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Iowa's 2nd congressional district

Iowa's 2nd congressional district
Iowa's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Iowa's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative David Loebsack (DIowa City)
Distribution 66.06% urban, 33.94% rural
Population (2000) 585,241[1]
Median income $40,121[1]
Ethnicity 93.7% White, 2.0% Black, 1.5% Asian, 2.7% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American
Cook PVI D+4[2]

Iowa's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Iowa that generally covers most of the southeastern part of the state including Davenport, Iowa City, Muscatine, Clinton, Burlington, and Fort Madison.

The district is currently represented by Democrat Dave Loebsack.

Contents

  • Redistricting 1
  • List of representatives 2
  • Historical Election Results 3
  • Recent Election Results 4
    • 2002 4.1
    • 2004 4.2
    • 2006 4.3
    • 2008 4.4
    • 2010 4.5
    • 2012 4.6
  • Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa's 2nd congressional district 5
  • Historical district boundaries 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8

Redistricting

On June 22, 2001, the Iowa Legislature passed a plan to redistrict the state of Iowa. The plan went into effect in 2002 for the 108th U.S. Congress. The prior redistricting plan was effective from 1992-2001.[3]

List of representatives

Representative Party Term District Residence Note
District created
March 4, 1847
Shepherd Leffler Democratic March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1851 Redistricted from the At-large district
Lincoln Clark Democratic March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
John P. Cook March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
James Thorington March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
Timothy Davis Republican March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859
William Vandever Republican March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1863
Hiram Price Republican March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1869
William Smyth Republican March 4, 1869 – September 30, 1870 Died
Vacant
September 30, 1870 - December 6, 1870
William P. Wolf Republican December 6, 1870 – March 3, 1871
Aylett R. Cotton Republican March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875
John Q. Tufts Republican March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
Hiram Price Republican March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1881
Sewall S. Farwell Republican March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
Jeremiah H. Murphy Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1887
Walter I. Hayes Democratic March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1895
George M. Curtis Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899
Joseph R. Lane Republican March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1901
John N. W. Rumple Republican March 4, 1901 – January 31, 1903 Died
Vacant
January 31, 1903 - March 4, 1903
Martin J. Wade Democratic March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905
Albert F. Dawson Republican March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1911
Irvin S. Pepper Democratic March 4, 1911 – December 22, 1913 Died
Vacant
December 22, 1913 - February 10, 1914
Henry Vollmer Democratic February 10, 1914 – March 3, 1915
Harry E. Hull Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1925
F. Dickinson Letts Republican March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1931
Bernhard M. Jacobsen Democratic March 4, 1931 – June 30, 1936 Died
Vacant
June 30, 1936 - January 3, 1937
William S. Jacobsen Democratic January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1943
Henry O. Talle Republican January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1959 Redistricted from the 4th district
Leonard G. Wolf Democratic January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1961
James E. Bromwell Republican January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1965
John Culver Democratic January 3, 1965 - January 3, 1975
Mike Blouin Democratic January 3, 1975 - January 3, 1979
Tom Tauke Republican January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1991
Jim Nussle Republican January 3, 1991 – January 3, 2003 Redistricted to the 1st district
Jim Leach Republican January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007 Redistricted from the 1st district
David Loebsack Democratic January 3, 2007 - Present Incumbent

