Kentucky's 3rd congressional district

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Kentucky's 3rd congressional district
Current Representative John Yarmuth (DLouisville)
Distribution 98.28% urban, 1.72% rural
Population (2000) 674,032
Median income $39,468
Ethnicity 77.0% White, 19.3% Black, 1.4% Asian, 1.8% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI D+3[1]

Kentucky's 3rd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kentucky encompassing nearly the whole city of Louisville, which, since the merger of 2003, is contiguous with Jefferson County. (A small portion of the southwestern part of the city is part of the 2nd Congressional District.)

The district is currently represented by Democrat John Yarmuth.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Characteristics[edit]

This district is still heavily Democratic, and is fully contained within Jefferson County, Kentucky.

As of September 2013, there were 518,028 registered voters: 305,121 (58.90%) Democrats, 166,271 (32.10%) Republicans, and 46,636 (9.00%) "Others". All of the "Others" included 35,209 (6.80%) unclassified Others, 10,528 (2.03%) Independents, 678 (0.13%) Libertarians, 177 (0.03%) Greens, 28 (0.0054%) Constitutionalists, 3 (0.0005%) Reforms, and 13 (0.0025%) Socialist Workers.[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]


List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District Residence Note
District created March 4, 1803
Matthew Walton Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 - March 3, 1807
John Rowan Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 - March 3, 1809
Henry Crist Democratic-Republican March 4, 1809 - March 3, 1811
Stephen Ormsby Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 - March 3, 1813
Richard M. Johnson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 - March 3, 1819 Redistricted from the 4th district
William Brown Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 - March 3, 1821
John T. Johnson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 - March 3, 1823 Redistricted to the 5th district
Henry Clay Adams-Clay D-R March 3, 1823 - March 3, 1825 Speaker of the House 1823 - 1825
Adams March 4, 1825 - March 6, 1825 Resigned after being appointed United States Secretary of State
James Clark Adams August 1, 1825 - March 3, 1829
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 - March 6, 1831
Chilton Allan Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 - March 3, 1833 Redistricted to the 10th district
Christopher Tompkins Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 - March 3, 1835 Redistricted from the 10th district
Joseph R. Underwood Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 - March 3, 1837
Whig March 4, 1837 - March 3, 1843
Henry Grider Whig March 4, 1843 - March 3, 1847
Samuel Peyton Democratic March 4, 1847 - March 3, 1849
Finis McLean Whig March 4, 1849 - March 3, 1851
Presley Ewing Whig March 4, 1851 - September 27, 1854 Died
Francis Bristow Whig December 4, 1854 - March 3, 1855
Warner Underwood Know Nothing March 4, 1855 - March 3, 1859
Francis Bristow Opposition March 4, 1859 - March 3, 1861
Henry Grider Unionist March 4, 1861 - March 3, 1865
Democratic March 4, 1865 - September 7, 1866
Elijah Hise Democratic December 3, 1866 - May 8, 1867 Died
Jacob Golladay Democratic December 5, 1867 - February 28, 1870 Resigned
Joseph H. Lewis Democratic May 10, 1870 - March 3, 1873
Charles W. Milliken Democratic March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1877
John W. Caldwell Democratic March 4, 1877 - March 3, 1883
John E. Halsell Democratic March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1887
W. Godfrey Hunter Republican March 4, 1887 - March 3, 1889
Isaac Goodnight Democratic March 4, 1889 - March 3, 1895
W. Godfrey Hunter Republican March 4, 1895 - March 3, 1897
John S. Rhea Democratic March 4, 1897 - March 25, 1902 Lost contested election
J. McKenzie Moss Republican March 25, 1902 - March 3, 1903 Won contested election
John S. Rhea Democratic March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1905
James M. Richardson Democratic March 4, 1905 - March 3, 1907
Addison James Republican March 4, 1907 - March 3, 1909
Robert Y. Thomas, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1909 - September 3, 1925 Died
John W. Moore Democratic December 26, 1925 - March 3, 1929
Charles W. Roark Republican March 4, 1929 - April 5, 1929 Died
John W. Moore Democratic June 1, 1929 - March 3, 1933
District redistricted to At-large district March 4, 1933
District re-established January 3, 1935 from At-large district
Glover H. Cary Democratic January 3, 1935 - December 5, 1936 Died
Emmet O'Neal Democratic January 3, 1937 - January 3, 1947 Redistricted from the 6th district
Thruston B. Morton Republican January 3, 1947 - January 3, 1953
John M. Robsion, Jr. Republican January 3, 1953 - January 3, 1959
Frank W. Burke Democratic January 3, 1959 - January 3, 1963
Gene Snyder Republican January 3, 1963 - January 3, 1965
Charles R. Farnsley Democratic January 3, 1965 - January 3, 1967
William O. Cowger Republican January 3, 1967 - January 3, 1971
Romano L. Mazzoli Democratic January 3, 1971 - January 3, 1995
Mike Ward Democratic January 3, 1995 - January 3, 1997
Anne Northup Republican January 3, 1997 - January 3, 2007
John Yarmuth Democratic January 3, 2007 - Present

Recent Election Results[edit]

2002[edit]

Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Anne Northup* 118,228 51.61%
Democratic Jack Conway 110,846 48.39%
Totals 229,074 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2004[edit]

Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Anne Northup* 197,736 60.26%
Democratic Tony Miller 124,040 37.80%
Libertarian George C. Dick 6,363 1.94%
Totals 328,139 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2006[edit]

Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Yarmuth 122,471 50.62%
Republican Anne Northup 116,555 48.18%
Libertarian Donna Walker Mancini 2,134 0.88%
Constitution W. Ed Parker 774 0.32%
Totals 241,934 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

2008[edit]

Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Yarmuth* 203,843 59.37%
Republican Anne Northup 139,527 40.64%
Libertarian Ed Martin Republican sued; votes not counted 0.00%
Totals 343,370 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Yarmuth* 139,940 54.68%
Republican Todd Lally 112,627 44.01%
Libertarian Ed Martin 2,029 0.79%
Independent Michael Hansen 1,334 0.52%
Totals 255,930 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Yarmuth* 206,385 63.96%
Republican Brooks Wicker 111,452 34.54%
Independent Robert L. DeVore, Jr. 4.819 1.49%
Totals 322,656 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic 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. 

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 38°15′N 85°45′W / 38.250°N 85.750°W / 38.250; -85.750