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Iowa's 3rd congressional district

Iowa's 3rd congressional district
Iowa's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Iowa's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative David Young (RVan Meter)
Distribution 73.07% urban, 26.93% rural
Population (2000) 585,305[1]
Median income $43,176[1]
Ethnicity 91.6% White, 3.2% Black, 1.9% Asian, 3.2% Hispanic, 0.4% Native American
Cook PVI Even[2]

Iowa's 3rd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Iowa that covers the southwest portion of the state, roughly an area including Des Moines to the Nebraska and Missouri borders.

From 2003 to 2013 it encompassed Des Moines (on the western end) to the western outskirts of the Cedar Falls-Waterloo Metropolitan Area (on the northeastern end) to the western outskirts of the Cedar Rapids area (on the eastern end) and to Lucas and Monroe counties (on the southern end).

The district is represented by Republican David Young.

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 3rd 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, 1863
William B. Allison Republican March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1871
William G. Donnan Republican March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875
Lucien L. Ainsworth Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
Theodore W. Burdick Republican March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
Thomas Updegraff Republican March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883
David B. Henderson Republican March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1903 Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1899–1903
Benjamin P. Birdsall Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1909
Charles E. Pickett Republican March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1913
Maurice Connolly Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915
Burton E. Sweet Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1923
Thomas J. B. Robinson Republican March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1933
Albert C. Willford Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935
John W. Gwynne Republican January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1949
Harold R. Gross Republican January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1975
Chuck Grassley Republican January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1981
T. Cooper Evans Republican January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1987
David R. Nagle Democratic January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1993
Jim R. Lightfoot Republican January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1997 Redistricted from the 5th district
Leonard Boswell Democratic January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2013
Tom Latham Republican January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2015 Clive Redistricted from the 4th district
David Young Republican January 3, 2015 – Van Meter

Historical election results

Year[4] Party Affiliation Winner Number of Votes Party Affiliation Loser Number of Votes Percentage of Votes
1920 Republican Burton E. Sweet 67,859 Farmer-Labor Roy Jacobs 1,974 97% - 3%
1922 Republican Thomas J. B. Robinson 34,518 Democrat Fred P. Hageman 24,304 58% - 41%
1924 Republican Thomas J. B. Robinson 54,921 Democrat Willis N. Birdsall 25,215 69% - 31%
1926 Republican Thomas J. B. Robinson 32,180 Democrat Ellis E. Wilson 13,696 70% - 30%
1928 Republican Thomas J. B. Robinson 60,025 Democrat Leo. F. Tierney 38,469 61% - 39%
1930 Republican Thomas J. B. Robinson 27,098 Democrat W. L. Beecher 15,908 63% - 37%
1932 Democrat Albert C. Willford 48,939 Republican Thomas J. B. Robinson 47,776 51% - 49%
1934 Republican John W. Gwynne 42,063 Democrat Albert C. Willford 35,159 51% - 43%
1936 Republican John W. Gwynne 53,928 Democrat Albert C. Willford 47,391 52% - 46%
1938 Republican John W. Gwynne 45,541 Democrat W. F. Hayes 30,158 60% - 40%
1940 Republican John W. Gwynne 65,425 Democrat Ernest J. Seemann 43,709 60% - 40%
1942 Republican John W. Gwynne 54,124 Democrat William D. Kearney 35,065 61% - 39%
1944 Republican John W. Gwynne 74,901 Democrat William D. Kearney 56,985 58% - 42%
1946 Republican John W. Gwynne 48,346 Democrat Dan J. P. Ryan 29,661 62% - 38%
1948 Republican H. R. Gross 78,838 Democrat Dan J. P. Ryan 56,002 58% - 41%
1950 Republican H. R. Gross 73,490 Democrat James O. Babcock 40,786 64% - 36%
1952 Republican H. R. Gross 109,992 Democrat George R. Laub 56,871 66% - 34%
1954 Republican H. R. Gross 68,307 Democrat George R. Laub 41,622 62% - 38%
1956 Republican H. R. Gross 97,590 Democrat Michael Micich 69,076 59% - 41%
1958 Republican H. R. Gross 61,920 Democrat Michael Micich 53,467 54% - 46%
1960 Republican H. R. Gross 99,046 Democrat Edward J. Gallagher, Jr. 76,837 56% - 44%
1962 Republican H. R. Gross 66,337 Democrat Neel F. Hill 50,580 57% - 43%
1964 Republican H. R. Gross 83,455 Democrat Stephen M. Peterson 83,036 50.1% - 49.9%
1966 Republican H. R. Gross 79,343 Democrat L. A. Pat Touchae 48,530 62% - 38%
1968 Republican H. R. Gross 101,839 Democrat John E. Van Eschen 57,164 64% - 36%
1970 Republican H. R. Gross 66,087 Democrat Lyle D. Taylor 45,958 59% - 41%
1972 Republican H. R. Gross 109,113 Democrat Lyle D. Taylor 86,848 56% - 44%
1974 Republican Charles E. Grassley 77,468 Democrat Stephen J. Rapp 74,859 51% - 49%
1976 Republican Charles E. Grassley 117,957 Democrat Stephen J. Rapp 90,981 56% - 44%
1978 Republican Charles E. Grassley 103,659 Democrat John Knudson 34,880 75% - 25%
1980 Republican Cooper Evans 107,869 Democrat Lynn G. Cutler 101,735 51% - 48%
1982 Republican Cooper Evans 104,072 Democrat Lynn G. Cutler 83,581 55% - 45%
1984 Republican Cooper Evans 133,737 Democrat Joe Johnston 86,574 61% - 39%
1986 Democrat David R. Nagle 83,504 Republican John McIntee 69,386 55% - 45%
1988 Democrat David R. Nagle 129,204 Republican Donald B. Redfern 74,682 63% - 37%
1990 Democrat David R. Nagle 100,947 N/A No Opponent 833 99% - 1%
1992 Republican Jim Ross Lightfootf 125,931 Democrat Elaine Baxter 121,063 49% - 47%
1994 Republican Jim Ross Lightfoot 111,862 Democrat Elaine Baxter 79,310 58% - 41%
1996 Democrat Leonard L. Boswell 115,914 Republican Mike Mahaffey 111,895 49% - 48%
1998 Democrat Leonard L. Boswell 107,947 Republican Larry McKibben 78,063 57% - 41%
2000 Democrat Leonard L. Boswell 156,327 Republican Jay Marcus 83,810 63% - 34%
2002 Democrat Leonard L. Boswell 115,367 Republican Stan Thompson 97,285 53% - 45%
2004 Democrat Leonard L. Boswell 168,007 Republican Stan Thompson 136,099 55% - 45%
2006 Democrat Leonard L. Boswell 114,689 Republican Jeff Lamberti 103,182 52% - 47%
2008 Democrat Leonard L. Boswell 175,423 Republican Kim Schmett 131,524 56% - 42%
2010 Democrat Leonard L. Boswell 122,147 Republican Brad Zaun 111,925 50% - 46%
2012 Republican Tom Latham 202,000 Democrat Leonard L. Boswell 168,632 51% - 42%

