Washington's 2nd Congressional District
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Washington's 2nd Congressional District
Washington's 2nd congressional district
WA CD 02-2013.pdf
Representative
Population (2000)654,903
Median income$69,599[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+10[2]

Washington's 2nd congressional district includes all of Island and San Juan counties, and neighboring areas on the mainland, from Bellingham in the north to Lynnwood in the south. Before re-districting in 2012, the district encompassed the northern portion of Western Washington, from the vicinity of the King/Snohomish county line to the Canada-US border, including the San Juan Islands and the exclave of Point Roberts. Since 2001, it has been represented by Democrat Rick Larsen.

Originally created in 1909, when Washington was broken up into districts, the Second District was represented by future U.S. Senator Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson between 1941 and 1953. It was a reliably Democratic district for most of the latter half of the 20th century, until the Republican Revolution of 1994, when retiring Rep. Al Swift was replaced by Jack Metcalf. Larsen has represented the district since Metcalf's retirement in 2001. He faced a close re-election in 2002, but was handily re-elected in 2004, and didn't face serious opposition until 2010. In the 2008 election, Larsen easily defeated Republican challenger Rick Bart. In the 2010 election, Larsen narrowly avoided defeat against Republican challenger John Koster.

The district has leaned Democratic in presidential elections since the 1988 election. Al Gore and John Kerry narrowly carried the district in 2000 and 2004 with 48% and 51% of the vote, respectively. In 2008, Barack Obama won the district by a wide margin, carrying 55.60% of the vote while John McCain received 42%.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Recent presidential election results

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1952 President Eisenhower 55 - 45%
1956 President Eisenhower 55 - 45%
1960 President Kennedy 50 - 50%
1964 President Johnson 66 - 34%
1968 President Humphrey 48 - 46%
1972 President Nixon 62 - 38%
1976 President Ford 51 - 47%
1980 President Reagan 50 - 37%
1984 President Reagan 55 - 44%
1988 President Dukakis 49 - 48%
1992 President Clinton 39 - 33%
1996 President Clinton 47 - 39%
2000 President Gore 48 - 47%
2004 President Kerry 51 - 47%
2008 President Obama 56 - 42%
2012 President Obama 59 - 38%
2016 President Clinton 57 - 35%

List of members representing the district

Member
(District home)
Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1909
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Francis W. Cushman
(Tacoma)[3]
Republican March 4, 1909 -
July 6, 1909
61st Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1908.
Died.
Vacant July 6, 1909 -
November 2, 1909
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William W. McCredie
(Vancouver)[3]
Republican November 2, 1909 -
March 3, 1911
61st Elected to finish Cushman's term.
Lost renomination.
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Stanton Warburton
(Tacoma)[3]
Republican March 4, 1911 -
March 3, 1913
62nd Elected in 1910.
Lost re-election.
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Albert Johnson
(Hoquiam)[3]
Republican March 4, 1913 -
March 3, 1915
63rd Elected in 1912.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
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Lindley H. Hadley
(Bellingham)[3]
Republican March 4, 1915 -
March 3, 1933
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Lost re-election.
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Monrad Wallgren
(Everett)[3]
Democratic March 4, 1933 -
December 19, 1940
73rd
74th
75th
76th
Elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1928.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Resigned when appointed U.S. senator.
Vacant December 19, 1940 -
January 3, 1941
76th
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Henry M. Jackson
(Everett)[3]
Democratic January 3, 1941 -
January 3, 1953
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
Elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
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Jack Westland
(Everett)[3]
Republican January 3, 1953 -
January 3, 1965
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
Elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Lost re-election.
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Lloyd Meeds
(Everett)[3]
Democratic January 3, 1965 -
January 3, 1979
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
Elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Retired.
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Al Swift
(Bellingham)[3]
Democratic January 3, 1979 -
January 3, 1995
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
Elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Retired.
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Jack Metcalf
(Langley)[4]
Republican January 3, 1995 -
January 3, 2001
104th
105th
106th
Elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Retired.
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Rick Larsen
(Everett)[3]
Democratic January 3, 2001 -
present
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.

Recent election results

2010

2010 United States House of Representatives elections
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rick Larsen (Incumbent) 155,241 51.07
Republican John Koster 148,722 48.93
Total votes 303,963 100.0
Turnout
Democratic hold

2012

2012 United States House of Representatives elections
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rick Larsen (Incumbent) 184,826 61.1
Republican Dan Matthews 117,465 38.9
Total votes 302,291 100.0
Democratic hold

2014

2014 United States House of Representatives elections
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rick Larsen (Incumbent) 122,173 60.6
Republican B.J. Guillot 79,518 39.4
Total votes 201,691 100.0
Democratic hold

2016

2016 United States House of Representatives elections
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rick Larsen (Incumbent) 208,314 64.0
Republican Marc Hennemann 117,094 36.0
Total votes 325,408 100.0
Democratic hold

2018

2018 United States House of Representatives elections
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rick Larsen (Incumbent) 155,009 72.32
Libertarian Brian Luke 59,314 27.68
Total votes 214,323 100.0
Democratic hold

See also

References

  1. ^ Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index - Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k [comp.; ] (2005). Biographical directory of the United States Congress : 1774-2005 ; the Continental Congress, Sept. 5, 1774 to Oct. 21, 1788, and the Congress of the United States from the First through the One Hundred Eighth Congresses, March 4, 1789 to Jan. 3, 2005 inclusive ([2005 ed., closing date of compilation, January 3, 2005] ed.). Washington, D.C.: U.S. G.P.O. ISBN 0160731763.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "Larsen makes first visit to Whidbey as Congressman - South Whidbey Record". South Whidbey Record. Retrieved 2016.

External links

Coordinates: 48°24?N 122°12?W / 48.400°N 122.200°W / 48.400; -122.200


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