Florida's 4th congressional district

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Florida's 4th congressional district
Florida US Congressional District 4 (since 2013).tif
Florida's fourth congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative John Rutherford (RJacksonville)
Area 1,962[1] sq mi (5,080 km2)
Distribution
  • 78.2% urban
  • 21.8% rural
Population (2000) 639,295
Median income 43,947
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+17

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. The district includes all of Baker and Nassau counties and portions of Duval County.

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

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%

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 representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Notes
District created March 4, 1913
WilliamJSears.jpg William J. Sears Democratic March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1929
Ruth Bryan Owen (D–FL).jpg Ruth Bryan Owen Democratic March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1933
James Mark Wilcox.jpg J. Mark Wilcox Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939
Pat Cannon.jpg Pat Cannon Democratic January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1947
George Smathers 1963.jpg George Smathers Democratic January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1951
William Courtland Lantaff.jpg William C. Lantaff Democratic January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1955
Dante Fascell official portrait.jpg Dante Fascell Democratic January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1967 Redistricted to the 12th district
AS Herlong.jpg Albert S. Herlong, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1969 Redistricted from the 5th district
WVChappell Jr.jpg William V. Chappell, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1989
Craig T. James.jpg Craig T. James Republican January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1993
Tillie Kidd Fowler.jpg Tillie K. Fowler Republican January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2001
AnderCrenshaw Official Head Shot - 2009.jpg Ander Crenshaw Republican January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2017 Retired
JohnRutherford.PNG John Rutherford Republican January 3, 2017 – Incumbent

Election Results[edit]

2002[edit]

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

2004[edit]

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

2006[edit]

Florida's 4th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ander Crenshaw* 141,759 69.67
Democratic Robert Harms 61,704 30.33
Total votes 203,463 100.00
Voter turnout  %
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
Voter turnout  %
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
Voter turnout  %
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
No party Gary Koniz 246 0.08%
Total votes 315,470 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 4th congressional district[edit]

As of January 2017, there is one former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 4th congressional district who is currently living at this time.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Ander Crenshaw 2001–2017 (1944-09-01) September 1, 1944 (age 72)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Congressional Plan--SC14-1905 (Ordered by The Florida Supreme Court, 2-December-2015)" (PDF). Florida Senate Committee on Reapportionment. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 

External links[edit]

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