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Connecticut's 2nd congressional district

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Connecticut's 2nd congressional district
Connecticut US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif
Connecticut's 2nd congressional district – since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Joe Courtney
DVernon
Area2,143 sq mi (5,550 km2)
Distribution
  • 67.77% urban
  • 33.23% rural
Population (2019)701,509
Median household
income
$80,280[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+2[2]

Connecticut's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Located in the eastern part of the state, the district includes all of New London County, Tolland County, and Windham County, along with parts of Hartford, Middlesex, and New Haven counties. Principal cities include Enfield, Norwich, New London, and Groton.

The district is currently represented by Democrat Joe Courtney. With a Cook Partisan Voting Index rating of D+2, it is one of the least Democratic districts in Connecticut, a state with an all-Democratic congressional delegation.[2]

Towns in the district

Hartford County – Enfield, Glastonbury (part), Marlborough, and Suffield.

Middlesex County – Chester, Clinton, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook.

New Haven County – Madison.

New London County – Bozrah, Colchester, East Lyme, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Lyme, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Old Lyme, Preston, Salem, Sprague, Stonington, Voluntown, and Waterford.

Tolland County – Andover, Bolton, Columbia, Coventry, Ellington, Hebron, Mansfield, Somers, Stafford, Tolland, Union, Vernon, and Willington.

Windham County – Ashford, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Eastford, Hampton, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Scotland, Sterling, Thompson, Windham, and Woodstock.

Voter registration

Voter registration and party enrollment as of October 30, 2012[3]
Party Active Inactive Total Percentage
Democratic 119,995 5,501 125,496 28.94%
Republican 90,371 4,174 94,545 21.80%
Minor Parties 580 48 628 0.14%
Unaffiliated 201,003 12,027 213,030 49.12%
Total 411,949 21,750 433,699 100%

Recent presidential elections

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Gore 55–38%
2004 President Kerry 54–44%
2008 President Obama 58–40%
2012 President Obama 56–43%
2016 President Clinton 49–46%
2020 President Biden 55–44%

Recent elections

1992

US House election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Samuel Gejdenson (incumbent) 123,291 51%
Republican Edward W. Munster 119,416 49%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 242,707 100%

1994

US House election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Samuel Gejdenson (incumbent) 79,188 43%
Republican Edward W. Munster 79,167 43%
A Connecticut Party David Bingham 27,716 14%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 186,071 100%

1996

US House election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Samuel Gejdenson (incumbent) 115,175 52%
Republican Edward W. Munster 100,332 45%
Independence Party of America Dianne G. Ondusko 6,477 3%
Natural Law Thomas E. Hall 1,263 0.4%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 223,258 100%

1998

US House election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Samuel Gejdenson (inc.) 99,567 61%
Republican Gary M. Koval 57,860 35%
Independence Party of America Dianne G. Ondusko 5,116 3%
Term Limits Paul W. Cook 658 0.4%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 163,201 100%

2000

US House election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Rob Simmons 114,380 51%
Democratic Samuel Gejdenson (incumbent) 111,520 49%
Republican gain from Democratic Swing
Turnout 225,900 100%

2002

US House election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Rob Simmons (incumbent) 117,434 54%
Democratic Joe Courtney 99,674 46%
Republican hold Swing
Turnout 217,108 100%

2004

US House election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Rob Simmons (inc.) 165,558 54%
Democratic James Sullivan 139,987 46% -
Republican hold Swing
Turnout 305,545 100%

2006

US House election, 2006: Connecticut District 2[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joe Courtney 121,248 50%
Republican Rob Simmons (incumbent) 121,158 50%
Democratic gain from Republican Swing
Turnout 242,413 100%

2008

US House election, 2008: Connecticut District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joe Courtney (incumbent) 212,411 66%
Republican Sean Sullivan 104,469 32%
Green G. Scott Deshefy 6,287 2%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 323,167 100%

