Mississippi's 3rd congressional district

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Mississippi's 3rd congressional district
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Mississippi's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Michael Guest
RBrandon
Area12,185.28 sq mi (31,559.7 km2)
Distribution
  • 59.67% rural
  • 40.33% urban
Population (2019)738,992[1]
Median household
income
$49,863[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+13[3]

Mississippi's 3rd congressional district (MS-3) covers central portions of state and stretches from the Louisiana border in the west to the Alabama border in the east.

Large cities in the district include Meridian, Starkville, Pearl, and Natchez. It also includes most of the wealthier portions of Jackson, including the portion of the city located in Rankin County. The district includes the state's largest college and land-grant university, Mississippi State University in Starkville.

From statehood to the election of 1846, Mississippi elected representatives at-large statewide on a general ticket. This district has been redefined based on changes in statewide population.

Its current representative is Republican Michael Guest.

Election results from presidential races[edit]

Year Office Result
2000 President Bush 67 – 32%
2004 President Bush 65 – 34%
2008 President McCain 61 – 38%
2012 President Romney 60 – 39%
2016 President Trump 61 – 37%
2020 President Trump 60 – 39%

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Years of Service Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1847
Patrick Watson Tompkins Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th Elected in 1846.
Retired.
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William McWillie
Democratic December 3, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st Elected in 1848.
Lost re-election as a Southern Rights candidate.[4]
John D. Freeman Unionist March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd Elected in 1851.
Retired.
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Otho Robards Singleton
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd Elected in 1853.
Redistricted to the 4th district and lost re-election.
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William Barksdale
Democratic March 4, 1855 –
January 12, 1861
34th
35th
36th
Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1855.
Elected in 1857.
Re-elected in 1859.
Withdrew due to Civil War.
Vacant January 12, 1861 –
April 8, 1870
36th
37th
38th
39th
40th
41st
Civil War and Reconstruction
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Henry Barry
Republican April 8, 1870 –
March 3, 1875
41st
42nd
43rd
Elected in 1869 to finish the term and to the next term.
Re-elected in 1872.
Retired.
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Hernando D. Money
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1883
44th
45th
46th
47th
Elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Redistricted to the 4th district.
Elza Jeffords Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th Elected in 1882
Retired.
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Thomas C. Catchings
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1901
49th
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
54th
55th
56th
Elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Retired.
Patrick Stevens Henry Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
57th Elected in 1900.
Lost renomination.
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Benjamin G. Humphreys II
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
October 16, 1923
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
Elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Died.
Vacant October 16, 1923 –
November 27, 1923
68th
William Y. Humphreys Democratic November 27, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
Elected to finish his father's term.
Retired.
William M. Whittington Democratic March 4, 1925 –
January 3, 1951
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
Elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Retired.
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Frank E. Smith
Democratic January 3, 1951 –
November 14, 1962
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
Elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Retired and resigned to become member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Vacant November 14, 1962 –
January 3, 1963
87th
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John Bell Williams
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 16, 1968
88th
89th
90th
Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Resigned when elected Governor of Mississippi.
Vacant January 16, 1968 –
March 12, 1968
90th
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Charles Hudson Griffin
Democratic March 12, 1968 –
January 3, 1973
90th
91st
92nd
Elected to finish Williams's term.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Retired.
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Sonny Montgomery
Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1997
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Retired.
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Chip Pickering
Republican January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2009
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
Elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Retired.
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Gregg Harper
Republican January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2019
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
Elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Retired.
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Michael Guest
Republican January 3, 2019 –
Present
116th
117th
Elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.

Recent election results[edit]

2012[edit]

Mississippi's 3rd congressional district, 2012 [5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gregg Harper (incumbent) 234,717 80.0
Reform John Luke Pannell 58,605 20.0
Total votes 293,322 100.0
Republican hold

2014[edit]

Mississippi's 3rd congressional district, 2014[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gregg Harper (incumbent) 117,771 68.9
Democratic Doug Magee 47,744 27.9
Independent Roger Gerrard 3,890 2.3
Reform Barbara Dale Washer 1,541 0.9
Total votes 170,946 100.0
Republican hold

2016[edit]

Mississippi's 3rd congressional district, 2016 [7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gregg Harper (incumbent) 209,490 66.2
Democratic Dennis C. Quinn 96,101 30.4
Independent Roger Gerrard 8,696 2.7
Reform Lajena Sheets 2,158 0.7
Total votes 316,445 100.0
Republican hold

2018[edit]

Mississippi's 3rd congressional district, 2018[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael Guest 160,284 62.3
Democratic Michael Evans 94,461 36.7
Reform Matthew Holland 2,526 1.0
Total votes 257,271 100.0
Republican hold

2020[edit]

Mississippi's 3rd congressional district, 2020[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael Guest (incumbent) 221,064 64.7
Democratic Dorothy "Dot" Benford 120,782 35.3
Total votes 341,846 100.0
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=28&cd=03
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=28&cd=03
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "MS - District 03". Our Campaigns. Retrieved March 9, 2021.
  5. ^ "Secretary of State :: Elections". State of Mississippi Secretary of State. Archived from the original on January 1, 2013. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
  6. ^ "Mississippi General Election 2014". Mississippi Secretary of State. November 4, 2014. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  7. ^ "Mississippi General Election 2016". Mississippi Secretary of State. November 8, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  8. ^ Johnson, Cheryl L. (February 28, 2019). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 2018". Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  9. ^ "State of Mississippi OFFICIAL 2020 GENERAL ELECTION CERTIFIED RESULTS" (PDF). State of Mississippi Secretary of State. Retrieved December 28, 2020.

Coordinates: 32°00′56″N 89°44′48″W / 32.01556°N 89.74667°W / 32.01556; -89.74667