Arkansas's 3rd Congressional District

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Arkansas's 3rd Congressional District
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Current incumbentSteve Womack Republican Party
Population733,194
Gender50.2% Female, 49.8% Male
Race85.2% White, 3.0%, Black 2.5% Asian, 1.2% Native Am.
Ethnicity12.7% Hispanic
Unemployment7.2%
Median household income$41,109
High school graduation rate84.1%
College graduation rate24.4%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 3rd Congressional District is located in northwestern Arkansas. Benton, Washington, Crawford, Sebastian, Carroll, Boone, Marion, Pope and Newton counties are included in the new boundaries of the district.[1]

Wal-Mart makes its corporate headquarters in Bentonville, which is contained within the 3rd District. The district has been held by the GOP since 1966.[2]

The current representative of the 3rd Congressional District is Steve Womack (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Arkansas's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

The 3rd Congressional District of Arkansas will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

General election candidates

Republican Party Steve Womack
Libertarian Party Grant Brand


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

2012

See also: Arkansas's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

The 3rd Congressional District of Arkansas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Steve Womack won re-election in the district.

U.S. House, Arkansas District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Womack Incumbent 75.9% 186,467
     Green Rebekah Kennedy 16% 39,318
     Libertarian David Pangrac 8.1% 19,875
Total Votes 245,660
Source: Arkansas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Steve Womack won election to the United States House. He defeated David Whitaker (D) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Womack 72.4% 148,581
     Democratic David Whitaker 27.6% 56,542
Total Votes 205,123

2008
On November 4, 2008, John Boozman won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Abel Noah Tomlinson (G) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 3 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Boozman incumbent 78.5% 215,196
     Green Abel Noah Tomlinson 21.5% 58,850
Total Votes 274,046

2006
On November 7, 2006, John Boozman won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Woodrow Anderson (D) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 3 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Boozman incumbent 62.2% 125,039
     Democratic Woodrow Anderson 37.8% 75,885
Total Votes 200,924

2004
On November 2, 2004, John Boozman won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jan Judy (D) and Dale Morfey (I) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 3 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Boozman incumbent 59.3% 160,629
     Democratic Jan Judy 38.1% 103,158
     Independent Dale Morfey 2.6% 7,016
Total Votes 270,803

2002
On November 5, 2002, John Boozman won re-election to the United States House. He defeated George Lyne (Write-in) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 3 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Boozman incumbent 98.9% 141,478
     Write-in George Lyne 1.1% 1,577
Total Votes 143,055

2000
On November 7, 2000, Asa Hutchinson won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[8]

1998
On November 3, 1998, Asa Hutchinson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Ralph Forbes (Reform) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 3 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAsa Hutchinson incumbent 80.7% 154,780
     Reform Ralph Forbes 19.3% 36,917
Total Votes 191,697

1996
On November 5, 1996, Asa Hutchinson won election to the United States House. He defeated Ann Henry (D), Tony Joe Huffman (Reform) and Dan Ivy (Write-in) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 3 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAsa Hutchinson 55.7% 137,093
     Democratic Ann Henry 41.8% 102,994
     Reform Tony Joe Huffman 2.4% 5,974
     Write-in Dan Ivy 0% 71
Total Votes 246,132

1994
On November 8, 1994, Tim Hutchinson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Berta Seitz (D) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 3 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Hutchinson incumbent 67.7% 129,800
     Democratic Berta Seitz 32.3% 61,883
Total Votes 191,683

1992
On November 3, 1992, Tim Hutchinson won election to the United States House. He defeated John VanWinkle (D) and Ralph Forbes (I) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 3 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Hutchinson 50.2% 125,295
     Democratic John VanWinkle 47.2% 117,775
     Independent Ralph Forbes 2.5% 6,329
     N/A Write-in 0% 95
Total Votes 249,494

1990
On November 6, 1990, John Paul Hammerschmidt won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Dan Ivy (D) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 3 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Paul Hammerschmidt incumbent 70.5% 129,876
     Democratic Dan Ivy 29.5% 54,332
Total Votes 184,208

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 3rd Congressional District of Arkansas after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Arkansas

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

While Democrats controlled both chambers, the Senate committee in charge of redistricting was evenly split which provided the GOP with some leverage in the process. Ultimately, the Senate and House traded several map proposals back and forth before finally coming to an agreement on April 13, 2011.

The 3rd District was part of a contentious negotiation between Democrats and Republicans in April 2011. One proposed map (supported by mostly Democrats) would have moved Fayetteville to the 4th District. This map was called "Fayetteville to the 4th" or the "Fayetteville Finger." Ultimately, Fayetteville remained in the 3rd District.

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