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Iowa's 2nd congressional district

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Iowa's 2nd congressional district
Iowa US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif
Iowa's 2nd congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Mariannette Miller-Meeks
ROttumwa
Distribution
  • 66.06% urban
  • 33.94% rural
Population (2019)782,989
Median household
income
$59,569[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+4[2]

Iowa's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Iowa that covers most of its southeastern part. It includes Davenport, Iowa City, Muscatine, Clinton, Burlington, Ottumwa, Fort Madison, Oskaloosa, Bettendorf, Newton and Pella. The bulk of its vote is cast in Iowa City and the Iowa side of the Quad Cities.

The district has been represented by Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks since 2021.

Statewide races since 2000

Election results from statewide races:

Office Year District Statewide Nationwide
President 2000 Al Gore 53% – George W. Bush 43% Gore Bush
2004 John Kerry 55% – George W. Bush 44% Bush
2008 Barack Obama 60% – John McCain 38% Obama Obama
2012 Barack Obama 56% – Mitt Romney 43%
2016 Donald Trump 49% – Hillary Clinton 44% Trump Trump
2020 Donald Trump 51% – Joe Biden 47% Biden
U.S. Senator 2014 Joni Ernst 49% – Bruce Braley 47% Ernst n/a
Governor 2014 Terry Branstad 57% – Jack Hatch 40% Branstad
2018 Fred Hubbell 50.72% – Kim Reynolds 47.29% Reynolds

List of members representing the district

Member Party Term Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1847
Shepherd Leffler (Iowa Congressman).jpg

Shepherd Leffler
Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1851
30th
31st
Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1846.
Re-elected in 1848.
Retired.
Lincoln Clark (Iowa Congressman).jpg

Lincoln Clark
Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd Elected in 1850.
Lost re-election.
John Parsons Cook (Iowa Congressman) 2.jpg

John P. Cook
Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd Elected in 1852.
Retired.
James Thorington - History of Iowa.jpg

James Thorington
Whig March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th Elected in 1854.
Lost Republican nomination and retired.
Timothy Davis (Iowa Congressman).jpg

Timothy Davis
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th Elected in 1856.
Retired.
William Vandever - Brady-Handy.jpg

William Vandever
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
36th
37th
Elected in 1858.
Re-elected in 1860.
Retired.[a]
HiramPrice.jpg

Hiram Price
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1869
38th
39th
40th
Elected in 1862.
Re-elected in 1864.
Re-elected in 1866.
Retired.
WSmyth.jpg

William Smyth
Republican March 4, 1869 –
September 30, 1870
41st Elected in 1868.
Died.
Vacant September 30, 1870 –
December 6, 1870
William Penn Wolf (Iowa Congressman).jpg

William P. Wolf
Republican December 6, 1870 –
March 3, 1871
Elected to finish Smyth's term.
Retired.
AylettRCotton.jpg

Aylett R. Cotton
Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
42nd
43rd
Elected in 1870.
Re-elected in 1872.
Lost renomination.[b]
Jqatufts.jpg

John Q. Tufts
Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th Elected in 1874.
Retired.
HiramPrice.jpg

Hiram Price
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1881
45th
46th
Elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
Retired.
Sewall S. Farwell (Iowa Congressman) 2.jpg

Sewall S. Farwell
Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
47th Elected in 1880.
Lost re-election.
Jeremiah Henry Murphy (Iowa Congressman).jpg

Jeremiah H. Murphy
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
48th
49th
Elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Lost renomination.
Walter I. Hayes.jpeg

Walter I. Hayes
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1895
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
Elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Lost re-election.
Curtis, George M p 589.jpg

George M. Curtis
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
54th
55th
Elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Retired.
Joseph R. Lane - History of Iowa.jpg

Joseph R. Lane
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1901
56th Elected in 1898.
Retired.
John N. W. Rumple (Iowa Congressman).jpg

John N. W. Rumple
Republican March 4, 1901 –
January 31, 1903
57th Elected in 1900.
Retired and died before next term.
Vacant January 31, 1903 –
March 3, 1903
Martin Wade.jpg

Martin J. Wade
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
58th Elected in 1902.
Lost re-election.
Albert F. Dawson (Iowa Congressman).jpg

Albert F. Dawson
Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1911
59th
60th
61st
Elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Retired.
IrvinSPepper.jpg

Irvin S. Pepper
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
December 22, 1913
62nd
63rd
Elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Died.
Vacant December 22, 1913 –
February 10, 1914
63rd
Henry Vollmer (1903).jpg

Henry Vollmer
Democratic February 10, 1914 –
March 3, 1915
Elected to finish Pepper's term.
Retired.
HarryEHull.jpg

Harry E. Hull
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1925
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
Elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Lost renomination.
F. Dickinson Letts (Iowa Congressman).jpg

