Connecticut's 2nd congressional district

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Connecticut's 2nd congressional district
Connecticut US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif
Connecticut's 2nd congressional district – since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Joe Courtney
DVernon
Area2,143 sq mi (5,550 km2)
Distribution
  • 67.77% urban
  • 33.23% rural
Population (2017)705,217
Median income$73,805[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+3[2]

Connecticut's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Located in the eastern part of the state, the district includes all of New London County, Tolland County, and Windham County, along with parts of Hartford, Middlesex, and New Haven counties.

Principal cities include: Enfield, Norwich, New London, and Groton.

The district is currently represented by Democrat Joe Courtney.

Towns in the district[edit]

Hartford County – Enfield, Glastonbury (part), Marlborough, and Suffield.

Middlesex County – Chester, Clinton, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook.

New Haven County – Madison.

New London County – Bozrah, Colchester, East Lyme, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Lyme, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Old Lyme, Preston, Salem, Sprague, Stonington, Voluntown, and Waterford.

Tolland County – Andover, Bolton, Columbia, Coventry, Ellington, Hebron, Mansfield, Somers, Stafford, Tolland, Union, Vernon, and Willington.

Windham County – Ashford, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Eastford, Hampton, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Scotland, Sterling, Thompson, Windham, and Woodstock.

Voter registration[edit]

Voter registration and party enrollment as of October 30, 2012[3]
Party Active Inactive Total Percentage
Democratic 119,995 5,501 125,496 28.94%
Republican 90,371 4,174 94,545 21.80%
Minor Parties 580 48 628 0.14%
Unaffiliated 201,003 12,027 213,030 49.12%
Total 411,949 21,750 433,699 100%

Recent presidential elections[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Gore 55–38%
2004 President Kerry 54–44%
2008 President Obama 58–40%
2012 President Obama 56–43%
2016 President Clinton 49–46%

Recent elections[edit]

1992[edit]

US House election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Samuel Gejdenson (incumbent) 123,291 51%
Republican Edward W. Munster 119,416 49%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 242,707 100%

1994[edit]

US House election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Samuel Gejdenson (incumbent) 79,188 43%
Republican Edward W. Munster 79,167 43%
A Connecticut Party David Bingham 27,716 14%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 186,071 100%

1996[edit]

US House election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Samuel Gejdenson (incumbent) 115,175 52%
Republican Edward W. Munster 100,332 45%
Independence Party of America Dianne G. Ondusko 6,477 3%
Natural Law Thomas E. Hall 1,263 0.4%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 223,258 100%

1998[edit]

US House election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Samuel Gejdenson (inc.) 99,567 61%
Republican Gary M. Koval 57,860 35%
Independence Party of America Dianne G. Ondusko 5,116 3%
Term Limits Paul W. Cook 658 0.4%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 163,201 100%

2000[edit]

US House election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Rob Simmons 114,380 51%
Democratic Samuel Gejdenson (incumbent) 111,520 49%
Republican gain from Democratic Swing
Turnout 225,900 100%

2002[edit]

US House election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Rob Simmons (incumbent) 117,434 54%
Democratic Joe Courtney 99,674 46%
Republican hold Swing
Turnout 217,108 100%

2004[edit]

US House election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Rob Simmons (inc.) 165,558 54%
Democratic James Sullivan 139,987 46% -
Republican hold Swing
Turnout 305,545 100%

2006[edit]

US House election, 2006: Connecticut District 2[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joe Courtney 121,248 50%
Republican Rob Simmons (incumbent) 121,158 50%
Democratic gain from Republican Swing
Turnout 242,413 100%

2008[edit]

US House election, 2008: Connecticut District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joe Courtney (incumbent) 212,411 66%
Republican Sean Sullivan 104,469 32%
Green G. Scott Deshefy 6,287 2%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 323,167 100%

2010[edit]

US House election, 2010: Connecticut District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joe Courtney (incumbent) 147,748 60%
Republican Janet Peckinpaugh 95,671 39%
Green G. Scott Deshefy 3,344 1%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 246,763 100%

2012[edit]

Connecticut 2nd Congressional District Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joe Courtney (incumbent) 204,691 68%
Republican Paul Formica 87,828 29%
Green Colin Bennett 3,269 2%
Libertarian Daniel Reale 3,504 1%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 299,652 100%

2014[edit]

Connecticut 2nd Congressional District Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joe Courtney (incumbent) 141,948 62%
Republican Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh 80,837 36%
Green William Clyde 2,602 1%
Libertarian Daniel Reale 2,549 1%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 227,936 100%

2016[edit]

Connecticut 2nd Congressional District Election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joe Courtney (incumbent) 207,584 63%
Republican Daria Novak 111,587 34%
Green Jonathan Pelto 5,332 2%
Libertarian Daniel Reale 5,016 1%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 329,519 100%

2018[edit]

Connecticut 2nd Congressional District Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joe Courtney (incumbent) 179,731 62%
Republican Dan Postemski 102,483 35%
Green Michelle Louise Bicking 3,595 1%
Libertarian Dan Reale 3,305 1%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 289,114 100%

List of members representing the district[edit]

District organized from Connecticut's At-large congressional district in 1837.

