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Arkansas's 4th Congressional District
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Current incumbentTom Cotton Republican Party
Population736,183
Gender51% Female, 49% Male
Race75.6% White, 19.7% Black
Ethnicity5.5% Hispanic
Unemployment10.1%
Median household income$34,630
High school graduation rate81.9%
College graduation rate14.5%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 4th Congressional District is located in southwestern Arkansas. Madison, Newton, Johnson, Franklin, Crawford, Sebastian, Logan, Yell, Scott, Polk, Montgomery, Garland, Sevier, Howard, Little River, Grant, Jefferson, Cleveland, Drew, Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Union, Columbia, Miller, Lafayette, Hempstead, Nevada, Clark, Hot Spring, Pike, Ouachita and Dallas counties are included in the new boundaries of the district.[1]

The current representative of the 4th Congressional District is Tom Cotton (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Arkansas's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 4th Congressional District of Arkansas will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Tom Cotton is not seeking re-election in 2014. He is running for election to the U.S. Senate instead.

General election candidates

Republican Party Bruce Westerman
Democratic Party James Lee Witt
Libertarian Party Ken Hamilton


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Did not run

Republican Party Mark Darr - Lieutenant Governor
Democratic Party Janis Percefull

2012

See also: Arkansas' 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 4th Congressional District of Arkansas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Tom Cotton won election in the district, the incumbent Mike Ross did not run for re-election.

U.S. House, Arkansas District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Gene Jeffress 36.7% 95,013
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Cotton 59.5% 154,149
     Green Joshua Drake 1.9% 4,807
     Libertarian Bobby Tullis 1.9% 4,984
Total Votes 258,953
Source: Arkansas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Mike Ross won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Beth Anne Rankin (R) and Josh Drake (G) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Ross incumbent 57.5% 102,479
     Republican Beth Anne Rankin 40.2% 71,526
     Green Josh Drake 2.3% 4,129
Total Votes 178,134

2008
On November 4, 2008, Mike Ross won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Josh Drake in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 4 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Ross incumbent 86.2% 203,178
     Green Josh Drake 13.8% 32,603
Total Votes 235,781

2006
On November 7, 2006, Mike Ross won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Joe Ross (R) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 4 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Ross incumbent 74.7% 128,236
     Republican Joe Ross 25.3% 43,360
Total Votes 171,596

2004
On November 2, 2004, Mike Ross won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[6]

2002
On November 5, 2002, Mike Ross won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jay Dickey (R) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 4 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Ross incumbent 60.6% 119,633
     Republican Jay Dickey 39.4% 77,904
Total Votes 197,537

2000
On November 7, 2000, Mike Ross won election to the United States House. He defeated Jay Dickey (R) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 4 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Ross 51% 108,143
     Republican Jay Dickey incumbent 49% 104,017
Total Votes 212,160

1998
On November 3, 1998, Jay Dickey won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Judy Smith (D) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 4 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJay Dickey incumbent 57.5% 92,346
     Democratic Judy Smith 42.5% 68,194
Total Votes 160,540

1996
On November 5, 1996, Jay Dickey won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Vincent Tolliver (D) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 4 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJay Dickey incumbent 63.5% 125,956
     Democratic Vincent Tolliver 36.5% 72,391
Total Votes 198,347

1994
On November 8, 1994, Jay Dickey won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jay Bradford (D) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 4 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJay Dickey incumbent 51.8% 87,469
     Democratic Jay Bradford 48.2% 81,370
Total Votes 168,839

1992
On November 3, 1992, Jay Dickey won election to the United States House. He defeated W. J. McCuen (D) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 4 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJay Dickey 52.3% 113,009
     Democratic W. J. McCuen 47.7% 102,918
Total Votes 215,927

1990
On November 6, 1990, Beryl Anthony, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Roy Rood (R) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 4 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBeryl Anthony, Jr. incumbent 72.4% 110,365
     Republican Roy Rood 27.6% 42,130
Total Votes 152,495

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 4th 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.

See also

External links

References

  1. Arkansas April 2011 Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed July 23, 2012
  2. The Republic, "Former FEMA Director James Lee Witt enters Democratic race for US House seat in Arkansas," November 5, 2013
  3. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  4. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  5. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  6. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  7. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013