Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district

Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district in southern and western Rhode Island. The district is currently represented by Democrat James Langevin, who has represented the district since January 2001.

Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district

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Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district – since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  James Langevin
DWarwick
Distribution
  • 84.5% urban
  • 15.5% rural
Population (2019)529,295
Median household
income
$74,180[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+4[2]

Cities and towns currently in the districtEdit

The district includes:

Recent presidential electionsEdit

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Al Gore 63% – George W. Bush 31%
2004 President John Kerry 57% – George W. Bush 41%
2008 President Barack Obama 61% – John McCain 37%
2012 President Barack Obama 60% – Mitt Romney 38%
2016 President Hillary Clinton 51% – Donald Trump 44%
2020 President Joe Biden 56% – Donald Trump 42%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1843
 
Elisha R. Potter
Law and Order March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
28th Elected in 1843.
Lost re-election.
 
Lemuel H. Arnold
Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
29th Elected in 1845.
Retired.
Benjamin Babock Thurston Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th Elected in 1847.
Lost re-election.
 
Nathan F. Dixon
Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st Elected in 1849.
Retired.
Benjamin Babock Thurston Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1855
32nd
33rd
34th
Elected in 1851.
Re-elected in 1853.
Re-elected in 1855.
Retired.
Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
 
William Daniel Brayton
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
35th
36th
Elected in 1857.
Re-elected in 1859.
Lost re-election.
 
George H. Browne
Democratic/
Constitutional Union
March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th Elected in 1861.
Lost re-election.
 
Nathan F. Dixon
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1871
38th
39th
40th
41st
Elected in 1863.
Re-elected in 1865.
Re-elected in 1867.
Re-elected in 1868.
Retired.
 
James M. Pendleton
Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
42nd
43rd
Elected in 1870.
Re-elected in 1872.
Lost re-election.
 
Latimer Whipple Ballou
Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1881
44th
45th
46th
Elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
Retired.
 
Jonathan Chace
Republican March 4, 1881 –
January 26, 1885
47th
48th
Elected in 1880.
Re-elected in 1882.
Retired to run for U.S. senator and resigned when elected.
Vacant January 26, 1885 –
February 12, 1885
48th
 
Nathan F. Dixon, III
Republican February 12, 1885 –
March 3, 1885
Elected to finish Chace's term.
Retired.
William Almy Pirce Republican March 4, 1885 –
January 25, 1887
49th Elected in 1884.
Seat declared vacant due to election irregularities.
Vacant January 25, 1887 –
February 21, 1887
 
Charles H. Page
Democratic February 21, 1887 –
March 3, 1887
Elected to finish Pirce's term.
Retired.
 
Warren O. Arnold
Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
50th
51st
Elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Withdrew when neither candidate received a majority in 1890.
 
Charles H. Page
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd Elected in 1890.
Vacant March 4, 1893 –
April 5, 1893
53rd Seat declared vacant due to failure of candidates to attain majority vote in 1892 election.
 
Charles H. Page
Democratic April 5, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Elected to finish vacant term.
Retired.
 
Warren O. Arnold
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th Elected in 1894.
Retired.
 
Adin B. Capron
Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1911
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
Elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Retired.
 
George H. Utter
Republican March 4, 1911 –
November 3, 1912
62nd Elected in 1910.
Died.
Vacant November 3, 1912 –
March 3, 1913
 
Peter G. Gerry
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
63rd Elected in 1912.
Lost re-election.
 
Walter Russell Stiness
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1923
64th
65th
66th
67th
Elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Retired.
 
Richard S. Aldrich
Republican March 4, 1923, –
March 3, 1933
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Retired.
John Matthew O'Connell Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
73rd
74th
75th
Elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Retired.
 
Harry Sandager
Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
76th Elected in 1938.
Lost re-election.
 
John E. Fogarty
Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 10, 1967
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
Elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Died.
Vacant January 10, 1967 –
March 28, 1967
90th
 
Robert Tiernan
Democratic March 28, 1967 –
January 3, 1975
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
Elected to finish Fogarty's term.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Lost renomination.
 
Edward Beard
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1981
94th
95th
96th
Elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Lost re-election.
 
Claudine Schneider
Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1991
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
Elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
Jack Reed
Democratic January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1997
102nd
103rd
104th
Elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
Robert Weygand
Democratic January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2001
105th
106th
Elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
James Langevin
Democratic January 3, 2001 –
present
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
117th
Elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.

Recent election resultsEdit

2012Edit

Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district, 2012 [3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Langevin (incumbent) 124,067 55.7
Republican Michael G. Riley 78,189 35.1
Independent Abel G. Collins 20,212 9.1
n/a Write-ins 192 0.1
Total votes 222,660 100.0
Democratic hold

2014Edit

Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Langevin (incumbent) 105,716 62.2
Republican Rhue Reis 63,844 37.6
n/a Write-ins 344 0.2
Total votes 169,904 100.0
Democratic hold

2016Edit

Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district, 2016 [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Langevin (incumbent) 133,108 58.1
Republican Rhue R. Reis 70,301 30.7
Independent Jeffrey C. Johnson 16,253 7.1
Independent Salvatore G. Caiozzo 8,942 3.9
n/a Write-ins 544 0.2
Total votes 229,148 100.0
Democratic hold

2018Edit

Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district, 2018[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Langevin (incumbent) 126,476 63.5
Republican Sal Caiozzo 72,271 36.3
n/a Write-ins 450 0.2
Total votes 199,197 100.0
Democratic hold

2020Edit

Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district, 2020[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Langevin (incumbent) 154,086 58.2
Republican Robert Lancia 109,894 41.5
Write-in 577 0.2
Total votes 264,557 100.0
Democratic hold

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003–2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "My Congressional District".
  2. ^ "Introducing the 2021 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index". The Cook Political Report. April 15, 2021. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  3. ^ "RI.gov: Election Results". Government of Rhode Island, Secretary of State. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  4. ^ a b "2014 General Election Statewide Summary". Rhode Island Board of Elections. December 3, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  5. ^ "Rhode Island Board of Elections: Upcoming Elections". www.elections.state.ri.us. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  6. ^ "2020 General Election - Statewide Summary". Rhode Island Board of Elections. Retrieved November 30, 2020.

Coordinates: 41°34′11″N 71°36′56″W / 41.56972°N 71.61556°W / 41.56972; -71.61556