Arkansas's 2nd congressional district

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Arkansas's 2nd congressional district
Arkansas-second-congressional-district.svg
Current Representative Tim Griffin (RLittle Rock)
Area 6,045 mi²
Distribution 66.2% urban, 33.8% rural
Population (2000) 666,058
Median income $37,221
Ethnicity 75.6% White, 19.4% Black, 0.9% Asian, 2.4% Hispanic, 0.4% Native American, 0.1% other
Cook PVI R+8[1]

Arkansas's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district located in the central part of the U.S. state of Arkansas and includes the state capital of Little Rock as well as its suburbs and surrounding areas.

It is currently represented by Republican Tim Griffin.

George W. Bush won 51% of the vote in this district in 2004. John McCain carried the district in 2008 with 53.69% of the vote while Barack Obama received 44.07%.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 49 - 48%
2004 President Bush 51 - 48%
2008 President McCain 54 - 44%
2012 President Romney 55 - 43%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Year Electoral history
District created March 4, 1853
No image.svg Edward A. Warren Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Albert Rust Democratic March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Edward A. Warren Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Albert Rust Democratic March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Civil War and Reconstruction
No image.svg James M. Hinds Republican June 22, 1868 –
October 22, 1868
Died
Vacant October 22, 1868 –
January 13, 1869
No image.svg James T. Elliott Republican January 13, 1869 –
March 3, 1869
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Anthony A.C. Rogers Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
OPSnyder.jpg Oliver P. Snyder Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Ferguson Slemons.jpg William F. Slemons Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1881
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
James Jones.png James K. Jones Democratic March 4, 1881 –
February 19, 1885
Resigned after being elected to the US Senate
Vacant February 19, 1885 –
March 4, 1885
CRBreckinridge.jpg Clifton R. Breckinridge Democratic March 4, 1885 –
September 5, 1890
Lost contested election
Vacant September 5, 1890 –
November 4, 1890
CRBreckinridge.jpg Clifton R. Breckinridge Democratic November 4, 1890 –
August 14, 1894
Elected after John M. Clayton was assassinated while contest was pending.
Resigned to become U.S. Minister to Russia
Vacant August 14, 1894 –
December 3, 1894
AR Little John.jpg John S. Little Democratic December 3, 1894 –
March 3, 1903
Redistricted to the 4th district
No image.svg Stephen Brundidge, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1909
Redistricted from the 6th district
No image.svg William A. Oldfield Democratic March 4, 1909 –
November 19, 1928
Died
Vacant November 19, 1928 –
January 9, 1929
Pearl Oldfield.jpg Pearl P. Oldfield Democratic January 9, 1929 –
March 3, 1931
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John E. Miller.jpg John E. Miller Democratic March 4, 1931 –
November 14, 1937
Resigned after being elected to the U.S. Senate
Vacant November 14, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
WilburMills.jpg Wilbur Mills Democratic January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1977
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Jim Guy Tucker.jpg Jim Guy Tucker Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1979
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Ed Bethune.jpg Ed Bethune Republican January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1985
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Tommy F. Robinson.jpg Tommy Robinson Democratic January 3, 1985 –
July 28, 1989
Changed parties
Republican July 28, 1989 –
January 3, 1991
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Ray Thornton (D–AR) .jpg Ray Thornton Democratic January 3, 1991 –
January 1, 1997
Resigned
Vacant January 1, 1997 –
January 3, 1997
Rep. Vic Snyder.jpg Vic Snyder Democratic January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2011
Announced he would not seek reelection on January 15, 2010
Rep Tim Griffin Official Photo.jpg Tim Griffin Republican January 3, 2011 –
Present
Announced he would not seek reelection on October 21, 2013

Recent election results[edit]

2002[edit]

Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Vic Snyder* 142,752 92.92%
Write-in Ed Garner 10,874 7.08%
Majority 131,878 85.84%
Total votes 153,626 100.00%
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Vic Snyder* 160,834 58.17%
Republican Marvin Parks 115,655 41.83%
Majority 45,179 16.34%
Total votes 276,493 100.00%
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Vic Snyder* 124,871 60.53%
Republican Andy Mayberry 81,432 39.47%
Majority 43,439 21.06%
Total votes 206,303 100.00%
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Vic Snyder* 212,303 76.54%
Green Deb McFarland 64,398 23.22%
Write-in Danial Suits 665 0.24%
Majority 147,905 53.32%
Total votes 277,366 100.00%
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Tim Griffin 122,091 57.90%
Democratic Joyce Elliott 80,687 38.27%
Independent Lance Levi 4,421 2.10%
Green Lewis Kennedy 3,599 1.71%
Write-in Write-ins 54 0.03%
Majority 41,404 19.63%
Total votes 210,852 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

2012[edit]

Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Tim Griffin* 158,175 55.19%
Democratic Herb Rule 113,156 39.48%
Green Barbara Ward 8,566 2.99%
Libertarian Chris Hayes 6,701 2.34%
Majority 45,019 15.71%
Total votes 286,598 100.00%
Republican hold

References[edit]

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

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