Kentucky's 2nd congressional district

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Kentucky's 2nd congressional district
Kentucky's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Kentucky's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
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.

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 | Boyle | Breckinridge | Bullitt | Butler | Daviess | Edmonson | Garrard | Grayson | Green | Hancock | Hardin | Hart | Jessamine (partial) | LaRue | Meade | Mercer | Nelson | Spencer (partial) | Warren | Washington (partial)

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Service Notes
No image.svg Alexander D. Orr Anti-Administration November 8, 1792 –
March 3, 1795
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Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
No image.svg John Fowler Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1803
Redistricted to the 5th district
No image.svg John Boyle Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1809
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Samuel McKee Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1813
Redistricted to the 7th district
Clay.png Henry Clay Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1813 –
January 19, 1814
Redistricted from the 5th district
Resigned
Vacant
January 19, 1814 –
March 29, 1814
No image.svg Joseph H. Hawkins Democratic-
Republican
March 29, 1814 –
March 3, 1815
Retired
Clay.png Henry Clay Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1815 –
March 4, 1821
No image.svg Samuel H. Woodson Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
TMetcalfe.jpg 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.jpg John Chambers Adams December 1, 1828 –
March 3, 1829
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Nicholas D. Coleman Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Thomas A. Marshall Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Redistricted to the 12th district
No image.svg Albert G. Hawes Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
Redistricted from the 11th district
Edward Rumsey.jpg Edward Rumsey Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Philip Triplett Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Willis Green Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
Redistricted from the 6th district
No image.svg John H. McHenry Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
BeverlyLClarke.jpg Beverly L. Clarke Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg James L. Johnson Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Benjamin E. Grey Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John P. Campbell, Jr. Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Samuel O. Peyton, Representative from Kentucky cropped.jpg Samuel Peyton Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
JasSJackson.jpg James S. Jackson Unionist March 4, 1861 –
December 13, 1861
Resigned to enter the Union Army
Vacant
December 13, 1861 –
December 1, 1862
GeorgeHelmYeaman.jpg George H. Yeaman Unionist December 1, 1862 –
March 4, 1865
Lost re-election
BurwellRitter.jpg 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 - Brady Handy cropped.jpg William N. Sweeney Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Henry-McHenry.jpg Henry D. McHenry Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Y. Brown 1835-1904 - Brady-Handy.jpg John Y. Brown Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
James A. McKenzie cropped.jpg James A. McKenzie Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg James F. Clay Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Polk-Laffoon.jpg Polk Laffoon Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William-T-Ellis-by-Aurelius-O-Revenaugh.jpg William T. Ellis Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John-D.-Clardy.jpg John D. Clardy Democratic March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Henry-Dixon-Allen.jpg Henry D. Allen Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Augustus O Stanley.jpg Augustus O. Stanley Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1915
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
David H. Kincheloe - NPC cropped.jpg 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
No image.svg John L. Dorsey, Jr. Democratic November 4, 1930 –
March 3, 1931
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Glover-H.-Cary.jpg 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
Glover-H.-Cary.jpg Glover H. Cary Democratic March 4, 1935 –
December 5, 1936
Redistricted from the At-large district
Vacant
December 5, 1936 –
March 2, 1937
No image.svg Beverly M. Vincent Democratic March 2, 1937 –
January 3, 1945
Retired
No image.svg Earle C. Clements Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 6, 1948
Resigned after being elected Governor
No image.svg John A. Whitaker Democratic April 17, 1948 –
December 15, 1951
Died
Garrett Withers.jpg Garrett L. Withers Democratic August 2, 1952 –
April 30, 1953
Died
William H Natcher.jpg William H. Natcher Democratic August 1, 1953 –
March 29, 1994
Died
Vacant
March 29, 1994 –
May 24, 1994
Ron Lewis, official 109th Congressional photo.jpg Ron Lewis Republican May 24, 1994 –
January 3, 2009
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Brett Guthrie, Official Photo.jpg 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.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "Registration Statistics: Other Political Organizations and Groups". Kentucky State Board of Elections. 2013-09. Retrieved 2014-02-06.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ "Kentucky Administrative Regulations 31KAR4:150". Kentucky Legislative Research Commission. 2005-11. Retrieved 2014-02-06.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ "Register To Vote". Kentucky State Board of Elections. 2003-08. Retrieved 2014-02-06.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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