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Missouri's 2nd congressional district

Missouri's second congressional district is in the eastern portion of the state, primarily consisting of the suburbs south and west of St. Louis, including Arnold, Town and Country, Wildwood, Chesterfield, and Oakville.[3] The district includes portions of St. Louis, Jefferson and St. Charles counties. [4] Following redistricting in 2010, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the district now included more Democratic-leaning voters than it had its 2001-2010 boundaries, but still leaned Republican as a whole.[5] The latest U.S. Census Electorate Profile for Congressional District 2 estimates there are 581,131 citizens of voting age living in 293,984 households.[6]

Missouri's 2nd congressional district
Missouri US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif
Missouri's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Ann Wagner
RBallwin
Median income$79,497[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+8[2]

Its current representative is Republican Ann Wagner. Rep. Wagner faced Democrat Cort VanOstran in the 2018 General Election.[7]

Contents

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Electoral history
District created March 4, 1847
 
John Jameson
Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
William Van Ness Bay Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Gilchrist Porter
Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
Alfred W. Lamb Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Gilchrist Porter
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Thomas L. Anderson
Know Nothing March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing.]
Independent Democratic March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
 
James S. Rollins
Constitutional Union March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 9th district.
 
Henry T. Blow
Unconditional Unionist March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
[Data unknown/missing.]
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
 
Carman A. Newcomb
Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Gustavus A. Finkelnburg
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing.]
Liberal Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
 
Erastus Wells
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1877
Redistricted from the 1st district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Nathan Cole
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Erastus Wells
Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Thomas Allen
Democratic March 4, 1881 –
April 8, 1882
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant April 8, 1882 –
December 15, 1882
 
James H. McLean
Republican December 15, 1882 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
Armstead M. Alexander Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
John B. Hale Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles H. Mansur
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Uriel S. Hall
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Robert N. Bodine
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William W. Rucker
Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Ralph F. Lozier
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the At-large district
District inactive March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
All representatives elected At-large on a general ticket.
 
William L. Nelson
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1943
[Data unknown/missing.]
Max Schwabe Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1949
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Morgan M. Moulder
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 11th district.
 
Thomas B. Curtis
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1969
Redistricted from the 12th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James W. Symington
Democratic January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1977
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Robert A. Young
Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1987
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Jack Buechner
Republican January 3, 1987 –
January 3, 1991
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Joan Kelly Horn
Democratic January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1993
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Jim Talent
Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2001
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for Governor of Missouri.
 
Todd Akin
Republican January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2013
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
Ann Wagner
Republican January 3, 2013 –
present
[Data unknown/missing.]

Election results from presidential racesEdit

Year Office Results Political parties that won the district
2000 President George W. Bush 59 - Al Gore 39% Republican Party (United States)
2004 President George W. Bush 60 - John Kerry 40% Republican Party (United States)
2008 President John McCain 55 - Barack Obama 44% Republican Party (United States)
2012 President Mitt Romney 57 - Barack Obama 41% Republican Party (United States)
2016 President Donald Trump 53 - Hillary Clinton 42% Republican Party (United States)

Election resultsEdit

1998200020022004200620082010201220142016

1998Edit

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 1998[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican James M. Talent (Incumbent) 142,313 70.0%
Democratic John Ross 57,565 28.3%
Libertarian Brian K. Lundy 3,331 1.6%
Independent William Warner 50 .0%
Total votes 203,259 100%
Majority 81,367 40.0%
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

2000Edit

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2000[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Todd Akin 164,926 55.3%
Democratic Ted House 126,441 42.4%
Green Mike Odell 2,907 1.0%
Libertarian James Higgins 2,524 0.8%
Reform Richard J. Gimpelson 1,265 0.4%
Total votes 298,062 100%
Majority 31,790 10.7%
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

