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Arkansas's 2nd Congressional District

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Arkansas's 2nd congressional district
Current incumbentTim Griffin Republican Party
Population739,092
Gender51.2% Female, 48.8% Male
Race73.1% White, 22.0% Black, 1.2% Asian
Ethnicity4.9% Hispanic
Unemployment8.8%
Median household income$45,415
High school graduation rate87.7%
College graduation rate27.6%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 2nd Congressional District is located in central Arkansas. White, Van Buren, Conway, Perry, Saline, Faulkner and Pulaski counties are included in the new boundaries of the district.[1]

Arkansas' 2nd congressional district previously included Little Rock as well as its suburbs and surrounding areas.[2]

The current representative of the 2nd congressional district is Tim Griffin (R).

Elections

2012

See also: Arkansas' 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

The 2nd congressional district of Arkansas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Tim Griffin won re-election in the district.

U.S. House, Arkansas District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Herb Rule 39.5% 113,156
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Griffin Incumbent 55.2% 158,175
     Green Barbara Ward 3% 8,566
     Libertarian Chris Hayes 2.3% 6,701
Total Votes 286,598
Source: Arkansas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Tim Griffin won election to the United States House. He defeated Joyce Elliott (D), Lance Levi (I) and Lewis Kennedy (G) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Griffin 57.9% 122,091
     Democratic Joyce Elliott 38.3% 80,687
     Independent Lance Levi 2.1% 4,421
     Green Lewis Kennedy 1.7% 3,599
Total Votes 210,798

2008
On November 4, 2008, Vic Snyder won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Deb McFarland (G) and Danial Suits (Write-in) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 2 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngVic Snyder incumbent 76.5% 212,303
     Green Deb McFarland 23.2% 64,398
     Write-in Danial Suits 0.2% 665
Total Votes 277,366

2006
On November 7, 2006, Vic Snyder won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Andy Mayberry (R) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 2 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngVic Snyder incumbent 60.5% 124,871
     Republican Andy Mayberry 39.5% 81,432
Total Votes 206,303

2004
On November 2, 2004, Vic Snyder won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Marvin Parks (R) and William Gabriel (Write-in) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 2 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngVic Snyder incumbent 58.2% 160,834
     Republican Marvin Parks 41.8% 115,655
     Write-in William Gabriel 0% 4
Total Votes 276,493

2002
On November 5, 2002, Vic Snyder won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Ed Garner (Write-in) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 2 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngVic Snyder incumbent 92.9% 142,752
     Write-in Ed Garner 7.1% 10,874
Total Votes 153,626

2000
On November 7, 2000, Vic Snyder won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bob Thomas (R) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 2 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngVic Snyder incumbent 57.5% 126,957
     Republican Bob Thomas 42.5% 93,692
Total Votes 220,649

1998
On November 3, 1998, Vic Snyder won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Phil Wyrick (R) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 2 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngVic Snyder incumbent 58% 100,334
     Republican Phil Wyrick 42% 72,737
Total Votes 173,071

1996
On November 5, 1996, Vic Snyder won election to the United States House. He defeated Bud Cummins (R) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 2 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngVic Snyder 52.3% 114,841
     Republican Bud Cummins 47.7% 104,548
Total Votes 219,389

1994
On November 8, 1994, Ray Thornton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bill Powell (R) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 2 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRay Thornton incumbent 57.4% 97,580
     Republican Bill Powell 42.6% 72,473
Total Votes 170,053

1992
On November 3, 1992, Ray Thornton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Dennis Scott (R) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 2 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRay Thornton incumbent 74.2% 154,946
     Republican Dennis Scott 25.8% 53,978
Total Votes 208,924

1990
On November 6, 1990, Ray Thornton won election to the United States House. He defeated Jim Keet (R) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 2 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRay Thornton 60.4% 103,471
     Republican Jim Keet 39.6% 67,800
Total Votes 171,271

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 2nd 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.

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