Arkansas's 4th Congressional District
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Arkansas's 4th Congressional District
Arkansas's 4th congressional district
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Representative
Area20,951 sq mi (54,260 km2)
Distribution
  • 66.2% urban
  • 33.8% rural
Population (2015)711,737[1]
Median income$40,903[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+17[3]

Arkansas's 4th congressional district is a congressional district located in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Arkansas. Notable towns in the district include Camden, Hope, Hot Springs, Magnolia, Pine Bluff, and Texarkana.

The district is currently represented by Republican Bruce Westerman.

Historically, the district has supported conservative Democrats such as Mike Ross and David Pryor, and was reckoned as a classic Yellow Dog Democrat district. However, the growing Republican trend in the state has overtaken the district since the start of the 21st century with the district supporting George W. Bush with 51% in 2004 and support grew as John McCain won the district in 2008 with 58% of the vote.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Recent election results

Year Office Results
2000 President Gore 49 - 48%
2004 President Bush 51 - 48%
2008 President McCain 58 - 39%
2012 President Romney 62 - 36%
2016 President Trump 64 - 31%

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1875
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Thomas M. Gunter
Democratic March 4, 1875 -
March 3, 1883
44th
45th
46th
47th
Redistricted from the 3rd district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Samuel W. Peel
Democratic March 4, 1883 -
March 3, 1885
48th [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 5th district.
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John H. Rogers
Democratic March 4, 1885 -
March 3, 1891
49th
50th
51st
Redistricted from the 3rd district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
William L. Terry Democratic March 4, 1891 -
March 3, 1901
52nd
53rd
54th
55th
56th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles C. Reid
Democratic March 4, 1901 -
March 3, 1903
57th [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 5th district.
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John S. Little
Democratic March 4, 1903 -
January 14, 1907
58th
59th
Redistricted from the 2nd district.
Resigned when elected Governor of Arkansas
Vacant January 14, 1907 -
March 3, 1907
William B. Cravens Democratic March 4, 1907 -
March 3, 1913
60th
61st
62nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Otis Wingo
Democratic March 4, 1913 -
October 21, 1930
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant October 21, 1930 -
November 4, 1930
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Effiegene L. Wingo
Democratic November 4, 1930 -
March 3, 1933
71st
72nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
William B. Cravens Democratic March 4, 1933 -
January 13, 1939
73rd
74th
75th
76th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant January 13, 1939 -
September 12, 1939
William F. Cravens Democratic September 12, 1939 -
January 3, 1949
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Boyd A. Tackett Democratic January 3, 1949 -
January 3, 1953
81st
82nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Oren Harris
Democratic January 3, 1953 -
February 2, 1966
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become US District judge for the Eastern and Western District of Arkansas
Vacant February 2, 1966 -
November 8, 1966
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David Pryor
Democratic November 8, 1966 -
January 3, 1973
89th
90th
91st
92nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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Ray Thornton
Democratic January 3, 1973 -
January 3, 1979
93rd
94th
95th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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Beryl Anthony Jr.
Democratic January 3, 1979 -
January 3, 1993
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Lost renomination
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Jay Dickey
Republican January 3, 1993 -
January 3, 2001
103rd
104th
105th
106th
Defeated
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Mike Ross
Democratic January 3, 2001 -
January 3, 2013
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for Governor of Arkansas.
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Tom Cotton
Republican January 3, 2013 -
January 3, 2015
113th [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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Bruce Westerman
Republican January 3, 2015 -
present
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 2014.

Recent election results

2002

Arkansas's 4th Congressional District House Election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael Avery Ross* 119,633 60.56%
Republican Jay Dickey 77,904 39.44%
Majority 41,729 21.12%
Total votes 197,537 100.00
Democratic hold

2004

Arkansas's 4th Congressional District House Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael Avery Ross* 243,003 100.00%
Majority 243,003 100.00%
Total votes 100.00
Democratic hold

2006

Arkansas's 4th Congressional District House Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael Avery Ross* 128,236 74.73%
Republican Joe Ross 43,360 25.27%
Majority 84,876 49.46%
Total votes 171,596 100.00
Democratic hold

2008

Arkansas's 4th Congressional District House Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael Avery Ross* 203,178 86.17%
Green J. Joshua Drake 32,603 13.83%
Majority 170,575 72.34%
Total votes 235,781 100.00
Democratic hold

2010

Arkansas's 4th Congressional District House Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Michael Avery Ross* 102,479 57.53%
Republican Beth Anne Rankin 71,526 40.15%
Green J. Joshua Drake 4,129 2.32%
Majority 30,953 17.38%
Total votes 178,134 100.00
Democratic hold

2012

Arkansas's 4th Congressional District House Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tom Cotton 154,149 59.53%
Democratic Gene Jeffress 95,013 36.69%
Libertarian Bobby Tullis 4,984 1.92%
Green J. Joshua Drake 4,807 1.86%
Majority 59,136 22.84%
Total votes 258,953 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

2014

Arkansas's 4th Congressional District House Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Bruce Westerman 110,789 54%
Democratic James Lee Witt 87,742 43%
Libertarian Ken Hamilton 7,598 3%
Majority 23,047 11%
Total votes 206,131 100.00%
Republican hold

2016

Arkansas's 4th Congressional District House Election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Bruce Westerman 182,885 75%
Libertarian Ken Hamilton 61,274 25%
Majority 121,611 50%
Total votes 244,159 100.00%
Republican hold

2018

Arkansas's 4th Congressional District House Election, 2018[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bruce Westerman (incumbent) 136,740 66.74%
Democratic Hayden Shamel 63,984 31.23%
Libertarian Tom Canada 3,952 1.93%
Write-in 216 0.11%
Total votes 204,892 100%
Republican hold

Living former Members

As of April 2017, there are four former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arkansas's 4th congressional district that are currently living. The most recent representative to die was Jay Dickey (served 1993-2001) on April 20, 2017.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
David Pryor 1966-1973 (1934-08-29) August 29, 1934 (age 85)
Beryl Anthony Jr. 1979-1993 (1938-02-21) February 21, 1938 (age 81)
Mike Ross 2001-2013 (1961-08-02) August 2, 1961 (age 58)
Tom Cotton 2013-2015 (1977-05-13) May 13, 1977 (age 42)

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=05&cd=04
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index - Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "2018 Arkansas general election results". Arkansas Secretary of State. Retrieved 2019.

Coordinates: 34°13?11?N 93°12?16?W / 34.21972°N 93.20444°W / 34.21972; -93.20444


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