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Connecticut's 2nd congressional district

Connecticut's 2nd congressional district
Connecticut's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Connecticut's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Joe Courtney (DVernon)
Area 2,143 mi2
Distribution 66.7.% urban, 33.3% rural
Population (2010) 714,819
Median income $54,498
Ethnicity 84.2% White, 3.6% Black, 2.9% Asian, 6.8% Hispanic, 0.4% Native American, 2.1% other
Cook PVI D+5

Connecticut's 2nd Congressional District is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Located in the eastern part of the state, the district includes all of New London County, Tolland County, and Windham County, along with parts of Hartford, Middlesex, and New Haven counties.

Principal cities include: Enfield, Norwich, New London, and Old Saybrook.

The district is currently represented by Democrat Joe Courtney.

Contents

  • Towns in the District 1
    • Voter Registration 1.1
  • Presidential elections 2
  • Recent elections 3
    • 1992 3.1
    • 1994 3.2
    • 1996 3.3
    • 1998 3.4
    • 2000 3.5
    • 2002 3.6
    • 2004 3.7
    • 2006 3.8
    • 2008 3.9
    • 2010 3.10
    • 2012 3.11
  • List of Representatives 4
  • Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut's 2nd congressional district 5
  • References 6

Towns in the District

Hartford County - Enfield, Glastonbury (part), Marlborough, and Suffield.

Middlesex County - Chester, Clinton, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook.

New Haven County - Madison.

New London County - Bozrah, Colchester, East Lyme, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Lyme, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Old Lyme, Preston, Salem, Sprague, Stonington, Voluntown, and Waterford.

Tolland County - Andover, Bolton,, Columbia, Coventry, Ellington, Hebron, Mansfield, Somers, Stafford, Tolland, Union, Vernon, and Willington.

Windham County - Ashford, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Eastford, Hampton, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Scotland, Sterling, Thompson, Windham, and Woodstock.

Voter Registration

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of October 30, 2012[1]
Party Active Inactive Total Percentage Democratic 119,995 5,501 125,496 28.94%
  Republican 90,371 4,174 94,545 21.80% Minor Parties 580 48 628 0.14% Unaffiliated 201,003 12,027 213,030 49.12%
Total 411,949 21,750 433,699 100%

Presidential elections

Performance Average - Democrat (55.94%), Republican (41.10%), Third Party (2.97%)

Recent elections

1992

US House election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Edward W. Munster 119,416 49.20
Democratic Samuel Gejdenson (inc.) 83,197 34.28
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 242,707

1994

US House election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic hold Swing +8.28
Turnout 186,071

1996

US House election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic hold Swing -4.13
Turnout 223,258

1998

US House election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic hold Swing +11.39
Turnout 163,201

2000

US House election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican gain from Democratic Swing +12.50
Turnout 225,900

2002

US House election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican hold Swing +4.38
Turnout 217,108

2004

US House election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican hold Swing +0.13
Turnout 306,948

2006

US House election, 2006: Connecticut District 2[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic gain from Republican Swing +4.24
Turnout 242,410

2008

US House election, 2008: Connecticut District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic hold Swing +14.68
Turnout 323,022

2010

US House election, 2010: Connecticut District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic hold Swing -6.19
Turnout 246,763

2012

Connecticut 2nd Congressional District Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 299,960

List of Representatives

Representative Party Years of Service Hometown Note
District organized from Connecticut's At-large congressional district in 1837
Samuel Ingham Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839 Essex Lost Re-election
William L. Storrs Whig March 4, 1839 – June, 1840 Middletown Resigned/Appointed Associate Justice of CT Supreme Court
Vacant June, 1840 – December 7, 1840
William Whiting Boardman Whig December 7, 1840 – March 3, 1843 New Haven Retired
John Stewart Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845 Chatham Lost Re-election
Samuel Dickinson Hubbard Whig March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1849 Middletown Retired
Walter Booth Free Soil March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851 Meriden Lost Re-election
Colin M. Ingersoll Democratic March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1855 New Haven Retired
John Woodruff American March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857 New Haven Lost Re-election
Samuel Arnold Democratic March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859 Haddam Retired
John Woodruff Republican March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861 New Haven Retired
James E. English Democratic March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1865 New Haven Retired
Samuel L. Warner Republican March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867 Middletown Retired
Julius Hotchkiss Democratic March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1869 Waterbury Retired
Stephen Wright Kellogg Republican March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1875 Waterbury Lost Re-election
James Phelps Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1883 Essex Retired
Charles Le Moyne Mitchell Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1887 New Haven Retired
Carlos French Democratic March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889 Seymour Retired
Washington F. Willcox Democratic March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893 Chester Retired
James P. Pigott Democratic March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895 New Haven Lost Re-election
Nehemiah D. Sperry Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1911 New Haven Retired
Thomas L. Reilly Democratic March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1913 Meriden Re-districted to 3rd District
Bryan F. Mahan Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915 New London Lost Re-election
Richard P. Freeman Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1933 New London Lost Re-election
William L. Higgins Republican March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1937 Coventry Lost Re-election
William J. Fitzgerald Democratic January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939 Norwich Lost Re-election
Thomas R. Ball Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941 Old Lyme Lost Re-election
William J. Fitzgerald Democratic January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943 Norwich Lost Re-election
John D. McWilliams Republican January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945 Norwich Lost Re-election
Chase G. Woodhouse Democratic January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947 Sprague Lost Re-election
Horace Seely-Brown, Jr. Republican January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949 Pomfret Lost Re-election
Chase G. Woodhouse Democratic January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951 Sprague Lost Re-election
Horace Seely-Brown, Jr. Republican January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1959 Pomfret Lost Re-election
Chester Bowles Democratic January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1961 Essex Appointed Under Secretary of State
Horace Seely-Brown, Jr. Republican January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1963 Pomfret Unsuccessful candidate for US Senate
William St. Onge Democratic January 3, 1963 – May 1, 1970 Putnam Died
Vacant May 1, 1970 – November 3, 1970
Robert H. Steele Republican November 3, 1970 – January 3, 1975 Vernon Unsuccessful candidate for Governor
Chris Dodd Democratic January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1981 Norwich Elected to US Senate
Sam Gejdenson Democratic January 3, 1981 – January 3, 2001 Bozrah Lost Re-election
Rob Simmons Republican January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2007 Stonington Lost Re-election
Joe Courtney Democratic January 3, 2007 – Vernon Incumbent
The district from 2003 to 2013

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut's 2nd congressional district

As of May 2015, there are four former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut's 2nd congressional district who are currently at this time.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Robert H. Steele 1970–1975 (1938-11-03) November 3, 1938
Chris Dodd 1975–1981 (1944-05-27) May 27, 1944
Sam Gejdenson 1981–2001 (1948-05-20) May 20, 1948
Rob Simmons 2001–2007 (1943-02-11) February 11, 1943

References

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  2. ^ http://www.sots.ct.gov/ElectionsServices/election_results/2006_Nov_Election/Congress.pdf 2006 Official Election Results
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present



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