Missouri's 9th congressional district

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Missouri's 9th congressional district was a US congressional district, dissolved in 2013, that last encompassed rural Northeast Missouri, the area known as "Little Dixie," along with the larger towns of Columbia, Fulton, Kirksville and Union. Boone, Franklin, and a portion of St. Charles County comprise the highest voting centers of the mostly rural district. It was last represented by Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer.

Some of the most famous representatives to represent the 9th congressional district were Speaker of the House Champ Clark; James Broadhead, the first president of the American Bar Association; Clarence Cannon, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee; Isaac Parker, a judge depicted in True Grit; James Sidney Rollins, known as the "Father of the University of Missouri"; and Kenny Hulshof, unsuccessful candidate to become Governor of Missouri.

Dissolving following 2010 Census[edit]

The District was dissolved in 2013 after Missouri lost a Congressional seat following the 2010 Census. Initial redistricting maps place most of the district north of the Missouri River in a redrawn 6th congressional district, and most of the rest of the district in a redrawn 3rd congressional district.[1]

The district from 2003 to 2013

Voting[edit]

George W. Bush defeated John Kerry 59% to 41% in this district in 2004. In 2008, Rep. Kenny Hulshof announced that he would seek the Republican nomination for Governor of Missouri. As a whole, the 9th district leans towards the Republican Party, with the exception being Columbia, which often leans towards the Democratic Party.

See also: United States House of Representatives elections, 2008

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Notes
District created March 4, 1863
James S. Rollins Unionist March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865 Redistricted from the 2nd district
George W. Anderson Republican March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1869
David P. Dyer Republican March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871
Andrew King Democratic March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873
Isaac Parker Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 Redistricted from the 7th district
David Rea Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879
Nicholas Ford Greenback March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883
James Broadhead Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
John M. Glover Democratic March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889
Nathan Frank Republican March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891
Seth W. Cobb Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893 Redistricted to the 12th district
Champ Clark Democratic March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
William M. Treloar Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897
Champ Clark Democratic March 4, 1897 – March 2, 1921 Died
Vacant March 2, 1921 – March 4, 1921
Theodore W. Hukriede Republican March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
Clarence Cannon Democratic March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1933 Redistricted to the At-large district
District inactive March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 All representatives elected At-large on a general ticket
Clarence Cannon Democratic January 3, 1935 – May 12, 1964 Redistricted from the At-large district,
Died
Vacant May 12, 1964 – November 3, 1964
William L. Hungate Democratic November 3, 1964 – January 3, 1977
Harold Volkmer Democratic January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1997
Kenny Hulshof Republican January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2009
Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2013 Redistricted to the 3rd district
District eliminated January 3, 2013

Election results[edit]

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1998[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 1998[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kenny Hulshof (Incumbent) 117,196 62.2%
Democratic Linda Vogt 66,861 35.5%
Libertarian Robert Hoffman 4,248 2.3%
Total votes 188,305 100%
Majority 46,087 24.4%
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

2000[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2000[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kenny C. Hulshof (Incumbent) 172,787 59.3%
Democratic Steven R. Carroll 111,662 38.3%
Libertarian Robert Hoffman 3,608 1.2%
Green Devin M. Scherubel 2,388 0.8%
Reform Steven D. Dotson 1,165 0.4%
Total votes 291,610 100%
Majority 53,964 18.6%
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2002[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kenny C. Hulshof (Incumbent) 146,032 68.2%
Democratic Donald M. Deichman 61,126 28.5%
Green Keith Brekhus 4,262 2.0%
Libertarian John Mruzik 2,705 1.3%
Total votes 214,125 100%
Majority 77,939 36.4%
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2004[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kenny C. Hulshof (Incumbent) 193,429 64.6%
Democratic Linda Jacobsen 101,343 33.8%
Libertarian Tamara A. Millay 3,228 1.1%
Constitution Chris Earl 1,447 0.5%
Total votes 299,447 100%
Majority 87,411 29.2%
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

2006[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2006[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kenny C. Hulshof (Incumbent) 149,114 61.4%
Democratic Duane N. Burghard 87,145 35.9%
Libertarian Steve R. Headrick 3,925 1.6%
Progressive Bill Hastings 2,487 1.0%
Total votes 242,671 100%
Majority 55,557 22.9%
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

2008[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2008[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer 161,031 50.0%
Democratic Judy Baker 152,956 47.5%
Libertarian Tamara Millay 8,108 2.5%
Total votes 322,095 100%
Majority -33 0%
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2010[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer 162,724 77.4%
Libertarian Christopher Dwyer 46,817 22.3%
Independent Write-ins 817 0.3%
Total votes 210,358 100%
Majority 57,545 0%
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

Coordinates: 39°20′N 92°00′W / 39.333°N 92.000°W / 39.333; -92.000