Arkansas's 3rd congressional district

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Arkansas's 3rd congressional district
Arkansas-third-congressional-district.svg
Current Representative Steve Womack (RRogers)
Area 8,661 mi²
Distribution 54.4% urban, 45.6% rural
Population (2000) 672,756
Median income $33,915
Ethnicity 87.3% White, 6.3% Black, 1.4% Asian, 2% Hispanic, 1.2% Native American, 0.1% other
Cook PVI R+19[1]

Arkansas's 3rd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Arkansas. The district covers Northwest Arkansas and takes in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Springdale and Fort Smith.

The district is currently represented by Republican Steve Womack, who succeeded fellow Republican and now U.S. Senator John Boozman.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Character[edit]

Wal-Mart's corporate headquarters are located in this district in Bentonville. The University of Arkansas is located in Fayetteville. Springdale is the home of Tyson Foods.

Politically, it is the most Republican district in the state. The seat has been in GOP hands continuously since the election of John Paul Hammerschmidt in 1966. George W. Bush received 62% of the vote in this district in 2004. John McCain swept the district in 2008 with 64.16% of the vote while Barack Obama received 33.45% of the vote. It was McCain's best and Obama's worst performance in Arkansas.

Voting[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2012 President Romney 66 - 32%
2008 President McCain 64 - 34%
2004 President Bush 62 - 36%
2000 President Bush 60 - 37%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
Civil War and Reconstruction
Hon. Thomas Boles, Ark - NARA - 527303.jpg Thomas Boles Republican June 22, 1868 - March 3, 1871
JohnEdwardsAK.jpg John Edwards Liberal Republican March 4, 1871 - February 9, 1872 Lost contested election
Hon. Thomas Boles, Ark - NARA - 527303.jpg Thomas Boles Republican February 9, 1872 - March 3, 1873 Won contested election
WilliamWallaceWilshire.jpg William W. Wilshire Republican March 4, 1873 - June 16, 1874 Lost contested election
ThomasMGunter.jpg Thomas M. Gunter Democratic June 16, 1874 - March 3, 1875 Won contested election, Redistricted to the 4th district
WilliamWallaceWilshire.jpg William W. Wilshire Democratic March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1877
Jordan Edgar Cravens.jpg Jordan E. Cravens Independent Democrat March 4, 1877 - March 3, 1879
Democratic March 4, 1879 - March 3, 1883
No image.svg John H. Rogers Democratic March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1885 Redistricted to the 4th district
Vacant
March 4, 1885 - December 7, 1885
AR McRae Thomas.jpg Thomas C. McRae Democratic December 7, 1885 - March 3, 1903 Elected after James K. Jones resigned after being elected to the US Senate
No image.svg Hugh A. Dinsmore Democratic March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1905 Redistricted from the 5th district
No image.svg John C. Floyd Democratic March 4, 1905 - March 3, 1915
JohnNTillman.jpg John N. Tillman Democratic March 4, 1915 - March 3, 1929
ClaudeAFuller.jpg Claude A. Fuller Democratic March 4, 1929 - January 3, 1939
Clyde T Ellis.jpg Clyde T. Ellis Democratic January 3, 1939 - January 3, 1943
Fulbright.jpg J. William Fulbright Democratic January 3, 1943 - January 3, 1945
James William Trimble.jpg James W. Trimble Democratic January 3, 1945 - January 3, 1967
John Paul Hammerschmidt.JPG John P. Hammerschmidt Republican January 3, 1967 - January 3, 1993
Timothy Hutchinson, official Senate photo portrait.jpg Tim Hutchinson Republican January 3, 1993 - January 2, 1997 elected to Senate
Vacant
January 2, 1997 - January 3, 1997
AsaHutchinson.JPG Asa Hutchinson Republican January 3, 1997 - August 6, 2001 Resigned after being appointed Director of the Drug Enforcement Administration
Vacant
August 6, 2001 - November 20, 2001
John Boozman, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg John Boozman Republican November 20, 2001 - January 3, 2011 elected to Senate
Steve Womack, Official Portrait, 112th Congress - Hi Res.jpg Steve Womack Republican January 3, 2011 – Present Incumbent

Recent election results[edit]

2002[edit]

Arkansas’s 3rd Congressional District House Election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John Boozman* 141,478 98.90%
Write-in George N. Lyne 1,577 1.10%
Majority 139,901 97.80%
Total votes 143,055 100.00%
Republican hold

2004[edit]

Arkansas’s 3rd Congressional District House Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John Boozman* 160,629 59.32%
Democratic Jan Judy 103,158 38.09%
Independent Dale Morfey 7,016 2.59%
Majority 57,471 21.23%
Total votes 270,803 100.00%
Republican hold

2006[edit]

Arkansas’s 3rd Congressional District House Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John Boozman* 125,039 62.23%
Democratic Woodrow Anderson 75,885 37.77%
Majority 49,154 24.46%
Total votes 200,924 100.00%
Republican hold

2008[edit]

Arkansas’s 3rd Congressional District House Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John Boozman* 215,196 78.53%
Green Abel Noah Tomlinson 58,850 21.47%
Majority 156,346 57.06%
Total votes 274,046 100.00%
Republican hold

2010[edit]

Arkansas’s 3rd Congressional District House Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Steve Womack 148,581 72.44%
Democratic David Whitaker 56,542 27.56%
Majority 92,039 44.88%
Total votes 205,123 100.00%
Republican hold

2012[edit]

Arkansas’s 3rd Congressional District House Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Steve Womack* 186,467 75.90%
Green Rebekah Kennedy 39,318 16.01%
Libertarian David Pangrac 19,875 8.09%
Majority 147,149 59.89%
Total votes 245,660 100.00%
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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