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Connecticut's 3rd congressional district

Connecticut's 3rd congressional district
Connecticut's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Connecticut's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Rosa DeLauro (DNew Haven)
Area 485 mi2
Distribution 96.6% urban, 3.4% rural
Population (2010) 714,819
Median income $49,752
Ethnicity 69.0% White, 12.4% Black, 3.9% Asian, 12.6% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 2.0% other
Cook PVI D+11

Connecticut's 3rd Congressional District is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Located in the central part of the state, the district includes the city of New Haven and its surrounding suburbs.

Principal cities include: Middletown, New Haven, and Stratford.

The district is currently represented by Democrat Rosa DeLauro.

Characteristics

The 3rd congressional district has existed since 1837, having been organized from the At-Large Congressional District. It is centered on the New Haven and its suburbs. The district comprises four-fifths of New Haven County, a small portion of Middlesex County, including most of Middletown and Stratford and a small section of Shelton in Fairfield County.

John G. Rowland and M. Jodi Rell have also carried the district.

Since 1933, Democrats have held the district for all but six terms (1943–45, 1947–49, 1953–59, 1981–83). Between 1972-1988, every Republican nominee for President carried the district, along with the state itself. In his sole run for a House seat, Joe Lieberman, lost the district to a Republican in 1980.

Towns in the District

Fairfield County - Shelton (part) and Stratford.

New Haven County - Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Branford, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Milford, Naugatuck, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Prospect, Seymour, Wallingford, Waterbury (part), West Haven, and Woodbridge.

Middlesex County - Durham, Middlefield, and Middletown (part).

Voter Registration

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of October 30, 2012[1]
Party Active Voters Inactive Voters Total Voters Percentage
  Democratic 145,529 10,801 156,330 37.50%
  Republican 65,324 3,352 68,676 16.47%
  Minor Parties 873 120 993 0.24%
  Unaffiliated 178,593 12,340 190,933 45.80%
Total 390,319 26,613 416,932 100%

Presidential elections

Average: Democratic (60.4%), Republican (37.01%), Third Party (2.59%)

Recent elections

US House election, 1994: Connecticut District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Rosa DeLauro (inc.) 111,261 63.45
Republican Susan Johnson 53,110 30.29
Susan Johnson 10,984 6.26
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 175,355
US House election, 1996: Connecticut District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Rosa DeLauro (inc.) 137,108 64.87 +1.43
Republican John Coppola 59,335 28.07 -2.22
A Connecticut Party Rosa DeLauro (inc.) 13,690 6.48 +0.22
Natural Law Gail Dalby 1,219 0.58 +0.58
Democratic hold Swing +8.19
Turnout 211,352
US House election, 1998: Connecticut District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Rosa DeLauro (inc.) 109,726 71.32 +6.45
Republican Martin T. Reust 42,090 27.36 -0.71
Democratic hold Swing +0.36
Turnout 153,851
US House election, 2000: Connecticut District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic hold Swing +0.37
Turnout 218,205
US House election, 2002: Connecticut District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic hold Swing -3.68
Turnout 185,364
US House election, 2006: Connecticut District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic hold Swing +3.06
Turnout 197,911

2008 Election

Connecticut 3rd Congressional District Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic hold Swing +2.07
Turnout 297,368
US House election, 2004: Connecticut District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic hold Swing +5.72
Turnout 276,980

2006 Election

Connecticut 3rd Congressional District Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic hold Swing +3.06
Turnout 197,911

2010 Election

Connecticut 3rd Congressional District Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic hold Swing -13.12
Turnout 220,661

2012 Election

Connecticut 3rd Congressional District Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 291,299

List of representatives

Representative Party Years of Service Hometown Electoral history
Elisha Haley Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
Groton Redistricted from the at-large seat
Thomas Wheeler Williams Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
New London Retired
George S. Catlin Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
Windham Retired
John A. Rockwell Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1849
Norwich Lost re-election
Chauncey Fitch Cleveland Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
Norwich Retired
Nathan Belcher Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
New London Retired
Sidney Dean Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Putnam
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
Retired
Alfred A. Burnham Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
Windham Retired
Augustus Brandegee Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1867
New London
Henry H. Starkweather Republican March 4, 1867 –
January 28, 1876
Norwich Died
Vacant January 28, 1876 –
April 12, 1876
John T. Wait Republican April 12, 1876 –
March 3, 1887
Norwich Retired
Charles Addison Russell Republican March 4, 1887 –
October 23, 1902
Killingly Died
Vacant October 23, 1902 –
November 4, 1902
Frank B. Brandegee Republican November 4, 1902 –
May 10, 1905
New London Resigned after being elected to the US Senate
Vacant May 10, 1905 –
October 2, 1905
Edwin W. Higgins Republican October 2, 1905 –
March 3, 1913
Norwich Retired
Thomas L. Reilly Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Meriden Re-districted from the 2nd District, Lost re-election
John Q. Tilson Republican March 4, 1915 –
December 3, 1932
New Haven Resigned
Vacant December 3, 1932 –
March 4, 1933
Francis T. Maloney Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
Meriden Retired to run for U.S. Senate
James A. Shanley Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1943
New Haven Lost re-election
Ranulf Compton Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
Madison Lost re-election
James P. Geelan Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Branford Lost re-election
Ellsworth Foote Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
North Branford Lost re-election
John A. McGuire Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
Wallingford Lost re-election
Albert W. Cretella Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1959
North Haven Lost re-election
Robert Giaimo Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1981
North Haven Retired
Lawrence J. DeNardis Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1983
Hamden Lost re-election
Bruce Morrison Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1991
Hamden Retired to run for Governor
Rosa DeLauro Democratic January 3, 1991 –
New Haven First elected in 1990
The district from 2003 to 2013

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut's 3rd congressional district

As of May 2015, there are two former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut's 3rd congressional district who are currently living at this time.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Lawrence J. DeNardis 1981–1983 (1938-03-18) March 18, 1938
Bruce Morrison 1983–1991 (1944-10-08) October 8, 1944

References

  1. ^
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present


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