Minnesota's 3rd congressional district

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Minnesota's 3rd congressional district
Minnesota US Congressional District 3 (since 2013).tif
Minnesota's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Erik Paulsen (REden Prairie)
Area 468[1] sq mi (1,210 km2)
Distribution
  • 95.57[2]% urban
  • 4.43% rural
Population (2016) 709,906[3]
Median income $84,689
Ethnicity
Cook PVI D+1[4]
External image
THIS govtrack.us MAP, is a useful representation of the 3rd CD's borders, based on Google Maps.

Minnesota's 3rd congressional district encompasses the suburbs of Hennepin County to the north, west, and south of Minneapolis. With blue collar Brooklyn Park and Coon Rapids to the north, middle-income Bloomington to the south, and higher-income Eden Prairie, Edina, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Minnetonka, and Wayzata to the West, it features a mixed characteristic. Republican Erik Paulsen currently represents the district in the U.S. House of Representatives, having been elected in 2008.

Presidential election voting[edit]

Year Office Results Party
2000 President Bush 50 - 46% Republican
2004 President Bush 51 - 48% Republican
2008 President Obama 52 - 46% Democratic
2012 President Obama 50 - 49% Democratic
2016 President Clinton 51 - 41% Democratic

List of representatives[edit]

Congress Representative Party Years Notes
District created March 4, 1873
43rd John Thomas Averill.jpg John Thomas Averill Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 Retired
44th William S. King - Brady-Handy.jpg William Smith King Republican March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877 Retired
45th JacobHStewart.jpg Jacob Henry Stewart Republican March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879 Retired
46th

47th

WilliamDWashburn.jpg William Drew Washburn Republican March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883 Redistricted to the 4th district
48th

49th

HoraceBStrait.jpg Horace Burton Strait Republican March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1887 Lost reelection
50th JohnLMacDonald.jpg John Lewis MacDonald Democratic March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889 Lost reelection
51st Darwin S. Hall (Minnesota Congressman).jpg Darwin Scott Hall Republican March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891 Lost reelection
52nd

53rd

OseeMHall.jpg Osee Matson Hall Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1895 Lost reelection
54th

55th

56th

57th

Joel Prescott Heatwole.jpg Joel Prescott Heatwole Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1903 Retired
58th

59th

60th

61st

62nd

63rd

64th

65th

66th

67th

68th

CharlesRussellDavis.jpg Charles Russell Davis Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1925 Lost renomination
69th

70th

71st

72nd

AugustAndresen.jpg August Herman Andresen Republican March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1933 Lost reelection
73rd March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 District inactive, all representatives elected At-large on a general ticket
74th ErnestLundeen.jpg Ernest Lundeen Farmer-Labor January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1937 Ran for U.S. Senate (successful)
75th No image.svg Henry George Teigan Farmer-Labor January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939 Lost reelection
76th JohnGAlexander.jpg John Grant Alexander Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941 Lost renomination
77th

78th

No image.svg Richard Pillsbury Gale Republican January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1945 Lost reelection
79th William J. Gallagher (Minnesota Congressman).jpg William James Gallagher DFL January 3, 1945 – August 13, 1946 Died
Vacant August 13, 1946 – January 3, 1947
80th George Edward MacKinnon Republican January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949 Lost reelection
81st

82nd

83rd

84th

85th

86th

RoyWier.jpg Roy William Wier DFL January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1961 Lost reelection
87th

88th

89th

90th

91st

Clark MacGregor.jpg Clark MacGregor Republican January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1971 Ran for U.S. Senate (unsuccessful)
92nd

93rd

94th

95th

96th

97th

98th

99th

100th

101st

Bill Frenzel.jpg William Eldridge Frenzel Republican January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1991 Retired
102nd

103rd

104th

105th

106th

107th

108th

109th

110th

Congressman Jim Ramstad.jpg James Marvin Ramstad Republican January 3, 1991 – January 3, 2009 Retired
111th

112th

113th

114th

115th

Erik Paulsen official photo (cropped).jpg Erik Philip Paulsen Republican January 3, 2009 – present Incumbent

Elections[edit]

2016[edit]

Third Congressional District of Minnesota Election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Erik Paulsen 233,075 56.9%
DFL Terri Bonoff 169,238 43.1%

2014[edit]

Third Congressional District of Minnesota Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Erik Paulsen 167,515 62.1
DFL Sharon Sund 101,846 37.8

2012[edit]

Third Congressional District of Minnesota Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Erik Paulsen (Incumbent) 222,335 58.10
DFL Brian Barnes 159,937 41.79
Write-in 433 0.11
Total votes 382,705 100.0

2010[edit]

Third Congressional District of Minnesota Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Erik Paulsen 161,177 58.8
DFL Jim Meffert 100,240 36.6
Independence Jon Oleson 12,508 4.6

2008[edit]

Third Congressional District of Minnesota Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Erik Paulsen 179,032 48.5
DFL Ashwin Madia 150,863 40.9
Independence David Dillon 38,987 10.6

2006[edit]

Third Congressional District of Minnesota Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Ramstad 184,355 65
DFL Wendy Wilde 99,599 35

2004[edit]

Third Congressional District of Minnesota Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Ramstad 231,872 65
DFL Deborah Watts 126,670 35

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota congressional districts by urban and rural population and land area" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  2. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  3. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 

Coordinates: 44°59′45″N 93°31′43″W / 44.99583°N 93.52861°W / 44.99583; -93.52861