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Indiana's 4th congressional district

Indiana's 4th congressional district
Indiana's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Indiana's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Todd Rokita (RClermont)
Area 4,016.44 mi2 (10,402.58 km2)
Distribution 68.17% urban, 31.83% rural
Population (2000) 675,617
Median income $45,947
Ethnicity 94.8% White, 1.3% Black, 1.5% Asian, 2.6% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 1.2% other
Cook PVI R+13[1]

Indiana's 4th congressional district is a Lawrence, Montgomery, and Tippecanoe counties and parts of Fountain, Johnson, Marion, Monroe, and White counties. The district surrounded Indianapolis including the suburban area of Greenwood and encompassed the more exurban areas of Crawfordsville and Bedford.

From the 2012 redistricting, the district shifted slightly west to include the Illinois border and only included the western suburbs of Indianapolis.

The district is currently represented by Republican Todd Rokita, the former Secretary of State of Indiana who succeeded fellow Republican Steve Buyer in 2010.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • List of representatives 2
  • Election Results 3
    • 2002 3.1
    • 2004 3.2
    • 2006 3.3
    • 2008 3.4
    • 2010 3.5
    • 2012 3.6
  • Historical district boundaries 4
  • Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana's 4th congressional district 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Geography

Prior to the 2000 U.S. Census, most of the territory currently in the 4th Congressional District was located in the 7th Congressional District; the old 4th Congressional District was the Fort Wayne district, which is now the 3rd Congressional District.

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created March 4, 1833
Amos Lane Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 4, 1837
George H. Dunn Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 4, 1839
Thomas Smith Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 4, 1841
James H. Cravens Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 4, 1843
Caleb Smith Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 4, 1849
George Julian Free Soil March 4, 1849 –
March 4, 1851
Samuel W. Parker Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 4, 1853
Redistricted to the 5th district
James H. Lane Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 4, 1855
William Cumback Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 4, 1857
James B. Foley Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 4, 1859
William S. Holman Democratic March 4, 1859 –
March 4, 1865
John H. Farquhar Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 4, 1867
William S. Holman Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 4, 1869
Redistricted to the 3rd district
George W. Julian Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 4, 1871
Redistricted from the 5th district
Jeremiah M. Wilson Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 4, 1875
Jeptha D. New Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1877
Leonidas Sexton Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 4, 1879
Jeptha D. New Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 4, 1881
William S. Holman Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 4, 1895
James E. Watson Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 4, 1897
William S. Holman Democratic March 4, 1897 –
April 22, 1897
Died
Vacant April 22, 1897 –
December 6, 1897
Francis M. Griffith Democratic December 6, 1897 –
March 4, 1905
Lincoln Dixon Democratic March 4, 1905 –
March 4, 1919
John S. Benham Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 4, 1923
Harry C. Canfield Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 4, 1933
James I. Farley Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
George W. Gillie Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1949
Edward H. Kruse Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
E. Ross Adair Republican January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1971
J. Edward Roush Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1977
Dan Quayle Republican January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1981
Dan Coats Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1989
Retiered When Appoineted to the U.S. Senate
Jill Long Democratic March 28, 1989 –
January 3, 1995
Won Special Election to Continue Coat's Term Elected to a Full Term in 1990 Re-Elected in 1992 lost Re-Election
Mark Souder Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
Redistricted to the 3rd district
Steve Buyer Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2011
Redistricted from the 5th district
Todd Rokita Republican January 3, 2011 –
Present
First elected in 2010

Election Results

2002

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Buyer 112,760 71.36
Democratic William A. "Big Bill" Abbott 41,314 26.15
Libertarian Jerry L. Susong 3,934 2.49
Total votes 158,008 100.00
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2004

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Buyer* 190,445 69.47
Democratic David A. Sanders 77,574 28.30
Libertarian Kevin R. Fleming 6,119 2.23
Total votes 274,138 100.00
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2006

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Buyer* 111,057 62.38
Democratic David A. Sanders 66,986 37.62
Total votes 178,043 100.00
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2008

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Buyer* 192,526 59.87
Democratic Nels J. Ackerson 129,038 40.13
Total votes 321,564 100.00
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2010

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Rokita 138,732 68.57
Democratic David A. Sanders 53,167 26.28
Libertarian John Duncan 10,423 5.15
Total votes 202,322 100.00
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2012

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Rokita* 168,688 61.96
Democratic Tara Nelson 93,015 34.16
Libertarian Benjamin Gehlhausen 10,565 3.88
Total votes 272,268 100.00
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana's 4th congressional district

As of May 2015, five former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana's 4th congressional district are alive.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Dan Quayle 1977–1981 (1947-02-04) February 4, 1947
Dan Coats 1981–1989 (1943-05-16) May 16, 1943
Jill Long Thompson 1989–1995 (1952-07-15) July 15, 1952
Mark Souder 1995–2003 (1950-07-18) July 18, 1950
Steve Buyer 2003–2011 (1958-11-26) November 26, 1958

See also

References

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  • 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

External links

  • Congressmen Steve Buyer Official House site
  • Nels Ackerson Ackerson for Congress Campaign site
  • Todd Rokita for Congress Todd Rokita for Congress Campaign site

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