Arizona's 4th congressional district

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Arizona's 4th congressional district
Current Representative Paul Gosar (RPrescott)
Area 199 mi²
Distribution 99.5% urban, 0.5% rural
Population (2000) 641,329
Median income $30,624
Ethnicity 29.3% White, 7.5% Black, 1.3% Asian, 58% Hispanic, 2.4% Native American, 0.1% other
Cook PVI R+20[1]

Arizona's 4th congressional district is a congressional district located in the U.S. state of Arizona. It stretches from the periphery of Phoenix to contain much of the rural western and northwestern portion of the state.

It is currently represented by Republican Paul Gosar.

The current 4th was created after the 2010 census from portions of the old 1st, 2nd, 5th and 5th districts. Prior to 2013, the 4th District was a majority-Latino district located entirely in Maricopa County; most of that area is now the 7th District.

External links
Arizona's congressional districts from 2013, with the 4th district shown in purple

History[edit]

The district from 2003 to 2013

John Kerry received 62% of the vote in this district in 2004. Barack Obama also swept the district in 2008 taking in 65.73% of the vote while native son John McCain received 33.02%. It was Obama's best (and McCain's worst) performance in Arizona.

Voting[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2012 President Romney 67 - 31%
2008 President McCain 66 - 33%
2004 President Bush 62 - 38%
2000 President Bush 63 - 35%

List of representatives[edit]

Arizona began sending a fourth member to the House after the 1970 Census.

Representative Party Years Congress(es) Counties[2][3][4] Description Notes
John Bertrand Conlan.jpg John Bertrand Conlan Republican January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1977 93rd-94th Apache, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Navajo, Maricopa (part), Pinal (part) E Arizona, including parts of Metro Phoenix Retired to run for U.S. Senator
No image.svg Eldon D. Rudd Republican January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1983 95th-97th Retired
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1987 98th-99th Apache, Navajo, Gila (part), Graham (part), Maricopa (part)
Jon Kyl, official 109th Congress photo.jpg Jon Kyl Republican January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1993 100th-102nd Retired to run for U.S. Senator
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995 103rd Maricopa (part) Parts of Metro Phoenix
JohnShadegg.jpg John B. Shadegg Republican January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2003 104th-107th Redistricted to the 3rd district
Edpastor.jpg Ed Pastor Democratic January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2013 108th-112th Redistricted to the 7th district
Paul Gosar Official Portrait c. 2012.jpg Paul Gosar Republican January 3, 2013 – present 113th Gila (part), La Paz, Maricopa (part), Mohave (part), Yavapai (part) NW Arizona Redistricted from the 1st district, Incumbent

Recent election results[edit]

1998[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party John Shadegg 88,716 65
  Democratic Party Eric Ehst 43,820 32

2000[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party John Shadegg 128,722 64
  Democratic Party Benjamin H. Jankowski 66,312 33

2002[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Democratic Party Ed Pastor 36,687 67
  Republican Party Jonathon Barnert 15,405 28
  Libertarian Party Amy Gibbons 2,688 5

2004[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Democratic Party Ed Pastor 77,150 70
  Republican Party Don Karg 28,238 26
  Libertarian Party Gary Fallon 4,639 4

2006[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Democratic Party Ed Pastor 56,464 72.86
  Republican Party Don Karg 18,627 23.57
  Libertarian Party Ronald Harders 2,770 3.57

2008[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Democratic Party Ed Pastor 89,721 72.11
  Republican Party Don Karg 26,435 24.2
  Green Party Rebecca DeWitt 4,644 3.59
  Libertarian Party Joe Cobb 3,807 3.06

2010[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Democratic Party Ed Pastor 61,524 66.94
  Republican Party Janet Contreras 25,300 27.53
  Libertarian Party Joe Cobb 2,718 2.96
  Green Party Rebecca DeWitt 2,365 2.57

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  2. ^ Martis, Kenneth C., The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts, 1789-1983. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1982.
  3. ^ Martis, Kenneth C., The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress, 1789-1989. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1989.
  4. ^ Congressional Directory: Browse 105th Congress

Coordinates: 34°35′27″N 113°12′16″W / 34.59083°N 113.20444°W / 34.59083; -113.20444