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Texas' 4th Congressional District
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Current incumbentRalph Hall Republican Party
Population704,984
Gender51% Female, 49% Male
Race81.0% White, 11.5% Black
Ethnicity12.6% Hispanic
Unemployment8.7%
Median household income$46,846
High school graduation rate84.3%
College graduation rate19.8%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Texas' 4th Congressional District is located in the northeastern portion of the state and includes Grayson, Collin, Rockwall, Hunt, Fannin, Lamar, Delta, Hopkins, Rains, Camp, Upshur, Franklin, Red River, Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris and Titus counties.[1]

The district previously encompassed the surbanan area northeast of Dallas and included the cities of Texarkana, Paris, Denison and Sherman.

The current representative of the 4th Congressional District is Ralph Hall (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 4th Congressional District of Texas will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Texas' 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 4th Congressional District of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Ralph Hall (R) won re-election. He defeated VaLinda Hathcox (D) and Thomas Griffing (L) in the general election.[2]

U.S. House, Texas District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRalph M. Hall Incumbent 73% 182,679
     Democratic VaLinda Hathcox 24.1% 60,214
     Libertarian Thomas Griffing 2.9% 7,262
     Write-in Fred Rostek 0.1% 188
Total Votes 250,343
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Ralph Hall won re-election to the United States House. He defeated VaLinda Hathcox (D), Jim Prindle (L) and Shane Shepard (I) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Texas District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Hall incumbent 73.2% 136,338
     Democratic VaLinda Hathcox 22% 40,975
     Libertarian Jim Prindle 2.5% 4,729
     Independent Shane Shepard 2.3% 4,244
Total Votes 186,286

2008
On November 4, 2008, Ralph Hall won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Glenn Melancon (D) and Fred Annett (L) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Texas District 4 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Hall incumbent 68.8% 206,906
     Democratic Glenn Melancon 29.3% 88,067
     Libertarian Fred Annett 1.9% 5,771
Total Votes 300,744

2006
On November 7, 2006, Ralph Hall won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Glenn Melancon (D) and Kurt Helm (L) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Texas District 4 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Hall incumbent 64.4% 106,495
     Democratic Glenn Melancon 33.4% 55,278
     Libertarian Kurt Helm 2.1% 3,496
Total Votes 165,269

2004
On November 2, 2004, Ralph Hall won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jim Nickerson (D) and Kevin Anderson (L) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Texas District 4 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Hall incumbent 68.2% 182,866
     Democratic Jim Nickerson 30.4% 81,585
     Libertarian Kevin Anderson 1.3% 3,491
Total Votes 267,942

2002
On November 5, 2002, Ralph Hall won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John Graves (R) and Barbara Robinson (L) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Texas District 4 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Hall incumbent 57.8% 97,304
     Republican John Graves 40.4% 67,939
     Libertarian Barbara Robinson 1.8% 3,042
Total Votes 168,285

2000
On November 7, 2000, Ralph Hall won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jon Newton (R) and Joe Turner (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Texas District 4 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Hall incumbent 60.3% 145,887
     Republican Jon Newton 37.9% 91,574
     Libertarian Joe Turner 1.8% 4,417
Total Votes 241,878

1998
On November 3, 1998, Ralph Hall won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jim Lohmeyer (R) and Jim Simon (L) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Texas District 4 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Hall incumbent 57.6% 82,989
     Republican Jim Lohmeyer 40.9% 58,954
     Libertarian Jim Simon 1.5% 2,137
Total Votes 144,080

1996
On November 5, 1996, Ralph Hall won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jerry Ray Hall (R), Steven Rothacker (L) and Enos Denham, Jr. (Natural Law) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Texas District 4 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Hall incumbent 63.8% 132,126
     Republican Jerry Ray Hall 34.3% 71,065
     Libertarian Steven Rothacker 1.5% 3,172
     Natural Law Enos Denham, Jr. 0.4% 814
Total Votes 207,177

1994
On November 8, 1994, Ralph Hall won re-election to the United States House. He defeated David Bridges (R) and Steven Rothacker (L) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Texas District 4 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Hall incumbent 58.8% 99,303
     Republican David Bridges 39.8% 67,267
     Libertarian Steven Rothacker 1.4% 2,377
Total Votes 168,947

1992
On November 3, 1992, Ralph Hall won re-election to the United States House. He defeated David Bridges (R) and Steven Rothacker (L) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Texas District 4 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Hall incumbent 58.1% 128,008
     Republican David Bridges 38.1% 83,875
     Libertarian Steven Rothacker 3.8% 8,450
Total Votes 220,333

1990
On November 6, 1990, Ralph Hall won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Tim McCord (Write-in) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Texas District 4 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Hall incumbent 99.6% 108,300
     Write-in Tim McCord 0.4% 394
Total Votes 108,694

1988
On November 8, 1988, Ralph Hall won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Randy Sutton (R) and Melanie Dunn (L) in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, Texas District 4 General Election, 1988
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Hall incumbent 66.4% 139,379
     Republican Randy Sutton 32.1% 67,337
     Libertarian Melanie Dunn 1.5% 3,152
Total Votes 209,868

1986
On November 4, 1986, Ralph Hall won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Thomas Blow (R) in the general election.[15]

U.S. House, Texas District 4 General Election, 1986
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Hall incumbent 71.7% 97,540
     Republican Thomas Blow 28.3% 38,578
Total Votes 136,118

1984
On November 6, 1984, Ralph Hall won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Thomas Blow (R) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, Texas District 4 General Election, 1984
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Hall incumbent 58% 120,749
     Republican Thomas Blow 42% 87,553
     N/A Other 0% 39
Total Votes 208,341

1982
On November 2, 1982, Ralph Hall won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Pete Collumb (R) and Bruce Iiams (L) in the general election.[17]

U.S. House, Texas District 4 General Election, 1982
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Hall incumbent 73.8% 94,134
     Republican Pete Collumb 25.3% 32,221
     Libertarian Bruce Iiams 0.9% 1,141
Total Votes 127,496

1980
On November 4, 1980, Ralph Hall won election to the United States House. He defeated John Wright (R) in the general election.[18]

U.S. House, Texas District 4 General Election, 1980
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Hall 52.3% 102,787
     Republican John Wright 47.7% 93,915
Total Votes 196,702

Redistricting

The 4th Congressional District of Texas, prior to the 2010-2011 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Texas

Texas was redistricted in 2011. The controversial map approved by the Texas Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Perry was appealed and taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court before going into effect.[19]

External links

See also

References

  1. Texas Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  2. Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
  3. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  4. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  5. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  6. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  7. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1988," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 1986," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1984," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 1982," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 1980," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. Washington Times "High court to ponder Texas redistricting," Accessed December 14, 2011