Arkansas's 2nd congressional district

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Arkansas's 2nd congressional district
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U.S. Representative
  French Hill
RLittle Rock
Area6,045 sq mi (15,660 km2)
Distribution
  • 66.2% urban
  • 33.8% rural
Population (2015)761,348 [1]
Median income$51,287 [2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+7 [3]

Arkansas's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district located in the central part of the U.S. state of Arkansas and includes the state capital of Little Rock, its suburbs and surrounding areas.

A congressional district is an electoral constituency that elects a single member of a congress. Countries with congressional districts include the United States, the Philippines, and Japan. A congressional district is based on population, which, in the United States, is taken using a census every ten years.

Arkansas State of the United States of America

Arkansas is a state in the southern region of the United States, home to over 3 million people as of 2018. Its name is of Siouan derivation from the language of the Osage denoting their related kin, the Quapaw Indians. The state's diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the densely forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta.

Little Rock, Arkansas Capital of Arkansas

Little Rock is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arkansas. As the county seat of Pulaski County, the city was incorporated on November 7, 1831, on the south bank of the Arkansas River close to the state's geographic center. The city derives its name from a rock formation along the river, named the "Little Rock" by the French explorer Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe in the 1720s. The capital of the Arkansas Territory was moved to Little Rock from Arkansas Post in 1821. The city's population was 198,541 in 2016 according to the United States Census Bureau. The six-county Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is ranked 78th in terms of population in the United States with 738,344 residents according to the 2017 estimate by the United States Census Bureau.

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It is represented by Republican French Hill.

George W. Bush won 51% of the vote in this district in 2004. John McCain carried the district in 2008 with 53.69% of the vote while Barack Obama received 44.07%.

George W. Bush 43rd president of the United States

George Walker Bush is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. He had previously served as the 46th governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000.

John McCain American politician

John Sidney McCain III was an American politician and military officer who served as a United States senator from Arizona from January 1987 until his death. He previously served two terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee for president of the United States in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama.

Barack Obama 44th president of the United States

Barack Hussein Obama II is an American attorney and politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African American to be elected to the presidency. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008.

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The district from 2003 to 2013

Voting

Election results from presidential races
YearOfficeResults
2000 President Bush 49–48%
2004 President Bush 51–48%
2008 President McCain 54–44%
2012 President Romney 55–43%
2016 President Trump 52–42%

List of members representing the district

MemberPartyYearCong
ress
Electoral history
District createdMarch 4, 1853
Edward A. Warren Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd [Data unknown/missing.]
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Albert Rust
Democratic March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th [Data unknown/missing.]
Edward A. Warren Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Albert Rust
Democratic March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
36th [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
Civil War and Reconstruction
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James M. Hinds
Republican June 22, 1868 –
October 22, 1868
40th [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
VacantOctober 22, 1868 –
January 13, 1869
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James T. Elliott
Republican January 13, 1869 –
March 3, 1869
40th [Data unknown/missing.]
Anthony A. C. Rogers Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
41st [Data unknown/missing.]
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Oliver P. Snyder
Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
42nd
43rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William F. Slemons
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1881
44th
45th
46th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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James K. Jones
Democratic March 4, 1881 –
February 19, 1885
47th
48th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when elected U.S. Senator.
VacantFebruary 19, 1885 –
March 3, 1885
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Clifton R. Breckinridge
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
September 5, 1890
49th
50th
51st
Lost contested election.
VacantSeptember 5, 1890 –
November 4, 1890
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Clifton R. Breckinridge
Democratic November 4, 1890 –
August 14, 1894
51st
52nd
53rd
Elected after John M. Clayton was assassinated while contest was pending.
Resigned to become U.S. Minister to Russia.
VacantAugust 14, 1894 –
December 3, 1894
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John S. Little
Democratic December 3, 1894 –
March 3, 1903
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 4th district .
Stephen Brundidge Jr. Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1909
58th
59th
60th
Redistricted from the 6th district .
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William A. Oldfield
Democratic March 4, 1909 –
November 19, 1928
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
VacantNovember 19, 1928 –
January 9, 1929
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Pearl P. Oldfield
Democratic January 9, 1929 –
March 3, 1931
70th
71st
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John E. Miller
Democratic March 4, 1931 –
November 14, 1937
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when elected U.S. Senator.
VacantNovember 14, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
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Wilbur Mills
Democratic January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1977
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Jim Guy Tucker
Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1979
95th [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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Ed Bethune
Republican January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1985
96th
97th
98th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Tommy Robinson
Democratic January 3, 1985 –
July 28, 1989
99th
100th
101st
Changed parties
Republican July 28, 1989 –
January 3, 1991
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for Governor of Arkansas.
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Ray Thornton
Democratic January 3, 1991 –
January 1, 1997
102nd
103rd
104th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become Associate justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court.
VacantJanuary 1, 1997 –
January 3, 1997
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Vic Snyder
Democratic January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2011
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Tim Griffin
Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2015
112th
113th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas.
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French Hill
Republican January 3, 2015 –
present
114th
115th
116th
[Data unknown/missing.]

