Minnesota's 4th congressional district
Minnesota US Congressional District 4 (since 2013).tif
Minnesota's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Betty McCollum
DSaint Paul
Area202[1] sq mi (520 km2)
Distribution
  • 97.21[2]% urban
  • 2.79% rural
Population (2016)702,162[3]
Median income$68,604[4]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+14[5]
External image
THIS govtrack.us MAP, is a useful representation of the 4th CD's borders, based on Google Maps.

Minnesota's 4th congressional district covers nearly all of Ramsey County, including all of St. Paul and its suburbs. The district is solidly Democratic with a CPVI of D + 14.[5] It is currently represented by Betty McCollum, of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL). The DFL has held the seat without interruption since 1949, and all but one term (1947-9) since the merger of the Democratic and Farmer-Labor Parties. Macalester College is located in this district.

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Congress Notes Location
District created March 4, 1883 Created after the 1880 U.S. Census Hennepin

(Minneapolis)

WilliamDWashburn.jpg William Drew Washburn Republican March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885 48th Lost renomination
JohnGilfillan.jpg John Bachop Gilfillan Republican March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887 49th Lost reelection
Edmund-Rice.jpg Edmund Rice Democratic March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889 50th Lost reelection
No image.svg Samuel Prather Snider Republican March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891 51st Lost reelection
No image.svg James Nathan Castle Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893 52nd Lost reelection Chisago

Isanti

Kannebec

Ramsey

Washington

No image.svg Andrew Robert Kiefer Republican March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897 53rd
54th
Retired
Frederick Clement Stevens.jpg Frederick Clement Stevens Republican March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1915 55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
Lost reelection Chisago

Ramsey

Washington

No image.svg Carl Chester Van Dyke Democratic March 4, 1915 – May 20, 1919 64th
65th
66th
Died Ramsey
Vacant May 20, 1919 – July 1, 1919
OscarKeller.jpg Oscar Edward Keller Republican July 1, 1919 – March 3, 1927 66th
67th
68th
69th
Lost renomination
Melvin J. Maas.jpg Melvin Joseph Maas Republican March 4, 1927 – March 3, 1933 70th
71st
72nd
Lost reelection
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 District inactive, all representatives elected At-large on a general ticket
Melvin J. Maas.jpg Melvin Joseph Maas Republican January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1945 74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
Lost reelection Ramsey
No image.svg Frank Thomas Starkey DFL January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947 79th Lost reelection
No image.svg Edward James Devitt Republican January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949 80th Lost reelection
EugeneMcCarthy.jpg Eugene Joseph McCarthy DFL January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1959 81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
Ran for U.S. Senate (successful)
Joseph E. Karth.jpg Joseph Edward Karth DFL January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1977 86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
Retired Ramsey

Washington

Bruce Vento.jpg Bruce Frank Vento DFL January 3, 1977 – October 10, 2000 95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
Died
Vacant October 10, 2000 - January 3, 2001
Betty McCollum official photo (cropped).jpg Betty Louise McCollum DFL January 3, 2001 – present 107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Incumbent

Elections

Year Democratic Republican Other
1918 Carl Van Dyke: 62.0% Walter Mallory: 38.0%
1920 Thomas J. Brady: 34.2% Oscar Keller: 58.7%

Carl W. Cummins: 7.1%

1922 Paul E. Doty: 35.6% Oscar Keller: 58.7% O. J. McCartney (Independent): 5.7%
1924 Dan W. Lawler: 36.8% Oscar Keller: 47.7% Julius F. Emme (Farmer-Labor) 15.4%
1926 Charles C. Kolars: 15.4% Melvin Maas: 54.3% Thomas V. Sullivan (Farmer-Labor) 41.0%
1928 John P. J. Dolan: 28.6% Melvin Maas: 36% Howard Y. Williams (Farmer-Labor): 21.0%

Fred A. Snyder (Independent): 14.0%

Maurice Powers (Independent): 0.5%

1930 Frank Munger: 9.0% Melvin Maas: 66.5% Claus V. Hammerstrom (Farmer-Labor): 22.1%

A. W. Anderson (Independent): 2.3%

1932 (Congress elected on a general ticket after state legislature failed to redraw districts after 1930 census)
1934 John J. McDonough: 23.4% Melvin Maas: 36.8% A. E. Smith (Farmer-Labor): 29.4%

Charles J. Andre (Independent): 9.9%

Thomas Tracy (Independent): 0.5%

1936 A. B. C. Doherty: 22.9% Melvin Maas: 38.3% Howard Y. Williams (Farmer-Labor): 38.0%

Otis A. Luce (Independent): 0.7%

1938 A. B. C. Doherty: 11.1% Melvin Maas: 53.1% Howard Y. Williams (Farmer-Labor): 35.8%
1940 Willard J. Moran: 12.9% Melvin Maas: 58.8% George L. Siegel (Farmer-Labor): 28.2%
1942 Edward K. Delaney: 9.8% Melvin Maas: 65.1% William Mahoney (Farmer-Labor): 24.2%;

