Connecticut's 4th Congressional District

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Connecticut's 4th congressional district
Current incumbentJim Himes Democratic Party
Population726,619
Gender48.58% Male, 51.42% Female
Race74.23% White, 12% Black, 5.03% Asian, 0.17% Native American, 0.012% Pacific Islander
Ethnicity17.46% Hispanic
Unemployment10.8%
Median household income$79,097
High school graduation rate88.6%
College graduation rate46.5%
The 4th Congressional District of Connecticut is a congressional district located in the southwestern part of the state.

Connecticut's 4th Congressional District is located in the southwestern portion of the state. Oxford, Shelton, Monroe, Trumbull, Fairfield, Redding, Ridgefield, Wilton, Stramford, Norwalk, Easton, Westport, Greenwich and Darien counties are included in the new district boundaries.[1]

Previously, the district was largely suburban and consisted of Bridgeport, the largest city in the state, and Stamford.

The current representative of the 4th congressional district is Jim Himes (D).

Elections

2014

See also: Connecticut's 4th congressional district elections, 2014

The 4th congressional district of Connecticut will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Connecticut's 4th congressional district elections, 2012

The 4th congressional district of Connecticut held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent James Himes won the election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Connecticut District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Himes Incumbent 60% 175,929
     Republican Steve Obsitnik 40% 117,503
Total Votes 293,432
Source: Connecticut Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


2010
On November 2, 2010, Jim Himes won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Dan Debicella (R) and Eugene Flanagan (Independent) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Connecticut District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Himes incumbent 52% 110,746
     Republican Dan Debicella 47.9% 102,030
     Independent Eugene Flanagan 0% 10
Total Votes 212,786

2008
On November 2, 2010, Jim Himes won election to the United States House. He defeated incumbent Christopher Shays (R), Richard Z. Duffee (Green Party), Michael Anthony Carrano (Libertarian) and Eugene Flanagan (Write-in) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Connecticut District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Himes 49.8% 149,345
     Republican Christopher Shays incumbent 49% 146,854
     Green Richard Z. Duffee 0.5% 1,388
     Libertarian Michael Anthony Carrano 0.7% 2,049
     Write-in Eugene Flanagan 0% 10
Total Votes 299,646

2006
On November 7, 2006, Christopher Shays won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Diane Farrell (D) and Philip Z. Maymin (L) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Connecticut District 4 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Shays incumbent 51% 106,510
     Democratic Diane Farrell 47.6% 99,450
     Libertarian Philip Z. Maymin 1.5% 3,058
     Green Write-in 0% 1
Total Votes 209,019

2004
On November 2, 2004, Christopher Shays won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Diane Farrell (D) and Carl E. Vassar (Write-in) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Connecticut District 4 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Shays incumbent 52.4% 152,493
     Democratic Diane Farrell 47.6% 138,333
     Write-in Carl E. Vassar 0% 4
Total Votes 290,830

2002
On November 5, 2002, Christopher Shays won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Stephanie H. Sanchez (D) and Carl E. Vassar (Write-in) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Connecticut District 4 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Shays incumbent 64.4% 113,197
     Democratic Stephanie H. Sanchez 35.6% 62,491
     Write-in Carl E. Vassar 0% 7
Total Votes 175,695

2000
On November 7, 2000, Christopher Shays won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Stephanie Sanchez (D), Daniel Gislao (L) and Frank M. Don (I) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Connecticut District 4 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Shays incumbent 57.6% 119,155
     Democratic Stephanie Sanchez 40.9% 84,472
     Libertarian Daniel Gislao 1% 2,034
     Independent Frank M. Don 0.5% 1,097
Total Votes 206,758

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 4th congressional district of Connecticut after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Connecticut

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

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