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Arkansas's 2nd congressional district

Arkansas's 2nd congressional district
Current Representative Tim Griffin (RLittle Rock)
Area 6,045 mi²
Distribution 66.2% urban, 33.8% rural
Population (2000) 666,058
Median income $37,221
Ethnicity 75.6% White, 19.4% Black, 0.9% Asian, 2.4% Hispanic, 0.4% Native American, 0.1% other
Cook PVI R+8[1]

Arkansas's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district located in the central part of the U.S. state of Arkansas and includes the state capital of Little Rock as well as its suburbs and surrounding areas.

It is currently represented by Republican Tim Griffin.

2004. John McCain carried the district in 2008 with 53.69% of the vote while Barack Obama received 44.07%.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 49 - 48%
2004 President Bush 51 - 48%
2008 President McCain 54 - 44%
2012 President Romney 55 - 43%

List of representatives

Representative Party Year Electoral history
District created March 4, 1853
Edward A. Warren Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Albert Rust Democratic March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Edward A. Warren Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
Albert Rust Democratic March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
Civil War and Reconstruction
James M. Hinds Republican June 22, 1868 –
October 22, 1868
Died
Vacant October 22, 1868 –
January 13, 1869
James T. Elliott Republican January 13, 1869 –
March 3, 1869
Anthony A.C. Rogers Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
Oliver P. Snyder Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
William F. Slemons Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1881
James K. Jones Democratic March 4, 1881 –
February 19, 1885
Resigned after being elected to the US Senate
Vacant February 19, 1885 –
March 4, 1885
Clifton R. Breckinridge Democratic March 4, 1885 –
September 5, 1890
Lost contested election
Vacant September 5, 1890 –
November 4, 1890
Clifton R. Breckinridge Democratic November 4, 1890 –
August 14, 1894
Elected after John M. Clayton was assassinated while contest was pending.
Resigned to become U.S. Minister to Russia
Vacant August 14, 1894 –
December 3, 1894
John S. Little Democratic December 3, 1894 –
March 3, 1903
Redistricted to the 4th district
Stephen Brundidge, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1909
Redistricted from the 6th district
William A. Oldfield Democratic March 4, 1909 –
November 19, 1928
Died
Vacant November 19, 1928 –
January 9, 1929
Pearl P. Oldfield Democratic January 9, 1929 –
March 3, 1931
John E. Miller Democratic March 4, 1931 –
November 14, 1937
Resigned after being elected to the U.S. Senate
Vacant November 14, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
Wilbur Mills Democratic January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1977
Jim Guy Tucker Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1979
Ed Bethune Republican January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1985
Tommy Robinson Democratic January 3, 1985 –
July 28, 1989
Changed parties
Republican July 28, 1989 –
January 3, 1991
Ray Thornton Democratic January 3, 1991 –
January 1, 1997
Resigned
Vacant January 1, 1997 –
January 3, 1997
Vic Snyder Democratic January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2011
Retired
Tim Griffin Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2015
Retired
French Hill Republican January 3, 2015 –

Recent election results

2002

Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Vic Snyder* 142,752 92.92%
Write-in Ed Garner 10,874 7.08%
Majority 131,878 85.84%
Total votes 153,626 100.00%
Democratic hold

2004

Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Vic Snyder* 160,834 58.17%
Republican Marvin Parks 115,655 41.83%
Majority 45,179 16.34%
Total votes 276,493 100.00%
Democratic hold

2006

Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Vic Snyder* 124,871 60.53%
Republican Andy Mayberry 81,432 39.47%
Majority 43,439 21.06%
Total votes 206,303 100.00%
Democratic hold

2008

Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Vic Snyder* 212,303 76.54%
Green Deb McFarland 64,398 23.22%
Write-in Danial Suits 665 0.24%
Majority 147,905 53.32%
Total votes 277,366 100.00%
Democratic hold

2010

Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Tim Griffin 122,091 57.90%
Democratic Joyce Elliott 80,687 38.27%
Independent Lance Levi 4,421 2.10%
Green Lewis Kennedy 3,599 1.71%
Write-in Write-ins 54 0.03%
Majority 41,404 19.63%
Total votes 210,852 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

2012

Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Tim Griffin* 158,175 55.19%
Democratic Herb Rule 113,156 39.48%
Green Barbara Ward 8,566 2.99%
Libertarian Chris Hayes 6,701 2.34%
Majority 45,019 15.71%
Total votes 286,598 100.00%
Republican hold

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

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