Massachusetts's 4th congressional district
|Massachusetts's 4th congressional district|
The district covers much of the area included in the 10th district before the 1992 redistricting. In prior years, the district stretched from Brookline to Fitchburg. The shape of the district underwent some changes effective from the elections of 2012, after Massachusetts congressional redistricting to reflect the 2010 census. Most of Plymouth County and the South Coast are included in the new 9th district. The new 4th district has expanded westward to include towns along the Rhode Island border that had been in the old 3rd district.
For a very brief time (1793–95) it represented part of the District of Maine.
Recent election results from statewide races
|2000||President||Gore 65 - 29%|
|2004||President||Kerry 65 - 33%|
|2008||President||Obama 60.4 - 38%|
|2012||President||Obama 57.2 - 41.3%|
|2016||President||Clinton 59.2 - 35%|
|2020||President||Biden 64.8 - 32.8%|
Cities and towns in the district
In Bristol County:
- Attleboro, Berkley, Dighton, Easton, Fall River: Ward 4, Precinct C; Ward 5, Precinct B1 and C; Ward 6, Precinct C1; and Wards 7, 8, and 9, Freetown, Mansfield, North Attleborough, Norton, Raynham: Precincts 1A, 2A, 3, and 4, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Somerset, Swansea, and Taunton.
In Middlesex County:
In Norfolk County:
- Bellingham: Precincts 1, 2, 3, and 4, Brookline, Dover, Foxborough, Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Needham, Norfolk, Plainville, Sharon, Wellesley, and Wrentham.
In Plymouth County:
In Worcester County:
Cities and towns in the district prior to 2013
"The towns of Acton, Ashby, Bedford, Boxborough, Burlington, Cambridge, Charlestown, Concord, Framingham, Hopkinton, Lexington, Lincoln, Marlborough, Pepperell, Shirley, Somerville, Stow, Sudbury, Townsend, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, West Cambridge, Weston and Woburn, in the County of Middlesex, and the towns of Berlin, Bolton, Boylston, Fitchburg, Harvard, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburg, Northboro', Shrewsbury, Southborough, Sterling, and Westborough, in the County of Worcester."
"The city of Roxbury, and the town of Brookline, in the county of Norfolk; and the wards numbered seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, and twelve, in the city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk."
Boston (Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9), Cambridge, Chelsea.
Boston (Wards 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12), Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop.
"Worcester County: City of Worcester; towns of Auburn, Blackstone Douglas, Grafton, Hopedale, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Northbridge, Shrewsbury, Sutton, Upton, Uxbridge, and Westboro. Middlesex County: Town of Hopkinton."
In Middlesex County: Ashland, Framingham, Hopkinton, Sudbury, Waltham, Wayland, Weston. In Worcester County: Auburn, Berlin, Boylston, Grafton, Holden, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Sterling, Westborough, West Boylston, Worcester.
"Middlesex County: Cities of Newton and Waltham. Towns of Ayer, Framingham, Lincoln, Maynard, Shirley, Stow, Sudbury, Wayland, and Weston. Norfolk County: Town of Brookline. Worcester County: Cities of Fitchburg, Gardner, and Leominster. Towns of Bolton, Harvard, Lancaster, Lunenburg, and Westminster."
2003 to 2013
In Bristol County:
- Acushnet, Berkley, Dartmouth, Dighton, Fairhaven, Fall River: Ward 4, Precinct C; Ward 5, Precinct C; Ward 6, Precinct A; Ward 7; Ward 8, Precincts A-C; Ward 9, Freetown, Mansfield, New Bedford, Norton, Raynham, Taunton, Westport.
In Middlesex County:
In Norfolk County:
In Plymouth County:
List of members representing the district
Recent election results
|Democratic||Barney Frank (incumbent)||166,125||98.99||+24.09|
|Democratic||Barney Frank (incumbent)||219,260||77.74||−21.25|
|Democratic||Barney Frank (incumbent)||176,513||98.48||+20.74|
|Democratic||Barney Frank (incumbent)||203,032||64.3||−34.18|
|Republican||Earl Henry Sholley||75,571||23.9||+23.9|
|Democratic||Barney Frank (incumbent)||126,194||53.9||−10.4|
|Democratic||Joe Kennedy III||219,499||61.1||+7.2|
|Democratic||Joe Kennedy III (incumbent)||184,158||97.91|
|No party||All Others||3,940||2.09|
|Democratic||Joe Kennedy III (incumbent)||265,823||70.1||+9|
|Democratic||Joe Kennedy III (Incumbent)||245,289||97.7|
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Massachusetts's 4th congressional district.|
- Rose Institute of State and Local Government, "Massachusetts: 2010 Redistricting Changes: Fourth District", Redistricting by State, Claremont, CA: Claremont McKenna College, archived from the original on September 15, 2020
- "Our Campaigns - United States - Massachusetts - MA - District 04". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved December 31, 2020.
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- US House of Representatives Clerk's Office, 2006 election results
- US House of Representatives Clerk's Office, 2008 election results
- Massachusetts U.S. Congress 2010 Election Results