Oklahoma's 4th congressional district

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Oklahoma's 4th congressional district
Oklahoma's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Oklahoma's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Tom Cole (RMoore)
Distribution 63.29% urban, 36.71% rural
Population (2010) 785,424
Median income $35,510
Ethnicity 79.7% White, 6.7% Black, 1.7% Asian, 4.8% Hispanic, 5.7% Native American, 0.4% other
Cook PVI R+18[1]

Oklahoma's Fourth Congressional District is located in south-central Oklahoma and covers (in whole or in part) a total of 15 counties. Its principal cities include Midwest City, Norman, Moore, Ada, Duncan, Lawton/Ft. Sill, and Ardmore. The district also includes much of southern Oklahoma City.

As of 2011, the district is represented by Republican Tom Cole.

As with the rest of the state, the district gives G.O.P. candidates wide margins - George W. Bush received 61 percent of the vote in 2000, 67% in 2004 and John McCain received 66% of the vote in 2008.

Geography[edit]

The district borders Texas along the Red River to the south. To the north, the district includes a very small square-shaped portion of south-central Oklahoma County (enough to capture the city of Midwest City) and then Cleveland, McClain, Grady, Garvin, Pontotoc, Comanche, Tillman, Cotton, Stephens, Jefferson, Carter, Love, and Marshall counties.

Demographics[edit]

The district is 63 percent urban, 5 percent Latino, and 3.5 percent foreign-born.[2]

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President McCain 66% - 34%
2004 President Bush 67% - 33%
2000 President Bush 61% - 39%

List of representatives[edit]

Name Took Office Left Office Party District Residence Notes
District created November 16, 1907
Charles D. Carter November 16, 1907 March 4, 1915 Democratic Redistricted to the 3rd district
William H. Murray March 4, 1915 March 4, 1917 Democratic Redistricted from the At-large district
Tom D. McKeown March 4, 1917 March 4, 1921 Democratic
Joseph C. Pringey March 4, 1921 March 4, 1923 Republican
Tom D. McKeown March 4, 1923 January 3, 1935 Democratic
Percy Lee Gassaway January 3, 1935 January 3, 1937 Democratic
Lyle Boren January 3, 1937 January 3, 1947 Democratic
Glen D. Johnson January 3, 1947 January 3, 1949 Democratic
Tom Steed January 3, 1949 January 3, 1981 Democratic
Dave McCurdy January 3, 1981 January 3, 1995 Democratic
J. C. Watts January 3, 1995 January 3, 2003 Republican Norman
Tom Cole January 3, 2003 present Republican Moore Incumbent

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. ^ District Demographics, That's My Congress (accessed June 1, 2010).

Coordinates: 35°N 98°W / 35°N 98°W / 35; -98