Florida's 4th congressional district

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Florida's 4th congressional district
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Florida's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2017.
Representative
  John Rutherford
RJacksonville
Area1,962[1] sq mi (5,080 km2)
Distribution
  • 87.4% urban[2]
  • 12.6% rural
Population (2019)836,235[3]
Median household
income
$77,026[4]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+14[5]

Florida's 4th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Florida. The district takes in most of Jacksonville, along with parts of that city's northern and western suburbs and the city of St. Augustine. The district includes all of Nassau County, most of Duval County, and part of St. Johns County.

The district is currently represented by Republican John Rutherford who was elected after the retirement of fellow Republican Ander Crenshaw following the 2016 election.

History[edit]

Before 1993, most of the territory now in the 4th district was the 3rd district, represented by Democrat Charles Edward Bennett. He had held the seat and its predecessors since 1949, and was facing a stiff reelection contest against Republican Tillie K. Fowler in the 1992. Bennett retired after his wife fell ill, and Fowler easily defeated an underfunded replacement candidate. She became the first Republican woman to represent the district.

From 1967 to 1993, the 4th district stretched from the southern Jacksonville suburbs to the northern Orlando suburbs. Much of this area became the 7th District after redistricting, and is now the 6th District.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Bush 53 - 30%
1996 President Dole 56 - 37%
2000 President Bush 63 - 35%
2004 President Bush 69 - 31%
2008 President McCain 61 - 38%
2012 President Romney 64 - 36%
2016 President Trump 62.1 - 34.1%
2020 President Trump 59.9 - 38.9%

Voter registration[edit]

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of January 3, 2012
Party Voters Percentage
Republican 199,541 44.27%
Democratic 166,230 36.88%
No Party Affiliation 68,744 15.25%

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1915
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William J. Sears
Democratic March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1929
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
Elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
[data unknown/missing]
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Ruth Bryan Owen
Democratic March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1933
71st
72nd
Elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
[data unknown/missing]
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J. Mark Wilcox
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
73rd
74th
75th
Elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
[data unknown/missing]
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Pat Cannon
Democratic January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1947
76th
77th
78th
79th
Elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944
[data unknown/missing]
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George Smathers
Democratic January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1951
80th
81st
Elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
[data unknown/missing]
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Bill Lantaff
Democratic January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1955
82nd
83rd
Elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
[data unknown/missing]
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Dante Fascell
Democratic January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1967
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
Elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Redistricted to the 12th district.
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Syd Herlong
Democratic January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1969
90th Redistricted from the 5th district and re-elected in 1966.
[data unknown/missing]
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Bill Chappell
Democratic January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1989
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
Elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
[data unknown/missing]
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Craig James
Republican January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1993
101st
102nd
Elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
[data unknown/missing]
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Tillie Fowler
Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2001
103rd
104th
105th
106th
Elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
[data unknown/missing]
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Ander Crenshaw
Republican January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2017
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
Elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Retired.
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John Rutherford
Republican January 3, 2017 –
present
115th
116th
117th
Elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.

Election results[edit]

2002[edit]

Florida's 4th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ander Crenshaw (incumbent) 171,152 99.70
No party Others 509 0.30
Total votes 171,661 100.00
Republican hold

2004[edit]

Florida's 4th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ander Crenshaw* 256,157 99.55
No party Richard Grayson 1,170 0.45
Total votes 257,327 100.00
Republican hold

2006[edit]

Florida's 4th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ander Crenshaw* (incumbent) 141,759 69.67
Democratic Robert Harms 61,704 30.33
Total votes 203,463 100.00
Republican hold

2008[edit]

Florida's 4th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ander Crenshaw* 224,112 65.26
Democratic Jay McGovern 119,330 34.74
Total votes 343,442 100.00
Republican hold

2010[edit]

Florida's 4th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ander Crenshaw* 178,238 77.21
Independent Troy Dwayne Stanley 52,540 22.76
No party Others 67 0.03
Total votes 230,845 100.00
Republican hold

2012[edit]

Florida's 4th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ander Crenshaw* 239,988 76.07
Independent James Klauder 75,236 23.85
Independent Gary Koniz 246 0.08
Total votes 315,470 100.00
Republican hold

2014[edit]

Florida's 4th Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ander Crenshaw* 177,887 78.28
Independent Paula Moser-Bartlett 35,663 15.69
Independent Gary Koniz 13,690 6.02
No party Deborah Katz Pueschel 13 0.01
Total votes 227,253 100.00
Republican hold

2016[edit]

Florida's 4th Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Rutherford 287,509 70.18
Democratic David Bruderly 113,088 27.61
Independent Gary Koniz 9,054 2.21
No party Others 11 0.00
Total votes 409,662 100.00
Republican hold

2018[edit]

Florida's 4th Congressional District Election (2018)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Rutherford (incumbent) 248,420 65.16
Democratic Ges Selmont 123,351 32.35
Independent Joceline Berrios 7,155 1.88
Independent Jason Bulger 2,321 0.61
Write-in 2 <0.01
Total votes 381,249 100.00
Republican hold

2020[edit]

2020 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Rutherford (incumbent) 308,497 61.10%
Democratic Donna Deegan 196,423 38.90%
Independent Gary Koniz (write-in) 20 0.00%
Total votes 504,940 100.0
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Congressional Plan--SC14-1905 (Ordered by The Florida Supreme Court, 2-December-2015)" (PDF). Florida Senate Committee on Reapportionment. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
  2. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov.
  3. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  4. ^ "My Congressional District".
  5. ^ "Introducing the 2021 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index". The Cook Political Report. April 15, 2021. Retrieved April 15, 2021.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 30°25′35″N 81°51′51″W / 30.42639°N 81.86417°W / 30.42639; -81.86417