Georgia's 2nd congressional district

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Georgia's 2nd congressional district
Georgia US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif
Georgia's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
U.S. Representative
  Sanford Bishop
DAlbany
Distribution
  • 65.75[1]% urban
  • 34.25% rural
Population (2016)672,244[2]
Median income$37,569[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+6[4]

Georgia's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Georgia. The district is currently represented by Democrat Sanford D. Bishop, Jr., though the district's boundaries have been redrawn following the 2010 census, which granted an additional congressional seat to Georgia.[5] The first election using the new district boundaries (listed below) were the 2012 congressional elections.

One of the largest districts by size, it comprises much of the southwestern portion of the state of Georgia. Much of the district is rural, although the district has a number of small cities and medium-sized towns, such as Albany, Americus, Bainbridge, and portions of Columbus and Macon. The district is also the historic and current home of President Jimmy Carter.

The district is one of the most consistently Democratic in the country, as Democrats have held the seat since 1875.

Counties[edit]

Recent results in presidential elections[edit]

Year Office Results
2004 President George W. Bush 50% - John Kerry 50%
2008 President Barack Obama 58% - John McCain 41.6%
2012 President Barack Obama 58.6% - Mitt Romney 40.8%
2016 President Hillary Clinton 55% - Donald Trump 43.3%

List of members representing the district[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history District location
Abraham Baldwin by Naegele.jpg
Abraham Baldwin
Anti-Administration March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1793
Elected in 1789.
Re-elected in 1791.
Redistricted to the at-large district.
"Middle district"
Redistricted to the At-large district in 1793
Redistricted from the At-large district in 1827
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John Forsyth
Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
November 7, 1827
redistricted from At-large district, resigned
Vacant November 7, 1827 –
November 17, 1827
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Richard H. Wilde
Jacksonian November 17, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
redistricted to At-large district
Redistricted to the At-large district in 1829
Redistricted from the At-large district in 1845
Seaborn Jones Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Alfred Iverson, Sr.
Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
Marshall J. Wellborn Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
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James Johnson
Unionist March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Alfred H. Colquitt
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Martin J. Crawford
Democratic March 4, 1855 –
January 23, 1861
withdrew
January 23, 1861 –
July 25, 1868
Civil War and Reconstruction, Seat was Vacant
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Nelson Tift
Democratic July 25, 1868 –
March 3, 1869
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant March 4, 1869 –
December 22, 1870
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Richard H. Whiteley
Republican December 22, 1870 –
March 3, 1875
installed after Nelson Tift was not permitted to qualify
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William E. Smith
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1881
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Henry G. Turner
Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1893
redistricted to 11th district
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Benjamin E. Russell
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
[Data unknown/missing.]
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James M. Griggs
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
January 5, 1910
died
Vacant January 5, 1910 –
February 6, 1910
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Seaborn Roddenbery
Democratic February 6, 1910 –
September 25, 1913
died
Vacant September 25, 1913 –
November 4, 1913
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Frank Park
Democratic November 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1925
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Edward E. Cox
Democratic March 4, 1925 –
December 24, 1952
died
Vacant December 24, 1952 –
February 4, 1953
J. L. Pilcher Democratic February 4, 1953 –
January 3, 1965
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Maston E. O'Neal Jr.
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1971
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Dawson Mathis
Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1981
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles F. Hatcher
Democratic January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1993
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Sanford Bishop
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
present
Incumbent

Election results[edit]

2002[edit]

Georgia's 2nd Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.* 102,925 100.00
Total votes 143,700 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

Georgia's 2nd Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.* 129,984 66.79
Republican Dave Eversman 64,645 33.21
Total votes 194,629 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

Georgia's 2nd Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.* 88,662 67.87
Republican Bradley Hughes 41,967 32.13
Total votes 130,629 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

Georgia's 2nd Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.* 158,447 68.95
Republican Lee Ferrell 71,357 31.05
Total votes 229,804 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

Georgia's 2nd Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.* 86,520 51.44
Republican Mike Keown 81,673 48.56
Total votes 168,193 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

Georgia 2nd Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.* 162,751 63.78
Republican John House 92,410 36.78
Total votes 255,161 100
Democratic hold Swing {{{swing}}}

2014[edit]

Georgia's 2nd Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.* 96,363 59.15
Republican Greg Duke 66,357 40.85
Total votes 162,720 100.00
Democratic hold

2016[edit]

Georgia's 2nd Congressional District Election (2016)[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.* 148,543 61.23
Republican Greg Duke 94,056 38.77
Total votes 242,599 100.00
Democratic hold

2018[edit]

Georgia's 2nd Congressional District Election (2018)[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.* 135,709 59.56
Republican Herman West Jr. 92,132 40.44
Total votes 227,841 100.00
Democratic hold

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia's 2nd congressional district[edit]

As of May 2017, there is one former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia's 2nd congressional district who is currently living at this time.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Charles Floyd Hatcher 1981–1993 (1939-07-01) July 1, 1939 (age 79)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

The district from 2007 to 2013
The district from 2003 to 2007

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=13&cd=02
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=13&cd=02
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Justice Department approves Georgia's political maps. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Last accessed 2011-12-27
  6. ^ http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/63991/184321/en/summary.html
  7. ^ http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/91639/Web02-state.216038/#/cid/30200

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°48′55″N 84°25′07″W / 31.81528°N 84.41861°W / 31.81528; -84.41861