2002Edit

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2002[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Todd Akin (Incumbent) 167,057 67.1% + 11.8
Democratic John Hogan 77,223 31.0% - 11.4
Libertarian Daria R. Maloney 4,548 1.8% + 1.0
Total votes 248,828 100%
Majority 85,286 34.3%
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

2004Edit

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2004[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Todd Akin (Incumbent) 228,725 65.4% - 1.7
Democratic George D. Weber 115,366 33.0% + 2.0
Libertarian Daria R. Maloney 4,822 1.4% - 0.4
Constitution David Leefe 954 0.3%
Total votes 349,867 100%
Majority 107,583 30.7%
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

2006Edit

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2006[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Todd Akin (Incumbent) 176,452 61.3% - 4.1
Democratic George D. Weber 105,242 36.6% + 3.6
Libertarian Tamara A. Millay 5,923 2.1% + 0.7
Total votes 287,617 100%
Majority 65,287 22.7%
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

2008Edit

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2008[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Todd Akin (Incumbent) 232,276 62.3% + 1.0
Democratic William C. (Bill) Haas 132,068 35.4% - 1.2
Libertarian Thomas L. Knapp 8,628 2.3% + 0.2
Total votes 372,972 100%
Majority 91,580 24.6%
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

2010Edit

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2010[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Todd Akin (Incumbent) 180,481 67.9% + 5.6
Democratic Arthur Lieber 77,467 29.2% - 6.2
Libertarian Steve Mosbacher 7,677 2.9% + 0.6
Independent Patrick M. Cannon 7 0.0% n/a
Total votes 265,632 100%
Majority 95,330 35.9%
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

2012Edit

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2012[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Ann Wagner 236,971 60.1% - 7.6
Democratic Glenn Koenen 146,272 37.1% + 7.9
Libertarian Bill Slantz 9,193 2.3% - 0.6
Constitution Anatol Zorikova 2,012 0.5% + 0.5
Total votes 394,448 100%
Majority 90,699 23.0%
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

2014Edit

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2014[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Ann Wagner (Incumbent) 147, 819 64.1% + 4.0
Democratic Arthur Lieber 75,384 32.6% - 4.5
Libertarian Bill Slantz 7,542 3.3% + 1.0
Total votes 231,117 100%
Majority 72,453
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

2016Edit

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2016[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Ann Wagner (Incumbent) 241,954 58.6% - 5.5
Democratic Bill Otto 155,689 37.7% + 5.1
Libertarian Jim Higgins 11,758 2.8% - 0.5
Green David Justus Arnold 3,605 0.9% + 0.9
Total votes 413,296 100%
Majority 86,265
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=29&cd=02
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ McDermott, Kevin. "Missouri state Rep. Otto to seek 2nd Congressional District seat". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. May 26, 2015.
  4. ^ "Missouri's 2nd Congressional District" https://ballotpedia.org/Missouri%27s_2nd_Congressional_District#cite_note-2
  5. ^ Wagman, Jake. "Missouri's 2nd District will see classic battle." St. Louis Post-Dispatch. July 7, 2011.
  6. ^ "Electorate Profiles: Selected Characteristics of the Citizen, 18 and Older Population"
  7. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/missouri-house-district-2-primary-election "Missouri Primary Election Results: Second House District."
  8. ^ 6&oid= 1546&arc= 1 1998 Election Resultsī
  9. ^ 14&oid= 3986&arc= 1 2000 Election Results
  10. ^ 87&oid= 24479&arc= 1 2002 Election Resultsī
  11. ^ 131&oid= 32752&arc= 1 2004 Election Results
  12. ^ 189&oid= 43068&arc= 1 2006 Election Results
  13. ^ 256&oid= 56161&arc= 2008 Election Results
  14. ^ 300&oid= 67529&arc= 2010 Election Results
  15. ^ SpecifyARace^Races^0^0^3^U.S.%20Representative%20-%20District%202^011656688155 2012 Election Results
  16. ^ 2014 Election Results
  17. ^ results 2016 Election Results

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