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.

The district is currently 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]

Recent results from statewide elections[edit]

Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 61% - 39%
2004 President Bush 67% - 33%
2008 President McCain 66% - 34%

List of representatives[edit]

Name Party Years Electoral history
District created November 16, 1907
Charles D. Carter.jpeg Charles D. Carter Democratic November 16, 1907 –
March 4, 1915
First elected in 1907.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
Murray 3820618984 5cb0d9555b o.jpg William H. Murray Democratic March 4, 1915 –
March 4, 1917
Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected here in 1914.
Lost renomination.
Tom D. McKeown Democratic March 4, 1917 –
March 4, 1921
First elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Lost re-election.
Joseph C. Pringey Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 4, 1923
Elected in 1920.
Lost re-election.
Tom D. McKeown Democratic March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1935
Again elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Lost renomination.
Percy Lee Gassaway Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
Elected in 1934.
Lost renomination.
LyleHBoren.jpg Lyle Boren Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1947
First elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Lost renomination.
Glen D. Johnson Democratic January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
First elected in 1946.
Retired to run for U.S. Senate.
Tom Steed Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1981
First elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Retired.
Dave McCurdy.jpg Dave McCurdy Democratic January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1995
First elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Retired.
Watts.JPG J. C. Watts Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
First elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Retired.
Tom cole2.jpg Tom Cole Republican January 3, 2003 –
present
First elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.

Recent electoral history[edit]

Oklahoma's 4th congressional district: Results 1994 – 2014[3]
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct 4th Party Party Votes Pct
1994 David Perryman 67,237 43% √ J. C. Watts, Jr. 80,251 52% Bill Tiffee Independent 7,913 5%
1996 Ed Crocker 73,950 40% √ J. C. Watts, Jr. 106,923 58% Robert Murphy Libertarian 4,500 2%
1998 Ben Odom 52,107 38% √ J. C. Watts, Jr. 83,272 62%
2000 Larry Weatherford 54,808 31% √ J. C. Watts, Jr. 114,000 65% Susan Ducey Reform 4,897 3% Keith B. Johnson Libertarian 1,979 1%
2002 Darryl Roberts 91,322 46.17% √ Tom Cole 106,452 53.83%
2004 (no candidate) √ Tom Cole 198,985 77.77% Charlene K. Bradshaw Independent 56,869 22.23%
2006 Hal Spake 64,775 35.39% √ Tom Cole 118,266 64.61%
2008 Blake Cummings 79,674 29.21% √ Tom Cole 180,080 66.02% David E. Joyce Independent 13,027 4.78%
2010* (no candidate) √ Tom Cole 32,589 77.26% RJ Harris Republican 9,593 22.74%
2012 Donna Marie Bebo 71,155 27.60% √ Tom Cole 176,561 67.89% RJ Harris Independent 11,725 4.51%
2014 Bert Smith 40,998 24.66% √ Tom Cole 117,721 70.80% Dennis B. Johnson Independent 7,549 4.54%
  • In 2010, no Democrat or independent candidate filed to run in the district. The results printed here are from the Republican primary, where the election was decided.

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).
  3. ^ "Election Statistics". Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Retrieved March 19, 2009. 

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