North Carolina's 8th congressional district

Last updated
North Carolina's 8th congressional district
North Carolina US Congressional District 8 (since 2017).tif
North Carolina's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2017.
Representative
  Richard Hudson
RConcord
Distribution
  • 71.28 [1] % urban
  • 28.72% rural
Population (2016)774,967 [2]
Median income$51,621 [3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+8 [4]

North Carolina's eighth congressional district comprises a large portion of the southern Piedmont area of North Carolina from Concord to Spring Lake, including China Grove, Albemarle, Troy, Pinehurst and Raeford. The district includes all of Cabarrus, Montgomery, Moore, Hoke and Stanly counties, as well as portions of Rowan and Cumberland counties.

Contents

The district is currently represented by Richard Hudson, a member of the Republican Party. He won the seat in 2012 after defeating two-term Democratic incumbent Larry Kissell.

List of members representing the district

MemberPartyYearsCong
ress
Electoral history
District createdMarch 4, 1793
William J. Dawson Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
3rd Elected in 1793.
Lost re-election.
Dempsey Burges Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1799
4th
5th
Elected in 1795.
Re-elected in 1796.
Lost re-election.
NC-Congress-DavidStone.jpg
David Stone
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1801
6th Re-elected in 1798.
Re-elected in 1800.
Declined to serve having also been elected U.S. Senator.
VacantMarch 4, 1801 –
December 7, 1801
7th
Charles Johnson Democratic-Republican December 7, 1801 –
July 23, 1802
Elected August 6, 1801 to finish Stone's term and seated December 7, 1801.
Died.
VacantJuly 23, 1802 –
December 7, 1802
Thomas Wynns Democratic-Republican December 7, 1802 –
March 3, 1803
Elected October 15, 1802 to finish Johnson's term and seated December 7, 1802.
Redistricted to the 1st district .
Richard Stanford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
April 9, 1816
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
13th
14th
Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 1803.
Re-elected in 1804.
Re-elected in 1806.
Re-elected in 1808.
Re-elected in 1810.
Re-elected in 1813.
Re-elected in 1815.
Died.
VacantApril 9, 1816 –
December 2, 1816
Samuel Dickens Democratic-Republican December 2, 1816 –
March 3, 1817
14th Elected to finish Stanford's term.
Lost re-election.
James S. Smith Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1821
15th
16th
Elected in 1817.
Re-elected in 1819.
Retired.
Josiah Crudup Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
17th Elected in 1821.
Retired.
Willie Mangum.jpg
Willie P. Mangum
Crawford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
Elected in 1823.
Re-elected in 1825.
Resigned.
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 18, 1826
VacantMarch 18, 1826 –
December 4, 1826
19th
Daniel L. Barringer Jacksonian December 4, 1826 –
March 3, 1833
19th
20th
21st
22nd
23rd
Elected November 3, 1826 to finish Mangum's term and seated December 4, 1826.
Re-elected in 1827.
Re-elected in 1829.
[Data unknown/missing]
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
William Montgomery Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
24th
25th
26th
[Data unknown/missing]
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
Romulus Mitchell Saunders.jpg
Romulus M. Saunders
Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th [Data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 5th district .
Archibald Hunter Arrington Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
28th Redistricted from the 6th district .
[Data unknown/missing]
Henry S. Clark Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
29th [Data unknown/missing]
Richard Spaight Donnell.jpg
Richard S. Donnell
Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th [Data unknown/missing]
Edward Stanly by Brady.jpg
Edward Stanly
Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
31st
32nd
[Data unknown/missing]
Hon. Thomas L. Clingman, N.C - NARA - 528409.jpg
Thomas L. Clingman
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
May 7, 1858
33rd
34th
35th
Redistricted from the 1st district .
Resigned when appointed U.S. Senator.
VacantMay 7, 1858 –
December 7, 1858
35th
Zebulon Baird Vance - Brady-Handy.jpg
Zebulon B. Vance
Democratic December 7, 1858 –
March 3, 1861
35th
36th
[Data unknown/missing]
VacantMarch 3, 1861 –
March 3, 1873
37th
38th
39th
40th
41st
42nd
Civil War and Reconstruction
RobertBVance.jpg
Robert B. Vance
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1885
43rd
44th
45th
46th
47th
48th
[Data unknown/missing]
William H. H. Cowles Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1893
49th
50th
51st
52nd
[Data unknown/missing]
William H. Bower Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd [Data unknown/missing]
Romulus Zachariah Linney.jpeg
Romulus Z. Linney
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1901
54th
55th
56th
[Data unknown/missing]
Edmond Spencer Blackburn.jpg
E. Spencer Blackburn
Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
57th [Data unknown/missing]
Theodore F. Kluttz Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
58th Redistricted from the 7th district .
[Data unknown/missing]
Edmond Spencer Blackburn.jpg
E. Spencer Blackburn
Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1907
59th [Data unknown/missing]
Richard N. Hackett Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1909
60th [Data unknown/missing]
Charles H. Cowles Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
61st [Data unknown/missing]
Robert Lee Doughton.jpg
Robert L. Doughton
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1933
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[Data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 9th district .
Walter Lambeth Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
73rd
74th
75th
Redistricted from the 7th district .
[Data unknown/missing]
William O Burgin NC.png
William O. Burgin
Democratic January 3, 1939 –
April 11, 1946
76th
77th
78th
79th
[Data unknown/missing]
Died.
VacantApril 11, 1946 –
May 25, 1946
79th
Eliza Pratt.jpg
Eliza Pratt
Democratic May 25, 1946 –
January 3, 1947
79th [Data unknown/missing]
Charles B. Deane.jpg
Charles B. Deane
Democratic January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1957
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
[Data unknown/missing]
A Paul Kitchin.jpg
Alvin Paul Kitchin
Democratic January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1963
85th
86th
87th
[Data unknown/missing]
Charles R. Jonas.jpg
Charles R. Jonas
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1969
88th
89th
90th
Redistricted from the 10th district .
Redistricted to the 9th district .
Earl B. Ruth.jpg
Earl B. Ruth
Republican January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1975
91st
92nd
93rd
[Data unknown/missing]
Bill Hefner.jpg
Bill Hefner
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1999
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
[Data unknown/missing]
Robin Hayes, official 109th Congress photo.jpg
Robin Hayes
Republican January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2009
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
[Data unknown/missing]
Larrykissell.jpg
Larry Kissell
Democratic January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2013
111th
112th
[Data unknown/missing]
Richard Hudson 113th Congress.jpg
Richard Hudson
Republican January 3, 2013 –
Present
113th
114th
115th
116th
Incumbent

