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Alabama's 4th congressional district

Alabama's 4th congressional district
Alabama's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Alabama's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Robert Aderholt (RHaleyville)
Area 8,524 mi²
Distribution 26.5% urban, 73.5% rural
Population (2000) 635,300
Median income $31,344
Ethnicity 90.4% White, 5.1% Black, 0.2% Asian, 3% Hispanic, 0.4% Native American, 0.8% other
Occupation 40.8% blue collar, 46% white collar, 13.2% gray collar
Cook PVI R+28[1]

Alabama's 4th congressional district is a U.S. Pickens counties, as well as parts of the Decatur Metropolitan Area and the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area.

It is currently represented by Republican Robert Aderholt.

Voting

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2012 President Romney 75 - 24%
2008 President McCain 76 - 22%
2004 President Bush 71 - 28%
2000 President Bush 61 - 37%

List of representatives

A visual representation of party control of Alabama's 4th Congressional District. The district first elected a member for the 23rd congress.

Congress Representative Party Years Notes
District created March 4, 1833
23rd-24th Dixon Hall Lewis Nullifier March 4, 1833 - March 3, 1837 Redistricted from the 3rd district
25th-26th Democratic March 4, 1837 - March 3, 1841 Redistricted to the At-large district
27th District inactive, all representatives elected At-large on a general ticket
28th-29th William Winter Payne Democratic March 4, 1843 - March 3, 1847 Redistricted from the At-large district
30th-31st Samuel Williams Inge Democratic March 4, 1847 - March 3, 1851
32nd William Russell Smith Unionist March 4, 1851 - March 3, 1853
33rd Democratic March 4, 1853 - March 3, 1855
34th American March 4, 1855 - March 3, 1857
35th-36th Sydenham Moore Democratic March 4, 1857 - January 21, 1861 Withdrew
37th-39th (1861–1868) Civil War and Reconstruction
40th Charles Wilson Pierce Republican July 21, 1868 - March 3, 1869
41st-44th Charles Hays Republican March 4, 1869 - March 3, 1877
45th-47th Charles M. Shelley Democratic March 4, 1877 - July 20, 1882 Seat declared vacant after being contested by James Q. Smith
45th-48th Charles M. Shelley Democratic November 7, 1882 - January 9, 1885 Elected to fill his own vacancy, lost contested election
48th George Henry Craig Republican January 9, 1885 - March 3, 1885 Won contested election
49th-50th Alexander C. Davidson Democratic March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1889
51st Louis Washington Turpin Democratic March 4, 1889 - June 4, 1890 Lost contested election
John Van McDuffie Republican June 4, 1890 - March 3, 1891 Won contested election
52nd Louis Washington Turpin Democratic March 4, 1891 - March 3, 1893 Redistricted to the 9th district
53rd - 54th Gaston A. Robbins Democratic March 4, 1893 - March 13, 1896 Lost contested election
54th William F. Aldrich Republican March 13, 1896 - March 3, 1897 Won contested election
55th Thomas S. Plowman Democratic March 3, 1897 - February 9, 1898 Lost contested election
William F. Aldrich Republican February 9, 1898 - March 3, 1899 Won contested election
56th Gaston A. Robbins Democratic March 3, 1899 - March 8, 1900 Lost contested election
William F. Aldrich Republican March 8, 1900 - March 3, 1901 Won contested election
57th-59th Sydney J. Bowie Democratic March 4, 1901 - March 3, 1907
60th-61st William B. Craig Democratic March 4, 1907 - March 3, 1911
62nd-66th Fred Blackmon Democratic March 4, 1911 - February 8, 1921 Died
67th-73rd Lamar Jeffers Democratic June 7, 1921 - January 3, 1935
74th-81st Sam Hobbs Democratic January 3, 1935 - January 3, 1951
82nd-87th Kenneth A. Roberts Democratic January 3, 1951 - January 3, 1963 Redistricted to the At-large district
88th January 3, 1963 - January 3, 1965 District inactive, all representatives elected At-large on a general ticket
89th Arthur Andrews Republican January 3, 1965 - January 3, 1967
90th-92nd Bill Nichols Democratic January 3, 1967 - January 3, 1973 Redistricted to the 3rd district
93rd-104th Tom Bevill Democratic January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1997 Redistricted from the 7th district
105th-113th Robert Aderholt Republican January 3, 1997 – present

Election results

2002

Alabama's 4th Congressional District House Election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Robert B. Aderholt* 139,705 86.72%
Libertarian Tony Hughes McLendon 20,858 12.95%
Write-in Write-ins 538 0.33%
Majority 118,847 73.77%
Total votes 161,101 100.00%
Republican hold

2004

Alabama's 4th Congressional District House Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Robert B. Aderholt* 191,110 74.73%
Democratic Carl Cole 64,278 25.14%
Write-in Write-ins 336 0.13%
Majority 126,832 49.59%
Total votes 255,724 100.00%
Republican hold

2006

Alabama's 4th Congressional District House Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Robert B. Aderholt* 128,484 70.18%
Democratic Barbara Bobo 54,382 29.71%
Write-in Write-ins 206 0.11%
Majority 74,102 40.47%
Total votes 183,072 100.00%
Republican hold

2008

Alabama's 4th Congressional District House Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Robert B. Aderholt* 196,741 74.76%
Democratic Nicholas B. Sparks 66,077 25.11%
Write-in Write-ins 349 0.13%
Majority 130,664 49.65%
Total votes 263,167 100.00%
Republican hold

2010

Alabama's 4th Congressional District House Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Robert B. Aderholt* 167,709 100.00%
Majority 167,709 100.00%
Total votes 167,709 100.00%
Republican hold

2012

Alabama's 4th Congressional District House Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Robert B. Aderholt* 175,469 73.14%
Democratic Daniel H. Boman 64,438 26.86%
Majority 111,031 46.28%
Total votes 239,907 100.00%
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

External links

  • CNN coverage of the 2006 election
  • CNN converage of the 2004 election
  • CNN converage of the 2002 election
  • CNN converage of the 2000 election

References

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". 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
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