Kentucky's 4th congressional district

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Kentucky's 4th congressional district
Kentucky's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Kentucky's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Thomas Massie (RGarrison)
Distribution 59.79% urban, 40.21% rural
Population (2000) 673,588
Median income $40,150
Ethnicity 95.8% White, 2.3% Black, 0.5% Asian, 1.1% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.0% other
Cook PVI R+15[1]

Kentucky's 4th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Located in Northern Kentucky, it is a long district that follows the Ohio River. The majority of voters live in the booming suburban Cincinnati counties of Boone, Kenton and Campbell, which includes such suburbs as Fort Mitchell, Covington, Florence, Newport, and Fort Thomas.

The district is currently represented by Republican Thomas Massie, who was elected in a special election in 2012 to succeed Republican Geoff Davis, who resigned on July 31, 2012 citing family concerns.

Characteristics[edit]

As is the case in many Southern states, Kentucky's 4th Congressional District has transitioned to supporting Republicans in the last decade, but Democrats still hold state and local offices in rural counties.

As of November 7, 2006, there was a total of 476,480 registered voters. Of these, 250,986 (52.67%) identified as Democrats, 184,705 (38.76%) identified as Republicans, and 40,789 (8.56%) identified as "Others."

As of September 2013, there were 529,548 registered voters: 245,211 (46.30%) Democrats, 229,731 (43.38%) Republicans, and 54,606 (10.31%) "Others". All of the "Others" included 38,561 (7.28%) unclassified Others, 14,931 (2.82%) Independents, 841 (0.16%) Libertarians, 185 (0.03%) Greens, 51 (0.01%) Constitutionalists, 24 (0.0045%) 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 Thomas Sandford March 4, 1803 - March 3, 1807
RichardMentorJohnson.png Richard M. Johnson March 4, 1807 - March 3, 1813 Redistricted to the 3rd district

Vice President 1837-1841

Joseph Desha by Katherine Helm.jpg Joseph Desha March 4, 1813 - March 3, 1819 Redistricted from the 6th district
TMetcalfe.jpg Thomas Metcalfe March 4, 1819 - March 3, 1823 Redistricted to the 2nd district
RPLetcher.jpg Robert P. Letcher March 3, 1823 - March 3, 1825
March 4, 1825 - March 3, 1829
March 4, 1829 - March 3, 1833
No image.svg Martin Beaty March 4, 1833 - March 3, 1835
No image.svg Sherrod Williams March 4, 1835 - March 3, 1837
March 4, 1837 - March 3, 1841
No image.svg Bryan Owsley March 4, 1841 - March 3, 1843
No image.svg George Caldwell March 4, 1843 - March 3, 1845
Joshua-Fry-Bell.jpg Joshua F. Bell March 4, 1845 - March 3, 1847
No image.svg Aylette Buckner March 4, 1847 - March 3, 1849
No image.svg George Caldwell March 4, 1849 - March 3, 1851
William T. Ward cropped.jpg William T. Ward March 4, 1851 - March 3, 1853
No image.svg James Chrisman March 4, 1853 - March 3, 1855
Albert G. Talbott, Representative from Kentucky cropped.jpg Albert G. Talbott March 4, 1855 - March 3, 1859
No image.svg William C. Anderson March 4, 1859 - March 3, 1861
Aaronharding.jpg Aaron Harding March 4, 1861 - March 3, 1865
March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867
J. Proctor Knott - Brady-Handy.jpg J. Proctor Knott March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1871
William Brown Read - Brady Handy cropped.jpg William B. Read March 4, 1871 - March 3, 1875
J. Proctor Knott - Brady-Handy.jpg J. Proctor Knott March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1883
No image.svg Thomas A. Robertson March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1887
AlexanderBMontgomery.jpg Alexander B. Montgomery March 4, 1887 - March 3, 1895
John-W.-Lewis---US-Red-Book-(1896).jpg John W. Lewis March 4, 1895 - March 3, 1897
David-Highbaugh-Smith.jpg David H. Smith March 4, 1897 - March 3, 1907
Ben Johnson - NPC2 cropped.jpg Ben Johnson March 4, 1907 - March 3, 1927
HenryDMoorman.jpg Henry D. Moorman March 4, 1927 - March 3, 1929
No image.svg John D. Craddock March 4, 1929 - March 3, 1931
No image.svg Cap R. Carden March 4, 1931 - March 3, 1933 Redistricted to the at-large district
District redistricted to at-large district March 4, 1933
District re-established from at-large district January 3, 1935
No image.svg Cap R. Carden March 4, 1935 - June 13, 1935 Redistricted from the at-large district, Died
No image.svg Edward W. Creal November 5, 1935 - October 13, 1943 Died
No image.svg Chester Carrier November 30, 1943 - January 3, 1945
FrankLChelf.jpg Frank Chelf January 3, 1945 - January 3, 1967
Gene Snyder.jpg Gene Snyder January 3, 1967 - January 3, 1987
Jim Bunning, official photo portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Jim Bunning January 3, 1987 - January 3, 1999
Kenlucasky.jpg Ken Lucas January 3, 1999 - January 3, 2005
Geoffdavis.jpg Geoff Davis January 3, 2005 - July 31, 2012 Resigned
Thomas Massie, official portrait, 112th Congress 2.JPG Thomas Massie November 13, 2012 - Present Garrison

Recent Election Results[edit]

2002[edit]

Kentucky's 4th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ken Lucas* 87,776 51.11%
Republican Geoff Davis 81,651 47.55%
Libertarian John Grote 2,308 1.34%
Totals 171,735 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

Kentucky's 4th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Geoff Davis 160,982 54.40%
Democratic Nick Clooney 129,876 43.89%
Independent Michael Slider 5,069 1.71%
Totals 295,927 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

2006[edit]

Kentucky's 4th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Geoff Davis* 105,845 51.69%
Democratic Ken Lucas 88,822 43.38%
Libertarian Brian Houillion 10,100 4.93%
Totals 204,765 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2008[edit]

Kentucky's 4th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Geoff Davis* 190,210 63.03%
Democratic Michael Kelley 111,549 36.97%
Totals 301,759 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2010[edit]

Kentucky's 4th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Geoff Davis* 151,774 69.48%
Democratic John Waltz 66,675 30.52%
Totals 218,449 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2012[edit]

Kentucky's 4th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas Massie 186,026 62.13%
Democratic William Adkins 104,731 34.98%
Independent David Lewis 8,673 2.90%
Totals 299,430 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

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. 
  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. 

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