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Arizona's 8th Congressional District

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Arizona's 8th Congressional District
Arizona's 8th.jpg
Current incumbentTrent Franks Republican Party
Population715,893
Gender51.4% Female, 48.6% Male
Race87.9% White, 3.5% Black, 2.8% Asian
Ethnicity18% Hispanic
Unemployment9.3%
Median household income$55,454
High school graduation rate92%
College graduation rate27.9%
The 8th District is one of five primarily urban districts centered around Phoenix, Arizona.[1]

The current representative of the 8th Congressional District is Trent Franks (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Arizona's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 8th Congressional District of Arizona held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Trent Franks (R) defeated Stephen Dolgos (Americans Elect) in the general election.

U.S. House, Arizona District 8 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTrent Franks Incumbent 75.8% 101,249
     Americans Elect Stephen Dolgos 24.2% 32,303
Total Votes 133,552
Source: Arizona Secretary of State (100% reporting) Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2012

See also: Arizona's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

In 2012, District 2 incumbent Trent Franks (R) decided to run for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 8th District. He defeated Gene Scharer (D) and Stephen Dolgos (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

U.S. House, Arizona District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTrent Franks Incumbent 63.3% 172,809
     Democratic Gene Scharer 35.1% 95,635
     Libertarian Stephen Dolgos 1.6% 4,347
Total Votes 272,791
Source: Arizona Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Gabrielle Giffords won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Jesse Kelly (R) and Steven Stoltz (L) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Arizona District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGabrielle Giffords incumbent 48.8% 138,280
     Republican Jesse Kelly 47.3% 134,124
     Libertarian Steven Stoltz 3.9% 11,174
Total Votes 283,578

2008
On November 4, 2008, Gabrielle Giffords won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Tim Bee (R), Paul Davis (L) and Paul Price (Write-in) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Arizona District 8 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGabrielle Giffords incumbent 54.7% 179,629
     Republican Tim Bee 42.8% 140,553
     Libertarian Paul Davis 2.5% 8,081
     Write-in Paul Price 0% 3
Total Votes 328,266

2006
On November 7, 2006, Gabrielle Giffords won election to the United States House. She defeated Randy Graf (R), David Nolan (L) and Jay Quick (I) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Arizona District 8 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGabrielle Giffords 54.3% 137,655
     Republican Randy Graf 42.1% 106,790
     Libertarian David Nolan 1.9% 4,849
     Independent Jay Quick 1.7% 4,408
     N/A Write-in 0% 18
Total Votes 253,720

2004
On November 2, 2004, Jim Kolbe won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Eva Bacal (D) and Robert Anderson (L) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Arizona District 8 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Kolbe incumbent 60.4% 183,363
     Democratic Eva Bacal 36.2% 109,963
     Libertarian Robert Anderson 3.4% 10,443
Total Votes 303,769

2002
On November 5, 2002, Jim Kolbe won election to the United States House. He defeated Mary Judge Ryan (D), Joe Duarte (L) and Jim Dorrance (Write-in) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Arizona District 8 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Kolbe 63.3% 126,930
     Democratic Mary Judge Ryan 33.6% 67,328
     Libertarian Joe Duarte 3.1% 6,142
     Write-in Jim Dorrance 0% 28
Total Votes 200,428

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 8th Congressional District of Arizona after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Arizona

In 2011, the Arizona State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

Gender/wage gap

Arizona's 8th has the largest wage gap between genders in the state, with men earning nearly $12,500 more than women on average. Statewide, men earn nearly $6,500 more than women on average. Conversely, Arizona's 4th Congressional District is 1 of 12 districts in the nation where women earn more than men do. Women earn $111 more than men in the district.[8]

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