Kentucky's 2nd congressional district

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Kentucky's 2nd congressional district
Current Representative Brett Guthrie (RBowling Green)
Distribution 47.28% urban, 52.72% rural
Population (2000) 673,224
Median income $35,724
Ethnicity 91.4% White, 5.73% Black, 0.7% Asian, 1.7% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% other
Cook PVI R+15[1]

Kentucky's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Located in west central Kentucky, the district includes Bowling Green, Owensboro, and Elizabethtown. The district has not seen an incumbent defeated since 1884.

The district is currently represented by Republican Brett Guthrie.

Former Representative Democrat William H. Natcher is noted for holding the record for most consecutive roll call votes in the history of Congress - more than 18,000 votes.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Characteristics[edit]

As of September 2013, there were 503,995 registered voters: 269,085 (53.39%) Democrats, 198,166 (39.32%) Republicans, and 36,744 (7.29%) "Others". All of the "Others" included 27,310 (5.42%) unclassified Others, 8,669 (1.72%) Independents, 548 (0.11%) Libertarians, 124 (0.02%) Greens, 59 (0.01%) Constitutionalists, 19 (0.0038%) Reforms, and 15 (0.0029%) Socialists.[2][3]

Until January 1, 2006, Kentucky did not track party affiliation for registered voters who were neither Democratic nor Republican.[4] The Kentucky voter registration card does not explicitly list anything other than Democratic Party, Republican Party, or Other, with the "Other" option having a blank line and no instructions on how to register as something else.[5]


Kentucky counties within the 2nd congressional district: Barren | Breckinridge | Bullitt | Daviess | Edmonson | Grayson | Green | Hancock | Hardin | Hart | Jefferson | Larue | Marion | Meade | Nelson | Ohio | Spencer | Shelby | Taylor | Warren | Washington. A small part of Louisville is included in the district, though most of the city is in Kentucky's 3rd congressional district.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Service Notes
Alexander D. Orr Anti-Administration November 8, 1792 –
March 3, 1795
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
John Fowler Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1803
Redistricted to the 5th district
John Boyle Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1809
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Samuel McKee Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1813
Redistricted to the 7th district
Henry Clay Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1813 –
January 19, 1814
Redistricted from the 5th district
Resigned
Vacant January 19, 1814 –
March 29, 1814
Joseph H. Hawkins Democratic-
Republican
March 29, 1814 –
March 3, 1815
Retired
Henry Clay Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1815 –
March 4, 1821
Samuel H. Woodson Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Thomas Metcalfe Adams-Clay
Democratic-
Republican
March 3, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Redistricted from the 4th district
Resigned to run for Governor
Adams March 4, 1825 –
June 1, 1828
Vacant June 1, 1828 –
December 1, 1828
John Chambers Adams December 1, 1828 –
March 3, 1829
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Nicholas D. Coleman Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Thomas A. Marshall Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Redistricted to the 12th district
Albert G. Hawes Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
Redistricted from the 11th district
Edward Rumsey Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Philip Triplett Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Willis Green Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
Redistricted from the 6th district
John H. McHenry Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Beverly L. Clarke Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
James L. Johnson Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Benjamin E. Grey Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John P. Campbell, Jr. Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Samuel Peyton Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
James S. Jackson Unionist March 4, 1861 –
December 13, 1861
Resigned to enter the Union Army
Vacant December 13, 1861 –
December 1, 1862
George H. Yeaman Unionist December 1, 1862 –
March 4, 1865
Lost re-election
Burwell C. Ritter Democratic March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Vacant March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
William N. Sweeney Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Henry D. McHenry Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Y. Brown Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
James A. McKenzie Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
James F. Clay Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Polk Laffoon Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William T. Ellis Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John D. Clardy Democratic March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Henry D. Allen Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Augustus O. Stanley Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1915
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
David H. Kincheloe Democratic March 4, 1915 –
October 5, 1930
Resigned after being appointed to the United States Customs Court
Vacant October 5, 1930 –
November 4, 1930
John L. Dorsey, Jr. Democratic November 4, 1930 –
March 3, 1931
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Glover H. Cary Democratic March 4, 1931 –
March 3, 1933
Redistricted to the At-large district
District redistricted to At-large district March 4, 1933
District re-established January 3, 1935 from At-large district
Cap R. Carden Democratic March 4, 1935 –
June 13, 1935
Redistricted from the At-large district
Died
Vacant June 13, 1935 –
November 5, 1935
Edward W. Creal Democratic November 5, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
Redistricted to the 4th district
Beverly M. Vincent Democratic March 2, 1937 –
January 3, 1945
Retired
Earle C. Clements Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 6, 1948
Resigned after being elected Governor
John A. Whitaker Democratic April 17, 1948 –
December 15, 1951
Died
Garrett L. Withers Democratic August 2, 1952 –
April 30, 1953
Died
William H. Natcher Democratic August 1, 1953 –
March 29, 1994
Died
Vacant March 29, 1994 –
May 24, 1994
Ron Lewis Republican May 24, 1994 –
January 3, 2009
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Brett Guthrie Republican January 3, 2009 –
Present
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]

Recent election results[edit]

2002[edit]

Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Lewis* 122,773 69.64%
Democratic David Lynn Williams 51,431 29.17%
Libertarian Robert Guy Dyer 2,084 1.18%
Totals 176,288 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2004[edit]

Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Lewis* 185,394 67.92%
Democratic Adam Smith 87,585 32.08%
Totals 272,979 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2006[edit]

Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Lewis* 118,548 55.41%
Democratic Mike Weaver 95,415 44.59%
Totals 213,963 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2008[edit]

Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brett Guthrie 158,936 52.57%
Democratic David E. Boswell 143,379 47.43%
Totals 302,315 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2010[edit]

Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brett Guthrie* 155,906 67.89%
Democratic Ed Marksberry 73,749 28.75%
Totals 229,655 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2012[edit]

Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brett Guthrie* 181,508 64.30%
Democratic David Lynn Williams 89,541 31.72%
Independent Andrew R. Beacham 6,304 2.23%
Libertarian Craig Astor 4,914 1.74%
Totals 282,267 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  2. ^ "Registration Statistics: By Congression District". Kentucky State Board of Elections. 2013-09. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  3. ^ "Registration Statistics: Other Political Organizations and Groups". Kentucky State Board of Elections. 2013-09. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  4. ^ "Kentucky Administrative Regulations 31KAR4:150". Kentucky Legislative Research Commission. 2005-11. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  5. ^ "Register To Vote". Kentucky State Board of Elections. 2003-08. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 

Coordinates: 37°32′41″N 85°59′26″W / 37.54472°N 85.99056°W / 37.54472; -85.99056