2010

US House election, 2010: Connecticut District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joe Courtney (incumbent) 147,748 60%
Republican Janet Peckinpaugh 95,671 39%
Green G. Scott Deshefy 3,344 1%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 246,763 100%

2012

Connecticut 2nd Congressional District Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joe Courtney (incumbent) 204,691 68%
Republican Paul Formica 87,828 29%
Green Colin Bennett 3,269 2%
Libertarian Daniel Reale 3,504 1%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 299,652 100%

2014

Connecticut 2nd Congressional District Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joe Courtney (incumbent) 141,948 62%
Republican Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh 80,837 36%
Green William Clyde 2,602 1%
Libertarian Daniel Reale 2,549 1%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 227,936 100%

2016

Connecticut 2nd Congressional District Election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joe Courtney (incumbent) 207,584 63%
Republican Daria Novak 111,587 34%
Green Jonathan Pelto 5,332 2%
Libertarian Daniel Reale 5,016 1%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 329,519 100%

2018

Connecticut 2nd Congressional District Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joe Courtney (incumbent) 179,731 62%
Republican Dan Postemski 102,483 35%
Green Michelle Louise Bicking 3,595 1%
Libertarian Dan Reale 3,305 1%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 289,114 100%

2020

Connecticut 2nd Congressional District Election, 2020
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joe Courtney (incumbent) 217,982 59%
Republican Justin Anderson 140,340 38%
Green Cassandra Martineau 4,949 1%
Libertarian Dan Reale 3,901 1%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 367,181 100%

List of members representing the district

District organized from Connecticut's At-large congressional district in 1837.

Member
(Residence)
Party Years of Service Cong
ress
Electoral history
Samuel Ingham
(Essex)
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
25th Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1837.
Lost re-election.
William L. Storrs
(Middletown)
Whig March 4, 1839 –
June, 1840
26th Elected in 1839.
Resigned when appointed Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court.
Vacant June, 1840 –
December 7, 1840
William Whiting Boardman.jpg

William Whiting Boardman
(New Haven)
Whig December 7, 1840 –
March 3, 1843
26th
27th
Elected in special election due to Storrs resignation.
Retired.
John Stewart
(Chatham)
Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
28th Elected in 1843.
Lost re-election.
SDHubbard.jpg

Samuel Dickinson Hubbard
(Middletown)
Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1849
29th
30th
Elected in 1845.
Re-elected in 1847.
Retired.
WalterBooth.jpg

Walter Booth
(Meriden)
Free Soil March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st Elected in 1849.
Lost re-election.
Colin M. Ingersoll
(New Haven)
Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1855
32nd
33rd
Elected in 1851.
Re-elected in 1853.
Retired.
JohnWoodruffCT.jpg

John Woodruff
(New Haven)
American March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th Elected in 1855.
Lost re-election.
SamuelArnoldCT.jpg

Samuel Arnold
(Haddam)
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th Elected in 1857.
Retired.
JohnWoodruffCT.jpg

John Woodruff
(New Haven)
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
36th Elected in 1859.
Retired.
JEEnglish.jpg

James E. English
(New Haven)
Democratic March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1865
37th
38th
Elected in 1861.
Re-elected in 1863.
Retired.
SamuelLWarner.jpg

Samuel L. Warner
(Middletown)
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
39th Elected in 1865.
Retired.
Juliushotchkiss.jpg

Julius Hotchkiss
(Waterbury)
Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
40th Elected in 1867.
Retired.
Stephen Wright Kellogg (Connecticut Congressman).jpg

Stephen Wright Kellogg
(Waterbury)
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1875
41st
42nd
43rd
Elected in 1869.
Re-elected in 1871.
Re-elected in 1873.
Lost re-election.
JamesPhelps.jpg

James Phelps
(Essex)
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1883
44th
45th
46th
47th
Elected in 1875.
Re-elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Retired.
Charles LeMoyne Mitchell (Connecticut Congressman).jpg

