Washington's 4th congressional district

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Washington's 4th congressional district
WA CD 04-2013.pdf
Current Representative Doc Hastings (RPasco)
Population (2000) 654,901
Median income $37,764
Ethnicity 75.7% White, 0.9% Black, 1.3% Asian, 26.4% Hispanic, 2.2% Native American, 0.8% other
Cook PVI R+14[1]

Washington's 4th congressional district encompasses a large area of central Washington, covering the counties of, Douglas, Okanogan, Grant, Yakima, Franklin, Benton, and Adams. The district is dominated by the Yakima and Tri-Cities areas. The 4th District was represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by Richard N. "Doc" Hastings since 1995, a Republican from Pasco. Hastings retired in 2014, and the race for his seat is too close to be called as of November 8, 2014.

The Fourth District is predominantly rural, and is considerably more conservative than the western part of the state. It has been dominated by the Republican Party for several decades; only three Democrats have ever represented the district. The last Democrat to represent the district was Jay Inslee, who held the seat during the 103rd Congress. Hastings defeated Inslee in the 1994 election and has served in Congress ever since; Inslee later moved to Bainbridge Island and was sent back to Congress representing the First District in the central Puget Sound area. Inslee was elected the state's governor in 2012, and took office in January 2013. In the 2008 election, Hastings easily defeated challenger George Fearing.

In presidential elections, the 4th District is a Republican stronghold. George W. Bush carried the district in 2000 and 2004 with 62% and 63% of the vote, respectively. The 4th District also gave John McCain 58% of the vote in 2008, his strongest showing in Washington.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1996 President Dole 48 - 40%
1992 President Bush 42 - 35%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District Home Notes
District created March 4, 1915
No image.svg William L. La Follette Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1919 Redistricted from the 3rd district
JohnWSummers.jpg John William Summers Republican March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1933
KnuteHill.jpg Knute Hill Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1943
No image.svg Otis Halbert "Hal" Holmes Republican January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1959
CatherineDeanMay.jpg Catherine Dean May Republican January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1971
Mike McCormack (politician).jpg Mike McCormack Democratic January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1981
Sid Morrison.png Sidney Wallace "Sid" Morrison Republican January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1993
Jay Inslee Speech (8724201105).jpg Jay Robert Inslee Democratic January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995
Rep. Doc Hastings.jpg Richard Norman "Doc" Hastings Republican January 3, 1995 – present Incumbent

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. 
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present; accessed November 8, 2014.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 47°00′00″N 120°00′00″W / 47.00000°N 120.00000°W / 47.00000; -120.00000