|Oklahoma's 4th congressional district|
Oklahoma's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Oklahoma's Fourth Congressional District is located in south-central Oklahoma and covers (in whole or in part) a total of 15 counties. Its principal cities include Midwest City, Norman, Moore, Ada, Duncan, Lawton/Ft. Sill, and Ardmore. The district also includes much of southern Oklahoma City.
The district borders Texas along the Red River to the south. To the north, the district includes a very small square-shaped portion of south-central Oklahoma County (enough to capture the city of Midwest City) and then Cleveland, McClain, Grady, Garvin, Pontotoc, Comanche, Tillman, Cotton, Stephens, Jefferson, Carter, and Love counties.
The district is 63 percent urban, 5 percent Latino, and 3.5 percent foreign-born.
Recent results from statewide elections
|2000||President||Bush 61% - 39%|
|2004||President||Bush 67% - 33%|
|2008||President||McCain 66% - 34%|
|2016||President||Trump 66% - 28%|
List of members representing the district
Recent electoral history
|Year||Democratic||Votes||Pct||Republican||Votes||Pct||3rd Party||Party||Votes||Pct||4th Party||Party||Votes||Pct|
|1994||David Perryman||67,237||43%||√ J. C. Watts, Jr.||80,251||52%||Bill Tiffee||Independent||7,913||5%|
|1996||Ed Crocker||73,950||40%||√ J. C. Watts, Jr.||106,923||58%||Robert Murphy||Libertarian||4,500||2%|
|1998||Ben Odom||52,107||38%||√ J. C. Watts, Jr.||83,272||62%|
|2000||Larry Weatherford||54,808||31%||√ J. C. Watts, Jr.||114,000||65%||Susan Ducey||Reform||4,897||3%||Keith B. Johnson||Libertarian||1,979||1%|
|2002||Darryl Roberts||91,322||46.17%||√ Tom Cole||106,452||53.83%|
|2004||(no candidate)||√ Tom Cole||198,985||77.77%||Charlene K. Bradshaw||Independent||56,869||22.23%|
|2006||Hal Spake||64,775||35.39%||√ Tom Cole||118,266||64.61%|
|2008||Blake Cummings||79,674||29.21%||√ Tom Cole||180,080||66.02%||David E. Joyce||Independent||13,027||4.78%|
|2010*||(no candidate)||√ Tom Cole||32,589||77.26%||RJ Harris||Republican||9,593||22.74%|
|2012||Donna Marie Bebo||71,155||27.60%||√ Tom Cole||176,561||67.89%||RJ Harris||Independent||11,725||4.51%|
|2014||Bert Smith||40,998||24.66%||√ Tom Cole||117,721||70.80%||Dennis B. Johnson||Independent||7,549||4.54%|
- In 2010, no Democrat or independent candidate filed to run in the district. The results printed here are from the Republican primary, where the election was decided.
Living former members
As of January 2019[update], there are two living former members. The most recent representative to die was Lyle Boren (served 1937–1947) on July 2, 1992. The most recently serving representative to die was Tom Steed (served 1949–1981) on June 8, 1983.
|Representative||Term of office||Date of birth (and age)|
|Dave McCurdy||1981–1995||March 30, 1950|
|J. C. Watts||1995–2003||November 18, 1957|
Historical district boundaries
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- District Demographics, That's My Congress (accessed June 1, 2010).
- "Election Statistics". Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Archived from the original on July 25, 2007. Retrieved March 19, 2009.
- 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