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
No image.svg Matthew Walton March 4, 1803 - March 3, 1807
No image.svg John Rowan March 4, 1807 - March 3, 1809
No image.svg Henry Crist March 4, 1809 - March 3, 1811
No image.svg Stephen Ormsby March 4, 1811 - March 3, 1813
No image.svg Richard M. Johnson March 4, 1813 - March 3, 1819 Redistricted from the 4th district
No image.svg William Brown March 4, 1819 - March 3, 1821
No image.svg John T. Johnson March 4, 1821 - March 3, 1823 Redistricted to the 5th district
No image.svg Henry Clay March 3, 1823 - March 3, 1825 Speaker of the House 1823 - 1825
March 4, 1825 - March 6, 1825 Resigned after being appointed United States Secretary of State
No image.svg James Clark August 1, 1825 - March 3, 1829
March 4, 1829 - March 6, 1831
No image.svg Chilton Allan March 4, 1831 - March 3, 1833 Redistricted to the 10th district
No image.svg Christopher Tompkins March 4, 1833 - March 3, 1835 Redistricted from the 10th district
No image.svg Joseph R. Underwood March 4, 1835 - March 3, 1837
March 4, 1837 - March 3, 1843
No image.svg Henry Grider March 4, 1843 - March 3, 1847
No image.svg Samuel Peyton March 4, 1847 - March 3, 1849
No image.svg Finis McLean March 4, 1849 - March 3, 1851
No image.svg Presley Ewing March 4, 1851 - September 27, 1854 Died
No image.svg Francis Bristow December 4, 1854 - March 3, 1855
No image.svg Warner Underwood March 4, 1855 - March 3, 1859
No image.svg Francis Bristow March 4, 1859 - March 3, 1861
No image.svg Henry Grider March 4, 1861 - March 3, 1865
March 4, 1865 - September 7, 1866
No image.svg Elijah Hise December 3, 1866 - May 8, 1867 Died
No image.svg Jacob Golladay December 5, 1867 - February 28, 1870 Resigned
No image.svg Joseph H. Lewis May 10, 1870 - March 3, 1873
No image.svg Charles W. Milliken March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1877
No image.svg John W. Caldwell March 4, 1877 - March 3, 1883
No image.svg John E. Halsell March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1887
No image.svg W. Godfrey Hunter March 4, 1887 - March 3, 1889
No image.svg Isaac Goodnight March 4, 1889 - March 3, 1895
No image.svg W. Godfrey Hunter March 4, 1895 - March 3, 1897
No image.svg John S. Rhea March 4, 1897 - March 25, 1902 Lost contested election
No image.svg J. McKenzie Moss March 25, 1902 - March 3, 1903 Won contested election
No image.svg John S. Rhea March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1905
No image.svg James M. Richardson March 4, 1905 - March 3, 1907
No image.svg Addison James March 4, 1907 - March 3, 1909
No image.svg Robert Y. Thomas, Jr. March 4, 1909 - September 3, 1925 Died
No image.svg John W. Moore December 26, 1925 - March 3, 1929
No image.svg Charles W. Roark March 4, 1929 - April 5, 1929 Died
No image.svg John W. Moore June 1, 1929 - March 3, 1933
District redistricted to at-large district March 4, 1933
District re-established from at-large district January 3, 1935
No image.svg Glover H. Cary January 3, 1935 - December 5, 1936 Died
No image.svg Emmet O'Neal January 3, 1937 - January 3, 1947 Redistricted from the 6th district
No image.svg Thruston B. Morton January 3, 1947 - January 3, 1953
No image.svg John M. Robsion, Jr. January 3, 1953 - January 3, 1959
No image.svg Frank W. Burke January 3, 1959 - January 3, 1963
No image.svg Gene Snyder January 3, 1963 - January 3, 1965
No image.svg Charles R. Farnsley January 3, 1965 - January 3, 1967
No image.svg William O. Cowger January 3, 1967 - January 3, 1971
No image.svg Romano L. Mazzoli January 3, 1971 - January 3, 1995
No image.svg Mike Ward January 3, 1995 - January 3, 1997
No image.svg Anne Northup January 3, 1997 - January 3, 2007
No image.svg John Yarmuth 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