Virginia's 4th congressional district

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Virginia's 4th congressional district
Virginia US Congressional District 4 (since 2013).tif
Virginia's 4th congressional district – since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Donald McEachin (DHenrico County)
Distribution
  • 73.83[1]% urban
  • 26.17% rural
Population (2016) 764,301[2]
Median income $54,607
Ethnicity
Cook PVI D+10[3]

Virginia's fourth congressional district is a United States congressional district in the state of Virginia. Taking in most of the area between Richmond and Hampton Roads, it covers all or part of the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Henrico, Prince George, Southampton, Surry, and Sussex, and all or part of the independent cities of Chesapeake, Colonial Heights, Emporia, Hopewell, Petersburg, Richmond and Suffolk. The current representative is Donald McEachin (D).

2016 redistricting[edit]

This image shows the 2016 court-ordered VA Congressional districts.

The Virginia Legislature's 2012 redistricting of the adjacent 3rd district was found unconstitutional and replaced with a court-ordered redistricting on January 16, 2016 for the 2016 elections. [4][5][6][7][8]

Recent election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
1996 President Bob Dole (R) 46.3–45.6%[9]
Senator John Warner (R) 51–49%[10]
1997 Governor Jim Gilmore (R) 57–41%[11]
Lieutenant Governor John H. Hager (R) 51–42%[12]
Attorney General Mark Earley (R) 62–38%[13]
2000 President George W. Bush (R) 49.2–49.0%[14]
Senator Chuck Robb (D) 51–49%[15]
2001 Governor Mark Warner (D) 54–46%[16]
Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine (D) 53–45%[17]
Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore (R) 57–43%[18]
2004 President George W. Bush (R) 57–43%[19]
2008 President Barack Obama (D) 50–49%[20]
2012 President Mitt Romney (R) 50–49%[21]
2016 President Hillary Clinton (D) 59–37%[22]
2017 Governor Ralph Northam (D) 61-37%[23]

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Term Electoral history
District created: March 4, 1789
Richard Bland Lee I.JPG Richard B. Lee Pro-Administration March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1793
Redistricted to Virginia's 17th congressional district
Francis Preston Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Retired
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
Abram Trigg Democratic-Republican March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1803
Redistricted to Virginia's 6th congressional district
DavidHolmesMS.jpg David Holmes Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1809
Appointed Governor of Mississippi Territory
Jacob Swoope Federalist March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
Retired
William McCoy Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1823
Redistricted to Virginia's 19th congressional district
Mark Alexander Crawford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Retired
Jackson March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1833
James Gholson Anti-Jackson March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
Lost re-election
George Dromgoole Jackson March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
Retired
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
William O. Goode.jpg William Goode Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
Retired
Edmund W. Hubard Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
Redistricted from Virginia's 5th congressional district
Retired
Thomas Bocock.jpg Thomas S. Bocock Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1853
Redistricted to Virginia's 5th congressional district
William O. Goode.jpg William Goode Democratic March 4, 1853 –
July 3, 1859
Died
Vacant July 3, 1859 –
December 6, 1859
RogerAPryor.jpg Roger Pryor Democratic December 7, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
Resigned
Vacant March 4, 1861 –
January 25, 1870
Civil War
GWBooker.jpg George Booker Conservative January 26, 1870 –
March 3, 1871
Lost re-election
WilliamHenryHarrisonStowell.jpg William H. H. Stowell Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1877
Retired
JosephJorgensen.jpg Joseph Jorgensen Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
Retired
Benjamin Hooper Readjuster March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
Lost re-election
James Brady Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
Retired
William E. Gaines Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
Retired
Edward Venable Democratic March 4, 1889 –
September 23, 1890
Election invalidated
John Mercer Langston.jpg John Langston Republican September 23, 1890 –
March 3, 1891
Lost re-election
JamesFEpes.jpg James F. Epes Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1895
Retired
WilliamRobertsonMcKenney.jpg William McKenney Democratic March 4, 1895 –
May 2, 1896
Election invalidated
Robert Taylor Thorp.jpg Robert Thorp Republican May 2, 1896 –
March 3, 1897
Lost re-election
Sidney Epes.jpg Sydney Epes Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 23, 1898
Election invalidated
Robert Taylor Thorp.jpg Robert Thorp Republican March 23, 1898 –
March 3, 1899
Lost re-election
Sidney Epes.jpg Sydney Epes Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1900
Died
Vacant March 4, 1900 –
April 18, 1900
Francis R. Lassiter.jpg Francis Lassiter Democratic April 19, 1900 –
March 3, 1903
Lost re-election
Robert G. Southall Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
Lost re-election
Francis R. Lassiter.jpg Francis Lassiter Democratic March 4, 1907 –
October 31, 1909
Died
Vacant November 1, 1909 –
March 7, 1910
RobertTurnbullVA.jpg Robert Turnbull Democratic March 8, 1910 –
March 3, 1913
Lost re-election
Walter Watson Democratic March 4, 1913 –
December 24, 1919
Died
Vacant December 25, 1919 –
April 26, 1920
PatrickDrewry.jpg Patrick Drewry Democratic April 27, 1920 –
March 3, 1933
Redistricted to Virginia's at-large congressional seat
District eliminated March 4, 1933
District recreated January 3, 1935
PatrickDrewry.jpg Patrick Drewry Democratic January 3, 1935 –
December 21, 1947
Died
Vacant December 21, 1947 –
February 17, 1948
Watkins Moorman Abbitt.jpg Watkins Abbitt Democratic February 17, 1948 –
January 3, 1973
Retired
Daniel, RE Jr.png Robert Daniel Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1983
Lost re-election
NormanSisisky.jpg Norman Sisisky Democratic January 3, 1983 –
March 29, 2001
Died
Vacant March 29, 2001 –
June 19, 2001
Randy Forbes, official Congressional photo portrait, standing.jpg J. Randy Forbes Republican June 19, 2001 –
January 3, 2017
First elected to finish Sisisky's term.
Ran in 2nd congressional district and lost renomination
Donald McEachin 115th congress photo.jpg Donald McEachin Democratic January 3, 2017 –
Present

