Washington's 4th Congressional District
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Washington's 4th Congressional District
Washington's 4th congressional district
WA CD 04-2013.pdf
Representative
Population (2010)690,421
Median income$57,560[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+13[2]

Washington's 4th congressional district encompasses a large area of central Washington, covering the counties of Douglas, Okanogan, Grant, Yakima, Franklin, Benton, and Adams. The district is dominated by the Yakima and Tri-Cities areas. The Fourth District is predominantly rural, and is considerably more conservative than the western part of the state: it is in fact the second most Republican district in the Pacific States behind only California's 23rd.

Its Republican dominance is long-established: no Democratic presidential candidate has carried any county in the district since Bill Clinton in 1992 carried Okanogan County. None of the other counties in the district have backed a Democrat for President since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, while Adams County has not voted Democratic since Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936. George W. Bush carried the district in 2000 and 2004 with 62% and 63% of the vote, respectively. The 4th District also gave John McCain 58% of the vote in 2008, his strongest showing in Washington.

Only three Democrats have ever represented the district in Congress. The last Democrat to represent the district was Jay Inslee, who held the seat during the 103rd Congress. Doc Hastings, Inslee's Republican opponent in 1992, defeated Inslee in a 1994 rematch and served in Congress until he retired in 2014. After losing to Hastings in 1994, Inslee later moved to Bainbridge Island and was sent back to Congress representing the First District in the central Puget Sound area. Inslee was elected the state's governor in 2012, and took office in January 2013. In the 2008 election, Hastings easily defeated challenger George Fearing. The 4th District has been represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by Dan Newhouse since 2015, a Republican from Sunnyside.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Results from presidential elections

Year Winner & margin
1952 Eisenhower (R) 62 - 38%
1956 Eisenhower (R) 58 - 42%
1960 Nixon (R) 56 - 44%
1964 Johnson (D) 58 - 42%
1968 Nixon (R) 53 - 39%
1972 Nixon (R) 59 - 41%
1976 Ford (R) 52 - 44%
1980 Reagan (R) 55 - 36%
1984 Reagan (R) 63 - 34%
1988 Bush (R) 57 - 41%
1992 Bush (R) 42 - 35%
1996 Dole (R) 48 - 40%
2000 Bush (R) 62 - 34%
2004 Bush (R) 63 - 35%
2008 McCain (R) 58 - 40%
2012 Romney (R) 60 - 38%
2016 Trump (R) 56 - 34%

List of members representing the district

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=53&cd=04
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index - Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774-present; accessed November 8, 2014.

External links

Coordinates: 47°00?00?N 120°00?00?W / 47.00000°N 120.00000°W / 47.00000; -120.00000


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