Recent election results

2002

Iowa's 3rd Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leonard Boswell* 115,367 53.41
Republican Stan Thompson 97,285 45.04
Libertarian Jeffrey J. Smith 2,689 1.25
Socialist Workers Edwin B. Fruit 569 0.26
No party Others 75 0.04%
Total votes 215,985 100.00
Voter turnout %
Democratic hold

2004

Iowa's 3rd Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leonard Boswell* 168,007 55.21
Republican Stan Thompson 136,009 44.72
No party Others 213 0.07%
Total votes 304,229 100.00
Voter turnout %
Democratic hold

2006

Iowa's 3rd Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leonard Boswell* 115,769 51.85
Republican Jeff Lamberti 103,722 46.45
Socialist Workers Helen Meyers 3,591 1.61
No party Others 205 0.09%
Total votes 223,287 100.00
Voter turnout %
Democratic hold

2008

Iowa's 3rd Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leonard Boswell* 176,904 56.31
Republican Kim Schmett 132,136 42.06
Socialist Workers Frank Forrestal 4,599 1.46
No party Others 521 0.17%
Total votes 314,160 100.00
Voter turnout %
Democratic hold

2010

Iowa's 3rd Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leonard Boswell* 122,147 50.73
Republican Brad Zaun 111,925 46.49
Socialist Workers Rebecca Williamson 6,258 2.60
No party Others 426 0.18%
Total votes 240,756 100.00
Voter turnout %
Democratic hold

2012

Iowa's 3rd Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Latham* 202,000 50.56
Democratic Leonard Boswell* 168,632 42.20
Independent Scott G. Batcher 9,352 2.34
Socialist Workers David Rosenfeld 6,286 1.57
No party Others 572 0.14%
Total votes 399,561 100.00
Voter turnout %
Republican gain from Democratic

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

As of May 2015, four former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa's 3rd congressional district are alive.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Chuck Grassley 1975–1981 (1933-09-17) September 17, 1933
David R. Nagle 1987-1993 (1943-04-15) April 15, 1943
Jim Ross Lightfoot 1993–1997 (1938-09-27) September 27, 1938
Leonard Boswell 1997–2013 (1934-01-10) January 10, 1934

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Washington Post page on the 3rd 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
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Maine's 1st congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the House
December 4, 1899 – March 4, 1903
Succeeded by
Illinois's 18th congressional district


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