North Carolina's 8th congressional district

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North Carolina's 8th congressional district
Current Representative Richard Hudson (RConcord)
Distribution 69.41% urban, 30.59% rural
Population (2000) 619,178
Median income $38,390
Ethnicity 64.7% White, 26.8% Black, 1.7% Asian, 6.6% Hispanic, 1.8% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI R+12[1]

North Carolina's eighth congressional district comprises a large portion of the southern Piedmont area of North Carolina from Concord to Lumberton, including Lexington, China Grove, Albemarle, Monroe, Wadesboro, Troy, Rockingham, and Laurinburg. The district includes all of Anson, Montgomery, Richmond, Scotland, and Stanly counties, as well as portions of Cabarrus, Davidson, Mecklenburg, Randolph, Robeson, Rowan, and Union counties.

The district is currently represented by Richard Hudson, a member of the Republican Party. He won the seat in 2012 after defeating two-term Democratic incumbent Larry Kissell.

The district from 2003 to 2013

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District Residence Note
District created March 4, 1793
William J. Dawson Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1795
Dempsey Burges Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 – March 3, 1799
David Stone Democratic-Republican March 4, 1799 – March 3, 1801
Charles Johnson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1801 – July 23, 1802 Died
Thomas Wynns Democratic-Republican December 7, 1802 – March 3, 1803 Redistricted to the 1st district
Richard Stanford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 – April 9, 1816 Redistricted from the 4th district;
Died
Samuel Dickens Democratic-Republican December 2, 1816 – March 3, 1817
James S. Smith Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1821
Josiah Crudup Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823
Willie P. Magnum Crawford D-R March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825 Resigned
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 – March 18, 1826
Daniel L. Barringer Jacksonian December 4, 1826 – March 3, 1833
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835
William Montgomery Jacksonian March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837
Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1841
Romulus M. Saunders Democratic March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843 Redistricted to the 5th district
Archibald Hunter Arrington Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845 Redistricted from the 6th district
Henry S. Clark Democratic March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
Richard S. Donnell Whig March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
Edward Stanly Whig March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1853
Thomas L. Clingman Democratic March 4, 1853 – May 7, 1858 Redistricted from the 1st district;
Resigned after being appointed to U.S. Senate
Zebulon B. Vance Democratic December 7, 1858 – March 3, 1861
District unrepresented March 3, 1861 – March 3, 1873 Civil War and Reconstruction
Robert B. Vance Democratic March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1885
William H.H. Cowles Democratic March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1893
William H. Bower Democratic March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
Romulus Z. Linney Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1901
Edmund Spencer Blackburn Republican March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903
Theodore F. Kluttz Democratic March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905 Redistricted from the 7th district
E. Spencer Blackburn Republican March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1907
Richard N. Hackett Democratic March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1909
Charles H. Cowles Republican March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1911
Robert L. Doughton Democratic March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1933 Laurel Springs Redistricted to the 9th district
Walter Lambeth Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939 Thomasville Redistricted from the 7th district
William O. Burgin Democratic January 3, 1939 – April 11, 1946 Lexington
Eliza Pratt Democratic May 25, 1946 – January 3, 1947
Charles B. Deane Democratic January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1957
A. Paul Kitchin Democratic January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1963 Wadesboro
Charles R. Jonas Republican January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1969 Lincolnton Redistricted from the 10th district;
Redistricted to the 9th district
Earl B. Ruth Republican January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1975 Salisbury
Bill Hefner Democratic January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1999 Kannapolis
Robin Hayes Republican January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2009 Concord
Larry Kissell Democratic January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2013 Biscoe
Richard Hudson Republican January 3, 2013 – Present Concord Incumbent

Footnotes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 

Coordinates: 35°07′21″N 79°57′05″W / 35.12250°N 79.95139°W / 35.12250; -79.95139