Arkansas's 3rd congressional district

Arkansas's 3rd congressional district
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Representative
  Steve Womack
RRogers
Area8,661 sq mi (22,430 km2)
Distribution
  • 54.4% urban
  • 45.6% rural
Population (2015)782,717[1]
Median income$51,335[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+19[3]

Arkansas's 3rd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Arkansas. The district covers Northwest Arkansas and takes in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Springdale and Fort Smith.

The district is represented by Republican Steve Womack, who succeeded fellow Republican and now U.S. Senator John Boozman.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Character[edit]

Wal-Mart's corporate headquarters are located in this district in Bentonville. The University of Arkansas is located in Fayetteville. Springdale is the home of Tyson Foods.

It is the most Republican district in the state. The seat has been in Republican hands continuously since the election of John Paul Hammerschmidt in 1966. George W. Bush received 62% of the vote in this district in 2004. John McCain swept the district in 2008 with 64.16% of the vote while Barack Obama received 33.45% of the vote. It was McCain's best and Obama's worst performance in Arkansas.

Voting[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2016 President Trump 62 - 31%
2012 President Romney 66 - 32%
2008 President McCain 64 - 34%
2004 President Bush 62 - 36%
2000 President Bush 60 - 37%

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1863
Vacant March 4, 1863 –
June 22, 1868
38th
39th
40th
Civil War and Reconstruction
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Thomas Boles
Republican June 22, 1868 –
March 3, 1871
40th
41st
Elected to finish the vacant term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John Edwards
Liberal Republican March 4, 1871 –
February 9, 1872
42nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost contested election.
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Thomas Boles
Republican February 9, 1872 –
March 3, 1873
Won contested election.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William W. Wilshire
Republican March 4, 1873 –
June 16, 1874
43rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost contested election.
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Thomas M. Gunter
Democratic June 16, 1874 –
March 3, 1875
Won contested election.
Redistricted to the 4th district.
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William W. Wilshire
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Jordan E. Cravens
Independent Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
45th
46th
47th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John H. Rogers
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 4th district.
Vacant March 4, 1885 –
December 7, 1885
49th James K. Jones was redistricted from the 2nd district, re-elected in 1884, but resigned before the term began when elected U.S. Senator.
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Thomas C. McRae
Democratic December 7, 1885 –
March 3, 1903
49th
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
Elected to finish Jones's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Hugh A. Dinsmore
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
58th Redistricted from the 5th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
John C. Floyd Democratic March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1915
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John N. Tillman
Democratic March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1929
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Claude A. Fuller
Democratic March 4, 1929 –
January 3, 1939
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Clyde T. Ellis Democratic January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1943
76th
77th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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J. William Fulbright
Democratic January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
78th [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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James W. Trimble
Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1967
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John P. Hammerschmidt
Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1993
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Tim Hutchinson
Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 2, 1997
103rd
104th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator and resigned early when elected.
Vacant January 2, 1997 –
January 3, 1997
104th
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Asa Hutchinson
Republican January 3, 1997 –
August 6, 2001
105th
106th
107th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when appointed Director of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Vacant August 6, 2001 –
November 20, 2001
107th
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John Boozman
Republican November 20, 2001 –
January 3, 2011
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
Elected to finish Hutchinson's term.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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Steve Womack
Republican January 3, 2011 –
present
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Incumbent

Recent election results[edit]

2002[edit]

2002 United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas: District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Boozman (Incumbent) 141,478 98.90%
Write-in George N. Lyne 1,577 1.10%
Majority 139,901 97.80%
Total votes 143,055 100.00%
Republican hold

2004[edit]

2004 United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas: District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Boozman (Incumbent) 160,629 59.32%
Democratic Jan Judy 103,158 38.09%
Independent Dale Morfey 7,016 2.59%
Majority 57,471 21.23%
Total votes 270,803 100.00%
Republican hold

2006[edit]

2006 United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas: District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Boozman (Incumbent) 125,039 62.23%
Democratic Woodrow Anderson 75,885 37.77%
Majority 49,154 24.46%
Total votes 200,924 100.00%
Republican hold

2008[edit]

2008 United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas: District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Boozman (Incumbent) 215,196 78.53%
Green Abel Noah Tomlinson 58,850 21.47%
Majority 156,346 57.06%
Total votes 274,046 100.00%
Republican hold

2010[edit]

2010 United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas: District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Womack 148,581 72.44%
Democratic David Whitaker 56,542 27.56%
Majority 92,039 44.88%
Total votes 205,123 100.00%
Republican hold

2012[edit]

2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas: District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Womack (Incumbent) 186,467 75.90%
Green Rebekah Kennedy 39,318 16.01%
Libertarian David Pangrac 19,875 8.09%
Majority 147,149 59.89%
Total votes 245,660 100.00%
Republican hold

2014[edit]

2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas: District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Womack (Incumbent) 151,630 79%
Libertarian Grant Bland 39,305 21%
Majority 112,325 59%
Total votes 190,935 100.00%
Republican hold

2016[edit]

2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas: District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Womack (Incumbent) 217,192 77%
Libertarian Grant Bland 63,715 23%
Majority 153,477 54%
Total votes 280,907 100.00%
Republican hold

2018[edit]

2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas: District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Womack (Incumbent) 148,717 64.7%
Democratic Joshua Mahony 74,952 32.6%
Libertarian Michael Kalagias 5,899 2.6%
n/a Write-ins 140 0.1%
Total votes 229,708 100.0%
Republican hold

Living former Members[edit]

As of April 2015, there are three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arkansas's 3rd congressional district that are currently living. The most recent representative to die was John Paul Hammerschmidt (served 1967–1993) on April 1, 2015.

All three former members listed went on to become either the Governor or a U.S. Senator.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Tim Hutchinson 1993–1997 (1949-08-11) August 11, 1949 (age 70)
Asa Hutchinson 1997–2001 (1950-12-03) December 3, 1950 (age 68)
John Boozman 2001–2011 (1950-12-10) December 10, 1950 (age 68)

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=05&cd=03
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.

Coordinates: 36°08′18″N 94°03′45″W / 36.13833°N 94.06250°W / 36.13833; -94.06250