Georgia's 3rd Congressional District

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Georgia's 3rd congressional district
Current incumbentLynn Westmoreland Republican Party
Population687,745
Gender48.6% Male, 51.4% Female
Race71.8% White, 23.6% Black, 1.5% Asian
Ethnicity5.6% Hispanic
Unemployment12.1%
Median household income$50,155
High school graduation rate84.2%
College graduation rate24.3%
The 3rd Congressional District of Georgia is a congressional district based in west central Georgia.

Georgia's 3rd Congressional District is based in west central Georgia and stretches from Columbus in the south to the southern edge of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area in the north, including Fayette, Coweta, Henry and Spalding counties.[1]

It previously stretched from Columbus in the south to the southern edge of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area in the north, including Fayette, Coweta, Henry, and Spalding counties.

The current representative of the 3rd congressional district is Lynn A. Westmoreland (R)

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia's 3rd congressional district elections, 2014

The 3rd congressional district of Georgia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Georgia's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012

The 3rd congressional district of Georgia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Lynn A. Westmoreland won re-election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Georgia District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Westmoreland Incumbent 100% 232,380
Total Votes 232,380
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Lynn Westmoreland won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Frank Saunders (D) and Jagdish Agrawal (I) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Georgia District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLynn A. Westmoreland incumbent 69.5% 168,304
     Democratic Frank Saunders 30.5% 73,932
     Independent Jagdish Agrawal 0% 3
Total Votes 242,239

2008
On November 4, 2008, Lynn Westmoreland won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Stephen Camp (D) and Loretta VanPelt (Write-in) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Georgia District 3 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLynn A. Westmoreland incumbent 65.7% 225,055
     Democratic Stephen Camp 34.3% 117,522
     Write-in Loretta VanPelt 0% 3
Total Votes 342,580

2006
On November 7, 2006, Lynn Westmoreland won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mike McGraw (D) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Georgia District 3 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLynn A. Westmoreland incumbent 67.6% 130,428
     Democratic Mike McGraw 32.4% 62,371
Total Votes 192,799

2004
On November 2, 2004, Jim Marshall won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Calder Clay (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Georgia District 3 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Marshall incumbent 62.9% 136,273
     Republican Calder Clay 37.1% 80,435
Total Votes 216,708

2002
On November 5, 2002, Jim Marshall won election to the United States House. He defeated Calder Clay (R) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Georgia District 3 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Marshall 50.5% 75,394
     Republican Calder Clay 49.5% 73,886
Total Votes 149,280

2000
On November 7, 2000, Mac Collins won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Gail Notti (D) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Georgia District 3 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMac Collins incumbent 63.5% 150,200
     Democratic Gail Notti 36.5% 86,309
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 197
Total Votes 236,706

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 3rd congressional district of Georgia after the 2001 redistricting process.
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 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, will be located in the northwestern part of the state.[9] U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R) was drawn into the new district, leaving his current 9th District seat open in 2012. The new 9th District will lean Republican.[9] In addition, the plan displaces US Rep. John Barrow (D), but Barrow (who has been displaced before) planned to move in order to remain in the 12th District.[9] US Rep. Sanford Bishop's (D) district will become a majority-minority district. Also, U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey's (R) 11th District will pick up part of Atlanta. Overall, the plan is expected to bolster the Republican majority in the state's Congressional delegation.[9]

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