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Alabama's 2nd congressional district

 

Alabama's 2nd congressional district

Alabama's 2nd congressional district
Alabama's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Alabama's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Martha Roby (RMontgomery)
Area 10,608 mi² (27,275 km²)
Distribution 50.1 % urban, 49.9 % rural
Population (2000) 635,300
Median income $32,460
Ethnicity 67.0% White, 29.4% Black, 0.6% Asian, 1.5% Hispanic, 0.4% Native American, 1.0% other
Occupation 29.5% blue collar, 55.1% white collar, 15.4% gray collar
Cook PVI R+17[1]

Alabama's 2nd congressional district is a United States congressional district in Alabama that elects a representative to the United States House of Representatives. It is based in the Wiregrass region of southeastern Alabama, but also includes portions of the Montgomery metropolitan area. The district encompasses portions of Montgomery County and the entirety of Autauga, Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Elmore, Geneva, Henry, Houston and Pike counties. Other cities in the district include Andalusia, Dothan, Greenville, and Troy.

The district is represented by Republican Martha Roby, a former Montgomery city councilwoman, who defeated Bobby Bright, the Democratic incumbent, in the November 2010 election.

Contents

  • Character 1
  • Voting 2
  • List of representatives 3
  • Results 4
    • 2004 4.1
    • 2006 4.2
    • 2008 4.3
    • 2010 4.4
    • 2012 4.5
  • Historical district boundaries 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Character

The population of the district is fairly evenly distributed with a large number of small-to-medium-sized cities spread throughout the district. The presence of Fort Rucker in Dale County and Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery County imbibes the district with a heavy military leaning. The district is home of Troy University, one of the largest providers of education to active military members in the country. At the federal level, the district is strongly Republican, and gave John McCain, the Republican candidate, 63.42% of the vote in 2008 while Barack Obama, the Democratic candidate, received 36.05%.

Voting

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2012 President Romney 63 - 36%
2008 President McCain 63 - 36%
2004 President Bush 67 - 33%
2000 President Bush 61 - 38%

List of representatives

A visual representation of party control of Alabama's 2nd Congressional District. The district first elected a member for the 18th congress.
Congress Representative Party Years Notes
District created March 4, 1823
18th John McKee Jacksonian D-R March 4, 1823 - March 3, 1825
19th-20th Jacksonian March 4, 1825 - March 4, 1829
21st Robert E.B. Baylor Jacksonian March 4, 1829 - March 3, 1831
22nd Samuel Wright Mardis Jacksonian March 4, 1831 - March 3, 1833 Redistricted to the 3rd district
23rd John McKinley Jacksonian March 3, 1833 - March 3, 1835
24th Joshua L. Martin Jacksonian March 4, 1835 - March 3, 1837
25th Democratic March 4, 1837 - March 3, 1839
26th David Hubbard Democratic March 4, 1839 - March 3, 1841
27th District inactive, all representatives elected At-large on a general ticket
28th James Edwin Belser Democratic March 4, 1843 - March 3, 1845
29th-31st Henry Washington Hilliard Whig March 4, 1845 - March 3, 1851
32nd-33rd James Abercrombie Whig March 4, 1851 - March 3, 1855
34th-35th Eli Sims Shorter Democratic March 4, 1855 - March 3, 1859
36th James L. Pugh Democratic March 4, 1859 - January 21, 1861 Withdrew
37th-39th 1861-1868 Civil War and Reconstruction
40th-42nd Charles Waldron Buckley Republican July 21, 1868 - March 3, 1873
43rd James T. Rapier Republican March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1875
44th Jeremiah Norman Williams Democratic March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1877 Redistricted to the 3rd district
45th-52nd Hilary A. Herbert Democratic March 4, 1877 - March 3, 1893
53rd-56th Jesse F. Stallings Democratic March 4, 1893 - March 3, 1901
57th-60th Ariosto A. Wiley Democratic March 4, 1901 - June 17, 1908 Died
60th Oliver C. Wiley Democratic November 3, 1908 - March 3, 1909
61st-66th S. Hubert Dent, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1909 - March 3, 1921
67th-68th John R. Tyson Democratic March 4, 1921 - March 27, 1923 Died
68th-75th J. Lister Hill Democratic August 14, 1923- January 11, 1938 appointed to US Senate
75th-87th George M. Grant Democratic June 14, 1938 - January 3, 1963 Redistricted to the At-large district
88th January 3, 1963 - January 3, 1965 District inactive, all representatives elected At-large on a general ticket
89th-103rd William Louis Dickinson Republican January 3, 1965 - January 3, 1993
103rd-110th Terry Everett Republican January 3, 1993 - January 3, 2009
111th Bobby Bright Democratic January 3, 2009 - January 3, 2011
112th-113th Martha Roby Republican January 3, 2011 -
present

Results

2004

Alabama's 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Terry Everett 177,086 71.51%
Democratic Charles James 70,562 28.49%

2006

Alabama's 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Terry Everett 124,302 69.54% -1.97%
Democratic Charles James 54,450 30.46% +1.97%
Majority 69,852 39.08%
Total votes 178,752 100%
Republican hold

2008

Alabama's 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bobby Bright 144,368 50.31% +19.85%
Republican Jay Love 142,578 49.69% -19.85%
Majority 1,790 0.62%
Total votes 286,946 100%
Democratic gain from Republican

2010

Alabama's 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Martha Roby 111,332 51.10% +1.41
Democratic Bobby Bright (Incumbent) 106,456 48.90% -1.41
Majority 4,876 2.2%
Total votes 217,788 100%
Republican gain from Democratic

2012

Alabama's 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Martha Roby 180,483 63.66%
Democratic Therese Ford 103,007 36.34%
Majority 77,476 27.32%
Total votes 283,490 100.00%
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  • 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

External links

  • CNN coverage of the 2008 election
  • CNN coverage of the 2006 election
  • CNN converage of the 2004 election
  • CNN converage of the 2002 election
  • CNN converage of the 2000 election
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