Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District
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Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District
Minnesota's 3rd congressional district
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Minnesota's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
Area468[1] sq mi (1,210 km2)
Distribution
  • 95.57% urban[2]
  • 4.43% rural
Population (2018 est.)723,994[3]
Median household
income
$90,442[4]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+1[6]
External image
image iconTHIS govtrack.us MAP, is a useful representation of the 3rd CD's borders, based on Google Maps.

Minnesota's 3rd congressional district encompasses the suburbs of Hennepin, Carver, and Anoka counties to the west, south, and north of Minneapolis. The district includes blue collar Brooklyn Park and Coon Rapids to the north-east, middle-income Bloomington to the south, and higher-income Eden Prairie, Edina, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Minnetonka, and Wayzata to the west. Democrat Dean Phillips currently represents the district in the U.S. House of Representatives, after defeating incumbent Republican Erik Paulsen in the November 2018 midterm elections.

Statewide election voting

Year Office Results Party
2000 President Bush 50 - 46% Republican
2004 President Bush 51 - 48% Republican
2008 President Obama 52 - 46% Democratic
2012 President Obama 49.6 - 48.8% Democratic
2016 President Clinton 50.8 - 41.4% Democratic
2018 Senate Klobuchar 62.3 - 34.7% Democratic

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1873
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John T. Averill
Republican March 4, 1873 -
March 3, 1875
43rd Retired.
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William S. King
Republican March 4, 1875 -
March 3, 1877
44th Retired.
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Jacob H. Stewart
Republican March 4, 1877 -
March 3, 1879
45th Retired.
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William D. Washburn
Republican March 4, 1879 -
March 3, 1883
46th
47th
Redistricted to the 4th district
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Horace B. Strait
Republican March 4, 1883 -
March 3, 1887
48th
49th
Lost re-election.
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John L. MacDonald
Democratic March 4, 1887 -
March 3, 1889
50th Lost re-election.
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Darwin Hall
Republican March 4, 1889 -
March 3, 1891
51st Lost re-election.
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Osee M. Hall
Democratic March 4, 1891 -
March 3, 1895
52nd
53rd
Lost re-election.
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Joel Heatwole
Republican March 4, 1895 -
March 3, 1903
54th
55th
56th
57th
Retired.
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Charles Russell Davis
Republican March 4, 1903 -
March 3, 1925
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
Lost renomination.
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August H. Andresen
Republican March 4, 1925 -
March 3, 1933
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Lost re-election.
None March 4, 1933 -
January 3, 1935
73rd District inactive, all representatives elected at-large
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Ernest Lundeen
Farmer-Labor January 3, 1935 -
January 3, 1937
74th Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Henry Teigan Farmer-Labor January 3, 1937 -
January 3, 1939
75th Lost re-election.
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John G. Alexander
Republican January 3, 1939 -
January 3, 1941
76th Lost renomination.
Richard Pillsbury Gale Republican January 3, 1941 -
January 3, 1945
77th
78th
Lost re-election.
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William Gallagher
Democratic (DFL) January 3, 1945 -
August 13, 1946
79th Died.
Vacant August 13, 1946 -
January 3, 1947
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George MacKinnon
Republican January 3, 1947 -
January 3, 1949
80th Lost re-election.
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Roy Wier
Democratic (DFL) January 3, 1949 -
January 3, 1961
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
Lost re-election.
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Clark MacGregor
Republican January 3, 1961 -
January 3, 1971
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
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Bill Frenzel
Republican January 3, 1971 -
January 3, 1991
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
Retired.
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Jim Ramstad
Republican January 3, 1991 -
January 3, 2009
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
Retired.
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Erik Paulsen
Republican January 3, 2009 -
January 3, 2019
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
Lost re-election.
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Dean Phillips
Democratic (DFL) January 3, 2019 -
Present
116th Elected in 2018.

Elections

2018

Third Congressional District of Minnesota Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic (DFL) Dean Phillips 202,402 55.61%
Republican Erik Paulsen 160,838 44.19%

2016

Third Congressional District of Minnesota Election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Erik Paulsen 233,075 56.9%
Democratic (DFL) Terri Bonoff 169,238 43.1%

2014

Third Congressional District of Minnesota Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Erik Paulsen 167,515 62.1
Democratic (DFL) Sharon Sund 101,846 37.8

2012

Third Congressional District of Minnesota Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Erik Paulsen (Incumbent) 222,335 58.10
Democratic (DFL) Brian Barnes 159,937 41.79
Write-in 433 0.11
Total votes 382,705 100.0

2010

Third Congressional District of Minnesota Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Erik Paulsen 161,177 58.8
Democratic (DFL) Jim Meffert 100,240 36.6
Independence Jon Oleson 12,508 4.6

2008

Third Congressional District of Minnesota Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Erik Paulsen 179,032 48.5
Democratic (DFL) Ashwin Madia 150,863 40.9
Independence David Dillon 38,987 10.6

2006

Third Congressional District of Minnesota Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Ramstad 184,355 65
Democratic (DFL) Wendy Wilde 99,599 35

2004

Third Congressional District of Minnesota Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Ramstad 231,872 65
Democratic (DFL) Deborah Watts 126,670 35

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ "Minnesota congressional districts by urban and rural population and land area" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=27&cd=03
  5. ^ https://censusreporter.org/profiles/50000US2703-congressional-district-3-mn/
  6. ^ "Partisan Voting Index - Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.

Coordinates: 44°59?45?N 93°31?43?W / 44.99583°N 93.52861°W / 44.99583; -93.52861


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