Indiana's 4th congressional district

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Indiana's 4th congressional district
Indiana's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Indiana's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Todd Rokita (RClermont)
Area 4,016.44 mi² (10,402.58 km²)
Distribution 68.17% urban, 31.83% rural
Population (2000) 675,617
Median income $45,947
Ethnicity 94.8% White, 1.3% Black, 1.5% Asian, 2.6% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 1.2% other
Cook PVI R+13[1]

Indiana's 4th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Indiana. From 2003 to 2013 the district was based primarily in the central part of the state, and consisted of all of Boone, Clinton, Hendricks, Morgan, Lawrence, Montgomery, and Tippecanoe counties and parts of Fountain, Johnson, Marion, Monroe, and White counties. The district surrounded Indianapolis including the suburban area of Greenwood and encompassed the more exurban areas of Crawfordsville and Bedford.

From the 2012 redistricting, the district shifted slightly west to include the Illinois border and only included the western suburbs of Indianapolis.

The district is currently represented by Republican Todd Rokita, the former Secretary of State of Indiana who succeeded fellow Republican Steve Buyer in 2010.

Geography[edit]

Prior to the 2000 U.S. Census, most of the territory currently in the 4th Congressional District was located in the 7th Congressional District; the old 4th Congressional District was the Fort Wayne district, which is now the 3rd Congressional District.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Notes
District created
March 4, 1833
No image.svg Amos Lane Jacksonian March 4, 1833 - March 4, 1837
No image.svg George H. Dunn March 4, 1837 - March 4, 1839
No image.svg Thomas Smith Democratic March 4, 1839 - March 4, 1841
No image.svg James H. Cravens March 4, 1841 - March 4, 1843
CBSmith.jpg Caleb Smith March 4, 1843 - March 4, 1849
George Washington Julian - Brady-Handy.jpg George Julian March 4, 1849 - March 4, 1851
No image.svg Samuel W. Parker March 4, 1851 - March 4, 1853 Redistricted to the 5th district
James Henry Lane.jpg James H. Lane Democratic March 4, 1853 - March 4, 1855
No image.svg William Cumback Opposition March 4, 1855 - March 4, 1857
No image.svg James B. Foley Democratic March 4, 1857 - March 4, 1859
WSHolman.jpg William S. Holman Democratic March 4, 1859 - March 4, 1865
No image.svg John H. Farquhar Republican March 4, 1865 - March 4, 1867
WSHolman.jpg William S. Holman Democratic March 4, 1867 - March 4, 1869 Redistricted to the 3rd district
George Washington Julian - Brady-Handy.jpg George W. Julian Republican March 4, 1869 - March 4, 1871 Redistricted from the 5th district
Jeremiah Morrow Wilson cph.3b22039.jpg Jeremiah M. Wilson Republican March 4, 1871 - March 4, 1875
JepthaDNew.jpg Jeptha D. New Democratic March 4, 1875 - March 4, 1877
LSexton.jpg Leonidas Sexton Republican March 4, 1877 - March 4, 1879
JepthaDNew.jpg Jeptha D. New Democratic March 4, 1879 - March 4, 1881
WSHolman.jpg William S. Holman Democratic March 4, 1881 - March 4, 1895
James Eli Watson.jpg James E. Watson Republican March 4, 1895 - March 4, 1897
WSHolman.jpg William S. Holman Democratic March 4, 1897 - April 22, 1897 Died
Vacant
April 22, 1897 - December 6, 1897
No image.svg Francis M. Griffith Democratic December 6, 1897 - March 4, 1905
LincolnDixon.jpg Lincoln Dixon Democratic March 4, 1905 - March 4, 1919
No image.svg John S. Benham Republican March 4, 1919 - March 4, 1923
HarryCCanfield.jpg Harry C. Canfield Democratic March 4, 1923 - March 4, 1933
James Indus Farley 1922.jpg James I. Farley Democratic March 4, 1933 - January 3, 1939
No image.svg George W. Gillie Republican January 3, 1939 - January 3, 1949
No image.svg Edward H. Kruse Democratic January 3, 1949 - January 3, 1951
ERossAdair.jpg E. Ross Adair Republican January 3, 1951 - January 3, 1971
J Edward Roush.jpg J. Edward Roush Democratic January 3, 1971 - January 3, 1977
Dan Quayle, official DoD photo.JPEG Dan Quayle Republican January 3, 1977 - January 3, 1981
Dan Coats, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Dan Coats Republican January 3, 1981 - January 3, 1989
LongThompson.jpg Jill Long Democratic January 3, 1989 - January 3, 1995
Mark Souder, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Mark Souder Republican January 3, 1995 - January 3, 2003 Redistricted to the 3rd district
Steve Buyer, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Steve Buyer Republican January 3, 2003 - January 3, 2011 Redistricted from the 5th district
Todd Rokita, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Todd Rokita Republican January 3, 2011 - Present Incumbent

Election Results[edit]

2002[edit]

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Buyer 112,760 71.36%
Democratic William A. "Big Bill" Abbott 41,314 26.15%
Libertarian Jerry L. Susong 3,934 2.49%
Totals 158,008 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2004[edit]

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Buyer* 190,445 69.47%
Democratic David A. Sanders 77,574 28.30%
Libertarian Kevin R. Fleming 6,119 2.23%
Totals 274,138 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2006[edit]

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Buyer* 111,057 62.38%
Democratic David A. Sanders 66,986 37.62%
Totals 178,043 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2008[edit]

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Buyer* 192,526 59.87%
Democratic Nels J. Ackerson 129,038 40.13%
Totals 321,564 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2010[edit]

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Rokita 138,732 68.57%
Democratic David A. Sanders 53,167 26.28%
Libertarian John Duncan 10,423 5.15%
Totals 202,322 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2012[edit]

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Rokita* 168,688 61.96%
Democratic Tara Nelson 93,015 34.16%
Libertarian Benjamin Gehlhausen 10,565 3.88%
Totals 272,268 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013
IN-CD-Changes.PNG

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

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