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Oregon's 4th congressional district

Oregon's 4th congressional district represents the southern half of Oregon's coastal counties, including Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane, and Linn counties and most of Benton and Josephine counties.

Oregon's 4th congressional district
Oregon US Congressional District 4 (since 2013).tif
Oregon's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Peter DeFazio
DSpringfield
Area17,181 sq mi (44,500 km2)
Distribution
  • 69.17% urban
  • 30.83% rural
Population (2000)684,280
Median income$49,666[1]
Ethnicity
Occupation
Cook PVIEVEN[2]

It is centered around the state's two college towns, Eugene and Corvallis, homes to the University of Oregon and Oregon State University, respectively. Politically, the district leans slightly Democratic due almost entirely to the presence of Lane County, home to almost half the district's population.

The district has been represented by Democrat Peter DeFazio since 1987.

Contents

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years District home Electoral history
District created January 3, 1943
 
Harris Ellsworth
Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1957
Roseburg [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election in 1956
 
Charles O. Porter
Democratic January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1961
Eugene [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election in 1960
 
Edwin R. Durno
Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1963
Medford [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator
 
Robert B. Duncan
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1967
Medford [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator
 
John R. Dellenback
Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1975
Medford [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election in 1974
 
James H. Weaver
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1987
Eugene [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator
 
Peter A. DeFazio
Democratic January 3, 1987 –
present
Springfield Incumbent

Recent presidential electionsEdit

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 42.3 - 32.2%
1996 President Clinton 44.8 - 39.8%
2000 President Bush 49.3 - 43.9%
2004 President Kerry 49.4 - 49.1%
2008 President Obama 53.8 - 43.1%
2012 President Obama 51.7 - 45.0%
2016 President Clinton 46.1 - 46.0%

Election resultsEdit

Sources (official results only):

1996Edit

United States House election, 1996: Oregon District 4
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter DeFazio 177,270 65.69%
Republican John D. Newkirk 76,649 28.40%
Libertarian Tonie Nathan 4,919 1.82%
Reform Bill Bonville 3,960 1.47%
Socialist David Duemler 1,373 0.51%
Peace and Freedom Alan Opus 1,311 0.49%
Misc. Misc. 4,374 1.62%

1998Edit

United States House election, 1998: Oregon District 4
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter DeFazio 157,524 70.12%
Republican Steve J. Webb 64,143 28.55%
Socialist Karl G. Sorg 2,694 1.20%
Misc. Misc. 276 0.12%

2000Edit

United States House election, 2000: Oregon District 4
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter DeFazio 197,998 68.03%
Republican John Lindsey 88,950 30.56%
Socialist David Duemler 3,696 1.27%
Misc. Misc. 421 0.14%

2002Edit

United States House election, 2002: Oregon District 4
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter DeFazio 168,150 63.86%
Republican Liz VanLeeuwen 90,523 34.36%
Libertarian Chris Bigelow 4,602 1.75%
Misc. Misc. 206 0.01%

2004Edit

United States House election, 2004: Oregon District 4
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter DeFazio 228,611 60.98%
Republican Jim Feldkamp 140,882 37.58%
Libertarian Jacob Boone 3,190 0.85%
Constitution Michael Paul Marsh 1,799 0.48%
Misc. Misc. 427 0.01%

2006Edit

United States House election, 2006: Oregon District 4
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter DeFazio 180,607 62.23%
Republican Jim Feldkamp 109,105 37.59%
Misc. Misc. 532 0.18%

2008Edit

United States House election, 2008: Oregon District 4
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter DeFazio 275,143 82.34%
Constitution Jaynee Germond 43,133 12.91%
Pacific Green Mike Beilstein 13,162 3.94
Misc. Misc. 2,708 0.81%

2010Edit

United States House election, 2010: Oregon District 4
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter DeFazio 162,416 54.49%
Republican Art Robinson 129,877 43.58%
Pacific Green Mike Beilstein 5,215 1.75%
Misc. Misc. 544 0.18%

2012Edit

United States House election, 2012: Oregon District 4
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter DeFazio 208,196 59.1%
Republican Art Robinson 138,351 39.2%
Libertarian Chuck Huntting 6,205 1.7%
Misc. Misc. 468 0.1%

2014Edit

United States House election, 2014: Oregon District 4
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter DeFazio 181,624 59%
Republican Art Robinson 116,534 38%
Pacific Green Mike Beilstein 6,863 2%
Libertarian David L. Chester 4,676 1%
Misc. Misc. 482 0.15%
Total votes 310,152 100
Democratic hold

2016Edit

United States House election, 2016: Oregon District 4
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter DeFazio 220,628 55%
Republican Art Robinson 157,743 40%
Pacific Green Mike Beilstein 12,194 3%
Libertarian Gil Guthrie 6,527 2%
Misc. Misc. 476 0%
Total votes 397,568 100
Democratic hold

2018Edit

United States House election, 2018: Oregon District 4
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter DeFazio 208,710 56%
Republican Art Robinson 152,414 40%
Pacific Green Mike Beilstein 5,956 1%
Libertarian Richard Jacobson 5,370 1%
Misc. Misc. 443 0.1%
Total votes 372,893 100.0
Democratic hold

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

The district gained most of Josephine County from the 2nd district in the 2002 redistricting, but also lost most of the Grants Pass area to the second district.[3][4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Specific
  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=41&cd=04
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  3. ^ Mapes, Jeff (June 29, 2011). "Oregon legislators reach agreement on congressional redistricting". The Oregonian. Retrieved July 27, 2011.
  4. ^ "Oregon's Congressional Districts (Senate Bill 990)" (PDF). Oregon Legislative Assembly. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
General

Coordinates: 43°30′N 123°30′W / 43.500°N 123.500°W / 43.500; -123.500