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 Held off a challenge from Bill Clinton in 1974
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

References[edit]

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

Coordinates: 36°08′18″N 94°03′45″W / 36.13833°N 94.06250°W / 36.13833; -94.06250