Missouri's 8th Congressional District

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Missouri's 8th Congressional District
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Current incumbentJason Smith Republican Party
Population747,756
Gender49.8% Male, 50.2% Female
Race92.4% White, 4.5% Black
Ethnicity1.6% Hispanic
Unemployment10.0%
Median household income$35,965
High school graduation rate80.4%
College graduation rate14.4%
The 8th Congressional District of Missouri is a congressional district encompassing rural southeast Missouri and south central Missouri as well as some counties in southwest Missouri. The district stretches from as far south as the Bootheel and north to the St. Louis exurbs of Farmington and surrounding areas in the Lead Belt. It encompasses as far east as the counties along the Mississippi River, to as far west along the Ozark Plateau near Branson.

The 8th Congressional District is currently represented by Jason Smith (R).

Elections

2014

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

The 8th Congressional District of Missouri held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Jason Smith (R) defeated Barbara Stocker (D), Rick Vandeven (L), Doug Enyart (Constitution Party) and Terry Hampton (I) in the general election.

U.S. House, Missouri District 8 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJason Smith Incumbent 66.7% 106,105
     Democratic Barbara Stocker 24.3% 38,702
     Libertarian Rick Vandeven 2.4% 3,757
     Constitution Doug Enyart 2.4% 3,796
     Independent Terry Hampton 4.3% 6,819
Total Votes 159,179
Source: Secretary of State 100% reporting Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2013

See also: Missouri's 8th Congressional District special election, 2013

The 8th Congressional District of Missouri held a special election to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R).[1] Jason Smith (R) won the election to replace Emerson.

U.S. House, Missouri District 8 Special General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJason T. Smith 67.1% 42,141
     Democratic Steve Hodges 27.4% 17,207
     Libertarian Bill Slantz 1.5% 968
     Constitution Doug Enyart 3.6% 2,265
     Write-in Robert George 0.1% 75
     Write-in Thomas W. Brown 0.1% 85
     Write-in Wayne Byington 0% 25
     Write-in Theo Brown Sr. 0% 0
Total Votes 62,766
Source: Missouri Division of Elections "2013 Special Election Results"

2012

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

The 8th Congressional District of Missouri held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Jo Ann Emerson won re-election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Missouri District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Jack Rushin 24.6% 73,755
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJo Ann Emerson Incumbent 71.9% 216,083
     Libertarian Rick Vandeven 3.5% 10,553
Total Votes 300,391
Source: Missouri Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

The primary took place on August 7th, 2012.[3]

Republican Primary Results

Missouri's 8th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJo Ann Emerson 67.1% 61,975
Bob Parker 32.9% 30,429
Total Votes 92,404

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jo Ann Emerson won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Tommy Sowers (D), Larry Bill (Independent) and Rick Vandeven (L) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Missouri District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJo Ann Emerson incumbent 65.6% 128,499
     Democratic Tommy Sowers 28.8% 56,377
     Independent Larry Bill 3.7% 7,193
     Libertarian Rick Vandeven 2% 3,930
Total Votes 195,999

2008

On November 4, 2008, Jo Ann Emerson won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Joe Allen (D), Branden C. McCullough (L) and Richard L. Smith (Constitution) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Missouri District 8 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJo Ann Emerson incumbent 71.4% 198,798
     Democratic Joe Allen 26.2% 72,790
     Libertarian Branden C. McCullough 1.6% 4,443
     Constitution Richard L. Smith 0.8% 2,257
Total Votes 278,288

2006

On November 7, 2006, Jo Ann Emerson won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Veronica J. Hambacker (D) and Branden C. McCullough (L) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Missouri District 8 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJo Ann Emerson incumbent 71.6% 156,164
     Democratic Veronica J. Hambacker 26.4% 57,557
     Libertarian Branden C. McCullough 2% 4,268
Total Votes 217,989

2004

On November 2, 2004, Jo Ann Emerson won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Dean Henderson (D), Stan Cuff (L) and Leonard J. Davidson (Constitution) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Missouri District 8 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJo Ann Emerson incumbent 72.2% 194,039
     Democratic Dean Henderson 26.6% 71,543
     Libertarian Stan Cuff 0.7% 1,810
     Constitution Leonard J. Davidson 0.5% 1,319
Total Votes 268,711

2002

On November 5, 2002, Jo Ann Emerson won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Gene Curtis (D) and Eric Van Oostrom (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Missouri District 8 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJo Ann Emerson incumbent 71.8% 135,144
     Democratic Gene Curtis 26.9% 50,686
     Libertarian Eric Van Oostrom 1.3% 2,491
Total Votes 188,321

2000

On November 7, 2000, Jo Ann Emerson won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Bob Camp (D), Tom Sager (Green) and John B. Hendricks, Jr. (L) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Missouri District 8 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJo Ann Emerson incumbent 69.3% 162,239
     Democratic Bob Camp 28.9% 67,760
     Green Tom Sager 0.7% 1,739
     Libertarian John B. Hendricks, Jr. 1% 2,328
Total Votes 234,066

Redistricting

2010-2011

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

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

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