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Georgia's 8th congressional district

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Georgia's 8th congressional district
Georgia US Congressional District 8 (since 2013).tif
Georgia's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Austin Scott
RTifton
Distribution
  • 56.7[1]% urban
  • 43.3% rural
Population (2016)710,108[2]
Median income$45,279[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+15[4]

Georgia's 8th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Georgia. The district is currently represented by Republican Austin Scott, who is being challeneged in the 2020 Election by Republican Danny Ellyson. Though 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.

The district is located in central and south-central Georgia, and stretches from the geographical center of the state to the Florida border. The district includes the cities of Warner Robins, Tifton, Thomasville, Moultrie, and portions of Macon and Valdosta.[6][7]

Recent results in presidential elections

Year Office Results
2000 President George W. Bush 58% - Al Gore 42%
2004 President George W. Bush 61% - John Kerry 39%
2008 President John McCain 61.6% - Barack Obama 37.8%
2012 President Mitt Romney 61.6% - Barack Obama 37.5%
2016 President Donald Trump 63.3% - Hillary Clinton 34.4%

Counties

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created in 1845
Robert Toombs - Brady-Handy.jpg

Robert Toombs
Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1853
29th
30th
31st
32nd
[data unknown/missing]
Alexander Stephens -1855.jpg

Alexander Stephens
Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd
34th
35th
Redistricted from the 7th district.
[data unknown/missing]
Democratic March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1859
John J. Jones Democratic March 4, 1859 –
January 23, 1861
36th [data unknown/missing]
Withdrew.
Vacant January 23, 1861 –
March 3, 1867
36th
37th
38th
39th
Civil War and Reconstruction
District eliminated in 1867
District reestablished in 1873
Vacant March 4, 1873 –
December 1, 1873
43rd Member-elect Ambrose R. Wright died before being seated.
Alexander Stephens -1855.jpg

Alexander Stephens
Democratic December 1, 1873 –
November 4, 1882
43rd
44th
45th
46th
47th
Elected to finish Wright's term.
Resigned to become Governor of Georgia.
Vacant November 4, 1882 –
December 4, 1882
47th
Seaborn Reese Democratic December 4, 1882 –
March 3, 1887
47th
48th
49th
Elected to finish Stephens's term.
[data unknown/missing]
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Henry H. Carlton
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
50th
51st
[data unknown/missing]
Thomas G. Lawson.jpeg

Thomas G. Lawson
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1897
52nd
53rd
54th
[data unknown/missing]
William Marcellus Howard.jpg

William M. Howard
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1911
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
[data unknown/missing]
Lost renomination.
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Samuel J. Tribble
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
December 8, 1916
62nd
63rd
64th
Elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Died.
Vacant December 8, 1916 –
January 11, 1917
64th
Tinsley W. Rucker Jr. Democratic January 11, 1917 –
March 3, 1917
Elected to finish Tribble's term in the 64th Congress.
Retired.
CharlesHillyerBrand.jpg

Charles H. Brand
Democratic March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1933
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected to finish Tribble's term in the 65th Congress.
[data unknown/missing]
Braswell Deen Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
73rd
74th
75th
[data unknown/missing]
W. Benjamin Gibbs Democratic January 3, 1939 –
August 7, 1940
76th [data unknown/missing]
Died.
Vacant August 7, 1940 –
October 1, 1940
Florence Gibbs.jpg

Florence R. Gibbs
Democratic October 1, 1940 –
January 3, 1941
Elected to finish her husband's term.
[data unknown/missing]
John S. Gibson Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1947
77th
78th
79th
[data unknown/missing]
WM Wheeler.jpg

William M. Wheeler
Democratic January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1955
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
[data unknown/missing]
Iris Faircloth Blitch.jpg

Iris F. Blitch
Democratic January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1963
84th
85th
86th
87th
[data unknown/missing]
J. Russell Tuten.jpg

J. Russell Tuten
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1967
88th
89th
[data unknown/missing]
WS Stuckey.png

W. S. Stuckey Jr.
Democratic January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1977
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
[data unknown/missing]
Billy Lee Evans.png

Billy Lee Evans
Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1983
95th
96th
97th
[data unknown/missing]
J. Roy Rowland.jpg

J. Roy Rowland
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1995
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
[data unknown/missing]
Saxby Chambliss.gif

Saxby Chambliss
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
104th
105th
106th
107th
[data unknown/missing]
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
MacCollins.JPG

Mac Collins
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2005
108th Redistricted from the 3rd district.
[data unknown/missing]
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland.jpg

Lynn Westmoreland
Republican January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2007
109th [data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
Jim Marshall.jpg

Jim Marshall
Democratic January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2011
110th
111th
[data unknown/missing]
Austin Scott official photo.jpg

Austin Scott
Republican January 3, 2011 –
present
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 2010.

Election results

2006

Georgia's 8th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Marshall* 80,660 50.55
Republican Mac Collins 78,908 49.45
Total votes 159,568 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic gain from Republican
  • A Republican mid-decade redistricting made this Macon-based district more compact and somewhat more Republican. Incumbent Marshall faced a very tough challenge by former U.S. Representative Mac Collins, who represented an adjoining district from 1993 to 2005. Less than 60 percent of the population in Marshall’s present 3rd District was retained in the new 8th District. The reconfigured 8th includes Butts County, which was the political base of Collins, who once served as chair of the county commission. On the other hand, the 8th also includes all of the city of Macon where Marshall served as mayor from 1995 until 1999. The race featured heavy spending, not only by the candidates themselves but also from independent groups. During the campaign, President George W. Bush attended a rally on Collins' behalf.

2008

Georgia's 8th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Marshall* 157,241 57.24
Republican Rick Goddard 117,446 42.76
Total votes 274,687 100.00
Democratic hold

2010

Georgia's 8th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Austin Scott 102,770 52.70
Democratic Jim Marshall* 92,250 47.30
Total votes 195,020 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

2012

Georgia's 8th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Austin Scott* 197,789 100.00
Total votes 197,789 100.00
Republican hold

2014

Georgia's 8th Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Austin Scott* 129,938 100.00
Total votes 129,938 100.00
Republican hold

2016

Georgia's 8th Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Austin Scott* 173,983 67.64
Democratic James Harris 83,225 32.36
Total votes 257,208 100.00
Republican hold

2018

Georgia's 8th Congressional District Election (2018)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Austin Scott* 197,401 100.00
Total votes 197,401 100.00
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries

The district from 2007 to 2013
The district from 2007 to 2013
The district from 2003 to 2007
The district from 2003 to 2007

See also

References

  1. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov.
  2. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=13&cd=08
  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. ^ 2012 Congressional maps, Georgia Legislature. Last accessed 2012-1-1
  7. ^ 2012 Congressional maps - closeup of Macon and Columbus, Georgia Legislature. Last accessed 2012-1-1

External links

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