Historical Election Results

Year[4] Party Affiliation Winner Number of Votes Party Affiliation Loser Number of Votes Percentage of Votes
1920 Republican Harry E. Hull 50,160 Farmer-Labor F.B Althouse 6,058 89% - 11%
1922 Republican Harry E. Hull 27,450 Democrat Wayne G. Cook 25,620 51% - 48%
1924 Republican Fred Dickinson Letts 49,117 Democrat Ralph U. Thompson 32,893 60% - 40%
1926 Republican Fred Dickinson Letts 29,200 Democrat J. P. Gallagher 19,612 60% - 40%
1928 Republican Fred Dickinson Letts 49,690 Democrat Frank Z. Titzell 37,344 57% - 43%
1930 Democrat Bernhard M. Jacobsen 30,008 Republican F. D. Letts 24,113 55% - 45%
1932 Democrat Bernhard M. Jacobsen 71,914 Republican Frank W. Elliott 50,636 59% - 41%
1934 Democrat Bernhard M. Jacobsen 60,654 Republican Martin B. Andelfinger 39,047 63% - 35%
1936 Democrat William S. Jacobsen 70,923 Republican Charles Penningroth 55,255 53% - 41%
1938 Democrat William S. Jacobsen 48,155 Republican Alfred C. Mueller 47,535 50.3% - 49.7%
1940 Democrat William S. Jacobsen 75,774 Republican W. A. McCullough 69,298 52% - 48%
1942 Republican Henry O. Talle 62,290 Democrat William S. Jacobsen 46,310 57% - 43%
1944 Republican Henry O. Talle 86,903 Democrat George C. Classen 68,489 56% - 44%
1946 Republican Henry O. Talle 60,111 Democrat Richard V. Bernhart 41,544 59% - 41%
1948 Republican Henry O. Talle 82,139 Democrat T. W. Mullaney 60,272 57% - 42%
1950 Republican Henry O. Talle 79,066 Democrat Eugene J. Kean 55,359 59% - 41%
1952 Republican Henry O. Talle 114,553 Democrat T. W. Mullaney 69,421 62% - 38%
1954 Republican Henry O. Talle 72,231 Democrat Ruben V. Austin 58,092 55% - 46%
1956 Republican Henry O. Talle 95,999 Democrat Leonard G. Wolf 90,843 51% - 49%
1958 Democrat Leonard G. Wolf 67,022 Republican Henry O. Talle 64,073 51% - 49%
1960 Republican James E. Bromwell 108,137 Democrat Leonard G. Wolf 97,608 53% - 47%
1962 Republican James E. Bromwell 67,475 Democrat Frank W. Less 60,296 53% - 47%
1964 Democrat John C. Culver 97,470 Republican James E. Bromwell 89,299 52% - 48%
1966 Democrat John C. Culver 76,281 Republican Robert M. L. Johnson 65,079 54% - 46%
1968 Democrat John C. Culver 103,651 Republican Tom Riley 84,634 55% - 45%
1970 Democrat John C. Culver 84,049 Republican Cole McMartin 54,934 60% - 40%
1972 Democrat John C. Culver 115,489 Republican Theodore R. Ellsworth 79,667 59% - 41%
1974 Democrat Michael T. Blouin 73,416 Republican Tom Riley 69,088 51% - 48%
1976 Democrat Michael T. Blouin 102,980 Republican Tom Riley 100,344 50% - 49%
1978 Republican Thomas J. Tauke 72,644 Democrat Michael T. Blouin 65,450 52% - 47%
1980 Republican Thomas J. Tauke 111,587 Democrat Steve Sovern 93,175 54% - 45%
1982 Republican Thomas J. Tauke 99,478 Democrat Brent Appel 69,539 59% - 41%
1984 Republican Thomas J. Tauke 136,839 Democrat Joe Welsh 77,335 64% - 36%
1986 Republican Thomas J. Tauke 88,708 Democrat Eric Tabor 55,903 61% - 39%
1988 Republican Thomas J. Tauke 113,543 Democrat Eric Tabor 86,438 58% - 43%
1990 Republican Jim Nussle 82,650 Democrat Eric Tabor 81,008 50% - 49%
1992 Republican Jim Nussle 134,536 Democrat David R. Nagle 131,570 50% - 49%
1994 Republican Jim Nussle 111,076 Democrat David R. Nagle 86,087 56% - 43%
1996 Republican Jim Nussle 127,827 Democrat Donna L. Smith 109,731 53% - 46%
1998 Republican Jim Nussle 104,613 Democrat Rob Tully 83,405 55% - 44%
2000 Republican Jim Nussle 139,906 Democrat Donna L. Smith 110,327 55% - 44%
2002 Republican James A. Leach 108,130 Democrat Julie Thomas 94,767 52% - 46%
2004 Republican James A. Leach 176,684 Democrat Dave Franker 117,405 59% - 39%
2006 Democrat Dave Loebsack 107,097 Republican James A. Leach 101,386 51% - 49%
2008 Democrat Dave Loebsack 173,639 Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks 118,040 57% - 38%
2010 Democrat Dave Loebsack 115,839 Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks 104,319 50% - 45%

Recent Election Results

2002

Iowa's 2nd Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James A. Leach 108,130 52.19
Democratic Julie Thomas 94,767 45.74
Libertarian Kevin Litten 4,178 2.02
No party Others 96 0.05%
Total votes 207,171 100.00
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2004

Iowa's 2nd Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James A. Leach* 176,684 58.92
Democratic Dave Franker 117,405 39.15
Libertarian Kevin Litten 5,586 1.86
No party Others 206 0.07%
Total votes 299,881 100.00
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2006

Iowa's 2nd Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dave Loebsack 107,683 51.38
Republican James A. Leach* 101,707 48.53
No party Others 196 0.09%
Total votes 209,586 100.00
Voter turnout %
Democratic gain from Republican

2008

Iowa's 2nd Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dave Loebsack* 175,218 57.19
Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks 118,778 38.77
Green Wendy Barth 6,664 2.18
Independent Brian White 5,437 1.78
No party Others 261 0.09%
Total votes 306,358 100.00
Voter turnout %
Democratic hold

2010

Iowa's 2nd Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dave Loebsack* 115,839 50.99
Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks 104,319 45.92
Libertarian Gary Joseph Sicard 4,356 1.92
Constitution Jon Tack 2,463 1.08
No party Others 198 0.09%
Total votes 227,175 100.00
Voter turnout %
Democratic hold

2012

Iowa's 2nd Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dave Loebsack* 211,863 55.57
Republican John Archer 161,977 42.48
Independent Alan Aversa 7,112 1.87
No party Others 323 0.08%
Total votes 381,275 100.00
Voter turnout %
Democratic hold

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

As of May 2015, five former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa's 2nd congressional district are alive.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
John Culver 1965–1975 (1932-08-08) August 8, 1932
Mike Blouin 1975–1979 (1945-11-07) November 7, 1945
Tom Tauke 1979–1991 (1950-10-11) October 11, 1950
Jim Nussle 1991–2003 (1960-06-27) June 27, 1960
Jim Leach 2003–2007 (1942-10-15) October 15, 1942

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Washington Post page on the 2nd District of Iowa
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  3. ^ "2001 Iowa Redistricting Plan,". 2001. 
  4. ^ "Election Statistics,". 2005. 
  • 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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