F. Dickinson Letts
Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1931
69th
70th
71st
Elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Lost re-election.
Bernhard M. Jacobsen (Iowa Congressman).jpg

Bernhard M. Jacobsen
Democratic March 4, 1931 –
June 30, 1936
72nd
73rd
74th
Elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Died.
Vacant June 30, 1936 –
January 3, 1937
74th
WilliamSJacobsen.jpg

William S. Jacobsen
Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
75th
76th
77th
Elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Lost re-election.
Henry O. Talle (Iowa Congressman).jpg

Henry O. Talle
Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1959
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Lost re-election.
Leonard G. Wolf (Iowa Congressman).jpg

Leonard G. Wolf
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1961
86th Elected in 1958.
Lost re-election.
James E. Bromwell 88th Congress 1963.jpg

James E. Bromwell
Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1965
87th
88th
Elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Lost re-election.
John Culver.jpg

John Culver
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1975
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
Elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Micheal Blouin.png

Mike Blouin
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1979
94th
95th
Elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Lost re-election.
Tom Tauke congressional portrait.jpg

Tom Tauke
Republican January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1991
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
Elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Jim Nussle small.jpg

Jim Nussle
Republican January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 2003
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
Elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Redistricted to the 1st district.
Jim Leach2 Cropped.png

Jim Leach
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2007
108th
109th
Redistricted from the 1st district and re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Lost re-election.
Dave Loebsack official photo.jpg

Dave Loebsack
Democratic January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2021
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
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.
Retired.
Mariannette Miller-Meeks 117th U.S Congress.jpg

Mariannette Miller-Meeks
Republican January 3, 2021 –
Present
117th Elected in 2020.
  1. ^ Service effectively ended in 1861 when promoted to Major General, but did not officially resign.
  2. ^ Although his official Congressional biography states he declined to run for a third term, newspaper reports indicate that he was an active but unsuccessful candidate for renomination

Recent election results

Year Winner Loser Percentage
Party affiliation Candidate Votes Party affiliation Candidate Votes
1920 Republican Harry E. Hull 50,160 Farmer–Labor F. B. Althouse 6,058 89% – 11%
1922 27,450 Democratic Wayne G. Cook 25,620 51% – 48%
1924 Fred Dickinson Letts 49,117 Ralph U. Thompson 32,893 60% – 40%
1926 29,200 J. P. Gallagher 19,612 60% – 40%
1928 49,690 Frank Z. Titzell 37,344 57% – 43%
1930 Democratic Bernhard M. Jacobsen 30,008 Republican F. D. Letts 24,113 55% – 45%
1932 71,914 Frank W. Elliott 50,636 59% – 41%
1934 60,654 Martin B. Andelfinger 39,047 63% – 35%
1936 William S. Jacobsen 70,923 Charles Penningroth 55,255 53% – 41%
1938 48,155 Alfred C. Mueller 47,535 50% – 49%
1940 75,774 W. A. McCullough 69,298 52% – 48%
1942 Republican Henry O. Talle 62,290 Democratic William S. Jacobsen 46,310 57% – 43%
1944 86,903 George C. Classen 68,489 56% – 44%
1946 60,111 Richard V. Bernhart 41,544 59% – 41%
1948 82,139 T. W. Mullaney 60,272 57% – 42%
1950 79,066 Eugene J. Kean 55,359 59% – 41%
1952 114,553 T. W. Mullaney 69,421 62% – 38%
1954 72,231 Ruben V. Austin 58,092 55% – 46%
1956 95,999 Leonard G. Wolf 90,843 51% – 49%
1958 Democratic Leonard G. Wolf 67,022 Republican Henry O. Talle 64,073 51% – 49%
1960 Republican James E. Bromwell 108,137 Democratic Leonard G. Wolf 97,608 53% – 47%
1962 67,475 Frank W. Less 60,296 53% – 47%
1964 Democratic John C. Culver 97,470 Republican James E. Bromwell 89,299 52% – 48%
1966 76,281 Robert M. L. Johnson 65,079 54% – 46%
1968 103,651 Tom Riley 84,634 55% – 45%
1970 84,049 Cole McMartin 54,934 60% – 40%
1972 115,489 Theodore R. Ellsworth 79,667 59% – 41%
1974 Michael T. Blouin 73,416 Tom Riley 69,088 51% – 48%
1976 102,980 100,344 50% – 49%
1978 Republican Thomas J. Tauke 72,644 Democratic Michael T. Blouin 65,450 52% – 47%
1980 111,587 Steve Sovern 93,175 54% – 45%
1982 99,478 Brent Appel 69,539 59% – 41%
1984 136,839 Joe Welsh 77,335 64% – 36%
1986 88,708 Eric Tabor 55,903 61% – 39%
1988 113,543 86,438 58% – 43%
1990 Jim Nussle 82,650 81,008 50% – 49%
1992 134,536 David R. Nagle 131,570 50% – 49%
1994 111,076 86,087 56% – 43%
1996 127,827 Donna L. Smith 109,731 53% – 46%
1998 104,613 Rob Tully 83,405 55% – 44%
2000 139,906 Donna L. Smith 110,327 55% – 44%
2002 Jim Leach 108,130 Julie Thomas 94,767 52% – 46%
2004 176,684 Dave Franker 117,405 59% – 39%
2006 Democratic Dave Loebsack 107,097 Republican Jim Leach 101,386 51% – 49%
2008 173,639 Mariannette Miller-Meeks 118,040 57% – 38%
2010 115,839 104,319 50% – 45%
2012 211,863 John Archer 161,977 55% – 42%
2014 143,431 Mariannette Miller-Meeks 129,455 52% – 47%
2016 198,571 Christopher Peters 170,933 53% – 46%
2018 171,120 133,051 54% – 42%
2020 Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks 196,864 Democratic Rita Hart 196,858 49.910% – 49.908%
  • "Election Statistics". 2005. Archived from the original on July 25, 2007.