Living former members

As of February 2019, there are two living former members. The most recent representative to die was Bill Hefner (served 1975–1999) on September 2, 2009.

RepresentativeTerm of officeDate of birth (and age)
Robin Hayes 1999–2009August 14, 1945 (age 74)
Larry Kissell 2009–2013January 31, 1951 (age 68)


Historical district boundaries

2003-2013 NC-Congress-8.PNG
2003–2013
2013-2017 North Carolina US Congressional District 8 (since 2013).tif
2013–2017

See also

Footnotes

Related Research Articles

Texass 12th congressional district

Texas District 12 in the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves the north portion of the state of Texas. As of 2017, the Twelfth District contained 806,551 people and had a median income of $67,703. It consists of the western half of Tarrant County, as well as all of Parker County and an eastern portion of Wise County. Fragments of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex are included in the district. As of 2018, Republican Kay Granger represents the district and has represented the district since her 1996 election.

Texass 16th congressional district

Texas District 16 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves El Paso and the surrounding area in the state of Texas. The current Representative is Democrat Veronica Escobar.

The 10th Congressional District of North Carolina is a congressional district in central and western North Carolina. It currently includes all of Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Polk, and Rutherford counties, and part of Catawba, Iredell, and Buncombe counties.

Marylands 7th congressional district

Maryland's 7th congressional district of the United States House of Representatives encompasses just over half of Baltimore City, most of the majority African American sections of Baltimore County, and the majority of Howard County. The district was created following the census of 1950, which gave Maryland one additional representative in the House. It has been drawn as a majority-African American district since 1973. The seat is currently vacant, following the death of incumbent Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings in October 2019.

Kentuckys 3rd congressional district Urban district entirely contained in Louisville Metro

Kentucky's 3rd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It encompasses almost all of Louisville Metro, which, since the merger of 2003, is consolidated with Jefferson County, though other incorporated cities exist within the county, such as Shively and St. Matthews. The far southeast reaches of Louisville Metro are part of the 4th Congressional District.