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003–2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  2. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "Court Ordered Redistricting". Redistricting.dls.virginia.gov. 2015-09-03. Retrieved 2017-05-06.
  5. ^ http://redistricting.dls.virginia.gov/2010/Data/Court%20Ordered%20Redistricting/2016%2001%2007%20Personnhuballah%20v%20Alcorn%20Civil%20Action%20No.%203-13cv678.pdf
  6. ^ "Supreme Court weighs legality of Virginia redistricting". TheHill. Retrieved 2017-05-06.
  7. ^ By $${element.Contributor} (2016-02-01). "Supreme Court Allows Virginia Redistricting to Stand in 2016". Rollcall.com. Retrieved 2017-05-06.
  8. ^ By ANDREW CAIN Richmond Times-Dispatch (2016-01-07). "Judges impose new Va. congressional map, redrawing 3rd, 4th Districts | Virginia Politics". richmond.com. Retrieved 2017-05-06.
  9. ^ "1996 Election Results – President". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  10. ^ "1996 Election Results – US Senate". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  11. ^ "Nov 97 Gen Election Results for Governor by Congressional District and Locality". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  12. ^ "Nov 97 Gen Election Results for Lt Governor by Congressional District and Locality". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  13. ^ "Nov 97 Gen Election Results for Attorney General by Congressional District and Locality". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  14. ^ "Virginia General Election – November 7, 2000". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  15. ^ "Virginia General Election – November 7, 2000". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  16. ^ "General Election – November 6, 2001". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  17. ^ "General Election – November 6, 2001". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  18. ^ "General Election – November 6, 2001". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  19. ^ "General Election – November 2, 2004". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  20. ^ "November 2008 Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  21. ^ "November 2012 Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  22. ^ Nir, David (2012-11-19). "Daily Kos Elections' presidential results by congressional district for the 2016 and 2012 elections". Dailykos.com. Retrieved 2017-05-06.
  23. ^ "2017 Governor's Election Results by Congressional District". The Virginia Public Access Project. Retrieved 2018-06-16.

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