North Carolina's 8th congressional district

North Carolina's eighth congressional district is a United States congressional district that comprises a large portion of the southern Piedmont area of North Carolina from Concord to Spring Lake, including China Grove, Albemarle, Troy, Pinehurst and Raeford. The district includes all of Cabarrus County, Montgomery County, Moore County, Hoke County and Stanly County, as well as portions of Rowan County and Cumberland County.

North Carolina's 8th congressional district
North Carolina's 8th congressional district (since 2021).png
North Carolina's 8th congressional district since January 3, 2021
Representative
  Richard Hudson
RConcord
Distribution
  • 71.28% urban[1]
  • 28.72% rural
Population (2019)815,055[2]
Median household
income
$54,507[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+6[4]

The district is currently represented by Richard Hudson, a member of the Republican Party. He won the seat in 2012 after defeating two-term Democratic incumbent Larry Kissell.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District Location
District created March 4, 1793
William J. Dawson Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
3rd Elected in 1793.
Lost re-election.
Dempsey Burges Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1799
4th
5th
Elected in 1795.
Re-elected in 1796.
Lost re-election.
 
David Stone
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1801
6th Re-elected in 1798.
Re-elected in 1800.
Declined to serve having also been elected U.S. Senator.
Vacant March 4, 1801 –
December 7, 1801
7th
Charles Johnson Democratic-Republican December 7, 1801 –
July 23, 1802
Elected August 6, 1801 to finish Stone's term and seated December 7, 1801.
Died.
Vacant July 23, 1802 –
December 7, 1802
Thomas Wynns Democratic-Republican December 7, 1802 –
March 3, 1803
Elected October 15, 1802 to finish Johnson's term and seated December 7, 1802.
Redistricted to the 1st district.
Richard Stanford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
April 9, 1816
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
13th
14th
Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 1803.
Re-elected in 1804.
Re-elected in 1806.
Re-elected in 1808.
Re-elected in 1810.
Re-elected in 1813.
Re-elected in 1815.
Died.
1803–1813
"North Carolina Congressional District Map (1803-13)".[5]
Vacant April 9, 1816 –
December 2, 1816
14th
Samuel Dickens Democratic-Republican December 2, 1816 –
March 3, 1817
Elected to finish Stanford's term.
Lost re-election.
James S. Smith Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1821
15th
16th
Elected in 1817.
Re-elected in 1819.
Retired.
Josiah Crudup Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
17th Elected in 1821.
Retired.
 
Willie P. Mangum
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
Elected in 1823.
Re-elected in 1825.
Resigned.
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 18, 1826
Vacant March 18, 1826 –
December 4, 1826
19th
Daniel L. Barringer Jacksonian December 4, 1826 –
March 3, 1833
19th
20th
21st
22nd
23rd
Elected November 3, 1826 to finish Mangum's term and seated December 4, 1826.
Re-elected in 1827.
Re-elected in 1829.
Re-elected in 1831.
Re-elected in 1833.
[data unknown/missing]
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
William Montgomery Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
24th
25th
26th
Elected in 1835.
Re-elected in 1837.
Re-elected in 1839.
[data unknown/missing]
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
 
Romulus M. Saunders
Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th Elected in 1841.
Redistricted to the 5th district.
Archibald Hunter Arrington Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
28th Redistricted from the 6th district and re-elected in 1843.
[data unknown/missing]
Henry S. Clark Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
29th Elected in 1845.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Richard S. Donnell
Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th Elected in 1847.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Edward Stanly
Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
31st
32nd
Elected in 1849.
Re-elected in 1851.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Thomas L. Clingman
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
May 7, 1858
33rd
34th
35th
Redistricted from the 1st district and re-elected in 1853.
Re-elected in 1855.
Re-elected in 1857.
Resigned when appointed U.S. Senator.
Vacant May 7, 1858 –
December 7, 1858
35th
 
Zebulon B. Vance
Democratic December 7, 1858 –
March 3, 1861
35th
36th
Elected to finish Clingman's term.
Re-elected in 1859.
[data unknown/missing]
Civil War and Reconstruction
District eliminated July 6, 1868
District re-established March 4, 1873
 
