Arkansas's 4th congressional district

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Arkansas's 4th congressional district
Arkansas-fourth-congressional-district.svg
U.S. Representative
  Bruce Westerman
RHot Springs
Area20,951 sq mi (54,260 km2)
Distribution
  • 66.2% urban
  • 33.8% rural
Population (2015)711,737 [1]
Median income$40,903 [2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+17 [3]

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

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.

Camden, Arkansas City in Arkansas, United States

Camden is a city in and the county seat of Ouachita County in the south-central part of the U.S. state of Arkansas.

Contents

The district is represented by Republican Bruce Westerman.

Republican Party (United States) 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.

Bruce Westerman American politician

Bruce Eugene Westerman is a Republican U.S. Representative for Arkansas' 4th congressional district. Previously, he served as the Majority Leader of the Arkansas House of Representatives.

George W. Bush received 51% of the vote in this district in 2004. John McCain won the district in 2008 with 58.14% of the vote while Barack Obama received 39.33%.

George W. Bush 43rd president of the United States

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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

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The district from 2003 to 2013 Ar04 109.png
The district from 2003 to 2013

Voting

Election results from statewide races
YearOfficeResults
2016 President Trump 64 - 31%
2012 President Romney 62 - 36%
2008 President McCain 58 - 39%
2004 President Bush 51 - 48%
2000 President Gore 49 - 48%

List of representatives

RepresentativePartyYearsCongress(es)Note
District created
March 4, 1875
ThomasMGunter.jpg Thomas M. Gunter Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1883 44th
45th
46th
47th
Redistricted from the 3rd district
Samuel W Peel 200px.jpg Samuel W. Peel Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885 48th Redistricted to the 5th district
John Henry Rogers.jpg John H. Rogers Democratic March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1891 49th
50th
51st
Redistricted from the 3rd district
No image.svg William L. Terry Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1901 52nd
53rd
54th
55th
56th
CharlesCReid.jpg Charles C. Reid Democratic March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903 57th Redistricted to the 5th district
AR Little John.jpg John S. Little Democratic March 4, 1903 – January 14, 1907 58th
59th
Redistricted from the 2nd district , Resigned after being elected Governor
Vacant
January 14, 1907 – March 4, 1907
No image.svg William B. Cravens Democratic March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1913 60th
61st
62nd
OtisWingo.jpg Otis Wingo Democratic March 4, 1913 – October 21, 1930 63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
Died
Vacant
October 21, 1930 – November 4, 1930
Effiegene Locke Wingo.jpg Effiegene L. Wingo Democratic November 4, 1930 – March 3, 1933 71st
72nd
No image.svg William B. Cravens Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 13, 1939 73rd
74th
75th
76th
Died
Vacant
January 13, 1939 – September 12, 1939
No image.svg William F. Cravens Democratic September 12, 1939 – January 3, 1949 76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
No image.svg Boyd A. Tackett Democratic January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1953 81st
82nd
Oren Harris.jpg Oren Harris Democratic January 3, 1953 – February 2, 1966 83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
Resigned to become US District judge for the Eastern and Western District of Arkansas
Vacant
February 2, 1966 – March 9, 1966
AR Pryor David.jpg David Pryor Democratic March 9, 1966 – January 3, 1973 89th
90th
91st
92nd
RayThornton.jpg Ray Thornton Democratic January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1979 93rd
94th
95th
Beryl Anthony, Jr.jpg Beryl Anthony, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1993 96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Jaydickey.jpg Jay Dickey Republican January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2001 103rd
104th
105th
106th
Mike Ross Official.jpg Mike Ross Democratic January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2013 107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Tom Cotton, Official Portrait, 113th Congress small.jpeg Tom Cotton Republican January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2015 113th Retired after being elected to the US Senate
Bruce Westerman, 115th official photo.jpg Bruce Westerman Republican January 3, 2015 –
present
114th
115th
116th

Recent election results

2002

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2002
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Democratic Michael Avery Ross*119,63360.56%
Republican Jay Dickey77,90439.44%
Majority41,72921.12%
Total votes197,537100.00
Democratic hold

2004

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2004
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Democratic Michael Avery Ross*243,003100.00%
Majority243,003100.00%
Total votes100.00
Democratic hold

2006

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2006
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Democratic Michael Avery Ross*128,23674.73%
Republican Joe Ross43,36025.27%
Majority84,87649.46%
Total votes171,596100.00
Democratic hold

2008

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2008
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Democratic Michael Avery Ross*203,17886.17%
Green J. Joshua Drake32,60313.83%
Majority170,57572.34%
Total votes235,781100.00
Democratic hold

2010

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2010
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Democratic Michael Avery Ross*102,47957.53%
Republican Beth Anne Rankin71,52640.15%
Green J. Joshua Drake4,1292.32%
Majority30,95317.38%
Total votes178,134100.00
Democratic hold

2012

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2012
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Republican Tom Cotton154,14959.53%
Democratic Gene Jeffress95,01336.69%
Libertarian Bobby Tullis4,9841.92%
Green J. Joshua Drake4,8071.86%
Majority59,13622.84%
Total votes258,953100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

2014

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2014
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Republican Bruce Westerman110,78954%
Democratic James Lee Witt87,74243%
Libertarian Ken Hamilton7,5983%
Majority23,04711%
Total votes206,131100.00%
Republican hold

2016

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2016
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Republican Bruce Westerman182,88575%
Libertarian Ken Hamilton61,27425%
Majority121,61150%
Total votes244,159100.00%
Republican hold

2018

The 2018 election will be held on November 6, 2018.

Living former Members

As of April 2017, there are four former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arkansas's 4th congressional district that are currently living. The most recent representative to die was Jay Dickey (served 1993-2001) on April 20, 2017.

Jay Dickey American politician

Jay Woodson Dickey, Jr., was a Republican U.S. Representative for Arkansas' 4th congressional district from 1993 to 2001. The amendment known as the Dickey Amendment (1996) blocks the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from funding injury prevention research that might promote gun control, and the Dickey-Wicker Amendment (1995) prohibits federal funds to be spent on research that involves the destruction of a human embryo. After the 2012 Aurora shooting, former congressman Dickey said that he regretted his role in blocking the CDC from researching gun violence.

RepresentativeTerm in officeDate of birth (and age)
David Pryor 1966–1973August 29, 1934 (age 84)
Beryl Anthony Jr. 1979–1993February 21, 1938 (age 81)
Mike Ross 2001–2013August 2, 1961 (age 57)
Tom Cotton 2013–2015May 13, 1977 (age 41)

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References

  1. https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=05&cd=04
  2. "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.

Coordinates: 34°13′11″N93°12′16″W / 34.21972°N 93.20444°W / 34.21972; -93.20444

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