2002

2002 Iowa's 2nd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Leach 108,130 52.19%
Democratic Julie Thomas 94,767 45.74%
Libertarian Kevin Litten 4,178 2.02%
No party Others 96 0.05%
Total votes 207,171 100.00%
Republican hold

2004

2004 Iowa's 2nd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Leach (incumbent) 176,684 58.92%
Democratic Dave Franker 117,405 39.15%
Libertarian Kevin Litten 5,586 1.86%
No party Others 206 0.07%
Total votes 299,881 100.00%
Republican hold

2006

2006 Iowa's 2nd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dave Loebsack 107,683 51.38%
Republican Jim Leach (incumbent) 101,707 48.53%
No party Others 196 0.09%
Total votes 209,586 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican

2008

2008 Iowa's 2nd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dave Loebsack (incumbent) 175,218 57.19%
Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks 118,778 38.77%
Green Wendy Barth 6,664 2.18%
Independent Brian White 5,437 1.78%
No party Others 261 0.09%
Total votes 306,358 100.00%
Democratic hold

2010

2010 Iowa's 2nd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dave Loebsack (incumbent) 115,839 50.99%
Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks 104,319 45.92%
Libertarian Gary Joseph Sicard 4,356 1.92%
Constitution Jon Tack 2,463 1.08%
No party Others 198 0.09%
Total votes 227,175 100.00%
Democratic hold

2012

2012 Iowa's 2nd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dave Loebsack (incumbent) 211,863 55.57%
Republican John Archer 161,977 42.48%
Independent Alan Aversa 7,112 1.87%
No party Others 323 0.08%
Total votes 381,275 100.00%
Democratic hold

2014

2014 Iowa's 2nd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dave Loebsack (incumbent) 143,431 52.5%
Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks 129,455 47.4%
Write-ins 443 0.2%
Total votes 273,329 100%
Democratic hold

2016

Map showing the results of the 2016 election in Iowa's second congressional district by county
Map showing the results of the 2016 election in Iowa's second congressional district by county
2016 Iowa's 2nd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dave Loebsack (incumbent) 198,571 53.7%
Republican Christopher Peters 170,933 46.2%
Write-ins 528 0.1%
Total votes 370,032 100.00%
Democratic hold

2018

2018 Iowa's 2nd congressional district election[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Dave Loebsack (incumbent) 171,120 54.8% +1.1
Republican Christopher Peters 133,051 42.6% −3.6
Libertarian Mark David Strauss 6,176 1.98% +1.98
Independent Daniel Clark 1,839 0.59% +0.59
Write-ins 171 0.05% −0.05
Majority 38,069 12.2%
Turnout 312,357 100%
Democratic hold Swing +4.7

2020

2020 Iowa's 2nd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks 196,864 49.912%
Democratic Rita Hart 196,858 49.910%
Total votes 394,439 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

Rita Hart announced on March 31, 2021, that she was dropping her challenge before the House Administration Committee but maintained that her attempt to contest — which she lost by six votes —was valid.[4]

Historical district boundaries

Iowa's 2nd congressional district boundaries from 2003 to 2013
Iowa's 2nd congressional district boundaries from 2003 to 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  2. ^ "Introducing the 2021 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index". The Cook Political Report. April 15, 2021. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  3. ^ "Iowa General Election 2018". Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  4. ^ Conradis, Brandon (April 1, 2021). "Republicans take victory lap after Iowa Democrat drops challenge". TheHill. Retrieved April 2, 2021.

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