Kentucky's 3rd congressional district

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Kentucky's 3rd congressional district
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Kentucky's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
U.S. RepresentativeJohn Yarmuth (DLouisville)
Distribution
  • 99.33[1]% urban
  • 0.67% rural
Population (2016)740,860[2]
Median income$51,070
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+6[3]

Kentucky's 3rd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It encompasses almost all of Louisville Metro, which, since the merger of 2003, is consolidated with Jefferson County, though other incorporated cities exist within the county, such as Shively and St. Matthews. The far southeast reaches of Louisville Metro are part of the 4th Congressional District.

The district is currently represented by Democrat John Yarmuth.

Characteristics[edit]

This district is heavily Democratic, and is fully contained within Jefferson County, Kentucky. It has the highest percentage of African Americans in the state, who are concentrated in and near Louisville. It is a cosmopolitan, diverse district, with major businesses, health care organizations and universities.

As of September 2013, there were 518,028 registered voters: 305,121 (58.90%) Democrats, 166,271 (32.10%) Republicans, and 46,636 (9.00%) "Others". All of the "Others" included 35,209 (6.80%) unclassified Others, 10,528 (2.03%) Independents, 678 (0.13%) Libertarians, 177 (0.03%) Greens, 28 (0.0054%) Constitutionalists, 3 (0.0005%) Reforms, and 13 (0.0025%) Socialist Workers.[4][5]

Until January 1, 2006, Kentucky did not track party affiliation for registered voters who were neither Democratic nor Republican.[6] The Kentucky voter registration card does not explicitly list anything other than Democratic Party, Republican Party, or Other, with the "Other" option having a blank line and no instructions on how to register as something else.[7]

List of members[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created March 4, 1803
Matthew Walton Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1807
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John Rowan
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
[Data unknown/missing.]
Henry Crist Democratic-Republican March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
[Data unknown/missing.]
Stephen Ormsby Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Richard M. Johnson
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1819
Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 1812.
Re-elected in 1814.

[Data unknown/missing.]
William Brown Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John T. Johnson
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Redistricted to the 5th district
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Henry Clay
Adams-Clay D-R March 3, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Resigned to become United States Secretary of State.
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 6, 1825
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James Clark
Adams August 1, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
[Data unknown/missing.]
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 4, 1831
[Data unknown/missing.]
Chilton Allan Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Redistricted to the 10th district
Christopher Tompkins Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
Redistricted from the 10th district
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Joseph R. Underwood
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Henry Grider
Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Samuel Peyton
Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
Finis McLean Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
Presley Ewing Whig March 4, 1851 –
September 27, 1854
Died.
Vacant September 27, 1854 –
December 4, 1854
Francis Bristow Whig December 4, 1854 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Warner Underwood
Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing.]
Francis Bristow Opposition March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Henry Grider
Unionist March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1865
[Data unknown/missing.]
Democratic March 4, 1865 –
September 7, 1866
Died.
Vacant September 7, 1866 –
December 3, 1866
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Elijah Hise
Democratic December 3, 1866 –
May 8, 1867
Died.
Vacant May 8, 1867 –
December 5, 1867
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Jacob Golladay
Democratic December 5, 1867 –
February 28, 1870
Resigned.
Vacant February 28, 1870 –
May 10, 1870
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Joseph H. Lewis
Democratic May 10, 1870 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles W. Milliken
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John W. Caldwell
Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John E. Halsell
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
[Data unknown/missing.]
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W. Godfrey Hunter
Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Isaac Goodnight
Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing.]
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W. Godfrey Hunter
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
[Data unknown/missing.]
John S. Rhea Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 25, 1902
Lost contested election.
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J. McKenzie Moss
Republican March 25, 1902 –
March 3, 1903
Won contested election.
John S. Rhea Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
[Data unknown/missing.]
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James M. Richardson
Democratic March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1907
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Addison James
Republican March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1909
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Robert Y. Thomas, Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1909 –
September 3, 1925
Died.
Vacant September 3, 1925 –
December 26, 1925
John W. Moore Democratic December 26, 1925 –
March 3, 1929
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles W. Roark
Republican March 4, 1929 –
April 5, 1929
Died.
Vacant April 5, 1929 –
June 1, 1929
John W. Moore Democratic June 1, 1929 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
District redistricted to at-large district March 4, 1933 [Data unknown/missing.]
District re-established from at-large district January 3, 1935 [Data unknown/missing.]
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Emmet O'Neal
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1947
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Thruston B. Morton
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John M. Robsion Jr.
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1959
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Frank W. Burke
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Gene Snyder
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles R. Farnsley
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William O. Cowger
Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1971
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Romano Mazzoli
Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1995
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Mike Ward
Democratic January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 1997
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Anne Northup
Republican January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2007
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John Yarmuth
Democratic January 3, 2007 –
Present
[Data unknown/missing.]

Recent election results[edit]

2002[edit]

Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Anne Northup* 118,228 51.61
Democratic Jack Conway 110,846 48.39
Total votes 229,074 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2004[edit]

Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Anne Northup* 197,736 60.26
Democratic Tony Miller 124,040 37.80
Libertarian George C. Dick 6,363 1.94
Total votes 328,139 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2006[edit]

Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Yarmuth 122,471 50.62
Republican Anne Northup (Incumbent) 116,555 48.18
Libertarian Donna Walker Mancini 2,134 0.88
Constitution W. Ed Parker 774 0.32
Total votes 241,934 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic gain from Republican

2008[edit]

Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Yarmuth (Incumbent) 203,843 59.37
Republican Anne Northup 139,527 40.64
Libertarian Ed Martin Republican sued; votes not counted 0.00
Total votes 343,370 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Yarmuth (Incumbent) 139,940 54.68
Republican Todd Lally 112,627 44.01
Libertarian Ed Martin 2,029 0.79
Independent Michael Hansen 1,334 0.52
Total votes 255,930 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Yarmuth (Incumbent) 206,385 63.96
Republican Brooks Wicker 111,452 34.54
Independent Robert L. DeVore, Jr. 4.819 1.49
Total votes 322,656 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District Election (2014) [8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Yarmuth (Incumbent) 157,056 63.5
Republican Michael MacFarlane 87,981 35.6
Independent Gregory Peter Puccetti 2,318 0.9
Total votes 247,355 100
Democratic hold

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky's 3rd congressional district[edit]

As of June 2017, three former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky's 3rd congressional district are alive. The most recent representative to die was Frank W. Burke (1959–1963) on June 29, 2007. The most recently serving representative to die was William O. Cowger (1967–1971) on October 2, 1971.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Romano Mazzoli 1971–1995 (1932-11-02) November 2, 1932 (age 86)
Mike Ward 1995–1997 (1951-01-07) January 7, 1951 (age 67)
Anne Northup 1997–2007 (1948-01-22) January 22, 1948 (age 70)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Specific
  1. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov.
  2. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "Registration Statistics: By Congression District". Kentucky State Board of Elections. September 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  5. ^ "Registration Statistics: Other Political Organizations and Groups". Kentucky State Board of Elections. September 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  6. ^ "Kentucky Administrative Regulations 31KAR4:150". Kentucky Legislative Research Commission. November 2005. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  7. ^ "Register To Vote". Kentucky State Board of Elections. August 2003. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  8. ^ "General Elections Results" (PDF). Kentucky Secretary of State. 2014-11-04. Retrieved 2014-12-19.
General

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Coordinates: 38°15′N 85°45′W / 38.250°N 85.750°W / 38.250; -85.750