Georgia's 9th congressional district

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Georgia's 9th congressional district
Georgia US Congressional District 9 (since 2013).tif
Georgia's 9th congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Andrew Clyde
RAthens
Distribution
  • 57.32% rural[1]
  • 42.68% urban
Population (2019)771,168 [2]
Median household
income
$59,728[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+30[4]

Georgia's 9th congressional district is a congressional district in the north of the U.S. state of Georgia. The district is represented by Republican Andrew Clyde, who succeeded fellow Republican Doug Collins.[5] The district is mostly rural and exurban in character, though it stretches into Hall and Forsyth counties on Atlanta's northern fringe. It also includes a slice of Athens.

The district has a heavy Republican lean. Donald Trump carried the district with almost 78 percent of the vote in 2016, his fourth-best showing in the nation. With a Cook Partisan Voting Index of R+30, it is the most Republican district in Georgia, the fourth-most Republican district in the nation, and the second-most Republican district in the Eastern Time Zone.[4] Since then-congressman and future governor Nathan Deal switched parties in 1995, no Democrat running in the district has crossed the 40 percent mark, and only one Democrat has won as much as 30 percent.

Republicans are no less dominant at the state and local level. Even as the district turned increasingly Republican at the national level (Jimmy Carter is the only Democratic presidential candidate to carry the district since 1960), conservative Democrats still held most local offices well into the 1990s. However, after Deal's party switch, Republicans gradually eroded the Democratic advantage, with the help of other party switchers. Today, there are almost no elected Democrats above the county level. Republicans typically win with margins of well over 70 percent of the vote on the occasions they face opposition at all.

Much of this district was the 10th district from 2003 to 2007; it became the 9th once again in a mid-decade redistricting.

Four-term Republican Doug Collins announced in January 2020 that he would run for U.S. senator.[6] Clyde won a crowded Republican primary-the real contest in this district-and won handily in November.

Counties in the district[edit]

2003–2013[edit]

2013–2023[edit]

Recent results in presidential elections[edit]

Year Office Results
2000 President George W. Bush 69% - Al Gore 28%
2004 President George W. Bush 77% - John Kerry 23%
2008 President John McCain 74.7% - Barack Obama 24.3%
2012 President Mitt Romney 78.1% - Barack Obama 20.5%
2016 President Donald Trump 77.8% - Hillary Clinton 19.3%
2020 President Donald Trump 76% - Joe Biden 22%

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created in 1873
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Hiram P. Bell
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd Elected in 1872.
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant March 3, 1875 –
May 5, 1875
44th Garnett McMillan (D) was elected in 1874 but died January 14, 1875.
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Benjamin H. Hill
Democratic May 5, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
Elected to finish McMillan's term.
Re-elected in 1876.
Resigned when elected U.S. senator.
Vacant March 3, 1877 –
March 13, 1877
45th
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Hiram P. Bell
Democratic March 13, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
Elected to finish Hill's term.
Lost re-election.
Emory Speer Independent Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
46th
47th
Elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
[data unknown/missing]
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Allen D. Candler
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1891
48th
49th
50th
51st
Elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
[data unknown/missing]
Thomas E. Winn Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd Elected in 1890.
[data unknown/missing]
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Farish C. Tate
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1905
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
58th
Elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
[data unknown/missing]
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Thomas M. Bell
Democratic March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1931
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
Elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-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.
Re-elected in 1928.
[data unknown/missing]
John S. Wood Democratic March 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1935
72nd
73rd
Elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
[data unknown/missing]
B. Frank Whelchel Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1945
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
Elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
[data unknown/missing]
John S. Wood Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1953
79th
80th
81st
82nd
Elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
[data unknown/missing]
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Phillip M. Landrum
Democratic January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1977
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
Elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
[data unknown/missing]
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Ed Jenkins
Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1993
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
[data unknown/missing]
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Nathan Deal
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
April 10, 1995
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
Elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Redistricted to the 10th district.
Republican April 10, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
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Charlie Norwood
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2007
108th
109th
Redistricted from the 10th district and re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Redistricted to the 10th district.
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Nathan Deal
Republican January 3, 2007 –
March 21, 2010
110th
111th
Redistricted from the 10th district and re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Resigned to run for Governor of Georgia.
Vacant March 21, 2010 –
June 8, 2010
111th
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Tom Graves
Republican June 8, 2010 –
January 3, 2013
111th
112th
Elected to finish Deal's term.
Re-elected in 2010.
Redistricted to the 14th district.
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Doug Collins
Republican January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2021
113th
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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Andrew Clyde
Republican January 3, 2021 –
Present
117th Elected in 2020.

Election results[edit]

2006[edit]

Georgia's 9th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Nathan Deal (Incumbent) 128,685 76.63
Democratic John Bradbury 39,240 23.37
Total votes 167,925 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2008[edit]

Georgia's 9th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Nathan Deal (Incumbent) 217,493 75.51
Democratic Jeff Scott 70,537 24.49
Total votes 288,030 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2010 special election[edit]

Nathan Deal resigned March 21, 2010 to run for Governor of Georgia. A special election was held on June 8, 2010.

Georgia's 9th Congressional District Special Election (June 2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Graves 22,694 56.4
Republican Lee Hawkins 17,509 43.6
Total votes 40,203 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2010 general election[edit]

Georgia's 9th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Graves (Incumbent) 173,512 100.00
Total votes 173,512 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2012[edit]

Following redistricting, Tom Graves moved to the newly created 14th district.

Georgia's 9th Congressional District Election (2012)[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug Collins 192,101 76.18
Democratic Jody Cooley 60,052 23.82
Total votes 252,153 100.00
Turnout  
Republican win (new seat)

2014[edit]

Georgia's 9th Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug Collins (incumbent) 146,059 80.67
Democratic David Vogel 34,988 19.33
Total votes 181,047 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2016[edit]

Georgia's 9th Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug Collins (incumbent) 256,535 100.00
Total votes 256,535 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2018[edit]

Georgia's 9th Congressional District Election (2018)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug Collins (incumbent) 224,412 79.51
Democratic Josh McCall 57,823 20.49
Total votes 282,235 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2020[edit]

Georgia's 9th Congressional District Election (2020)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andrew Clyde 292,750 78.58
Democratic Devin Pandy 79,797 21.42
Total votes 372,547 100.00
Republican hold

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/mycd/?st=13&cd=09
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=13&cd=09
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=13&cd=09
  4. ^ a b "Introducing the 2021 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index". The Cook Political Report. April 15, 2021. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  5. ^ "Republican Andrew Clyde wins election to U.S. House in Georgia's 9th Congressional District". The Brunswick News.
  6. ^ Wise, Justin (January 29, 2020). "Doug Collins announces Georgia Senate bid". The Hill. Washington, D.C. Retrieved January 29, 2020.
  7. ^ "Georgia Election Results". Retrieved October 25, 2018.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°30′22″N 83°41′13″W / 34.50611°N 83.68694°W / 34.50611; -83.68694