Kansas's 4th congressional district

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Kansas's 4th congressional district
Kansas US Congressional District 4 (since 2013).tif
Kansas's 4th Congressional District – since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Ron Estes
RWichita
Distribution
  • 78.90% urban
  • 21.10% rural
Population (2000)672,101
Median income$53,657[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+15[2]

Kansas's 4th Congressional District is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kansas. It is in the south central part of the state. It includes Wichita and nearby areas.

List of representatives[change | change source]

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1885
TRyan.jpg Thomas Ryan Republican March 4, 1885 –
April 4, 1889
49th
50th
Redistricted from the 3rd district.

Resigned to become U.S. Minister to Mexico.
No image.svg Harrison Kelley Republican December 2, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
51st [Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg John G. Otis Populist March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Charles Curtis-portrait.jpg Charles Curtis Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1899
53rd
54th
55th
Redistricted to the 1st district.
No image.svg James M. Miller Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1911
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
[Data unknown/missing.]
FredSJackson.jpg Fred S. Jackson Republican March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
62nd [Data unknown/missing.]
DudleyDoolittle.jpg Dudley Doolittle Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1919
63rd
64th
65th
[Data unknown/missing.]


HomerHoch.jpg Homer Hoch Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1933
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg Randolph Carpenter Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1937
73rd
74th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Edward Herbert Rees (Kansas Congressman).jpg Edward H. Rees Republican January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1961
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Garner Shriver.jpg Garner E. Shriver Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1977
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
Lost re-election.
Dan glickman.jpg Dan Glickman Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1995
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
Lost re-election.
Todd Tiahrt, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Todd Tiahrt Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2011
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Mike Pompeo Official Portrait 112th Congress.jpg Mike Pompeo Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 23, 2017
112th
113th
114th
115th
Resigned to become Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Vacant January 23, 2017 –
April 11, 2017
Ron Estes, 115th official photo.jpg Ron Estes Republican April 25, 2017–
present
115th
116th
Incumbent


Election results from recent presidential races[change | change source]

Year Office Results Political parties that won the district
2000 President George W. Bush 59 – Al Gore 37% Republican
2004 George W. Bush 64 – John Kerry 34%
2008 John McCain 58 – Barack Obama 40%
2012 Mitt Romney 62 – Barack Obama 36%
2016 Donald Trump 60 – Hillary Clinton 33%

Recent election results[change | change source]

2002[change | change source]

Kansas's 4th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Tiahrt* 114,354 60.68
Democratic Carlos Nolla 69,560 36.91
Libertarian Maike Warren 4,544 2.41
Total votes 188,458 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2004[change | change source]

Kansas's 4th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Tiahrt* 173,151 66.11
Democratic Michael Kinard 81,388 31.07
Libertarian David Loomis 7,376 2.82
Total votes 261,915 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2006[change | change source]

Kansas's 4th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Tiahrt* 113,676 63.69
Democratic Garth J. McGinn 60,297 33.78
Reform Joy Holt 4,516 2.53
Total votes 178,489 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2008[change | change source]

Kansas's 4th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Tiahrt* 177,617 63.41
Democratic Donald Betts, Jr. 90,706 32.38
Reform Susan Ducey 6,441 2.30
Libertarian Steven Rosile 5,345 1.91
Total votes 280,109 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2010[change | change source]

Kansas's 4th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Pompeo 119,575 58.79
Democratic Raj Goyle 74,143 36.46
Reform Susan Ducey 5,041 2.48
Libertarian Shawn S. Smith 4,624 2.94
Total votes 203,383 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2012[change | change source]

Kansas's 4th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Pompeo 161,094 62.2
Democratic Robert Leo Tillman 81,770 31.6
Libertarian Thomas Jefferson 16,058 6.2
Total votes 258,922 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2014[change | change source]

Kansas's 4th Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Pompeo 138,757 66.66
Democratic Perry Schuckman 69,396 33.34
Total votes 208,153 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2016[change | change source]

Kansas's 4th Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Pompeo 166,998 60.7
Democratic Daniel Giroux 81,495 29.6
Independent Miranda Allen 19,021 6.9
Libertarian Gordon Bakken 7,737 2.8
Total votes 275,251 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2017 special election[change | change source]

Kansas's 4th Congressional District Special Election (2017)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Estes 63,505 52.5
Democratic James Thompson 55,310 45.7
Libertarian Chris Rockhold 2,082 1.7
Total votes 120,897 100.00
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries[change | change source]

2003 – 2013

In 2012, in an unusual move, the federal courts intervened in Kansas's decennial redistricting (required by law to adjust boundaries of Congressional and state legislative districts every 10 years, to reflect changing population distributions, as reported by the decennial census).[3]

Sharply criticizing the Legislature for the intractable feud between conservative and moderate factions in the Kansas Legislature (normally responsible for redistricting), and recognizing the rapidly approaching next elections, a federal three-judge panel (the Chief Justice of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and two judges from the Kansas City U.S. District Court) drew the Kansas state and Congressional district boundaries themselves, in rather simple and direct shapes that produced radical changes.[3][4]

In the process, the Kansas Fourth Congressional District shifted west—still centered approximately on (and demographically dominated by) Wichita, The district's previous eastern boundary — Montgomery County and part of Greenwood County — were moved into another district, while the Fourth District's western edge moved farther west, to include all of Pratt, Stafford, Barber, Kiowa, Comanche and Edwards counties, plus a slender section of southern Pawnee County. In the process, the Fourth acquired a more neatly rectangular shape, and sharply reduced the amount of counties divided between the Fourth and another district.[3][4]

The map shown here indicates prior boundaries.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. My Congressional District
  2. "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Court releases redistricting plans; bad news for two conservative Senate hopefuls," June 8, 2012, Wichita Eagle, retrieved February 12, 2017
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Judges' decision moves Pratt County into 4th Congressional District," June 9, 2012, Pratt Tribune, Pratt, Kansas, retrieved February 12, 2017

Coordinates: 37°30′N 97°12′W / 37.5°N 97.2°W / 37.5; -97.2