Arkansas's 3rd congressional district

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Arkansas's 3rd congressional district
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U.S. Representative
  Steve Womack
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Area8,661 sq mi (22,430 km2)
Distribution
  • 54.4% urban
  • 45.6% rural
Population (2015)782,717 [1]
Median income$51,335 [2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+19 [3]

Arkansas's 3rd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Arkansas. The district covers Northwest Arkansas and takes in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Springdale and Fort Smith.

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.

Bentonville, Arkansas City in Arkansas, United States

Bentonville is the ninth-largest city in Arkansas, United States and the county seat of Benton County. The city is centrally located in the county with Rogers adjacent to the east. The city is the birthplace and world headquarters of Walmart, the world's largest retailer. It is one of the four main cities in the four-county Northwest Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is ranked 109th in terms of population in the United States with 463,204 residents in 2010, according to the United States Census Bureau. The city itself had a population of 35,301 at the 2010 Census, with an estimated population of 49,298 in 2017.

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The district is represented by Republican Steve Womack, who succeeded fellow Republican and now U.S. Senator John Boozman.

Republican Party (United States) Major political party in the United States

The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP, is one of the two major political parties in the United States; the other is its historic rival, the Democratic Party.

Steve Womack American politician

Stephen Allen Womack is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for Arkansas's 3rd congressional district since 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party. Prior to his election to Congress, Womack was mayor of Rogers, Arkansas.

John Boozman United States Senator from Arkansas

John Nichols Boozman is the senior United States Senator for Arkansas, and a member of the Republican Party. He served as the United States Representative for Arkansas's 3rd congressional district from 2001 to 2011.

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The district from 2003 to 2013

Character

Wal-Mart's corporate headquarters are located in this district in Bentonville. The University of Arkansas is located in Fayetteville. Springdale is the home of Tyson Foods.

University of Arkansas Public research university in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

The University of Arkansas is a public land-grant, research university in Fayetteville, Arkansas. It is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System and the largest, best-known university in the state. Founded as Arkansas Industrial University in 1871, its present name was adopted in 1899 and classes were first held on January 22, 1872. It is noted for its strong architecture, agriculture, business, communication disorders, creative writing, history, law, and Middle Eastern studies programs.

Tyson Foods company

Tyson Foods, Inc. is an American multinational corporation based in Springdale, Arkansas, that operates in the food industry. The company is the world's second largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork after JBS S.A. and annually exports the largest percentage of beef out of the United States. Together with its subsidiaries, it operates major food brands, including Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Sara Lee, Ball Park, Wright Brand, Aidells, and State Fair. Tyson Foods ranked No. 80 in the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.

It is the most Republican district in the state. The seat has been in Republican hands continuously since the election of John Paul Hammerschmidt in 1966. George W. Bush received 62% of the vote in this district in 2004. John McCain swept the district in 2008 with 64.16% of the vote while Barack Obama received 33.45% of the vote. It was McCain's best and Obama's worst performance in Arkansas.

John Paul Hammerschmidt American politician

John Paul Hammerschmidt was an American politician from the state of Arkansas. A Republican, Hammerschmidt served for thirteen terms in the United States House of Representatives for Arkansas' 3rd congressional district based in the northwestern quadrant of his state. He served from 1967 until his retirement in 1993.

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.

Voting

Election results from statewide races
YearOfficeResults
2016 President Trump 62 - 31%
2012 President Romney 66 - 32%
2008 President McCain 64 - 34%
2004 President Bush 62 - 36%
2000 President Bush 60 - 37%

