Iowa's 3rd Congressional District

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Iowa's 3rd congressional district
Current incumbentTom Latham Republican Party
Population770,819
Gender49.2% Male, 50.8% Female
Race90% White, 3.7% Black, 2.6% Asian
Ethnicity6.3% Hispanic
Unemployment6.6%
Median household income$54,641
High school graduation rate91.5%
College graduation rate31.1%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 3rd Congressional District of Iowa is a congressional district covering an expanse of the state.

Iowa's 3rd Congressional District currently covers an area in the southeastern corner of Iowa. Polk, Dallas, Guthrie, Warren, Madison, Adair, Cass, Pottawattamie, Mills, Fremont, Page, Montgomery, Taylor, Adams, Union and Ringgold counties are included in this district.[1]

Previously the district covered an area from Des Moines (on the western end) to the western outskirts of the Cedar Falls-Waterloo Metropolitan Area (on the northeastern end) to the western outskirts of the Cedar Rapids area (on the eastern end) and to Lucas and Monroe counties (on the southern end).

The current representative of the 3rd congressional district is Tom Latham (R).

Elections

2014

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

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

2012

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

The 3rd congressional district of Iowa held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from the 4th district, Tom Latham won the election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Iowa District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Latham Incumbent 52.3% 202,000
     Democratic Leonard Boswell Incumbent 43.7% 168,632
     Independent David Rosenfeld 1.6% 6,286
     Independent Scott G. Batcher 2.4% 9,352
Total Votes 386,270
Source: Iowa Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Leonard L. Boswell won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Brad Zaun (R) and Rebecca Williamson (Socialist Workers) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Iowa District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeonard L. Boswell incumbent 50.7% 122,147
     Republican Brad Zaun 46.5% 111,925
     Socialist Workers Rebecca Williamson 2.6% 6,258
     N/A Write-In 0.2% 426
Total Votes 240,756

2008
On November 4, 2008, Leonard L. Boswell won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kim Schmett (R) and Frank V. Forrestal (Socialist Workers Party) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Iowa District 3 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeonard L. Boswell incumbent 56.4% 176,904
     Republican Jim Schmett 42.1% 132,136
     Socialist Workers Party Frank V. Forrestal 1.5% 4,599
Total Votes 313,639

2006
On November 7, 2006, Leonard L. Boswell won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jeff Lamberti (R) and Helen Meyers (Socialist Workers) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Iowa District 3 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeonard L. Boswell incumbent 51.9% 115,769
     Republican Jeff Lamberti 46.5% 103,722
     Socialist Workers Helen Meyers 1.6% 3,591
Total Votes 223,082

2004
On November 2, 2004, Leonard L. Boswell won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Stan Thompson (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Iowa District 3 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeonard L. Boswell incumbent 55.2% 168,007
     Republican Stan Thompson 44.7% 136,099
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 213
Total Votes 304,319

2002
On November 5, 2002, Leonard L. Boswell won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Stan Thompson (R), Jeffrey J. Smith (L) and Edwin B. Fruit (Socialist Workers Party) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Iowa District 3 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeonard L. Boswell incumbent 53.4% 115,367
     Republican Stan Thompson 45% 97,285
     Libertarian Jeffrey J. Smith 1.2% 2,689
     Socialist Workers Party Edwin B. Fruit 0.3% 569
     N/A Write-in 0% 75
Total Votes 215,985

2000
On November 7, 2000, Leonard L. Boswell won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jay Marcus (R), Joe Seehusen (L), Sue Atkinson (I) and Jim Hennager (Earth Federation) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Iowa District 3 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeonard L. Boswell incumbent 64.2% 156,327
     Republican Jay Marcus 34.4% 83,810
     Libertarian Joe Seehusen 0.9% 2,263
     Independent Sue Atkinson 0.3% 851
     Earth Federation Jim Hennager 0% 112
Total Votes 243,363

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 3rd congressional district of Iowa after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Iowa

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


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