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Arkansas's 4th congressional district

Arkansas's 4th congressional district
Current Representative Tom Cotton (RDardanelle)
Area 20,951 mi²
Distribution 66.2% urban, 33.8% rural
Population (2000) 666,266
Median income $29,675
Ethnicity 71% White, 24.4% Black, 0.4% Asian, 2.7% Hispanic, 0.5% Native American, 0% other
Cook PVI R+15[1]

Arkansas's 4th congressional district is a congressional district located in the southern half of the U.S. state of Arkansas. Notable towns in the district include Camden, Hope, Hot Springs, Magnolia, Pine Bluff, and Texarkana.

The district is currently represented by Republican Tom Cotton.

2004. John McCain won the district in 2008 with 58.14% of the vote while Barack Obama received 39.33%.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Contents

  • Voting 1
  • List of representatives 2
  • Recent election results 3
    • 2002 3.1
    • 2004 3.2
    • 2006 3.3
    • 2008 3.4
    • 2010 3.5
    • 2012 3.6
  • References 4

Voting

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2012 President Romney 62 - 36%
2008 President McCain 58 - 39%
2004 President Bush 51 - 48%
2000 President Gore 49 - 48%

List of representatives

Representative Party Years District home Note
District created
March 4, 1875
Thomas M. Gunter Democratic March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1883 Redistricted from the 3rd district
Samuel W. Peel Democratic March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1885 Redistricted to the 5th district
John H. Rogers Democratic March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1891 Redistricted from the 3rd district
William L. Terry Democratic March 4, 1891 - March 3, 1901
Charles C. Reid Democratic March 4, 1901 - March 3, 1903 Redistricted to the 5th district
John S. Little Democratic March 4, 1903 - January 14, 1907 Redistricted from the 2nd district, Resigned after being elected Governor
Vacant
January 14, 1907 - March 4, 1907
William B. Cravens Democratic March 4, 1907 - March 3, 1913
Otis Wingo Democratic March 4, 1913 - October 21, 1930 Died
Vacant
October 21, 1930 - November 4, 1930
Effiegene L. Wingo Democratic November 4, 1930 - March 3, 1933
William B. Cravens Democratic March 4, 1933 - January 13, 1939 Died
Vacant
January 13, 1939 - September 12, 1939
William F. Cravens Democratic September 12, 1939 - January 3, 1949
Boyd A. Tackett Democratic January 3, 1949 - January 3, 1953
Oren Harris Democratic January 3, 1953 - February 2, 1966 Resigned to become US District judge for the Eastern and Western District of Arkansas
Vacant
February 2, 1966 - March 9, 1966
David Pryor Democratic March 9, 1966 - January 3, 1973
Ray Thornton Democratic January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1979
Beryl Anthony, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1979 - January 3, 1993
Jay Dickey Republican January 3, 1993 - January 3, 2001
Mike Ross Democratic January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2013
Tom Cotton Republican January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2015 Dardanelle was elected to the US Senate Novemnber 4, 2014
Bruce Westerman Republican January 3, 2015 –

Recent election results

2002

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Michael Avery Ross* 119,633 60.56%
Republican Jay Dickey 77,904 39.44%
Majority 41,729 21.12%
Total votes 197,537 100.00%
Democratic hold

2004

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Michael Avery Ross* 243,003 100.00%
Majority 243,003 100.00%
Total votes 100.00%
Democratic hold

2006

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Michael Avery Ross* 128,236 74.73%
Republican Joe Ross 43,360 25.27%
Majority 84,876 49.46%
Total votes 171,596 100.00%
Democratic hold

2008

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Michael Avery Ross* 203,178 86.17%
Green J. Joshua Drake 32,603 13.83%
Majority 170,575 72.34%
Total votes 235,781 100.00%
Democratic hold

2010

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Michael Avery Ross* 102,479 57.53%
Republican Beth Anne Rankin 71,526 40.15%
Green J. Joshua Drake 4,129 2.32%
Majority 30,953 17.38%
Total votes 178,134 100.00%
Democratic hold

2012

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Tom Cotton 154,149 59.53%
Democratic Gene Jeffress 95,013 36.69%
Libertarian Bobby Tullis 4,984 1.92%
Green J. Joshua Drake 4,807 1.86%
Majority 59,136 22.84%
Total votes 258,953 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

References

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  • 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

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