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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[1]% urban
  • 36.65% rural
Population (2016)759,453[2]
Median 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.

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List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Electoral history
District created March 4, 1793
 
Benjamin Williams
Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Elected in 1793.
Lost re-election.
Nathan Bryan Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
June 4, 1798
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
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
Elected in 1800.
Redistricted to the 4th district and lost re-election.
Nathaniel Alexander Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
November 1805
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
Elected to finish his cousin's term.
Re-elected in 1806.
Retired.
Joseph Pearson Federalist March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1815
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
Elected in 1815.
Retired.
George Mumford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
December 31, 1818
Elected in 1817.
Died.
Vacant December 31, 1818 –
February 11, 1819
Charles Fisher Democratic-Republican February 11, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
Elected in early 1819 to finish Mumford's term and seated February 11, 1819.
Re-elected later in 1819.
Retired.
John Long Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Elected in 1821.
Re-elected in 1823.
Re-elected in 1825.
Re-elected in 1827.
Lost re-election.
Crawford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
John Giles Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
?
Elected in 1829.
Resigned before Congress convened.
 
Abraham Rencher
Jacksonian December 2, 1829 –
March 3, 1833
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
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Abraham Rencher
Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
District inactive March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1903
 
James M. Gudger Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William T. Crawford
Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1909
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John G. Grant
Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James M. Gudger Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1915
[Data unknown/missing.]
James J. Britt Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1917
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Zebulon Weaver
Democratic March 4, 1917 –
March 1, 1919
Lost contested election.
James J. Britt Republican March 1, 1919 –
March 3, 1919
Won contested election.
 
Zebulon Weaver
Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1929
[Data unknown/missing.]
George M. Pritchard Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1931
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Zebulon Weaver
Democratic March 4, 1931 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 11th district.
 
Alfred L. Bulwinkle
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1943
Redistricted from the 9th district.
Redistricted to the 11th district.
 
Cameron A. Morrison
Democratic January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Joseph W. Ervin
Democratic January 3, 1945 –
December 25, 1945
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant December 25, 1945 –
January 22, 1946
 
Sam J. Ervin Jr.
Democratic January 22, 1946 –
January 3, 1947
[Data unknown/missing.]
Hamilton C. Jones Democratic January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles R. Jonas
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 8th district.
 
Basil Whitener
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1969
Redistricted from the 11th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Jim Broyhill
Republican January 3, 1969 –
July 14, 1986
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when appointed U.S. Senator.
Vacant July 14, 1986 –
November 4, 1986
 
Cass Ballenger
Republican November 4, 1986 –
January 3, 2005
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Patrick McHenry
Republican January 3, 2005 –
Present
Incumbent

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003–2013
 
2013–2017

See alsoEdit

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. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=37&cd=10
  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.

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