Arkansas's 4th congressional district

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Arkansas's 4th congressional district
Arkansas-fourth-congressional-district.svg
Current Representative Tom Cotton (RDardanelle)
Area 20,951 mi²
Distribution 66.2% urban, 33.8% rural
Population (2000) 666,266
Median income $29,675
Ethnicity 71% White, 24.4% Black, 0.4% Asian, 2.7% Hispanic, 0.5% Native American, 0% other
Cook PVI R+15[1]

Arkansas's 4th congressional district is a congressional district located in the southern half of the U.S. state of Arkansas. Notable towns in the district include Camden, Hope, Hot Springs, Magnolia, Pine Bluff, and Texarkana.

The district is currently represented by Republican Tom Cotton.

George W. Bush received 51% of the vote in this district in 2004. John McCain won the district in 2008 with 58.14% of the vote while Barack Obama received 39.33%.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Voting[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2012 President Romney 62 - 36%
2008 President McCain 58 - 39%
2004 President Bush 51 - 48%
2000 President Gore 49 - 48%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
District created
March 4, 1875
ThomasMGunter.jpg Thomas M. Gunter Democratic March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1883 Redistricted from the 3rd district
No image.svg Samuel W. Peel Democratic March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1885 Redistricted to the 5th district
No image.svg John H. Rogers Democratic March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1891 Redistricted from the 3rd district
No image.svg William L. Terry Democratic March 4, 1891 - March 3, 1901
CharlesCReid.jpg Charles C. Reid Democratic March 4, 1901 - March 3, 1903 Redistricted to the 5th district
AR Little John.jpg John S. Little Democratic March 4, 1903 - January 14, 1907 Redistricted from the 2nd district, Resigned after being elected Governor
Vacant
January 14, 1907 - March 4, 1907
No image.svg William B. Cravens Democratic March 4, 1907 - March 3, 1913
OtisWingo.jpg Otis Wingo Democratic March 4, 1913 - October 21, 1930 Died
Vacant
October 21, 1930 - November 4, 1930
Effiegene Locke Wingo.jpg Effiegene L. Wingo Democratic November 4, 1930 - March 3, 1933
No image.svg William B. Cravens Democratic March 4, 1933 - January 13, 1939 Died
Vacant
January 13, 1939 - September 12, 1939
No image.svg William F. Cravens Democratic September 12, 1939 - January 3, 1949
No image.svg Boyd A. Tackett Democratic January 3, 1949 - January 3, 1953
Oren Harris.jpg Oren Harris Democratic January 3, 1953 - February 2, 1966 Resigned to become US District judge for the Eastern and Western District of Arkansas
Vacant
February 2, 1966 - March 9, 1966
AR Pryor David.jpg David Pryor Democratic March 9, 1966 - January 3, 1973
Ray Thornton (D–AR) .jpg Ray Thornton Democratic January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1979
Beryl Anthony, Jr.jpg Beryl Anthony, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1979 - January 3, 1993
Jaydickey.jpg Jay Dickey Republican January 3, 1993 - January 3, 2001
Mike Ross Official.jpg Mike Ross Democratic January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2013
Tom Cotton, Official Portrait, 113th Congress small.jpeg Tom Cotton Republican January 3, 2013 – Dardanelle

Recent election results[edit]

2002[edit]

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Michael Avery Ross* 119,633 60.56%
Republican Jay Dickey 77,904 39.44%
Majority 41,729 21.12%
Total votes 197,537 100.00%
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Michael Avery Ross* 243,003 100.00%
Majority 243,003 100.00%
Total votes 100.00%
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Michael Avery Ross* 128,236 74.73%
Republican Joe Ross 43,360 25.27%
Majority 84,876 49.46%
Total votes 171,596 100.00%
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Michael Avery Ross* 203,178 86.17%
Green J. Joshua Drake 32,603 13.83%
Majority 170,575 72.34%
Total votes 235,781 100.00%
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Michael Avery Ross* 102,479 57.53%
Republican Beth Anne Rankin 71,526 40.15%
Green J. Joshua Drake 4,129 2.32%
Majority 30,953 17.38%
Total votes 178,134 100.00%
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Tom Cotton 154,149 59.53%
Democratic Gene Jeffress 95,013 36.69%
Libertarian Bobby Tullis 4,984 1.92%
Green J. Joshua Drake 4,807 1.86%
Majority 59,136 22.84%
Total votes 258,953 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

References[edit]

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

Coordinates: 34°13′11″N 93°12′16″W / 34.21972°N 93.20444°W / 34.21972; -93.20444