Arizona's 4th congressional district

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Arizona's 4th congressional district
Arizona's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Arizona's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
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.

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History[edit]

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 Electoral history
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
Eldon D. Rudd.jpg Eldon D. Rudd Republican January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1983
95th
96th
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
101st
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
105th
106th
107th
Redistricted to the 3rd district
Edpastor.jpg Ed Pastor Democratic January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
AZ-districts-109-04.png
Parts of Metro Phoenix
Redistricted to the 7th district
Paul Gosar Official Portrait c. 2012.jpg Paul Gosar Republican January 3, 2013 –
present
113th
114th
Gila (part), La Paz, Maricopa (part), Mohave (part), Yavapai (part) NW Arizona Redistricted from the 1st district, Incumbent

Recent election results[edit]

2002[edit]

Arizona’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ed Pastor 44,517 67.38%
Republican Jonathan Barnert 18,381 27.82%
Libertarian Amy Gibbons 3,167 4.79%
Majority 26,136 39.56%
Total votes 66,065 100.00
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

Arizona’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ed Pastor* 77,150 70.12%
Republican Don Karg 28,238 25.66%
Libertarian Gary Fallon 4,639 4.22%
Majority 48,912 44.46%
Total votes 110,027 100.00
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

Arizona’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ed Pastor* 56,464 72.52%
Republican Don Karg 18,627 23.92%
Libertarian Ronald Harders 2,770 3.56%
Majority 37,837 48.60%
Total votes 77,861 100.00
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

Arizona’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ed Pastor* 89,721 72.11%
Republican Don Karg 26,435 21.25%
Green Rebecca DeWitt 4,464 3.59%
Libertarian Joe Cobb 3,807 3.06%
Majority 63,286 50.86%
Total votes 124,427 100.00
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

Arizona’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ed Pastor* 61,524 66.94%
Republican Janet Contreras 25,300 27.53%
Libertarian Joe Cobb 2,718 2.96%
Green Rebecca DeWitt 2,365 2.57%
Majority 36,224 39.41%
Total votes 91,907 100.00
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

Arizona’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Paul Gosar* 162,907 66.83%
Democratic Johnnie Robinson 69,154 28.37%
Libertarian Joe Pamelia 9,306 3.82%
Americans Elect Richard Grayson 2,393 0.98%
Majority 93,753 38.46%
Total votes 243,760 100.00
Republican hold

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's 4th congressional district[edit]

As of April 2015, there are four former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's 4th congressional district that are currently living.

U.S. Representative U.S. House of Representatives Term (Congressional years in office) Date of birth (and age)
John Bertrand Conlan 1973 - 1977 (1930-09-17) September 17, 1930 (age 84)
Jon Kyl 1987 - 1995 (1942-04-25) April 25, 1942 (age 72)
John Shadegg 1995 - 2003 (1949-10-22) October 22, 1949 (age 65)
Ed Pastor 2003 - 2013 (1943-06-28) June 28, 1943 (age 71)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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