Georgias 8th congressional district

Georgia's 8th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Georgia. The district is currently represented by Republican Austin Scott, though the district's boundaries have been redrawn following the 2010 census, which granted an additional congressional seat to Georgia. The first election using the new district boundaries were the 2012 congressional elections.

Kentuckys 1st congressional district District in western Kentucky including Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Paducah

Kentucky's 1st congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Located in Western Kentucky, the district takes in Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville, Paducah, and the college town of Murray.

Kentuckys 2nd congressional district District in the west central part of the state, includes Bowling Green, Owensboro, and Elizabethtown

Kentucky's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Located in west central Kentucky, the district includes Bowling Green, Owensboro, and Elizabethtown. The district has not seen an incumbent defeated since 1884.

Virginias 8th congressional district

Virginia's 8th congressional district is a United States congressional district in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It comprises all of Arlington County, portions of Fairfax County and all of the independent cities of Alexandria and Falls Church.

Ohios 5th congressional district American political district

Ohio's 5th congressional district is in northwestern and north central Ohio and borders Michigan and Indiana. The district is currently represented by Republican Bob Latta. The district borders have changed somewhat from the previous redistrict as some of the easternmost counties were redistricted to other districts.

Ohios 10th congressional district American political district

Ohio's 10th congressional district is represented by Representative Mike Turner (R). The district is based in southwestern Ohio and consists of Montgomery, Greene, and Fayette counties.

Arizonas 7th congressional district

Arizona's 7th congressional district is a congressional district located in the U.S. state of Arizona. It includes much of inner Phoenix, as well as the eastern portion of Glendale. It is currently represented by Democrat Ruben Gallego.

Floridas 4th congressional district American political district

Florida's 4th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Florida. The district takes in most of Jacksonville, along with parts of that city's northern and western suburbs and the city of St Augustine. The district includes all of Nassau County, most of Duval County, and part of St. Johns County.

Arkansass 2nd congressional district

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.

North Carolina's 2nd congressional district is located in the central and eastern parts of the state. The district currently includes southern and eastern Wake County, northern Johnston County, southern Nash County, far western Wilson County, and all of Franklin and Harnett counties. The 2nd district has been represented by Republican Rep. George Holding since 2017. He is not running for re-election in 2020.

Virginias 6th congressional district

Virginia’s sixth congressional district is a United States congressional district in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It covers much of the west-central portion of the state, including Roanoke, Lynchburg and most of the Shenandoah Valley. The current representative is Ben Cline (R), who has held the seat since the 2019 retirement of incumbent Republican Bob Goodlatte.

North Carolina's 5th congressional district covers the northwestern corner of North Carolina from the Appalachian Mountains to the Piedmont Triad. While the bulk of its territory is in the mountains, it stretches just far enough east to grab its largest city, Winston-Salem. Although that city is heavily Democratic, and the college town of Boone leans Democratic, the rest of the district is overwhelmingly Republican. Large portions were controlled by Republicans even during the “Solid South” era as much of northwestern North Carolina was Quaker or mountaineer and therefore resisted secession. Two counties in the district – Avery and Yadkin – have never voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate since their creation, and Wilkes County has never done so since before the Second Party System.

North Carolina's 6th congressional district is located in north central portion of the state and borders Virginia. As a result of reapportionment following the 2010 census, the district was shifted northward by the Redistricting Committee of the NC Senate. The 6th district included from then until 2015 portions of Guilford, Alamance, Durham, Granville, and Orange counties, and all of Caswell, Person, Rockingham, Surry, and Stokes counties.

North Carolina's 7th congressional district stretches from Wilmington and the South Carolina border to the southern suburbs of Raleigh.

The Thirteenth congressional district of North Carolina was re-established in 2002 after the state gained population in the 2000 United States Census. Previously, the state had 13 districts from the first election following the 1810 United States Census until the reapportionment following the 1840 United States Census.

References

  1. Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  2. Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  3. Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  4. "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.

Coordinates: 35°07′21″N79°57′05″W / 35.12250°N 79.95139°W / 35.12250; -79.95139