Robert B. Vance
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1885
43rd
44th
45th
46th
47th
48th
Elected in 1872.
Re-elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Re-elected in 1882.
[data unknown/missing]
 
William H. H. Cowles
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1893
49th
50th
51st
52nd
Elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
[data unknown/missing]
William H. Bower Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd Elected in 1892.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Romulus Z. Linney
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1901
54th
55th
56th
Elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
[data unknown/missing]
 
E. Spencer Blackburn
Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
57th Elected in 1900.
[data unknown/missing]
Theodore F. Kluttz Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
58th Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1902.
[data unknown/missing]
 
E. Spencer Blackburn
Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1907
59th Elected in 1904.
[data unknown/missing]
Richard N. Hackett Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1909
60th Elected in 1906.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Charles H. Cowles
Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
61st Elected in 1908.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Robert L. Doughton
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1933
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Redistricted to the 9th district.
Walter Lambeth Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
73rd
74th
75th
Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
[data unknown/missing]
 
William O. Burgin
Democratic January 3, 1939 –
April 11, 1946
76th
77th
78th
79th
Elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Died.
Vacant April 11, 1946 –
May 25, 1946
79th
 
Eliza Pratt
Democratic May 25, 1946 –
January 3, 1947
Elected to finish Burgin's term.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Charles B. Deane
Democratic January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1957
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
Elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Alvin Paul Kitchin
Democratic January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1963
85th
86th
87th
Elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Lost re-election after redistricting.
 
Charles R. Jonas
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1969
88th
89th
90th
Redistricted from the 10th district and re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Redistricted to the 9th district.
 
Earl B. Ruth
Republican January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1975
91st
92nd
93rd
Elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Lost re-election.
 
Bill Hefner
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1999
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
Elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Retired.
 
Robin Hayes
Republican January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2009
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
Elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Lost re-election.
 
Larry Kissell
Democratic January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2013
111th
112th
Elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Lost re-election.
 
Richard Hudson
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.
Redistricted to the 4th district.

Recent election resultsEdit

2012Edit

North Carolina's 8th congressional district, 2012[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Hudson 160,695 53.2
Democratic Larry Kissell (incumbent) 137,139 45.4
Independent Antonio Blue (write-in) 3,990 1.3
n/a Write-ins 456 0.1
Total votes 302,280 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

2014Edit

North Carolina's 8th congressional district, 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Hudson (incumbent) 121,568 64.9
Democratic Antonio Blue 65,854 35.1
Total votes 187,422 100.0
Republican hold

2016Edit

North Carolina's 8th congressional district, 2016[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Hudson (incumbent) 189,863 58.8
Democratic Thomas Mills 133,182 41.2
Total votes 323,045 100.0
Republican hold


2018Edit

North Carolina's 8th congressional district, 2018[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Hudson (incumbent) 141,402 55.3
Democratic Frank McNeill 114,119 44.7
Total votes 255,521 100.0
Republican hold

2020Edit

North Carolina's 8th congressional district, 2020[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Hudson (incumbent) 202,774 53.3
Democratic Patricia Timmons-Goodson 177,781 46.7
Total votes 380,555 100.0
Republican hold

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003–2013
 
2013–2017

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  2. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  3. ^ Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  4. ^ "Introducing the 2021 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index". The Cook Political Report. April 15, 2021. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  5. ^ "Data Courtesy of Jeffrey B. Lewis, Brandon DeVine, and Lincoln Pritcher with Kenneth C. Martis". United States Congressional District Shapefiles.
  6. ^ "North Carolina General Elections Results 2012". North Carolina State Board of Elections. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  7. ^ "North Carolina Official General Election Results". North Carolina State Board of Elections. November 4, 2014. Archived from the original on January 27, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2015.
  8. ^ "North Carolina Official General Election Results". North Carolina State Board of Elections. November 8, 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  9. ^ "District 8, North Carolina State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement". North Carolina State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  10. ^ "State Composite Abstract Report - Contest.pdf" (PDF). North Carolina State Board of Elections. Retrieved November 24, 2020.

Coordinates: 35°07′21″N 79°57′05″W / 35.12250°N 79.95139°W / 35.12250; -79.95139