Rose Tillotson (Communist Party USA) 0.9%

1944 Frank Starkey: 51.8% Melvin Maas: 48.2%  
1946 Frank Starkey: 47.2% Edward Devitt: 51.5% Dorothy Schultz (Independent): 1.3%
1948 Eugene McCarthy: 59.4% Edward Devitt: 40.6%  
1950 Eugene McCarthy: 60.4% Ward Fleming: 39.6%  
1952 Eugene McCarthy: 61.7% Roger G. Kennedy: 38.3%  
1954 Eugene McCarthy: 63.0% Richard C. Hansen: 37.0%  
1956 Eugene McCarthy: 64.1% Edward C. Slettedahl: 35.9%  
1958 Joseph Karth: 56.4% Frank S. Farrell: 43.6%  
1960 Joseph Karth: 61.0% Joseph J. Mitchell: 39.0%  
1962 Joseph Karth: 59.5% Harry Strong: 40.5%  
1964 Joseph Karth: 72.3% John M. Drexler: 27.1% Write-in: 0.7%
1966 Joseph Karth: 53.4% Stephen Maxwell: 46.6%  
1968 Joseph Karth: 61.3% Emery Barrette: 38.7%  
1970 Joseph Karth: 74.2% Frank L. Loss:) 25.8%  
1972 Joseph Karth: 72.4% Steve Thompson: 27.6%  
1974 Joseph Karth: 76.0% Joseph A. Rheinberger: 24.0%  
1976 Bruce Vento: 66.4% Andrew Engebretson: 29.8% Alan W. Uhl (Independent): 1.5%

Thomas F. Piotrowski (Libertarian): 1.4%

Ralph Schwartz (Socialist Workers): 0.9%

1978 Bruce Vento: 58.0% John Berg: 42.0%
1980 Bruce Vento: 58.5% John Berg: 40.5% James Kendrick (Socialist Workers) 1.0%
1982 Bruce Vento: 73.2% Bill James: 26.8%
1984 Bruce Vento: 73.5% Mary Jane Rachner: 25.2% Peter Brandli (Socialist Workers) 1.3%
1986 Bruce Vento: 72.9% Harold Stassen 27.1%
1988 Bruce Vento: 72.4% Ian Maitland: 26.8% Natasha Terlexis (Socialist Workers) 0.7%
1990 Bruce Vento: 64.7% Ian Maitland: 35.1%
1992 Bruce Vento: 57.6% Ian Maitland: 37.6% James Willess (Independent): 2.4%

Dan R. Vacek (Grassroots) 1.6%

Lynn Marvin Johnson (Natural Law) 1.3%

Jo Rothenberg (Socialist Workers) 0.4%

1994 Bruce Vento: 54.7% Dennis Newinski: 41.8% Dan R. Vacek (Grassroots): 2.9%
1996 Bruce Vento: 57.02% Dennis Newinski: 36.80% Richard Gibbons (Reform): 3.64%

Phil Willkie (Grassroots): 1.41%

Dan Vacek (Grassroots): 1.05%

1998 Bruce Vento: 53.7% Dennis Newinski: 39.8% Dan R. Vacek (Legal Marijuana Now): 2.4%

Carol Simmons Schulstad (Minnesota Taxpayers): 1.9%

Michael A. Neitzel (Libertarian): 1.2%

Heather Wood (Socialist Workers): 0.9%

2000 Betty McCollum: 48.04% Linda Runbeck: 30.89% Tom Foley (Independence): 20.59%;

Nicholas Skrivanek (Constitution): 0.47%

2002 Betty McCollum: 62.22% Clyde Billington: 33.91% Steve J. Raskiewicz (Green): 3.75%
2004 Betty McCollum: 57.5% Patrice Bataglia: 33.2% Peter Vento (Independence): 9.2%
2006 Betty McCollum: 69.5% Obi Sium: 30.2%
2008 Betty McCollum: 68.4% Ed Matthews: 31.3%
2010 Betty McCollum: 59.2% Teresa Collett: 34.7% Steve Carlson (Independence): 6.1%
2012 Betty McCollum: 62.27% Tony Hernandez: 31.51% Steve Carlson (Independence): 6.07%
2014 Betty McCollum: 61.2% Sharna Wahlgren: 32.9% Dave Thomas (Independence): 5.8%;

Write-ins: 0.1%

2016 Betty McCollum: 57.8% Greg Ryan: 34.4% Susan Pendergast Sindt (Legal Marijuana Now): 7.7%

Election results from recent presidential races

Presidential election voting

Election results from presidential races Political parties that won the district
Year Office Results
2000 President Gore 57 - 37% Democratic Party (United States)
2004 President Kerry 62 - 37% Democratic Party (United States)
2008 President Obama 64 - 34% Democratic Party (United States)
2012 President Obama 63 - 36% Democratic Party (United States)
2016 President Clinton 62 - 31% Democratic Party (United States)

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ "Minnesota congressional districts by urban and rural population and land area" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-04-02.
  2. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  3. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  4. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=27&cd=04
  5. ^ a b "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.

Coordinates: 45°00′10″N 92°58′38″W / 45.00278°N 92.97722°W / 45.00278; -92.97722