Alabama's 4th congressional district

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Coordinates: 34°1′31.25″N 87°7′57.25″W / 34.0253472°N 87.1325694°W / 34.0253472; -87.1325694

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. congressional district in Alabama, which elects a representative to the United States House of Representatives. It encompasses the counties of Franklin, Marion, Lamar, Fayette, Walker, Winston, Cullman, Blount, Marshall, Etowah, and DeKalb. It also includes parts of Morgan and 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[edit]

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[edit]

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 DixonHallLewis.jpg 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 No image.svg William Winter Payne Democratic March 4, 1843 - March 3, 1847 Redistricted from the At-large district
30th-31st No image.svg Samuel Williams Inge Democratic March 4, 1847 - March 3, 1851
32nd William Russell Smith - Südstaatenpolitiker.jpg 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 No image.svg Sydenham Moore Democratic March 4, 1857 - January 21, 1861 Withdrew
37th-39th (1861–1868) Civil War and Reconstruction
40th No image.svg Charles Wilson Pierce Republican July 21, 1868 - March 3, 1869
41st-44th CharlesHays.jpg Charles Hays Republican March 4, 1869 - March 3, 1877
45th-47th Charles M. Shelley.jpg Charles M. Shelley Democratic March 4, 1877 - July 20, 1882 Seat declared vacant after being contested by James Q. Smith
45th-48th No image.svg Charles M. Shelley Democratic November 7, 1882 - January 9, 1885 Elected to fill his own vacancy, lost contested election
48th No image.svg George Henry Craig Republican January 9, 1885 - March 3, 1885 Won contested election
49th-50th No image.svg Alexander C. Davidson Democratic March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1889
51st No image.svg Louis Washington Turpin Democratic March 4, 1889 - June 4, 1890 Lost contested election
No image.svg John Van McDuffie Republican June 4, 1890 - March 3, 1891 Won contested election
52nd No image.svg Louis Washington Turpin Democratic March 4, 1891 - March 3, 1893 Redistricted to the 9th district
53rd - 54th No image.svg Gaston A. Robbins Democratic March 4, 1893 - March 13, 1896 Lost contested election
54th No image.svg William F. Aldrich Republican March 13, 1896 - March 3, 1897 Won contested election
55th No image.svg Thomas S. Plowman Democratic March 3, 1897 - February 9, 1898 Lost contested election
No image.svg William F. Aldrich Republican February 9, 1898 - March 3, 1899 Won contested election
56th No image.svg Gaston A. Robbins Democratic March 3, 1899 - March 8, 1900 Lost contested election
No image.svg William F. Aldrich Republican March 8, 1900 - March 3, 1901 Won contested election
57th-59th No image.svg Sydney J. Bowie Democratic March 4, 1901 - March 3, 1907
60th-61st William Benjamin Craig.jpg William B. Craig Democratic March 4, 1907 - March 3, 1911
62nd-66th Fred L. Blackmon.jpeg Fred Blackmon Democratic March 4, 1911 - February 8, 1921 Died
67th-73rd Lamar Jeffers.jpeg Lamar Jeffers Democratic June 7, 1921 - January 3, 1935
74th-81st No image.svg Sam Hobbs Democratic January 3, 1935 - January 3, 1951
82nd-87th Kenneth A. Roberts.jpg 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 A Glenn Andrews.png Arthur Andrews Republican January 3, 1965 - January 3, 1967
90th-92nd Congressman William F. Nichols Official Portrait, 1986.jpg Bill Nichols Democratic January 3, 1967 - January 3, 1973 Redistricted to the 3rd district
93rd-104th Tombevill.jpg Tom Bevill Democratic January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1997 Redistricted from the 7th district
105th-113th Rep. Robert B. Aderholt.jpg Robert Aderholt Republican January 3, 1997 – present

Election results[edit]

2002[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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