Charles Le Moyne Mitchell
(New Haven)
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
48th
49th
Elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Retired.
Carlos French (Connecticut Congressman).jpg

Carlos French
(Seymour)
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
50th Elected in 1886.
Retired.
Washington F. Willcox (Connecticut Congressman).jpg

Washington F. Willcox
(Chester)
Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
51st
52nd
Elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Retired.
James P. Pigott (Connecticut Congressman).jpg

James P. Pigott
(New Haven)
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd Elected in 1892.
Lost re-election.
Nehemiah Day Sperry (Connecticut Congressman).jpg

Nehemiah D. Sperry
(New Haven)
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1911
54th
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
Elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Retired.
ThomasLReilly.jpg

Thomas L. Reilly
(Meriden)
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
62nd Elected in 1910.
Re-districted to 3rd district.
BryanFMahan.jpg

Bryan F. Mahan
(New London)
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
63rd Elected in 1912.
Lost re-election.
RichardPFreeman.jpg

Richard P. Freeman
(New London)
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1933
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Lost re-election.
William L. Higgins (Connecticut Congressman).jpg

William L. Higgins
(Coventry)
Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1937
73rd
74th
Elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Lost re-election.
William J. Fitzgerald
(Norwich)
Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
75th Elected in 1936.
Lost re-election.
Thomas R. Ball
(Old Lyme)
Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
76th Elected in 1938.
Lost re-election.
William J. Fitzgerald
(Norwich)
Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
77th Elected in 1940.
Lost re-election.
John D. McWilliams
(Norwich)
Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
78th Elected in 1942.
Lost re-election.
ChaseGWoodhouse.jpg

Chase G. Woodhouse
(Sprague)
Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
79th Elected in 1944.
Lost re-election.
Horace Seely-Brown, Jr. (Connecticut Congressman).jpg

Horace Seely-Brown Jr.
(Pomfret)
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
80th Elected in 1946.
Lost re-election.
ChaseGWoodhouse.jpg

Chase G. Woodhouse
(Sprague)
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
81st Elected in 1948.
Lost re-election.
Horace Seely-Brown, Jr. (Connecticut Congressman).jpg

Horace Seely-Brown Jr.
(Pomfret)
Republican January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1959
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
Elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Lost re-election.
Chester Bowles (Connecticut Governor and Congressman).jpg

Chester Bowles
(Essex)
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1961
86th Elected in 1958.
Retired when appointed Under Secretary of State
Horace Seely-Brown, Jr. (Connecticut Congressman).jpg

Horace Seely-Brown Jr.
(Pomfret)
Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1963
87th Elected in 1960.
Retired after running for US Senate
William St. Onge.jpg

William St. Onge
(Putnam)
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
May 1, 1970
88th
89th
90th
91st
Elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Died.
Vacant May 1, 1970 –
November 3, 1970
91st
RHSteele.png

Robert H. Steele
(Vernon)
Republican November 3, 1970 –
January 3, 1975
91st
92nd
93rd
Elected to finish St. Onge's term.
Re- elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Retired after running for Governor of Connecticut.
Rep Chris Dodd.jpg

Chris Dodd
(Norwich)
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1981
94th
95th
96th
Elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Retired when elected to the US Senate
Repsamgejdenson.jpg

Sam Gejdenson
(Bozrah)
Democratic January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 2001
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
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.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Lost re-election.
Rob Simmons 109th pictorial photo.jpg

Rob Simmons
(Stonington)
Republican January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2007
107th
108th
109th
Elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Lost re-election.
Joe Courtney 113th Congress.jpg

Joe Courtney
(Vernon)
Democratic January 3, 2007 –
Present
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
117th
Elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.
The district from 2003 to 2013
The district from 2003 to 2013

References

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=09&cd=02
  2. ^ a b "Introducing the 2021 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index". The Cook Political Report. April 15, 2021. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  3. ^ "Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of October 30, 2012" (PDF). Connecticut Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 23, 2006. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on December 16, 2006. Retrieved December 4, 2006.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) 2006 Official Election Results

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