Georgia's 4th Congressional District

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Georgia's 4th congressional district
Current incumbentHank Johnson Democratic Party
Population720,228
Gender47.5% Male, 52.5% Female
Race31% White, 57% Black, 4.4% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander
Ethnicity10.5% Hispanic
Unemployment15.6%
Median household income$47,414
High school graduation rate85.6%
College graduation rate28.8%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 4th Congressional District of Georgia is a congressional district.

Georgia's 4th Congressional District includes parts of Dekalb, Rockdale and Gwinnett counties in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area, including North Atlanta, Decatur and Lilburn.[1]

It previously included parts of Dekalb, Rockdale, and Gwinnett counties in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area, including North Atlanta, Decatur, and Lilburn.

The current representative of the 4th congressional district is Hank Johnson (D)

Elections

2014

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

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

2012

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

The 4th congressional district of Georgia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Henry C. Johnson, Jr. won re-election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Georgia District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHenry C. Johnson Incumbent 73.6% 208,861
     Republican J. Chris Vaughn 26.4% 75,041
Total Votes 283,902
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Henry C. Johnson, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Lisbeth "Liz" Carter (R) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Georgia District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHenry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr. incumbent 74.7% 131,760
     Republican Lisbeth "Liz" Carter 25.3% 44,707
Total Votes 176,467

2008
On November 4, 2008, Henry C. Johnson, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Loren Christopher Collins (Write-in), Faye Coffield (Write-in) and Jacob Perasso (Write-in) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Georgia District 4 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHenry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr. incumbent 99.9% 224,494
     Write-in Loren Christopher Collins 0.1% 159
     Write-in Faye Coffield 0% 35
     Write-in Jacob Perasso 0% 6
Total Votes 224,694

2006
On November 7, 2006, Henry C. Johnson, Jr. won election to the United States House. He defeated Catherine Davis (R) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Georgia District 4 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHenry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr. 75.4% 106,352
     Republican Catherine Davis 24.6% 34,778
Total Votes 141,130

2004
On November 2, 2004, Cynthia McKinney won election to the United States House. She defeated Catherine Davis (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Georgia District 4 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCynthia McKinney 63.8% 157,461
     Republican Catherine Davis 36.2% 89,509
Total Votes 246,970

2002
On November 5, 2002, Denise L. Majette won election to the United States House. She defeated Cynthia Van Auken (R) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Georgia District 4 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDennis L. Majette 77% 118,045
     Republican Cynthia Van Auken 23% 35,202
Total Votes 153,247

2000
On November 7, 2000, Cynthia A. McKinney won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Sunny Warren (R) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Georgia District 4 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCynthia A. McKinney incumbent 60.7% 139,579
     Republican Sunny Warren 39.3% 90,277
Total Votes 229,856

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 4th 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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