Georgia's 12th congressional district

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Coordinates: 32°54′42.75″N 82°19′14″W / 32.9118750°N 82.32056°W / 32.9118750; -82.32056

Georgia's 12th congressional district
Georgia US Congressional District 12 (since 2013).tif
Georgia's 12th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Rick Allen
RAugusta
Distribution
  • 59.96% urban[1]
  • 40.04% rural
Population (2019)732,810[2]
Median household
income
$50,217[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+9[3]

Georgia's 12th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is represented by Republican Rick Allen. The district's boundaries have been redrawn following the 2010 census, which granted an additional congressional seat to Georgia.[4] The first election using the new district boundaries (listed below) were the 2012 congressional elections.

The district covers portions of the eastern and southeastern parts of the state. It includes the cities of Augusta, Dublin, Douglas, and Statesboro.[5]

Counties[edit]

Former[edit]

Election results from presidential races[edit]

Year Office Result
2004 President John Kerry 52% - George W. Bush 46%
2008 President Barack Obama 54% - John McCain 45%
2012 President Mitt Romney 55% - Barack Obama 44%
2016 President Donald Trump 57% - Hillary Clinton 41%
2018 Governor Brian Kemp 58% - Stacey Abrams 42%
2020 President Donald Trump 56% - Joe Biden 43%

List of members representing the district[edit]

member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District location
District established March 4, 1913
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Dudley M. Hughes[6]
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1917
63rd
64th
Redistricted from the 3rd district and re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Lost renomination.
1913 – 1933
[data unknown/missing]
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William W. Larsen[7]
Democratic March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1933
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
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.
Re-elected in 1930.
Retired.
District eliminated in March 3, 1933.
District re-established January 3, 2003.
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Max Burns[8]
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2005
108th Elected in 2002.
Lost re-election.
2003 – 2007
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Bulloch, Burke, Clarke, Effingham, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Screven, Taliaferro, and Warren counties and parts of Bryan, Chatham, Oglethorpe, and Richmond counties.
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John Barrow[9]
Democratic January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2015
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
Elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Lost re-election.
2007 – 2013
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Bulloch, Burke, Candler, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Montgomery, Screven, Taliaferro, Tattnall, Toombs, Treutlen, Warren, and Washington counties and parts of Baldwin, Chatham, and Richmond counties.
2013 – Present
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Appling, Bulloch, Burke, Candler, Coffee, Emanuel, Evans, Jeff Davis, Jenkins, Laurens, Montgomery, Richmond, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs, Treutlen, and Wheeler counties and parts of Columbia and Effingham counties.
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Rick Allen
Republican January 3, 2015 –
Present
114th
115th
116th
117th
Elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.

Election results[edit]

2012[edit]

Georgia's 12th Congressional District Election (2012)[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Barrow (Incumbent) 139,148 53.70
Republican Lee Anderson 119,973 46.30
Total votes 259,121 100.00
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

Georgia's 12th congressional district election, 2014[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rick Allen 91,336 54.7
Democratic John Barrow (incumbent) 75,478 45.3
Total votes 166,814 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

2016[edit]

Georgia's 12th congressional district, 2016 [12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rick Allen (incumbent) 159,492 61.6
Democratic Patricia C. McCracken 99,420 38.4
Total votes 258,912 100.0
Republican hold

2018[edit]

Georgia's 12th congressional district, 2018[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rick W. Allen (Incumbent) 148,986 59.5
Democratic Francys Johnson 101,503 40.5
Total votes 250,489 100.0
Republican hold

2020[edit]

Georgia's 12th congressional district, 2020[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rick W. Allen (incumbent) 181,038 58.4
Democratic Elizabeth Johnson 129,061 41.6
Total votes 309,544 100.0
Republican hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (State-based) - Geography - U.S. Census Bureau". Archived from the original on April 2, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ Justice Department approves Georgia's political maps Archived January 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Last accessed December 27, 2011
  5. ^ 2012 Congressional maps, Georgia Legislature. Last accessed January 1, 2012
  6. ^ United States Congress. "Dudley Mays Hughes (id: H000920)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  7. ^ United States Congress. "William Washington Larsen (id: L000103)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  8. ^ United States Congress. "Max Burns (id: B001249)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  9. ^ United States Congress. "John Barrow (id: B001252)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  10. ^ "GA - Election Results". results.enr.clarityelections.com.
  11. ^ "General Election November 4, 2014". Georgia Election Results. Georgia Secretary of State. November 10, 2014. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
  12. ^ "General Election November 8, 2016". Georgia Secretary of State. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  13. ^ "November 6, 2018 General Election". GA - Election Night Reporting. Georgia Secretary of State. November 10, 2018. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  14. ^ Raffensperger, Brad. "November 3, 2020 General Election Official Results - Totals include all Absentee and Provisional Ballots". Georgia Secretary of State. Retrieved November 22, 2020.

Further reading[edit]

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.

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