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Kentucky's 4th congressional district

Kentucky's 4th congressional district
Kentucky's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Kentucky's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Thomas Massie (RGarrison)
Distribution 59.79% urban, 40.21% rural
Population (2000) 673,588
Median income $40,150
Ethnicity 95.8% White, 2.3% Black, 0.5% Asian, 1.1% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.0% other
Cook PVI R+15[1]

Kentucky's 4th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Located in Northern Kentucky, it is a long district that follows the Ohio River. The majority of voters live in the booming suburban Cincinnati counties of Boone, Kenton and Campbell, which includes such suburbs as Fort Mitchell, Covington, Florence, Newport, and Fort Thomas.

The district is currently represented by Republican Thomas Massie, who was elected in a special election in 2012 to succeed Republican Geoff Davis, who resigned on July 31, 2012 citing family concerns.

Characteristics

As is the case in many Southern states, Kentucky's 4th Congressional District has transitioned to supporting Republicans in the last decade, but Democrats still hold state and local offices in rural counties.

As of November 7, 2006, there was a total of 476,480 registered voters. Of these, 250,986 (52.67%) identified as Democrats, 184,705 (38.76%) identified as Republicans, and 40,789 (8.56%) identified as "Others."

As of September 2013, there were 529,548 registered voters: 245,211 (46.30%) Democrats, 229,731 (43.38%) Republicans, and 54,606 (10.31%) "Others". All of the "Others" included 38,561 (7.28%) unclassified Others, 14,931 (2.82%) Independents, 841 (0.16%) Libertarians, 185 (0.03%) Greens, 51 (0.01%) Constitutionalists, 24 (0.0045%) Reforms, and 13 (0.0025%) Socialist Workers.[2][3]

Until January 1, 2006, Kentucky did not track party affiliation for registered voters who were neither Democratic nor Republican.[4] The Kentucky voter registration card does not explicitly list anything other than Democratic Party, Republican Party, or Other, with the "Other" option having a blank line and no instructions on how to register as something else.[5]

List of representatives

Representative Party Years District Residence Note
District created
March 4, 1803
Thomas Sandford March 4, 1803 - March 3, 1807
Richard M. Johnson March 4, 1807 - March 3, 1813 Redistricted to the 3rd district Vice President 1837-1841
Joseph Desha March 4, 1813 - March 3, 1819 Redistricted from the 6th district
Thomas Metcalfe March 4, 1819 - March 3, 1823 Redistricted to the 2nd district
Robert P. Letcher March 3, 1823 - March 3, 1825
March 4, 1825 - March 3, 1829
March 4, 1829 - March 3, 1833
Martin Beaty March 4, 1833 - March 3, 1835
Sherrod Williams March 4, 1835 - March 3, 1837
March 4, 1837 - March 3, 1841
Bryan Owsley March 4, 1841 - March 3, 1843
George Caldwell March 4, 1843 - March 3, 1845
Joshua F. Bell March 4, 1845 - March 3, 1847
Aylette Buckner March 4, 1847 - March 3, 1849
George Caldwell March 4, 1849 - March 3, 1851
William T. Ward March 4, 1851 - March 3, 1853
James Chrisman March 4, 1853 - March 3, 1855
Albert G. Talbott March 4, 1855 - March 3, 1859
William C. Anderson March 4, 1859 - March 3, 1861
Aaron Harding March 4, 1861 - March 3, 1865
March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867
J. Proctor Knott March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1871
William B. Read March 4, 1871 - March 3, 1875
J. Proctor Knott March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1883
Thomas A. Robertson March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1887
Alexander B. Montgomery March 4, 1887 - March 3, 1895
John W. Lewis March 4, 1895 - March 3, 1897
David H. Smith March 4, 1897 - March 3, 1907
Ben Johnson March 4, 1907 - March 3, 1927
Henry D. Moorman March 4, 1927 - March 3, 1929
John D. Craddock March 4, 1929 - March 3, 1931
Cap R. Carden March 4, 1931 - March 3, 1933 Redistricted to the at-large district
District redistricted to at-large district March 4, 1933
District re-established from at-large district January 3, 1935
Cap R. Carden March 4, 1935 - June 13, 1935 Redistricted from the at-large district, Died
Edward W. Creal November 5, 1935 - October 13, 1943 Died
Chester Carrier November 30, 1943 - January 3, 1945
Frank Chelf January 3, 1945 - January 3, 1967
Gene Snyder January 3, 1967 - January 3, 1987
Jim Bunning January 3, 1987 - January 3, 1999
Ken Lucas January 3, 1999 - January 3, 2005
Geoff Davis January 3, 2005 - July 31, 2012 Resigned
Thomas Massie November 13, 2012 – Present Garrison

Recent election results

2002

Kentucky's 4th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ken Lucas* 87,776 51.11%
Republican Geoff Davis 81,651 47.55%
Libertarian John Grote 2,308 1.34%
Totals 171,735 100.00%
Voter turnout %
Democratic hold

2004

Kentucky's 4th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Geoff Davis 160,982 54.40%
Democratic Nick Clooney 129,876 43.89%
Independent Michael Slider 5,069 1.71%
Totals 295,927 100.00%
Voter turnout %
Republican gain from Democratic

2006

Kentucky's 4th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Geoff Davis* 105,845 51.69%
Democratic Ken Lucas 88,822 43.38%
Libertarian Brian Houillion 10,100 4.93%
Totals 204,765 100.00%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2008

Kentucky's 4th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Geoff Davis* 190,210 63.03%
Democratic Michael Kelley 111,549 36.97%
Totals 301,759 100.00%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2010

Kentucky's 4th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Geoff Davis* 151,774 69.48%
Democratic John Waltz 66,675 30.52%
Totals 218,449 100.00%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2012

Kentucky's 4th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas Massie 186,026 62.13%
Democratic William Adkins 104,731 34.98%
Independent David Lewis 8,673 2.90%
Totals 299,430 100.00%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  2. ^ "Registration Statistics: By Congression District". Kentucky State Board of Elections. 2013-09. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  3. ^ "Registration Statistics: Other Political Organizations and Groups". Kentucky State Board of Elections. 2013-09. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  4. ^ "Kentucky Administrative Regulations 31KAR4:150". Kentucky Legislative Research Commission. 2005-11. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  5. ^ "Register To Vote". Kentucky State Board of Elections. 2003-08. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  • 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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