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Washington's 4th congressional district

Washington's 4th congressional district encompasses a large area of central Washington, covering the counties of, Douglas, Okanogan, Grant, Yakima, Franklin, Benton, and Adams. The district is dominated by the Yakima and Tri-Cities areas. The 4th District has been represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by Dan Newhouse since 2015, a Republican from Sunnyside.

Washington's 4th congressional district
WA CD 04-2013.pdf
Representative
  Dan Newhouse
RSunnyside
Population (2000)654,901
Median income$54,262[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+13[2]

The Fourth District is predominantly rural, and is considerably more conservative than the western part of the state. It has been dominated by the Republican Party for several decades; only three Democrats have ever represented the district. The last Democrat to represent the district was Jay Inslee, who held the seat during the 103rd Congress. Doc Hastings, Inslee's Republican opponent in 1992, defeated Inslee in a 1994 rematch and served in Congress until he retired in 2014. After losing to Hastings in 1994, Inslee later moved to Bainbridge Island and was sent back to Congress representing the First District in the central Puget Sound area. Inslee was elected the state's governor in 2012, and took office in January 2013. In the 2008 election, Hastings easily defeated challenger George Fearing.

In presidential elections, the 4th District is a Republican stronghold. George W. Bush carried the district in 2000 and 2004 with 62% and 63% of the vote, respectively. The 4th District also gave John McCain 58% of the vote in 2008, his strongest showing in Washington.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Contents

VotingEdit

Election results from presidential elections
Year Office Results
2016 President Trump 56% - 34%
2012 President Romney 60 - 38%
2008 President McCain 58 - 40%
2004 President Bush 63 - 35%
2000 President Bush 62 - 34%
1996 President Dole 48 - 40%
1992 President Bush 42 - 35%
1988 President Bush 57 - 41%
1984 President Reagan 63 - 34%
1980 President Reagan 55 - 36%
1976 President Ford 52 - 44%
1972 President Nixon 59 - 41%
1968 President Nixon 53 - 39%
1964 President Johnson 58 - 42%
1960 President Nixon 56 - 44%
1956 President Eisenhower 58 - 42%
1952 President Eisenhower 62 - 38%

List of representativesEdit

Representative Party Years District Home Notes
District created March 4, 1915
  William La Follette Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1919 Redistricted from the 3rd district
  John William Summers Republican March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1933
  Knute Hill Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1943
  Hal Holmes Republican January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1959
  Catherine Dean May Republican January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1971 Yakima
  Mike McCormack Democratic January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1981 Richland
  Sid Morrison Republican January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1993 Zillah
  Jay Inslee Democratic January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995 Selah
  Doc Hastings Republican January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2015 Pasco
  Dan Newhouse Republican January 3, 2015 – present Sunnyside Incumbent

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=53&cd=04
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present; accessed November 8, 2014.

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