Georgia's 3rd congressional district

Georgia's 3rd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Georgia. The district is currently represented by Republican Drew Ferguson. The district's boundaries have been redrawn following the 2010 census, which granted an additional congressional seat to Georgia.[5] The first election using the new district boundaries (listed below) were the 2012 congressional elections.

Georgia's 3rd congressional district
Georgia US Congressional District 3 (since 2013).tif
Georgia's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Drew Ferguson
RWest Point
Distribution
  • 60.53[1]% urban
  • 39.47% rural
Population (2016)729,810[2]
Median income$58,949[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+18[4]

The district is based in west-central Georgia. It includes most of the southern suburbs of Atlanta--where most of its population is located--as well as the wealthier (and more demographically Caucasian) portions of Columbus and its northern suburbs. The district is located close to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and a number of airport and airline employees live there.

CountiesEdit

Recent results in presidential electionsEdit

Year Office Results
2000 President George W. Bush 67% - Al Gore 33%
2004 President George W. Bush 70% - John Kerry 29%
2008 President John McCain 65.3% - Barack Obama 34%
2012 President Mitt Romney 66% - Barack Obama 33%
2016 President Donald Trump 64.3% - Hillary Clinton 32.8%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District location
 
George Mathews
Anti-Administration March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1791
1st 1789 United States House of Representatives elections in Georgia.
Lost re-election.
1789–1791
"Upper district": Burke, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Greene, Liberty, Richmond, Washington, and Wilkes counties[6]
Francis Willis Anti-Administration March 4, 1791 –
March 3, 1793
2nd Elected in 1791.
Redistricted to the at-large district.
1797–1793
"Northern (or Western) district": Greene and Wilkes counties[7]
Districts not in use March 3, 1793 –
March 3, 1827
Wiley Thompson Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
20th Redistricted from the at-large district.
Redistricted to the at-large district.
1827–1829
[Data unknown/missing.]
Districts not in use March 3, 1829 –
March 3, 1845
Vacant March 4, 1845 –
January 5, 1846
29th Member-elect Washington Poe was never seated. 1845–1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
George W. Towns
Democratic January 5, 1846 –
March 3, 1847
Elected to finish Poe's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
John W. Jones Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th [Data unknown/missing.]
Allen F. Owen Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st [Data unknown/missing.]
David J. Bailey States' rights March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd
33rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
1853–1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
Robert P. Trippe Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1859
34th
35th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas Hardeman Jr. Opposition March 4, 1859 –
January 23, 1861
36th Withdrew.
Vacant January 23, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
36th
37th
Civil War and Reconstruction
March 4, 1863 –
July 25, 1868
38th
39th
40th
1863–1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
William P. Edwards Republican July 25, 1868 –
March 3, 1869
40th [Data unknown/missing.]
Re-elected in 1868 but not permitted to qualify.
Vacant March 4, 1869 –
December 22, 1870
41st
Marion Bethune Republican December 22, 1870 –
March 3, 1871
Elected to finish Edwards's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
John S. Bigby Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
42nd [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Philip Cook
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1883
43rd
44th
45th
46th
47th
[Data unknown/missing.] 1873–1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles F. Crisp
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
October 23, 1896
48th
49th
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
54th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
1883–1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
1893–1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant October 23, 1896 –
December 19, 1896
 
Charles R. Crisp
Democratic December 19, 1896 –
March 3, 1897
54th Elected to finish his father's term.
Retired.
Elijah B. Lewis Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1909
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
[Data unknown/missing.]
1903–1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Dudley M. Hughes
Democratic March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1913
61st
62nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 12th district.
 
Charles R. Crisp
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
October 7, 1932
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become member of US Tariff Commission.
1913–1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant October 7, 1932 –
November 8, 1932
Bryant T. Castellow Democratic November 8, 1932 –
January 3, 1937
72nd
73rd
74th
[Data unknown/missing.]
1933–1943
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Stephen Pace
Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1951
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
[Data unknown/missing.]
1943–1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Tic Forrester
Democratic January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1965
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
[Data unknown/missing.]
1953–1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
1963–1973
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Bo Callaway
Republican January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
89th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Jack Brinkley
Democratic January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1983
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
[Data unknown/missing.]
1973–1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Richard Ray
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
[Data unknown/missing.] 1983–1993
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Mac Collins
Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 8th district.
1993–2003
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Jim Marshall
Democratic January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2007
108th
109th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 8th district.
2003–2007
 
 
Lynn Westmoreland
Republican January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2013
110th
111th
112th
Redistricted from the 8th district.
Retired.
2007–2013
 
January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2017
113th
114th
2013–present
 
 
Drew Ferguson
Republican January 3, 2017 –
Present
115th
116th
Elected in 2018.

Election resultsEdit

2006Edit

Georgia's 3rd Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Westmoreland* 130,428 67.65
Democratic Mike McGraw 62,371 32.35
Total votes 192,799 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2008Edit

Georgia's 3rd Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Westmoreland* 225,031 65.70
Democratic Stephen A. Camp 117,506 34.30
Total votes 342,537 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2010Edit

Georgia's 3rd Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Westmoreland* 168,304 69.48
Democratic Frank Saunders 73,932 30.52
Total votes 242,236 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2012Edit

Georgia's 3rd Congressional District Election (2012)[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Westmoreland* 232,380 100.00
Total votes 232.380 100.00
Republican hold

2014Edit

Georgia's 3rd Congressional District Election (2014)[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Westmoreland* 156,277 100.00
Total votes 156,277 100.00
Republican hold

2016Edit

Georgia's 3rd Congressional District Election (2016)[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Drew Ferguson 207,218 68.35
Democratic Angela Pendley 95,969 31.65
Total votes 303,187 100.00
Republican hold

2018Edit

Georgia's 3rd Congressional District Election (2018)[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Drew Ferguson 191,700 65.55
Democratic Chuck Enderlin 100,733 34.45
Total votes 292,433 100.00
Republican hold

Living former MembersEdit

As of January 2019, there are two former members of the House the district. The most recent representative to die was Jack Brinkley (served 1967–1983) on January 23, 2019. The most recently serving representative to die was Mac Collins (served 1993–2003) on November 20, 2018.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Jim Marshall 2003–2007 (1948-03-31) March 31, 1948 (age 71)
Lynn Westmoreland 2007–2017 (1950-04-02) April 2, 1950 (age 69)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=13&cd=03
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=13&cd=03
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Justice Department approves Georgia's political maps. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Last accessed 2011-12-27
  6. ^ https://elections.lib.tufts.edu/catalog/rf55z808j
  7. ^ https://elections.lib.tufts.edu/catalog/6108vb61g
  8. ^ http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/42277/113204/en/summary.html
  9. ^ http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/54042/149045/en/summary.html
  10. ^ http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/63991/184321/en/summary.html
  11. ^ http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/91639/Web02-state.216038/#/cid/30300

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