List of representatives

RepresentativePartyYearsCongress(es)Note
Civil War and Reconstruction
Hon. Thomas Boles, Ark - NARA - 527303.jpg Thomas Boles Republican June 22, 1868 – March 3, 1871 40th
41st
JohnEdwardsAK.jpg John Edwards Liberal Republican March 4, 1871 – February 9, 1872 42nd Lost contested election
Hon. Thomas Boles, Ark - NARA - 527303.jpg Thomas Boles Republican February 9, 1872 – March 3, 1873 42nd Won contested election
WilliamWallaceWilshire.jpg William W. Wilshire Republican March 4, 1873 – June 16, 1874 43rd Lost contested election
ThomasMGunter.jpg Thomas M. Gunter Democratic June 16, 1874 – March 3, 1875 43rd Won contested election, Redistricted to the 4th district
WilliamWallaceWilshire.jpg William W. Wilshire Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877 44th
Jordan Edgar Cravens.jpg Jordan E. Cravens Independent Democrat March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879 45th
Democratic March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883 46th
47th
John Henry Rogers.jpg John H. Rogers Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885 48th Redistricted to the 4th district
Vacant
March 4, 1885 – December 7, 1885
AR McRae Thomas.jpg Thomas C. McRae Democratic December 7, 1885 – March 3, 1903 49th
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
Elected after James K. Jones resigned after being elected to the US Senate
Hugh A. Dinsmore.jpg Hugh A. Dinsmore Democratic March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905 58th Redistricted from the 5th district
No image.svg John C. Floyd Democratic March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1915 59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
JohnNTillman.jpg John N. Tillman Democratic March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1929 64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
ClaudeAFuller.jpg Claude A. Fuller Democratic March 4, 1929 – January 3, 1939 71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
Clyde T. Ellis Democratic January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1943 76th
77th
JWFulbright.jpg J. William Fulbright Democratic January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945 78th Retired after being elected to the US Senate
James William Trimble.jpg James W. Trimble Democratic January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1967 79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
John Paul Hammerschmidt 97th Congress 1981.jpg John P. Hammerschmidt Republican January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1993 90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Timothy Hutchinson, official Senate photo portrait.jpg Tim Hutchinson Republican January 3, 1993 – January 2, 1997 103rd
104th
Retired after being elected to the US Senate
Vacant
January 2, 1997 – January 3, 1997
Asa Hutchinson 1997.jpg Asa Hutchinson Republican January 3, 1997 – August 6, 2001 105th
106th
107th
Resigned after being appointed Director of the Drug Enforcement Administration
Vacant
August 6, 2001 – November 20, 2001
John Boozman, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg John Boozman Republican November 20, 2001 – January 3, 2011 107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
Retired after being elected to the US Senate
Steve Womack, Official Portrait, 112th Congress - Hi Res.jpg Steve Womack Republican January 3, 2011 – present 112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Incumbent

Recent election results

2002

U.S. House election, 2002: Arkansas, District 3
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Republican John Boozman*141,47898.90%
Write-in George N. Lyne1,5771.10%
Majority139,90197.80%
Total votes143,055100.00
Republican hold

2004

U.S. House election, 2004: Arkansas, District 3
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Republican John Boozman*160,62959.32%
Democratic Jan Judy103,15838.09%
Independent Dale Morfey7,0162.59%
Majority57,47121.23%
Total votes270,803100.00
Republican hold

2006

U.S. House election, 2006: Arkansas, District 3
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Republican John Boozman*125,03962.23%
Democratic Woodrow Anderson75,88537.77%
Majority49,15424.46%
Total votes200,924100.00
Republican hold

2008

U.S. House election, 2008: Arkansas, District 3
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Republican John Boozman*215,19678.53%
Green Abel Noah Tomlinson58,85021.47%
Majority156,34657.06%
Total votes274,046100.00
Republican hold

2010

U.S. House election, 2010: Arkansas, District 3
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Republican Steve Womack148,58172.44%
Democratic David Whitaker56,54227.56%
Majority92,03944.88%
Total votes205,123100.00
Republican hold

2012

U.S. House election, 2012: Arkansas, District 3
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Republican Steve Womack*186,46775.90%
Green Rebekah Kennedy39,31816.01%
Libertarian David Pangrac19,8758.09%
Majority147,14959.89%
Total votes245,660100.00
Republican hold

2014

U.S. House election, 2014: Arkansas, District 3
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Republican Steve Womack*151,63079%
Libertarian Grant Bland39,30521%
Majority112,32559%
Total votes190,935100.00%
Republican hold

2016

U.S. House election, 2016: Arkansas, District 3
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Republican Steve Womack*217,19277%
Libertarian Grant Bland63,71523%
Majority153,47754%
Total votes280,907100.00%
Republican hold

2018

Arkansas' 3rd congressional district, 2018
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Steve Womack (incumbent)148,71764.7
Democratic Joshua Mahony74,95232.6
Libertarian Michael Kalagias5,8992.6
n/a Write-ins1400.1
Total votes229,708100.0
Republican hold

Living former Members

As of April 2015, there are three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arkansas's 3rd congressional district that are currently living. The most recent representative to die was John Paul Hammerschmidt (served 1967-1993) on April 1, 2015.

All three former members listed went on to become either the Governor or a U.S. Senator.

RepresentativeTerm in officeDate of birth (and age)
Tim Hutchinson 1993–1997August 11, 1949 (age 69)
Asa Hutchinson 1997–2001December 3, 1950 (age 68)
John Boozman 2001–2011December 10, 1950 (age 68)

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References

  1. https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=05&cd=03
  2. "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.

Coordinates: 36°08′18″N94°03′45″W / 36.13833°N 94.06250°W / 36.13833; -94.06250