Arizona's 9th Congressional District

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Arizona's 9th congressional district
Current incumbentKyrsten Sinema Democratic Party
Gender50.3% Female, 49.7% Male
Race80.3% White, 5.9% Black, 4.4% Asian, 2% Native Am.
Ethnicity26.3% Hispanic
Median household income$48,033
High school graduation rate88.4%
College graduation rate34.4%
The 9th District is based in Tempe, Arizona, and is one of five primarily urban districts centered around Phoenix, Arizona.[1]

The new district's current (and first) representative is Krysten Sinema (D). She was elected to represent Arizona's 9th district in the November 2012 general election.[2]



See also: Arizona's 9th congressional district elections, 2012

The 9th congressional district of Arizona held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. The race was considered too close to call until November 12th, when Democrat Krysten Sinema was declared the winner, having narrowly defeated Republican opponent Vernon Parker (R) for the newly created 9th district seat.[3]

U.S. House, Arizona District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKyrsten Sinema 48.7% 121,881
     Republican Vernon B. Parker 44.6% 111,630
     Libertarian Powell Gammill 6.6% 16,630
Total Votes 250,141
Source: Arizona Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"



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. As a result of population shifts, Arizona gained a new 9th district.

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