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 the 2nd congressional district 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
Population (2019)751,926
Median household
income
$88,684[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+4[2]

Its current representative is Republican Ann Wagner. Wagner faced Democrat Jill Schupp and Libertarian Martin Schulte in the 2020 general election.[7]

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District location
District created March 4, 1847
 
John Jameson
Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th Elected in 1846.
Retired.
1847–1853
[data unknown/missing]
William Van Ness Bay Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st Elected in 1848.
Retired.
 
Gilchrist Porter
Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd Elected in 1850.
Lost re-election.
Alfred W. Lamb Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd Elected in 1852.
Retired.
1853–1863
[data unknown/missing]
 
Gilchrist Porter
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th Elected in 1854.
Retired.
 
Thomas L. Anderson
Know Nothing March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th
36th
Elected in 1856.
Re-elected in 1858.
Retired.
Independent Democratic March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
 
James S. Rollins
Constitutional Union March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th Elected in 1860.
Redistricted to the 9th district.
 
Henry T. Blow
Unconditional Unionist March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
38th
39th
Elected in 1862.
Re-elected in 1864.
Retired.
1863–1873
[data unknown/missing]
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
 
Carman A. Newcomb
Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
40th Elected in 1866.
Retired.
 
Gustavus A. Finkelnburg
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
41st
42nd
Elected in 1868.
Re-elected in 1870.
Retired.
Liberal Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
 
Erastus Wells
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1877
43rd
44th
Redistricted from the 1st district and re-elected in 1872.
Re-elected in 1874.
Lost re-election.
1873–1883
[data unknown/missing]
 
Nathan Cole
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
45th Elected in 1876.
Lost re-election.
 
Erastus Wells
Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
46th Elected in 1878.
Retired.
 
Thomas Allen
Democratic March 4, 1881 –
April 8, 1882
47th Elected in 1880.
Died.
Vacant April 8, 1882 –
December 15, 1882
 
James H. McLean
Republican December 15, 1882 –
March 3, 1883
Elected to finish Allen's term.[8] and seated December 15, 1882.
Redistricted the same day to the 9th district and lost election to the next term.
Armstead M. Alexander Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th Elected in 1882.[9]
Lost renomination.
1883–1893
[data unknown/missing]
 
John B. Hale
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
49th Elected in 1884.
Lost renomination and lost re-election as an Independent..
 
Charles H. Mansur
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1893
50th
51st
52nd
Elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Lost renomination.
 
Uriel S. Hall
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
53rd
54th
Elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Retired.
1893–1903
[data unknown/missing]
 
Robert N. Bodine
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
55th Elected in 1896.
Lost renomination.
 
William W. Rucker
Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1923
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
Elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-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.
Lost renomination.
1903–1913
[data unknown/missing]
1913–1923
[data unknown/missing]
 
Ralph F. Lozier
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.
Redistricted to the at-large district.
1923–1933
[data unknown/missing]
District inactive March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
73rd All representatives elected At-large on a general ticket.
 
William L. Nelson
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1943
74th
75th
76th
77th
Elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Lost re-election.
1935–1943
[data unknown/missing]
Max Schwabe Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1949
78th
79th
80th
Elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Lost re-election.
1943–1953
[data unknown/missing]
 
Morgan M. Moulder
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
81st
82nd
Elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Redistricted to the 11th district.
 
Thomas B. Curtis
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1969
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
Redistricted from the 12th district and 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.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
1953–1963
[data unknown/missing]
1963–1973
[data unknown/missing]
 
James W. Symington
Democratic January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1977
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
Elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
1973–1983
[data unknown/missing]
 
Robert A. Young
Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1987
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
Elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Lost re-election.
1983–1993
[data unknown/missing]
 
Jack Buechner
Republican January 3, 1987 –
January 3, 1991
100th
101st
Elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Lost re-election.
 
Joan Kelly Horn
Democratic January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1993
102nd Elected in 1990.
Lost re-election.
 
Jim Talent
Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2001
103rd
104th
105th
106th
Elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Retired to run for Governor of Missouri.
1993–2003
[data unknown/missing]
 
Todd Akin
Republican January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2013
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
2003–2013
 
 
Ann Wagner
Republican January 3, 2013 –
present
113th
114th
115th
116th
117th
Elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.
2013–present
 

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)
2020 President Donald Trump 49.18 - Joe Biden 49.16% Republican Party (United States)

Election resultsEdit

1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018 2020

1998Edit

1998 United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri[10]
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

2000 United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri[11]
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

2002 United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri[12]
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

2004 United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri[13]
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

2006 United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri[14]
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

2008 United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri[15]
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

2010 United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri[16]
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

2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri[17]
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

2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri[18]
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

2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri[19]
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 20.9%
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

2018Edit

2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Ann Wagner (Incumbent) 192,477 51.2% - 7.4
Democratic Cort VanOstran 177,611 47.2% + 9.5
Libertarian Larry A. Kirk 4,229 1.1% - 1.7
Green David Justus Arnold 1,740 0.5% - 0.4
Total votes 376,066 100%
Majority 14,866 4%
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

2020Edit

Missouri's 2nd congressional district, 2020[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ann Wagner (incumbent) 233,157 51.9
Democratic Jill Schupp 204,540 45.5
Libertarian Martin Schulte 11,647 2.6
Write-in 4 0.0
Total votes 449,348 100.0
Republican hold

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  2. ^ "Introducing the 2021 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index". The Cook Political Report. April 15, 2021. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  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. ^ Bureau, US Census. "Selected Characteristics of the Citizen, 18 and Older Population". The United States Census Bureau.
  7. ^ "State of Missouri - Election Night Results". enrarchives.sos.mo.gov. Retrieved March 22, 2021.
  8. ^ "Our Campaigns - MO District 2 - Special Election Race - Nov 07, 1882". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  9. ^ "Our Campaigns - MO District 2 Race - Nov 07, 1882". www.ourcampaigns.com.
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  18. ^ "State of Missouri - Election Night Results". enrarchives.sos.mo.gov.
  19. ^ results 2016 Election Results
  20. ^ results 2018 Election Results
  21. ^ "All Results State of Missouri - State of Missouri - General Election, November 03, 2020". Missouri Secretary of State. Retrieved December 9, 2020.

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