Minnesota's 4th congressional district

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Minnesota's 4th congressional district
Minnesota US Congressional District 4 (since 2013).tif
Minnesota's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
U.S. RepresentativeBetty McCollum (DSt. Paul)
Area202[1] sq mi (520 km2)
Distribution
  • 97.21[2]% urban
  • 2.79% rural
Population (2016)702,162[3]
Median income$66,175
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+14[4]
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 most of its suburbs. The district is solidly Democratic with a CPVI of D + 14.[4] 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.

List of representatives[edit]

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

(Minneapolis)

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

Isanti

Kannebec

Ramsey

Washington

53rd

54th

No image.svg Andrew Robert Kiefer Republican March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897 Retired
55th

56th

57th

58th

59th

60th

61st

62nd

63rd

Frederick Clement Stevens.jpg Frederick Clement Stevens Republican March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1915 Lost reelection Chisago

Ramsey

Washington

64th

65th

66th

No image.svg Carl Chester Van Dyke Democratic March 4, 1915 – May 20, 1919 Died Ramsey
66th Vacant May 20, 1919 – July 1, 1919
66th

67th

68th

69th

OscarKeller.jpg Oscar Edward Keller Republican July 1, 1919 – March 3, 1927 Lost renomination
70th

71st

72nd

Melvin J. Maas.jpg Melvin Joseph Maas Republican March 4, 1927 – March 3, 1933 Lost reelection
73rd March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 District inactive, all representatives elected At-large on a general ticket
74th

75th

76th

77th

78th

Melvin J. Maas.jpg Melvin Joseph Maas Republican January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1945 Lost reelection Ramsey
79th No image.svg Frank Thomas Starkey DFL January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947 Lost reelection
80th No image.svg Edward James Devitt Republican January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949 Lost reelection
81st

82nd

83rd

84th

85th

EugeneMcCarthy.jpg Eugene Joseph McCarthy DFL January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1959 Ran for U.S. Senate (successful)
86th

87th

88th

89th

90th

91st

92nd

93rd

94th

Joseph E. Karth.jpg Joseph Edward Karth DFL January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1977 Retired Ramsey

Washington

95th

96th

97th

98th

99th

100th

101st

102nd

103rd

104th

105th

106th

Bruce Vento.jpg Bruce Frank Vento DFL January 3, 1977 – October 10, 2000 Died
106th Vacant October 10, 2000 - January 3, 2001
107th

108th

109th

110th

111th

112th

113th

114th

115th

Betty McCollum official photo (cropped).jpg Betty Louise McCollum DFL January 3, 2001 – present Incumbent

Elections[edit]

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[edit]

Presidential election voting[edit]

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[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ 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