North Carolina's 10th congressional district

The 10th congressional district of North Carolina is a congressional district in central and western North Carolina. It currently includes all of Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Polk, and Rutherford counties, and part of Catawba, Iredell, and Buncombe counties.

North Carolina's 10th congressional district
North Carolina US Congressional District 10 (since 2017).tif
North Carolina's 10th congressional district since January 3, 2017
Representative
  Patrick McHenry
RCherryville
Distribution
  • 63.35% urban[1]
  • 36.65% rural
Population (2016)759,453[2]
Median household
income
$47,064[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+12[4]

Republicans have won the district continuously since 1969. Republican Patrick McHenry has represented the district since 2005. Jeff Gregory (D) was defeated in the 2010 election to represent this district. The 10th district was part of the controversial statewide redistricting by the Republican-led state legislature in 2011.[5] The district's northwest border was redrawn to include most of heavily Democratic Asheville, long the heart of the 11th district. At the same time, some heavily Republican areas in the 10th were shifted to the 11th. While this made the 10th approximately seven points more Democratic, it was not nearly enough to overcome the heavy Republican tilt in the western Charlotte suburbs.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1793
 
Benjamin Williams
Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
3rd Elected in 1793.
Lost re-election.
Nathan Bryan Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
June 4, 1798
4th
5th
Elected in 1795.
Re-elected in 1796.
Re-elected in 1796.
Died.
Vacant June 4, 1798 –
December 10, 1798
 
Richard D. Spaight
Democratic-Republican December 10, 1798 –
March 3, 1801
5th
6th
Elected to finish Bryan's term.
Also elected in 1798 to the next term.
Lost re-election.
 
John Stanly
Federalist March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
7th Elected in 1800.
Redistricted to the 4th district and lost re-election.
Nathaniel Alexander Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
November 1805
8th
9th
Elected in 1803.
Re-elected in 1804.
Resigned to become Governor of North Carolina.
Vacant November 1805 –
February 24, 1806
Evan S. Alexander Democratic-Republican February 24, 1806 –
March 3, 1809
9th
10th
Elected to finish his cousin's term.
Re-elected in 1806.
Retired.
Joseph Pearson Federalist March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1815
11th
12th
13th
Elected in 1808.
Re-elected in 1810.
Re-elected in 1813.
Lost re-election.
William C. Love Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
14th Elected in 1815.
Retired.
George Mumford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
December 31, 1818
15th Elected in 1817.
Died.
Vacant December 31, 1818 –
February 11, 1819
 
Charles Fisher
Democratic-Republican February 11, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
15th
16th
Elected in early 1819 to finish Mumford's term and seated February 11, 1819.
Re-elected later in 1819.
Retired.
John Long Democratic-Republican[a] March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1825
17th
18th
19th
20th
Elected in 1821.
Re-elected in 1823.
Re-elected in 1825.
Re-elected in 1827.
Lost re-election.
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
John Giles Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
?
21st Elected in 1829.
Resigned before Congress convened.
 
Abraham Rencher
Jacksonian December 2, 1829 –
March 3, 1833
21st
22nd
23rd
24th
25th
Elected December 2, 1829 to finish Giles's term and seated December 7, 1829.
[data unknown/missing]
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
 
Charles Fisher
Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
26th [data unknown/missing]
 
Abraham Rencher
Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th [data unknown/missing]
District inactive March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1903
 
James M. Gudger Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
58th
59th
[data unknown/missing]
 
William T. Crawford
Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1909
60th [data unknown/missing]
 
John G. Grant
Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
61st [data unknown/missing]
 
James M. Gudger Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1915
62nd
63rd
[data unknown/missing]
 
James J. Britt
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1917
64th [data unknown/missing]
 
Zebulon Weaver
Democratic March 4, 1917 –
March 1, 1919
65th Lost contested election.
 
James J. Britt
Republican March 1, 1919 –
March 3, 1919
65th Won contested election.
 
Zebulon Weaver
Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1929
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
[data unknown/missing]
George M. Pritchard Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1931
71st [data unknown/missing]
 
Zebulon Weaver
Democratic March 4, 1931 –
March 3, 1933
72nd [data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 11th district.
 
Alfred L. Bulwinkle
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1943
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
Redistricted from the 9th district.
Redistricted to the 11th district.
 
Cameron A. Morrison
Democratic January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
78th [data unknown/missing]
 
Joseph W. Ervin
Democratic January 3, 1945 –
December 25, 1945
79th [data unknown/missing]
Died.
Vacant December 25, 1945 –
January 22, 1946
 
Sam J. Ervin Jr.
Democratic January 22, 1946 –
January 3, 1947
79th [data unknown/missing]
Hamilton C. Jones Democratic January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1953
80th
81st
82nd
[data unknown/missing]
 
Charles R. Jonas
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
[data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 8th district.
 
Basil Whitener
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1969
88th
89th
90th
[data unknown/missing]
Redistricted from the 11th district.
Lost re-election after redistricting.
 
Jim Broyhill
Republican January 3, 1969 –
July 14, 1986
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
[data unknown/missing]
Redistricted from the 9th district.
Resigned when appointed U.S. Senator.
Vacant July 14, 1986 –
November 4, 1986
 
Cass Ballenger
Republican November 4, 1986 –
January 3, 2005
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
[data unknown/missing]
Retired.
 
Patrick McHenry
Republican January 3, 2005 –
Present
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
117th
Incumbent

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003–2013
 
2013–2017

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Supported the Crawford faction in the 1824 United States presidential election.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.Census.gov. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  2. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.Census.gov. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  3. ^ Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Ohlemacher, Stephen (March 31, 2014). "GOP uses historic win to remake North Carolina map". Associated Press. Retrieved November 4, 2014.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 35°26′21″N 81°37′46″W / 35.43917°N 81.62944°W / 35.43917; -81.62944