Georgia's 14th Congressional District
|Georgia's 14th Congressional District|
|Current incumbent||Tom Graves|
|Gender||49.3% Male, 50.7% Female|
|Race||85.3% White, 9.8% Black, 0.7% Asian, 0.4% Native American|
|Median household income||$42,700|
|High school graduation rate||79.1%|
|College graduation rate||16.6%|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
The current representative of the 14th Congressional District is Tom Graves (R).
The 14th Congressional District of Georgia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
The 14th Congressional District of Georgia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Republican incumbent from the 9th District, Tom Graves won the election in the district.
|U.S. House, Georgia District 14 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Tom Graves Incumbent||73%||159,947|
|Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Graves ran unopposed for re-election in 2010.
- See also: Redistricting in Georgia
In 2011, the Georgia State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.
On August 22, 2011, Georgia's Republican leadership released their proposed Congressional redistricting map. Due to population growth, Georgia gained a 14th Congressional district following the 2010 census. The new district, according to the plan, is located in the northwestern part of the state. Rep. Tom Graves (R) was drawn into the new district, which left 9th District seat open in 2012. After redistricting, the 9th District leaned Republican. In addition, the plan displaced Rep. John Barrow (D), but Barrow (who had been displaced before) moved into the district in order to remain in the 12th District. Rep. Sanford Bishop's (D) district will become a majority-minority district. Also, Rep. Phil Gingrey's (R) 11th District picked up part of Atlanta. Overall, the plan was expected to bolster the Republican majority in the state's congressional delegation.
- The Washington Post, "Census 2010 shows red states gaining congressional seats" accessed December 18, 2011
- Georgia Redistricting "Map" accessed July 2012
- Politico, "2012 Election Map, Georgia"
- Atlanta Journal Constitution, "GOP redistricting plan would tighten grip on congressional delegation," August 22, 2011