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
  • 96% urban
  • 4% rural
Population (2000) 614,935[2]
Median income 63,816
Ethnicity
Cook PVI D+1[3]
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, Minnetrista, 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]

Election results from presidential races Political parties that won the district
Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 50 - 46% Republican Party (United States)
2004 President Bush 51 - 48% Republican Party (United States)
2008 President Obama 52 - 46% Democratic Party (United States)
2012 President Obama 50 - 49% Democratic Party (United States)
2016 President Clinton 51 - 41% Democratic Party (United States)

List of representatives[edit]

Congress Representative Party Years Notes
District created March 4, 1873
43rd John Thomas Averill.jpg John T. Averill Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 Redistricted from the 2nd district
44th William S. King - Brady-Handy.jpg William S. King Republican March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
45th JacobHStewart.jpg Jacob H. Stewart Republican March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
46th-47th WilliamDWashburn.jpg William D. Washburn Republican March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883 Redistricted to the 4th district
48th-49th HoraceBStrait.jpg Horace B. Strait Republican March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1887 Redistricted from the 2nd district
50th JohnLMacDonald.jpg John L. MacDonald Democratic March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889
51st No image.svg Darwin Hall Republican March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891
52nd-53rd OseeMHall.jpg Osee M. Hall Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1895
54th-57th Joel Prescott Heatwole.jpg Joel Heatwole Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1903
58th-68th CharlesRussellDavis.jpg Charles Russell Davis Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1925
69th-72nd AugustAndresen.jpg August H. Andresen Republican March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1933
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 Redistricted from the At-large district
75th No image.svg Henry Teigan Farmer-Labor January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939
76th JohnGAlexander.jpg John G. Alexander Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941
77th-78th No image.svg Richard Pillsbury Gale Republican January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1945
79th No image.svg William Gallagher DFL January 3, 1945 – August 13, 1946 Died
Vacant August 13, 1946 – January 3, 1947
80th No image.svg George MacKinnon Republican January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949
81st-86th RoyWier.jpg Roy Wier DFL January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1961
87th-91st Clark MacGregor.jpg Clark MacGregor Republican January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1971
92nd-101st Bill Frenzel.jpg Bill Frenzel Republican January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1991
102nd-110th Congressman Jim Ramstad.jpg Jim Ramstad Republican January 3, 1991 – January 3, 2009
111th-115th Erik Paulsen official photo (cropped).jpg Erik Paulsen Republican January 3, 2009 – present Incumbent

Elections[edit]

2016[edit]

2016 Third Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Erik Paulsen 233,075 56.9% -
Democratic Terri Bonoff 169,238 43.1% -

2014[edit]

2014 Third Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Erik Paulsen 167,515 62.1 -
Democratic Sharon Sund 101,846 37.8 -

2012[edit]

Minnesota 3rd Congressional District 2012 [14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Erik Paulsen (Incumbent) 222,335 58.10
DFL Brian Barnes 159,937 41.79
Write-In Others 433 0.11
Total votes 382,705 100.0

2010[edit]

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

2008[edit]

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

2006[edit]

2006 Third Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jim Ramstad 184,355 65 -
Democratic Wendy Wilde 99,599 35 -

2004[edit]

2004 Third Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jim Ramstad 231,872 65 -7
Democratic 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. ^ "Fast Facts". US Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-03-30. 
  3. ^ "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