Indiana's 3rd congressional district

Indiana's 3rd congressional district
Indiana's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Jim Banks (RColumbia City)
Area 3,239.8 sq mi (8,391 km2)
Distribution
  • 65.14% urban
  • 34.86% rural
Population (2000) 675,457
Median income 44,013
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+18[1]

Indiana's 3rd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Indiana. Based in Fort Wayne, the district takes in the northeastern part of the state.

The district is currently represented by Republican Jim Banks who succeeded fellow Republican Marlin Stutzman. Stutzman succeeded Mark Souder in a special election in 2010. Souder resigned after admitting his involvement in an affair with a married female member of his congressional staff.

Congressman Marlin Stutzman announced he would not run for reelection and instead campaign for the Republican nomination to succeed retiring Senator Dan Coats. On May 12, 2015 Indiana State Senator Jim Banks announced his intention to run for Indiana's Third Congressional District.[2] Another Indiana State Senator, Liz Brown, also announced she would seek the Republican nomination[3]

Historically, the district has had a strong Republican lean. It occasionally elected Democrats in the past, but the Democrats haven't come close to winning it since 1994. Pockets of Democratic influence exist in Fort Wayne itself, which frequently elects Democratic mayors and occasionally sends Democrats to the state legislature. However, it is nowhere near enough to overcome the overwhelming Republican trend in the rest of the district.

Presidential Election Results

In 2008, John McCain defeated Barack Obama 56-43% in the district. George W. Bush defeated John Kerry 68-31% four years earlier.

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created March 4, 1823
John Test Jacksonian
Democratic-Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 4, 1825
[Data unknown/missing.]
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 4, 1827
Oliver H. Smith Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 4, 1829
[Data unknown/missing.]
John Test Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 4, 1831
[Data unknown/missing.]
Johnathan McCarty Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 4, 1833
Redistricted to the 5th district.
John Carr Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 4, 1837
Redistricted from the 2nd district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
William Graham Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 4, 1839
[Data unknown/missing.]
John Carr Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 4, 1841
[Data unknown/missing.]
Joseph L. White Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 4, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas Smith Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 4, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
John L. Robinson Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 4, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
Cyrus L. Dunham Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 4, 1855
Redistricted from the 2nd district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
George G. Dunn Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 4, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
James Hughes Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 4, 1859
[Data unknown/missing.]
William M. Dunn Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 4, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
Henry W. Harrington Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 4, 1865
[Data unknown/missing.]
Ralph Hill Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 4, 1867
[Data unknown/missing.]
Morton C. Hunter Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 4, 1869
[Data unknown/missing.]
William S. Holman Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 4, 1875
Redistricted from the 4th district.
Redistricted to the 5th district.
Michael C. Kerr Democratic March 4, 1875 –
August 19, 1876
Died.
Vacant August 19, 1876 –
December 5, 1876
Nathan T. Carr Democratic December 5, 1876 –
March 4, 1877
[Data unknown/missing.]
George A. Bicknell Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 4, 1881
[Data unknown/missing.]
Strother M. Stockslager Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 4, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
Jonas G. Howard Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 4, 1889
[Data unknown/missing.]
Jason B. Brown Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 4, 1895
[Data unknown/missing.]
Robert J. Tracewell Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 4, 1897
[Data unknown/missing.]
William T. Zenor Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 4, 1907
[Data unknown/missing.]
William E. Cox Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 4, 1919
[Data unknown/missing.]
James W. Dunbar Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 4, 1923
[Data unknown/missing.]
Frank Gardner Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 4, 1929
[Data unknown/missing.]
James W. Dunbar Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 4, 1931
[Data unknown/missing.]
Eugene B. Crowe Democratic March 4, 1931 –
March 4, 1933
Redistricted to the 9th district.
Samuel B. Pettengill Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
Redistricted from the 13th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Robert A. Grant Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1949
[Data unknown/missing.]
Thurman C. Crook Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
[Data unknown/missing.]
Shepard J. Crumpacker, Jr. Republican January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1957
[Data unknown/missing.]
F. Jay Nimtz Republican January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1959
[Data unknown/missing.]
John Brademas Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1981
[Data unknown/missing.]
John P. Hiler Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1991
Defeated for reelection
Timothy J. Roemer Democratic January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 2003
Retired
Mark Souder Republican January 3, 2003 –
May 21, 2010
Redistricted from the 4th district.
Resigned.
Vacant May 21, 2010 –
November 16, 2010
Vacant
Marlin Stutzman Republican November 16, 2010 –
January 3, 2017
First elected to finish Souder's term and to the next term.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Retired after running for US Senate.
Jim Banks Republican January 3, 2017 –
present
Elected in 2016.

Election results

2002

Indiana's 3rd Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Souder 92,566 63.14
Democratic Jay Rigdon 50,509 34.45
Libertarian Michael Donlan 3,531 2.41
Total votes 146,606 100.00
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Republican gain from Democratic

2004

Indiana's 3rd Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Souder* 171,389 69.21
Democratic Maria M. Parra 76,232 30.79
Total votes 247,621 100.00
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Republican hold

2006

Indiana's 3rd Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Souder* 95,421 54.29
Democratic Thomas Hayhurst 80,357 45.71
Total votes 175,778 100.00
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Republican hold

2008

Indiana's 3rd Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Souder* 155,693 55.04
Democratic Mike Montagano 112,309 39.66
Libertarian Bill Larsen 14,877 5.30
Total votes 282,879 100.00
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Republican hold

2010

Indiana's 3rd Congressional District Special Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Marlin Stutzman 115,415 62.65
Democratic Thomas Hayhurst 60,880 33.05
Libertarian Scott W. Wise 7,914 4.30
Total votes 184,209 100.00
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Republican hold
Indiana's 3rd Congressional District General Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Marlin Stutzman* 116,140 62.76
Democratic Thomas Hayhurst 61,267 33.11
Libertarian Scott W. Wise 7,631 4.12
No party Others 11 0.01%
Total votes 185,049 100.00
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Republican hold

2012

Indiana's 3rd Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Marlin Stutzman* 187,872 61.09
Democratic Kevin Boyd 92,363 32.96
Total votes 280,235 100.00
Turnout {{{votes}}} 60
Republican hold

2014

Indiana's 3rd Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Marlin Stutzman* 102,889 69.15
Democratic Justin Kuhnle 39,771 26.73
Libertarian Scott Wise 6,133 4.12
Total votes 148,793 100.00
Turnout {{{votes}}} 31
Republican hold

2016

Indiana's 3rd Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Banks 201,396 70.11
Democratic Tommy Schrader 66,023 22.98
Libertarian Pepper Snyder 19,828 6.90
Total votes 287,247 100.00
Turnout {{{votes}}} 58
Republican hold

Living former Members

As of January 2017, there are four former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana's 3rd congressional district who are currently living at this time. The most recent representative to die was John Brademas (1959-1981) on July 11, 2016.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
John P. Hiler 1981–1991 April 24, 1953
Timothy J. Roemer 1991–2003 October 30, 1956
Mark Souder 2003–2010 July 18, 1950
Marlin Stutzman 2010–2017 August 31, 1976

Historical district boundaries

See also

References

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Maine's 3rd congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the House
December 6, 1875 – August 19, 1876
Succeeded by
Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district


Coordinates: 41°N 85°W / 41°N 85°W / 41; -85

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