
Lost renomination.
 
Richard Pillsbury Gale
Republican January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1945
77th
78th
Elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Lost re-election.
 
William Gallagher
Democratic (DFL) January 3, 1945 –
August 13, 1946
79th Elected in 1944.
Died.
Vacant August 13, 1946 –
January 3, 1947
 
George MacKinnon
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
80th Elected in 1946.
Lost re-election.
 
Roy Wier
Democratic (DFL) January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1961
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
Elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Lost re-election.
 
Clark MacGregor
Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1971
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
Elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
 
Bill Frenzel
Republican January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1991
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
Elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Retired.
 
Jim Ramstad
Republican January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 2009
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
Elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Retired.
 
Erik Paulsen
Republican January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2019
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
Elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Lost re-election.
 
Dean Phillips
Democratic (DFL) January 3, 2019 –
Present
116th
117th
Elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.

Recent electionsEdit

Graph of election results in Minnesota's 3rd congressional district

2020Edit

Third Congressional District of Minnesota Election, 2020
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic (DFL) Dean Phillips (Incumbent) 246,666 55.61%
Republican Kendall Qualls 196,625 44.32%

2018Edit

Third Congressional District of Minnesota Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic (DFL) Dean Phillips 202,402 55.61%
Republican Erik Paulsen (Incumbent) 160,838 44.19%

2016Edit

Third Congressional District of Minnesota Election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Erik Paulsen (Incumbent) 233,075 56.9%
Democratic (DFL) Terri Bonoff 169,238 43.1%

2014Edit

Third Congressional District of Minnesota Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Erik Paulsen (Incumbent) 167,515 62.1
Democratic (DFL) Sharon Sund 101,846 37.8

2012Edit

Third Congressional District of Minnesota Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Erik Paulsen (Incumbent) 222,335 58.10
Democratic (DFL) Brian Barnes 159,937 41.79
Write-in 433 0.11
Total votes 382,705 100.0

2010Edit

Third Congressional District of Minnesota Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Erik Paulsen (Incumbent) 161,177 58.8
Democratic (DFL) Jim Meffert 100,240 36.6
Independence Jon Oleson 12,508 4.6

2008Edit

Third Congressional District of Minnesota Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Erik Paulsen (Incumbent) 179,032 48.5
Democratic (DFL) Ashwin Madia 150,863 40.9
Independence David Dillon 38,987 10.6

2006Edit

Third Congressional District of Minnesota Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Ramstad (Incumbent) 184,355 64.9
Democratic (DFL) Wendy Wilde 99,599 35.0

2004Edit

Third Congressional District of Minnesota Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Ramstad (Incumbent) 231,871 64.7
Democratic (DFL) Deborah Watts 126,665 35.3

2002Edit

Third Congressional District of Minnesota Election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Ramstad (Incumbent) 213,334 72.0
Democratic (DFL) Darryl Stanton 82,575 27.9

2000Edit

Third Congressional District of Minnesota Election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Ramstad (Incumbent) 222,571 67.6
Democratic (DFL) Sue Schuff 98,219 29.9
Libertarian Bob Odden 5,302 1.6
Constitution Arne Niska 2,970 0.9

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Minnesota congressional districts by urban and rural population and land area" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved April 2, 2007.
  2. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  3. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  4. ^ "My Congressional District".
  5. ^ "Introducing the 2021 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index". The Cook Political Report. April 15, 2021. Retrieved April 15, 2021.

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