Arkansas's 2nd congressional district

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Arkansas's 2nd congressional district
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Representative
  French Hill
RLittle Rock
Area6,045 sq mi (15,660 km2)
Distribution
  • 66.2% urban
  • 33.8% rural
Population (2015)761,348[1]
Median income$51,287[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+7[3]

Arkansas's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district located in the central part of the U.S. state of Arkansas and includes the state capital of Little Rock, its suburbs and surrounding areas.

It is represented by Republican French Hill.

George W. Bush won 51% of the vote in this district in 2004. John McCain carried the district in 2008 with 53.69% of the vote while Barack Obama received 44.07%.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 49–48%
2004 President Bush 51–48%
2008 President McCain 54–44%
2012 President Romney 55–43%
2016 President Trump 52–42%

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Year Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1853
Edward A. Warren Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd [Data unknown/missing.]
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Albert Rust
Democratic March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th [Data unknown/missing.]
Edward A. Warren Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Albert Rust
Democratic March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
36th [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
Civil War and Reconstruction
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James M. Hinds
Republican June 22, 1868 –
October 22, 1868
40th [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant October 22, 1868 –
January 13, 1869
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James T. Elliott
Republican January 13, 1869 –
March 3, 1869
40th [Data unknown/missing.]
Anthony A. C. Rogers Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
41st [Data unknown/missing.]
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Oliver P. Snyder
Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
42nd
43rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William F. Slemons
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1881
44th
45th
46th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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James K. Jones
Democratic March 4, 1881 –
February 19, 1885
47th
48th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when elected U.S. Senator.
Vacant February 19, 1885 –
March 3, 1885
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Clifton R. Breckinridge
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
September 5, 1890
49th
50th
51st
Lost contested election.
Vacant September 5, 1890 –
November 4, 1890
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Clifton R. Breckinridge
Democratic November 4, 1890 –
August 14, 1894
51st
52nd
53rd
Elected after John M. Clayton was assassinated while contest was pending.
Resigned to become U.S. Minister to Russia.
Vacant August 14, 1894 –
December 3, 1894
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John S. Little
Democratic December 3, 1894 –
March 3, 1903
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 4th district.
Stephen Brundidge Jr. Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1909
58th
59th
60th
Redistricted from the 6th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William A. Oldfield
Democratic March 4, 1909 –
November 19, 1928
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant November 19, 1928 –
January 9, 1929
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Pearl P. Oldfield
Democratic January 9, 1929 –
March 3, 1931
70th
71st
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John E. Miller
Democratic March 4, 1931 –
November 14, 1937
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when elected U.S. Senator.
Vacant November 14, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
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Wilbur Mills
Democratic January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1977
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Jim Guy Tucker
Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1979
95th [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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Ed Bethune
Republican January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1985
96th
97th
98th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Tommy Robinson
Democratic January 3, 1985 –
July 28, 1989
99th
100th
101st
Changed parties
Republican July 28, 1989 –
January 3, 1991
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for Governor of Arkansas.
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Ray Thornton
Democratic January 3, 1991 –
January 1, 1997
102nd
103rd
104th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become Associate justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court.
Vacant January 1, 1997 –
January 3, 1997
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Vic Snyder
Democratic January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2011
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Tim Griffin
Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2015
112th
113th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas.
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French Hill
Republican January 3, 2015 –
present
114th
115th
116th
[Data unknown/missing.]

Recent election results[edit]

2002[edit]

Arkansas's 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Vic Snyder* 142,752 93%
Write-in Ed Garner 10,874 7%
Majority 131,878 86%
Total votes 153,626 100.00%
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Vic Snyder* 160,834 58%
Republican Marvin Parks 115,655 42%
Majority 45,179 16%
Total votes 276,493 100.00%
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Vic Snyder* 124,871 61%
Republican Andy Mayberry 81,432 39%
Majority 43,439 21%
Total votes 206,303 100.00%
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

Arkansas's 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Vic Snyder* 212,303 77%
Green Deb McFarland 64,398 23%
Write-in Danial Suits 665 0.24%
Majority 147,905 53%
Total votes 277,366 100.00%
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

Arkansas's 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tim Griffin 122,091 58%
Democratic Joyce Elliott 80,687 38%
Independent Lance Levi 4,421 2%
Green Lewis Kennedy 3,599 2%
Write-in Write-ins 54 0.03%
Majority 41,404 20%
Total votes 210,852 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

2012[edit]

Arkansas's 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tim Griffin* 158,175 55%
Democratic Herb Rule 113,156 39%
Green Barbara Ward 8,566 3%
Libertarian Chris Hayes 6,701 2%
Majority 45,019 16%
Total votes 286,598 100.00%
Republican hold

2014[edit]

Arkansas's 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican French Hill 123,073 52%
Democratic Pat Hays 103,477 44%
Libertarian Debbie Standiford 10,590 4%
Majority 19,596 8%
Total votes 237,140 100.00%
Republican hold

2016[edit]

Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2016[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican French Hill* 176,472 58.34%
Democratic Dianne Curry 111,347 36.81%
Libertarian Chris Hayes 14,342 4.74%
Write-in Write-ins 303 0.10%
Majority 65,125 21.53%
Total votes 302,464 100.00%
Republican hold

2018[edit]

The 2018 election was held on November 6, 2018.

Arkansas' 2nd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican French Hill (incumbent) 132,125 52.1
Democratic Clarke Tucker 116,135 45.8
Libertarian Joe Swafford 5,193 2.1
Total votes 253,453 100.0
Republican hold

Living former members[edit]

As of April 2015, there are five former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arkansas's 2nd congressional district that are currently living. The most recent representative to die was Ray Thornton (served 1991–1997) on April 13, 2016.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Jim Guy Tucker 1977–1979 (1943-06-13) June 13, 1943 (age 76)
Ed Bethune 1979–1985 (1935-12-19) December 19, 1935 (age 83)
Tommy F. Robinson 1985–1991 (1942-03-07) March 7, 1942 (age 77)
Vic Snyder 1997–2011 (1947-09-27) September 27, 1947 (age 71)
Tim Griffin 2011–2015 (1968-08-21) August 21, 1968 (age 50)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=05&cd=02
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "2016 election results".

Bibliography[edit]

Coordinates: 35°05′58″N 92°22′46″W / 35.09944°N 92.37944°W / 35.09944; -92.37944