Florida's 4th congressional district
|Florida's 4th congressional district|
Florida's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2017.
|Area||1,962 sq mi (5,080 km2)|
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.
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.
|Election results from presidential races|
|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%|
|Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of January 3, 2012|
|No Party Affiliation||68,744||15.25%|
List of members representing the district
|District created March 4, 1915|
William J. Sears
|Democratic||March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1929
Ruth Bryan Owen
|Democratic||March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1933
J. Mark Wilcox
|Democratic||March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
|Democratic||January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1947
|Democratic||January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1951
|Democratic||January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1955
|Democratic||January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1967
Redistricted to the 12th district.
|Democratic||January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1969
|90th||Redistricted from the 5th district.|
|Democratic||January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1989
|Republican||January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1993
|Republican||January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2001
|Republican||January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2017
|Republican||January 3, 2017 –
|Elected in 2016.|
|Independent||Troy Dwayne Stanley||52,540||22.76|
|No party||Deborah Katz Pueschel||13||0.01|
Living former representatives
As of October 2018[update], there are two former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 4th congressional district who are currently living at this time. The most recent representative to die was George Smathers (served 1947–1951) on January 20, 2007. The most recently serving representative to die was Tillie Fowler (served 1993–2001) on March 2, 2005.
|Representative||Term in office||Date of birth (and age)|
|Craig James||1989–1993||May 5, 1941|
|Ander Crenshaw||2001–2017||September 1, 1944|
Historical district boundaries
- "Congressional Plan--SC14-1905 (Ordered by The Florida Supreme Court, 2-December-2015)" (PDF). Florida Senate Committee on Reapportionment. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
- Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov.
- Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- 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