Florida's 4th congressional district
FL04 115.png
Florida's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2017.
Representative
  John Rutherford
RJacksonville
Area1,962[1] sq mi (5,080 km2)
Distribution
  • 87.4[2]% urban
  • 12.6% rural
Population (2016)778,620[3]
Median income$68,964[4]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+17[5]

Florida's 4th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Florida. The district takes in most of Jacksonville, along with parts of that city's northern and western suburbs and the city of St Augustine. The district includes all of Nassau County, most of Duval County, and part of St. Johns County.

The district is currently represented by Republican John Rutherford who was elected after the retirement of fellow Republican Ander Crenshaw.

History

Before 1993, most of the territory now in the 4th district was the 3rd district, represented by Democrat Charles Edward Bennett. He had held the seat and its predecessors since 1949, and was facing a stiff reelection contest against Republican Tillie K. Fowler in the 1992. Bennett retired after his wife fell ill, and Fowler easily defeated an underfunded replacement candidate. She became the first Republican woman to represent the district.

From 1967 to 1993, the 4th district stretched from the southern Jacksonville suburbs to the northern Orlando suburbs. Much of this area became the 7th District after redistricting, and is now the 6th District.

Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Bush 53 - 30%
1996 President Dole 56 - 37%
2000 President Bush 63 - 35%
2004 President Bush 69 - 31%
2008 President McCain 61 - 38%

Voter registration

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of January 3, 2012
Party Voters Percentage
Republican 199,541 44.27%
Democratic 166,230 36.88%
No Party Affiliation 68,744 15.25%

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Notes
District created March 4, 1915
WilliamJSears.jpg William J. Sears Democratic March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1929 64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
Ruth Bryan Owen (D–FL).jpg Ruth Bryan Owen Democratic March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1933 71st
72nd
James Mark Wilcox.jpg J. Mark Wilcox Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939 73rd
74th
75th
Pat Cannon.jpg Pat Cannon Democratic January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1947 76th
77th
78th
79th
George Smathers 1963.jpg George Smathers Democratic January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1951 80th
81st
William Courtland Lantaff.jpg Bill Lantaff Democratic January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1955 82nd
83rd
Dante Fascell official portrait.jpg Dante Fascell Democratic January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1967 84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
Redistricted to the 12th district
AS Herlong.jpg Syd Herlong Democratic January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1969 90th Redistricted from the 5th district
WVChappell Jr.jpg Bill Chappell Democratic January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1989 91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
Craig T. James.jpg Craig James Republican January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1993 101st
102nd
Tillie Kidd Fowler.jpg Tillie Fowler Republican January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2001 103rd
104th
105th
106th
AnderCrenshaw Official Head Shot - 2009.jpg Ander Crenshaw Republican January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2017 107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
Retired
John Rutherford official photo.jpg John Rutherford Republican January 3, 2017 – present 115th
116th
Incumbent

Election results

2002

Florida's 4th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ander Crenshaw 171,152 99.70
No party Others 509 0.30%
Total votes 171,661 100.00
Republican hold

2004

Florida's 4th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ander Crenshaw* 256,157 99.55
No party Others 1,170 0.45%
Total votes 257,327 100.00
Republican hold

2006

Florida's 4th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ander Crenshaw* 141,759 69.67
Democratic Robert Harms 61,704 30.33
Total votes 203,463 100.00
Republican hold

2008

Florida's 4th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ander Crenshaw* 224,112 65.26
Democratic Jay McGovern 119,330 34.74
Total votes 343,442 100.00
Republican hold

2010

Florida's 4th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ander Crenshaw* 178,238 77.21
Independent Troy Dwayne Stanley 52,540 22.76
No party Others 67 0.03%
Total votes 230,845 100.00
Republican hold

2012

Florida's 4th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ander Crenshaw* 239,988 76.07
Independent James Klauder 75,236 23.85
Independent Gary Koniz 246 0.08
Total votes 315,470 100.00
Republican hold

2014

Florida's 4th Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ander Crenshaw* 177,887 78.28
Independent Paula Moser-Bartlett 35,663 15.69
Independent Gary Koniz 13,690 6.02
No party Deborah Katz Pueschel 13 0.01%
Total votes 227,253 100.00
Republican hold

2016

Florida's 4th Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Rutherford 287,509 70.18
Democratic David Bruderly 113,088 27.61
Independent Gary Koniz 9,054 2.21
No party Others 11 0.00%
Total votes 409,662 100.00
Republican hold

Living former representatives

As of October 2018, there are two former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 4th congressional district who are currently living at this time.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Ander Crenshaw 2001–2017 (1944-09-01) September 1, 1944 (age 74)
Craig James 1989–1993 (1941-05-05) May 5, 1941 (age 78)

Historical district boundaries

References

  1. ^ "Congressional Plan--SC14-1905 (Ordered by The Florida Supreme Court, 2-December-2015)" (PDF). Florida Senate Committee on Reapportionment. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  2. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov.
  3. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  4. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=12&cd=04
  5. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  • 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

External links

  • Rep. Ander Crenshaw's official House of Representatives website

Coordinates: 30°25′35″N 81°51′51″W / 30.42639°N 81.86417°W / 30.42639; -81.86417