Georgia's 2nd congressional district

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Georgia's 2nd congressional district
Georgia's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Georgia's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Sanford Bishop (DAlbany)
Population (2010) 691,976 [1]
Ethnicity  ?% White, 52.28% Black, 4.56% Hispanic
Cook PVI D+4[2]

Georgia's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Georgia. The district is currently represented by Democrat Sanford D. Bishop, Jr., though the district's boundaries have been redrawn following the 2010 census, which granted an additional congressional seat to Georgia.[3] The first election using the new district boundaries (listed below) were the 2012 congressional elections.

One of the largest districts by size, it comprises much of the southwestern portion of the state of Georgia. Much of the district is rural, although the district has a number of small cities and medium-sized towns, such as Albany, Americus, Bainbridge, and portions of Columbus and Macon. The district is also the historic and current home of President Jimmy Carter.

Counties[edit]

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District Home Note
Abraham Baldwin by Naegele.jpg Abraham Baldwin Anti-Administration March 4, 1789 – March 3, 1793 redistricted to At-large district
Redistricted to the At-large district in 1793
Redistricted from the At-large district in 1827
JohnForsythSoS11.jpg John Forsyth Jacksonian March 4, 1827 – November 7, 1827 redistricted from At-large district, resigned
Vacant November 7, 1827 - November 17, 1827
RichardHenryWilde.jpg Richard H. Wilde Jacksonian November 17, 1827 – March 3, 1829 redistricted to At-large district
Redistricted to the At-large district in 1829
Redistricted from the At-large district in 1845
No image.svg Seaborn Jones Democratic March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
Alfred Iverson, Sr. - Brady-Handy.jpg Alfred Iverson, Sr. Democratic March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
No image.svg Marshall J. Wellborn Democratic March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
JJohnson Governor.jpg James Johnson Unionist March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Alfred Holt Colquitt.jpg Alfred H. Colquitt Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Martin J. Crawford.jpg Martin J. Crawford Democratic March 4, 1855 – January 23, 1861 withdrew
January 23, 1861 - July 25, 1868 Civil War and Reconstruction, Seat was vacant
NelsonTift.jpg Nelson Tift Democratic July 25, 1868 – March 3, 1869
Vacant March 4, 1869 - December 22, 1870
RichardHWhiteley.jpg Richard H. Whiteley Republican December 22, 1870 – March 3, 1875 installed after Nelson Tift was not permitted to qualify
William Ephraim Smith - Brady-Handy.jpg William E. Smith Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1881
HenryGrayTurner.jpg Henry G. Turner Democratic March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1893 redistricted to 11th district
No image.svg Benjamin E. Russell Democratic March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897
James M. Griggs.jpg James M. Griggs Democratic March 4, 1897 – January 5, 1910 died
Vacant January 5, 1910 - February 6, 1910
Seaborn Roddenbery.jpg Seaborn Roddenbery Democratic February 6, 1910 – September 25, 1913 died
Vacant September 25, 1913 - November 4, 1913
Frank Park.jpg Frank Park Democratic November 4, 1913 – March 3, 1925
EdwardECox.jpg Edward E. Cox Democratic March 4, 1925 – December 24, 1952 died
Vacant December 24, 1952 - February 4, 1953
No image.svg J. L. Pilcher Democratic February 4, 1953 – January 3, 1965
Maston O'Neal.png Maston E. O'Neal, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1971
Dawson Mathis.png Dawson Mathis Democratic January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1981
Charles Floyd Hatcher.jpg Charles F. Hatcher Democratic January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1993
Sanford Bishop--113th Congress--.jpg Sanford Bishop Democratic January 3, 1993 – Present Incumbent

Election Results[edit]

2002[edit]

Georgia's 2nd Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.* 102,925 100.00%
Totals 143,700 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

Georgia's 2nd Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.* 129,984 66.79%
Republican Dave Eversman 64,645 33.21%
Totals 194,629 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

Georgia's 2nd Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.* 88,662 67.87%
Republican Bradley Hughes 41,967 32.13%
Totals 130,629 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

Georgia's 2nd Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.* 158,447 68.95%
Republican Lee Ferrell 71,357 31.05%
Totals 229,804 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

Georgia's 2nd Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.* 86,520 51.44%
Republican Mike Keown 81,673 48.56%
Totals 168,193 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

The district from 2007 to 2013
The district from 2003 to 2007

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2012 Congressional maps, Georgia Legislature. Last accessed 2012-1-1
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  3. ^ Justice Department approves Georgia's political maps. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Last accessed 2011-12-27

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°48′55″N 84°25′07″W / 31.81528°N 84.41861°W / 31.81528; -84.41861