Oregon's 4th congressional district

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Oregon's 4th congressional district
Current Representative Peter DeFazio (DSpringfield)
Area 17,181 mi² (44,499 km²)
Distribution 69.17% urban, 30.83% rural
Population (2000) 684,280
Median income $35,796
Ethnicity 91.7% White, 0.5% Black, 1.5% Asian, 4.2% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% other
Occupation 28.2% blue collar, 55.2% white collar, 16.5% gray collar
Cook PVI D+2[1]

Oregon's 4th congressional district represents the southern half of Oregon's coastal counties, including Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane, and Linn counties and most of Benton and Josephine counties. It gained most of Josephine County from the 2nd district in the 2002 redistricting, but also lost most of the Grants Pass area to the second district.

The district has been represented by Democrat Peter A. DeFazio since 1987.

The district from 2003 to 2013

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Notes
District created January 3, 1943
Harris Ellsworth Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1957
Roseburg
Charles O. Porter Democratic January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1961
Eugene
Edwin R. Durno Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1963
Medford
Robert B. Duncan Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1967
Medford
John R. Dellenback Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1975
Medford
James H. Weaver Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1987
Eugene
Peter A. DeFazio Democratic January 3, 1987 –
present
Springfield Incumbent

Election results[edit]

Sources (official results only):

2012[edit]

United States House election, 2012: Oregon District 4
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter DeFazio 208,196 59.1%
Republican Art Robinson 138,351 39.2%
Libertarian Chuck Huntting 6,205 1.7%
Misc. Misc. 468 0.1%

2010[edit]

United States House election, 2010: Oregon District 4
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter DeFazio 162,416 54.49%
Republican Art Robinson 129,877 43.58%
Pacific Green Mike Beilstein 5,215 1.75%
Misc. Misc. 544 0.18%

2008[edit]

United States House election, 2008: Oregon District 4
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter DeFazio 275,143 82.34%
Constitution Jaynee Germond 43,133 12.91%
Pacific Green Mike Beilstein 13,162 3.94%
Misc. Misc. 2,708 0.81%

2006[edit]

United States House election, 2006: Oregon District 4
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter DeFazio 180,607 62.23%
Republican Jim Feldkamp 109,105 37.59%
Misc. Misc. 532 0.18%

2004[edit]

United States House election, 2004: Oregon District 4
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter DeFazio 228,611 60.98%
Republican Jim Feldkamp 140,882 37.58%
Libertarian Jacob Boone 3,190 0.85%
Constitution Michael Paul Marsh 1,799 0.48%
Misc. Misc. 427 0.01%

2002[edit]

United States House election, 2002: Oregon District 4
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter DeFazio 168,150 63.86%
Republican Liz VanLeeuwen 90,523 34.36%
Libertarian Chris Bigelow 4,602 1.75%
Misc. Misc. 206 0.01%

2000[edit]

United States House election, 2000: Oregon District 4
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter DeFazio 197,998 68.03%
Republican John Lindsey 88,950 30.56%
Socialist David Duemler 3,696 1.27%
Misc. Misc. 421 0.14%

1998[edit]

United States House election, 1998: Oregon District 4
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter DeFazio 157,524 70.12%
Republican Steve J. Webb 64,143 28.55%
Socialist Karl G. Sorg 2,694 1.20%
Misc. Misc. 276 0.12%

1996[edit]

United States House election, 1996: Oregon District 4
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter DeFazio 177,270 65.69%
Republican John D. Newkirk 76,649 28.40%
Libertarian Tonie Nathan 4,919 1.82%
Reform Bill Bonville 3,960 1.47%
Socialist David Duemler 1,373 0.51%
Peace and Freedom Alan Opus 1,311 0.49%
Misc. Misc. 4,374 1.62%

In popular culture[edit]

It is revealed in the season 7 opener of The West Wing that main character Will Bailey eventually gets elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving the people of the Oregon's 4th congressional district. In his service, he is a member of the Ways and Means Committee.


References[edit]

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

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