Recent election results

2002

Arkansas's 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2002
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Democratic Vic Snyder*142,75293%
Write-in Ed Garner10,8747%
Majority131,87886%
Total votes153,626100.00%
Democratic hold

2004

Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2004
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Democratic Vic Snyder*160,83458%
Republican Marvin Parks115,65542%
Majority45,17916%
Total votes276,493100.00%
Democratic hold

2006

Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2006
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Democratic Vic Snyder*124,87161%
Republican Andy Mayberry81,43239%
Majority43,43921%
Total votes206,303100.00%
Democratic hold

2008

Arkansas's 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2008
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Democratic Vic Snyder*212,30377%
Green Deb McFarland64,39823%
Write-in Danial Suits6650.24%
Majority147,90553%
Total votes277,366100.00%
Democratic hold

2010

Arkansas's 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2010
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Republican Tim Griffin122,09158%
Democratic Joyce Elliott80,68738%
Independent Lance Levi4,4212%
Green Lewis Kennedy3,5992%
Write-in Write-ins540.03%
Majority41,40420%
Total votes210,852100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

2012

Arkansas's 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2012
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Republican Tim Griffin*158,17555%
Democratic Herb Rule113,15639%
Green Barbara Ward8,5663%
Libertarian Chris Hayes6,7012%
Majority45,01916%
Total votes286,598100.00%
Republican hold

2014

Arkansas's 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2014
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Republican French Hill123,07352%
Democratic Pat Hays103,47744%
Libertarian Debbie Standiford10,5904%
Majority19,5968%
Total votes237,140100.00%
Republican hold

2016

Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2016 [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Republican French Hill*176,47258.34%
Democratic Dianne Curry111,34736.81%
Libertarian Chris Hayes14,3424.74%
Write-in Write-ins3030.10%
Majority65,12521.53%
Total votes302,464100.00%
Republican hold

2018

The 2018 election was held on November 6, 2018.

Arkansas' 2nd congressional district, 2018
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican French Hill (incumbent)132,12552.1
Democratic Clarke Tucker 116,13545.8
Libertarian Joe Swafford5,1932.1
Total votes253,453100.0
Republican hold

Living former members

As of April 2015, there are five former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arkansas's 2nd congressional district that are currently living. The most recent representative to die was Ray Thornton (served 1991–1997) on April 13, 2016.

Ray Thornton American judge

Raymond Hoyt "Ray" Thornton Jr. was an American attorney and politician. He was a Democratic U.S. Representative for Arkansas' 4th congressional district from 1973 to 1979 and the 2nd district from 1991 to 1997.

RepresentativeTerm in officeDate of birth (and age)
Jim Guy Tucker 1977–1979June 13, 1943 (age 75)
Ed Bethune 1979–1985December 19, 1935 (age 83)
Tommy F. Robinson 1985–1991March 7, 1942 (age 77)
Vic Snyder 1997–2011September 27, 1947 (age 71)
Tim Griffin 2011–2015August 21, 1968 (age 50)

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References

  1. Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  2. https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=05&cd=02
  3. "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. "2016 election results".

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Coordinates: 35°05′58″N92°22′46″W / 35.09944°N 92.37944°W / 35.09944; -92.37944

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