North Carolina's 13th congressional district
|North Carolina's 13th congressional district|
North Carolina's 13th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
|Current Representative||Ted Budd (R–Advance)|
The Thirteenth congressional district of North Carolina was re-established in 2002 after the state gained population in the 2000 United States Census. Previously, the state had 13 districts from the first election following the 1810 United States Census until the reapportionment following the 1840 United States Census.
However, reapportionment after the 2010 census shifted the district more to the south and east. As a result, it lost its share of Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Person, and Rockingham counties. In place of those five counties, portions of Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Vance, Wayne, and Wilson counties were added. More of Wake County and less of Granville County were also included. While Barack Obama carried the old 13th with 59 percent of the vote in 2008, John McCain would have won it with 54 percent of the vote had it existed under the new lines.
As a result, Congressman Brad Miller (Democrat), who represented the district from its creation in 2003, announced he would not seek re-election to office in 2012. From 2013 to 2017, the district was represented by Republican George Holding.
After a mid-decade redistricting, most of the old 13th was essentially merged with the old 2nd District. A new 13th was created, stretching from the northern suburbs of Charlotte to Greensboro. Republican Ted Budd became the first congressman from this new district.
Voting for President
|Election results from presidential races|
|2012||President||Romney 56 - 42%|
|2008||President||Obama 59 - 40%|
|2004||President||Kerry 52 - 47%|
|2000||President||Bush 50 - 49%|
List of representatives
|Name||Took Office||Left Office||Party||District Residence||Notes|
|District created March 4, 1813|
|Meshack Franklin||March 4, 1813||March 3, 1815||Democratic-Republican||Redistricted from the 12th district|
|Lewis Williams||March 4, 1815||March 3, 1823||Democratic-Republican|
|March 4, 1823||March 3, 1825||Crawford D-R|
|March 4, 1825||March 3, 1829||Adams|
|March 4, 1829||March 3, 1837||Anti-Jacksonian|
|March 4, 1837||February 23, 1842||Whig||Died|
|Anderson Mitchell||April 27, 1842||March 3, 1843||Whig|
|District eliminated as of March 3, 1843|
|District re-established January 3, 2003|
|Brad Miller||January 3, 2003||January 3, 2013||Democratic||Raleigh||Retired|
|George Holding||January 3, 2013||January 3, 2017||Republican||Raleigh||Redistricted to the 2nd district|
|Ted Budd||January 3, 2017||Republican||Davie County||Incumbent|
|2002||Brad Miller: 100,287||Carolyn W. Grant: 77,688||Alex MacDonald: 5,295|
|2004||Brad Miller: 160,896||Virginia Johnson: 112,788|
|2006||Brad Miller: 98,540||Vernon Robinson: 56,120|
|2008||Brad Miller: 221,379||Hugh Webster: 114,383|
|2010||Brad Miller: 116,103||William Randall: 93,099|
|2012||Charles Malone: 160,115||George Holding: 210,495|
- "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10.
- "Redistricting sets up Miller, Price as 4th district rivals". News & Observer. Retrieved August 13, 2012.
- "Rep. Miller won't fight Rep. Price for 4th district seat". News & Observer. Retrieved August 13, 2012.
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present
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