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North Carolina's 13th congressional district

The Thirteenth congressional district of North Carolina was re-established in 2002 after the state gained population in the 2000 United States Census. Previously, the state had 13 districts from the first election following the 1810 United States Census until the reapportionment following the 1840 United States Census.

North Carolina's 13th congressional district
North Carolina US Congressional District 13 (since 2017).tif
North Carolina's 13th congressional district since January 3, 2017
Representative
  Ted Budd
RAdvance
Distribution
  • 73.33[1]% urban
  • 26.67% rural
Population (2016)768,213[2]
Median income$50,803[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+6[4]

From 2003 to 2013 the district included most of northern Wake County, all of Person and Caswell counties as well as parts of Rockingham, Granville, Guilford, and Alamance counties.

However, reapportionment after the 2010 census shifted the district more to the south and east. As a result, it lost its share of Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Person, and Rockingham counties. In place of those five counties, portions of Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Vance, Wayne, and Wilson counties were added. More of Wake County and less of Granville County were also included. While Barack Obama carried the old 13th with 59 percent of the vote in 2008, John McCain would have won it with 54 percent of the vote had it existed under the new lines.

As a result, Congressman Brad Miller (Democrat), who represented the district from its creation in 2003, announced he would not seek re-election to office in 2012.[5][6] From 2013 to 2017, the district was represented by Republican George Holding.

After a mid-decade redistricting, most of the old 13th was essentially merged with the old 2nd District. A new 13th was created, stretching from the northern suburbs of Charlotte to Greensboro. Republican Ted Budd became the first congressman from this new district.

Contents

Counties coveredEdit

Recent election results from presidential racesEdit

Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 50 - 49%
2004 President Kerry 52 - 47%
2008 President Obama 59 - 40%
2012 President Romney 56 - 42%
2016 President Trump 53 - 44%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Electoral history District location
District created March 4, 1813
Meshack Franklin Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Redistricted from the 12th district and re-elected in 1813.
Lost re-election.
1813–1823
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lewis Williams Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1823
Elected in 1815.
Re-elected in 1817.
Re-elected in 1819.
Re-elected in 1821.
Re-elected in 1823.
Re-elected in 1823.
Re-elected in 1825.
Re-elected in 1827.
Re-elected in 1829.
Died.
Crawford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
1823–1833
[Data unknown/missing.]
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1837
1833–1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Whig March 4, 1837 –
February 23, 1842
Vacant February 23, 1842 –
April 27, 1842
Anderson Mitchell Whig April 27, 1842 –
March 3, 1843
Elected to finish Williams's term.
Lost re-election.
District inactive March 4, 1843 –
January 3, 2003
 
Brad Miller
Democratic January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
Elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Retired.
2003–2013
 
 
George Holding
Republican January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2017
Elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Redistricted to the 2nd district.
2013–2017
 
 
Ted Budd
Republican January 3, 2017 –
Present
Elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
2017–Present
 

Election resultsEdit

Year Democratic Republican Libertarian
2002 Brad Miller: 100,287 Carolyn W. Grant: 77,688 Alex MacDonald: 5,295  
2004 Brad Miller: 160,896 Virginia Johnson: 112,788  
2006 Brad Miller: 98,540 Vernon Robinson: 56,120  
2008 Brad Miller: 221,379 Hugh Webster: 114,383  
2010 Brad Miller: 116,103 William Randall: 93,099  
2012 Charles Malone: 160,115 George Holding: 210,495  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=37&cd=13
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=37&cd=13
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ "Redistricting sets up Miller, Price as 4th district rivals". News & Observer. Retrieved August 13, 2012.
  6. ^ "Rep. Miller won't fight Rep. Price for 4th district seat". News & Observer. Retrieved August 13, 2012.

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