Alabama's 3rd congressional district

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Coordinates: 32°57′45.31″N 85°36′59.24″W / 32.9625861°N 85.6164556°W / 32.9625861; -85.6164556

Alabama's 3rd congressional district
Alabama's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Alabama's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Mike Rogers (RAnniston)
Area 7,988 mi² (20,688 km²)
Distribution 53.3% urban, 46.7% rural
Population (2000) 635,300
Median income $30,806
Ethnicity 64.9% White, 32.2% Black, 0.6% Asian, 1.2% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.8% other
Occupation 33.1% blue collar, 51.7% white collar, 15.2% gray collar
Cook PVI R+16[1]

Alabama's 3rd congressional district is a United States congressional district in Alabama that elects a representative to the United States House of Representatives. It is based in east central Alabama and encompasses portions of Montgomery and the entirety of Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Lee, Macon, Randolph, Russell, St. Clair, Talladega, and Tallapoosa counties.

The district takes in some of the city of Montgomery. Other cities in the district include Talladega, Tuskegee and Auburn. At the federal level, the district is fairly Republican-leaning, albeit not as strongly as many of the other districts in the state. John McCain carried the district in 2008 with 56.21% of the vote while Barack Obama clinched 43.04% of the vote.

The district is currently represented by Republican Mike Rogers and was once represented by Bob Riley, the former Governor of Alabama.

Voting[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2012 President Romney 62 - 37%
2008 President McCain 56 - 43%
2004 President Bush 58 - 41%
2000 President Bush 52 - 47%

List of representatives[edit]

A visual representation of party control of Alabama's 3rd Congressional District. The district first elected a member for the 18th congress.
Congress Representative Party Years Notes
District created March 4, 1823
18th George W. Owen Jacksonian D-R March 4, 1823 - March 3, 1825
19th-20th Jacksonian March 4, 1825 - March 3, 1829
21st-2nd DixonHallLewis.jpg Dixon H. Lewis Jacksonian March 4, 1829 - March 3, 1833 Redistricted to the 4th district
23rd No image.svg Samuel W. Mardis Jacksonian March 4, 1833 - March 3, 1835 Redistricted from the 2nd district
24th-25th No image.svg Joab Lawler Whig March 4, 1835 - May 8, 1838 Died
25th-26th No image.svg George W. Crabb Whig September 4, 1838 - March 3, 1841
27th District inactive, all representatives elected At-large on a general ticket
28th DixonHallLewis.jpg Dixon H. Lewis Democratic March 4, 1843 - April 22, 1844 Redistricted from the At-large district, resigned after being elected to the US Senate
28th-29th WmLYancey.jpg William L. Yancey Democratic December 2, 1844 - September 1, 1846 Resigned
29th No image.svg James La Fayette Cottrell Democratic December 7, 1846 - March 3, 1847
30th-33rd No image.svg Sampson W. Harris Democratic March 4, 1847 - March 3, 1855 Redistricted to the 7th district
34th-35th James Ferguson Dowdell.jpg James F. Dowdell Democratic March 4, 1855 - March 3, 1859 Redistricted from the 7th district
36th No image.svg David Clopton Democratic March 4, 1859 - January 21, 1861 Withdrew
37th-39th 1861–1868 Civil War and Reconstruction
40th Hon. Benjamin W. Norris, Alabama - NARA - 527035.jpg Benjamin W. Norris Republican July 21, 1868 - March 4, 1869)
41st Robert Stell Heflin - Brady-Handy.jpg Robert S. Heflin Republican March 4, 1869 - March 3, 1871
42nd No image.svg William Handley Democratic March 4, 1871 - March 3, 1873
43rd No image.svg Charles Pelham Republican March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1875
44th No image.svg Taul Bradford Democratic March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1877
45th JNWilliams.jpg Jeremiah N. Williams Democratic March 4, 1877 - March 3, 1879 Redistricted from the 2nd district
46th William-J-Samford.jpg William J. Samford Democratic March 4, 1879 - March 3, 1881
47th-53rd William c oates.jpg William C. Oates Democratic March 4, 1881 - November 5, 1894 Resigned after being elected Governor
53rd-54th No image.svg George Paul Harrison, Jr. Democratic November 6, 1894 - March 3, 1897
55th-63rd Henry De Lamar Clayton, Jr..jpg Henry D. Clayton Democratic March 4, 1897 - May 25, 1914 Resigned to accept position as a US judge for the Middle and Northern District of Alabama
63rd No image.svg William O. Mulkey Democratic June 29, 1914 - March 3, 1915
64th-77th Henry Steagall cph.3b21923.jpg Henry B. Steagall Democratic March 4, 1915 - November 22, 1943 Died
78th-87th George W. Andrews.jpg George W. Andrews Democratic March 14, 1944 - 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-91st George W. Andrews.jpg George W. Andrews Democratic January 3, 1965 - December 25, 1971 Redistricted from the At-large district, Died
92nd Elizabeth Bullock Andrews.jpg Elizabeth B. Andrews Democratic April 4, 1972 - January 3, 1973
93rd-100th Congressman William F. Nichols Official Portrait, 1986.jpg Bill Nichols Democratic January 3, 1973 - December 25, 1988 Redistricted from the 4th district, Died
101st-104th JohnBrowders Official congressional portrait.jpg Glen Browder Democratic April 4, 1989 - January 3, 1997
105th-107th Governor Bob Riley.jpg Bob Riley Republican January 3, 1997 - January 3, 2003
108th-113th MikeRogerPortrait.jpeg Mike D. Rogers Republican January 3, 2003–Present
  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 

Election results[edit]

2002[edit]

Alabama's 3rd Congressional District House Election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike D. Rogers 91,169 50.31%
Democratic Joe Turnham 87,351 48.20%
Libertarian George Crispin 2,565 1.42%
Write-in Write-ins 138 0.08%
Majority 3,818 3.11%
Total votes 181,223 100.00%
Republican hold

2004[edit]

Alabama's 3rd Congressional District House Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike D. Rogers* 150,411 61.20%
Democratic Bill Fuller 95,240 38.75%
Write-in Write-ins 133 0.05%
Majority 55,171 22.45%
Total votes 245,784 100.00%
Republican hold

2006[edit]

Alabama's 3rd Congressional District House Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike D. Rogers* 98,257 59.44%
Democratic Greg Pierce 63,559 38.45%
Independent Mark Layfield 3,414 2.07%
Write-in Write-ins 71 0.04%
Majority 34,698 20.99%
Total votes 165,301 100.00%
Republican hold

2008[edit]

Alabama's 3rd Congressional District House Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike D. Rogers* 142,708 54.03%
Democratic Joshua Segall 121,080 45.84%
Write-in Write-ins 332 0.13%
Majority 21,628 8.19%
Total votes 264,120 100.00%
Republican hold

2010[edit]

Alabama's 3rd Congressional District House Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike D. Rogers* 117,698 59.49%
Democratic Steve Segrest 80,155 40.51%
Majority 37,543 18.98%
Total votes 197,853 100.00%
Republican hold

2012[edit]

Alabama's 3rd Congressional District House Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike D. Rogers* 174,986 64.12%
Democratic John Andrew Harris 97,910 35.88%
Majority 77,076 28.24%
Total votes 272,896 100.00%
Republican hold

External links[edit]

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

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