Arkansas's 4th congressional district

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Arkansas's 4th congressional district
Arkansas-fourth-congressional-district.svg
U.S. RepresentativeBruce Westerman (RHot Springs)
Area20,951 sq mi (54,260 km2)
Distribution
  • 66.2% urban
  • 33.8% rural
Population (2015)711,737[1]
Median income29,675
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+17[2]

Arkansas's 4th congressional district is a congressional district located in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Arkansas. Notable towns in the district include Camden, Hope, Hot Springs, Magnolia, Pine Bluff, and Texarkana.

The district is represented by Republican Bruce Westerman.

George W. Bush received 51% of the vote in this district in 2004. John McCain won the district in 2008 with 58.14% of the vote while Barack Obama received 39.33%.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Voting[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2016 President Trump 64 - 31%
2012 President Romney 62 - 36%
2008 President McCain 58 - 39%
2004 President Bush 51 - 48%
2000 President Gore 49 - 48%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Congress(es) Note
District created
March 4, 1875
ThomasMGunter.jpg Thomas M. Gunter Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1883 44th
45th
46th
47th
Redistricted from the 3rd district
Samuel W Peel 200px.jpg Samuel W. Peel Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885 48th Redistricted to the 5th district
John Henry Rogers.jpg John H. Rogers Democratic March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1891 49th
50th
51st
Redistricted from the 3rd district
No image.svg William L. Terry Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1901 52nd
53rd
54th
55th
56th
CharlesCReid.jpg Charles C. Reid Democratic March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903 57th Redistricted to the 5th district
AR Little John.jpg John S. Little Democratic March 4, 1903 – January 14, 1907 58th
59th
Redistricted from the 2nd district, Resigned after being elected Governor
Vacant
January 14, 1907 – March 4, 1907
No image.svg William B. Cravens Democratic March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1913 60th
61st
62nd
OtisWingo.jpg Otis Wingo Democratic March 4, 1913 – October 21, 1930 63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
Died
Vacant
October 21, 1930 – November 4, 1930
Effiegene Locke Wingo.jpg Effiegene L. Wingo Democratic November 4, 1930 – March 3, 1933 71st
72nd
No image.svg William B. Cravens Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 13, 1939 73rd
74th
75th
76th
Died
Vacant
January 13, 1939 – September 12, 1939
No image.svg William F. Cravens Democratic September 12, 1939 – January 3, 1949 76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
No image.svg Boyd A. Tackett Democratic January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1953 81st
82nd
Oren Harris.jpg Oren Harris Democratic January 3, 1953 – February 2, 1966 83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
Resigned to become US District judge for the Eastern and Western District of Arkansas
Vacant
February 2, 1966 – March 9, 1966
AR Pryor David.jpg David Pryor Democratic March 9, 1966 – January 3, 1973 89th
90th
91st
92nd
RayThornton.jpg Ray Thornton Democratic January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1979 93rd
94th
95th
Beryl Anthony, Jr.jpg Beryl Anthony, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1993 96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Jaydickey.jpg Jay Dickey Republican January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2001 103rd
104th
105th
106th
Mike Ross Official.jpg Mike Ross Democratic January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2013 107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Tom Cotton, Official Portrait, 113th Congress small.jpeg Tom Cotton Republican January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2015 113th Retired after being elected to the US Senate
Bruce Westerman, 115th official photo.jpg Bruce Westerman Republican January 3, 2015 –
present
114th
115th
116th

Recent election results[edit]

2002[edit]

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael Avery Ross* 119,633 60.56%
Republican Jay Dickey 77,904 39.44%
Majority 41,729 21.12%
Total votes 197,537 100.00
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael Avery Ross* 243,003 100.00%
Majority 243,003 100.00%
Total votes 100.00
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael Avery Ross* 128,236 74.73%
Republican Joe Ross 43,360 25.27%
Majority 84,876 49.46%
Total votes 171,596 100.00
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael Avery Ross* 203,178 86.17%
Green J. Joshua Drake 32,603 13.83%
Majority 170,575 72.34%
Total votes 235,781 100.00
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael Avery Ross* 102,479 57.53%
Republican Beth Anne Rankin 71,526 40.15%
Green J. Joshua Drake 4,129 2.32%
Majority 30,953 17.38%
Total votes 178,134 100.00
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tom Cotton 154,149 59.53%
Democratic Gene Jeffress 95,013 36.69%
Libertarian Bobby Tullis 4,984 1.92%
Green J. Joshua Drake 4,807 1.86%
Majority 59,136 22.84%
Total votes 258,953 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

2014[edit]

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Bruce Westerman 110,789 54%
Democratic James Lee Witt 87,742 43%
Libertarian Ken Hamilton 7,598 3%
Majority 23,047 11%
Total votes 206,131 100.00%
Republican hold

2016[edit]

Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District House Election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Bruce Westerman 182,885 75%
Libertarian Ken Hamilton 61,274 25%
Majority 121,611 50%
Total votes 244,159 100.00%
Republican hold

2018[edit]

The 2018 election will be held on November 6, 2018.

Living former Members[edit]

As of April 2017, there are four former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arkansas's 4th congressional district that are currently living. The most recent representative to die was Jay Dickey (1993-2001) on April 20, 2017.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
David Pryor 1966–1973 (1934-08-29) August 29, 1934 (age 84)
Beryl Anthony Jr. 1979–1993 (1938-02-21) February 21, 1938 (age 80)
Mike Ross 2001–2013 (1961-08-02) August 2, 1961 (age 57)
Tom Cotton 2013–2015 (1977-05-13) May 13, 1977 (age 41)

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.

Coordinates: 34°13′11″N 93°12′16″W / 34.21972°N 93.20444°W / 34.21972; -93.20444