Member
(Residence)
Party Years of Service Cong
ress
Electoral history
Samuel Ingham
(Essex)
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
25th Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1837.
Lost re-election.
William L. Storrs
(Middletown)
Whig March 4, 1839 –
June, 1840
26th [data unknown/missing]
Resigned when appointed Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court.
Vacant June, 1840 –
December 7, 1840
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William Whiting Boardman
(New Haven)
Whig December 7, 1840 –
March 3, 1843
26th
27th
Elected to finish Storrs's term.
Retired.
John Stewart
(Chatham)
Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
28th Elected in 1843.
Lost re-election.
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Samuel Dickinson Hubbard
(Middletown)
Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1849
29th
30th
[data unknown/missing]
Retired.
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Walter Booth
(Meriden)
Free Soil March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st [data unknown/missing]
Lost re-election.
Colin M. Ingersoll
(New Haven)
Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1855
32nd
33rd
[data unknown/missing]
Retired.
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John Woodruff
(New Haven)
American March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th [data unknown/missing]
Lost re-election.
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Samuel Arnold
(Haddam)
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th [data unknown/missing]
Retired.
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John Woodruff
(New Haven)
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
36th [data unknown/missing]
Retired.
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James E. English
(New Haven)
Democratic March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1865
37th
38th
[data unknown/missing]
Retired.
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Samuel L. Warner
(Middletown)
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
39th [data unknown/missing]
Retired.
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Julius Hotchkiss
(Waterbury)
Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
40th [data unknown/missing]
Retired.
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Stephen Wright Kellogg
(Waterbury)
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1875
41st
42nd
43rd
[data unknown/missing]
Lost re-election.
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James Phelps
(Essex)
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1883
44th
45th
46th
47th
[data unknown/missing]
Retired.
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Charles Le Moyne Mitchell
(New Haven)
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
48th
49th
[data unknown/missing]
Retired.
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Carlos French
(Seymour)
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
50th [data unknown/missing]
Retired.
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Washington F. Willcox
(Chester)
Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
51st
52nd
[data unknown/missing]
Retired.
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James P. Pigott
(New Haven)
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd [data unknown/missing]
Lost re-election.
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Nehemiah D. Sperry
(New Haven)
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1911
54th
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
[data unknown/missing]
Retired.
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Thomas L. Reilly
(Meriden)
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
62nd Re-districted to 3rd district.
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Bryan F. Mahan
(New London)
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
63rd [data unknown/missing]
Lost re-election.
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Richard P. Freeman
(New London)
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1933
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[data unknown/missing]
Lost re-election.
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William L. Higgins
(Coventry)
Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1937
73rd
74th
[data unknown/missing]
Lost re-election.
William J. Fitzgerald
(Norwich)
Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
75th [data unknown/missing]
Lost re-election.
Thomas R. Ball
(Old Lyme)
Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
76th [data unknown/missing]
Lost re-election.
William J. Fitzgerald
(Norwich)
Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
77th [data unknown/missing]
Lost re-election.
John D. McWilliams
(Norwich)
Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
78th [data unknown/missing]
Lost re-election.
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Chase G. Woodhouse
(Sprague)
Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
79th [data unknown/missing]
Lost re-election.
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Horace Seely-Brown Jr.
(Pomfret)
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
80th [data unknown/missing]
Lost re-election.
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Chase G. Woodhouse
(Sprague)
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
81st [data unknown/missing]
Lost re-election.
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Horace Seely-Brown Jr.
(Pomfret)
Republican January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1959
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
[data unknown/missing]
Lost re-election.
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Chester Bowles
(Essex)
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1961
86th [data unknown/missing]
Retired when appointed Under Secretary of State
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Horace Seely-Brown Jr.
(Pomfret)
Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1963
87th Rerired after running for US Senate
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William St. Onge
(Putnam)
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
May 1, 1970
88th
89th
90th
91st
[data unknown/missing]
Died.
Vacant May 1, 1970 –
November 3, 1970
91st
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Robert H. Steele
(Vernon)
Republican November 3, 1970 –
January 3, 1975
91st
92nd
93rd
Elected to finish St. Onge's term.
Retired after running for List of Governors of Connecticut
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Chris Dodd
(Norwich)
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1981
94th
95th
96th
[data unknown/missing]
Retired when elected to the US Senate
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Sam Gejdenson
(Bozrah)
Democratic January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 2001
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
[data unknown/missing]
Lost re-election.
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Rob Simmons
(Stonington)
Republican January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2007
107th
108th
109th
[data unknown/missing]
Lost re-election.
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Joe Courtney
(Vernon)
Democratic January 3, 2007 –
Present
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 2006.
The district from 2003 to 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=09&cd=02
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of October 30, 2012" (PDF). Connecticut Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-09-23. Retrieved 2012-10-30.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-12-16. Retrieved 2006-12-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) 2006 Official Election Results
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

Coordinates: 41°39′13″N 72°12′23″W / 41.65361°N 72.20639°W / 41.65361; -72.20639