Indiana's 2nd congressional district

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Indiana's 2nd congressional district
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Indiana's 2nd congressional district – since January 3, 2013.
RepresentativeVacant
Area3,679 sq mi (9,530 km2)
Distribution
  • 72.90% urban
  • 27.10% rural
Population (2019)721,469
Median household
income
$54,788[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+11[2]
Indiana's 2nd congressional district (from 2023)

Indiana's 2nd congressional district is a legislative electoral area in north central Indiana. It includes South Bend and Elkhart.

The district's seat in Congress is vacant as of August 3, 2022, following the death of incumbent Republican Jackie Walorski.[3]

Election results from presidential races

Year Office Results
2000 President George W. Bush 53% – Al Gore 45%
2004 President George W. Bush 56% – John Kerry 43%
2008 President Barack Obama 49.6% – John McCain 49.3%
2012 President Mitt Romney 56.1% – Barack Obama 42.1%
2016 President Donald Trump 59.3% – Hillary Clinton 36.1%
2020 President Donald Trump 59.3% – Joe Biden 38.9%

History

Prior to 2002, the 2nd congressional district covered east central Indiana, including most of the territory now in the 6th district. However, following the 2000 U.S. census redistricting, the district was moved to replace most of what had been the 3rd district.[4]

Communities

Under its borders from 2013 to 2023, Indiana's 2nd congressional district is located in north central Indiana. In includes Elkhart, Fulton, Marshall, Miami, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke, and Wabash Counties in full, as well as most of Kosciusko and La Porte Counties.

La Porte County is split between this district and the 1st district. They are partitioned by Indiana West 500N and Indiana South/North 600W. The 2nd district takes in the city of LaPorte, and the 13 townships of Hanna, Johnson, Hudson, Scipio, Union, Washington, Prairie, Pleasant, Noble, Lincoln, Wills, Center, and Kankakee.

Kosciusko County is split between this district and the 3rd district. They are partitioned by Indiana S 1000 W35, North 200W and West 700N. The 2nd district takes in the 11 townships of Clay, Etna, Franklin, Harrison, Jefferson, Lake, Prairie, Scott, Seward, Turkey Creek, and Van Buren, and parts of the city of Warsaw, as well as the township Plain (which Warsaw belongs to).

Largest cities

Given below are the largest cities in the district, listing every city that had at least 10,000 inhabitants as of the 2010 census.

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history Location
District created March 4, 1823
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Jonathan Jennings
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
20th
21st
Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1822.
Re-elected in 1824.
Re-elected in 1826.
Re-elected in 1828.
Lost re-election.
1823–1833
Bartholomew, Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Marion, Scott, Shelby, and Washington Counties
Anti-
Jacksonian
March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1831
John Carr Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
22nd Elected in 1831.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
John Ewing Anti-
Jacksonian
March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
23rd Elected in 1833.
Lost re-election.
1833–1843
[data unknown/missing]
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John W. Davis
Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
24th Elected in 1835.
Retired.
John Ewing Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
25th Elected in 1837.
Lost re-election.
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John W. Davis
Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
26th Elected in 1839.
Lost renomination.
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Richard W. Thompson
Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th Elected in 1841.
Retired.
Thomas J. Henley Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1849
28th
29th
30th
Elected in 1843.
Re-elected in 1845.
Re-elected in 1847.
Retired.
1843–1853
[data unknown/missing]
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Cyrus L. Dunham
Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
31st
32nd
Elected in 1849.
Re-elected in 1851.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
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William H. English
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1861
33rd
34th
35th
36th
Elected in 1852.
Re-elected in 1854.
Re-elected in 1856.
Re-elected in 1858.
Retired.
1853–1863
[data unknown/missing]
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James A. Cravens
Democratic March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1865
37th
38th
Elected in 1860.
Re-elected in 1862.
Retired.
[data unknown/missing]
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Michael C. Kerr
Democratic March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1873
39th
40th
41st
42nd
Elected in 1864.
Re-elected in 1866.
Re-elected in 1868.
Re-elected in 1870.
Sought election in the at-large district and lost re-election.
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Simeon K. Wolfe
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd Elected in 1872.
Retired.
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James D. Williams
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
December 1, 1876
44th Elected in 1874.
Retired to run for Governor of Indiana and resigned when elected.
Vacant December 1, 1876 –
December 5, 1876
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Andrew Humphreys
Democratic December 5, 1876 –
March 3, 1877
Elected to finish Williams's term.
Was not candidate for full term.
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Thomas R. Cobb
Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1887
45th
46th
47th
48th
49th
Elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Re-elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Retired.
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John H. O'Neall
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
50th
51st
Elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Retired.
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John L. Bretz
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1895
52nd
53rd
Elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Lost re-election.
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Alexander M. Hardy
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th Elected in 1894.
Lost re-election.
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Robert W. Miers
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1905
55th
56th
57th
58th
Elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Lost re-election.
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John C. Chaney
Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1909
59th
60th
Elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Lost re-election.
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William A. Cullop
Democratic March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1917
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
Elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Lost re-election.
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Oscar E. Bland
Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1923
65th
66th
67th
Elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Lost re-election.
Arthur H. Greenwood Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1933
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Redistricted to the 7th district.
George R. Durgan Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
73rd Elected in 1932.
Lost re-election.
Vacant January 3, 1935 –
January 29, 1935
74th Member-elect Frederick Landis died November 15, 1934.
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Charles A. Halleck
Republican January 29, 1935 –
January 3, 1969
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
Elected to finish Landis's term.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
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.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Retired.
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Earl F. Landgrebe
Republican January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1975
91st
92nd
93rd
Elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Lost re-election.
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Floyd Fithian
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
94th
95th
96th
97th
Elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Redistricted to the 7th district and retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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Philip Sharp
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1995
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
Redistricted from the 10th district and re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Retired.
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David M. McIntosh
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2001
104th
105th
106th
Elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Retired to run for Governor of Indiana.
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Mike Pence
Republican January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2003
107th Elected in 2000.
Redistricted to the 6th district.
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Chris Chocola
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2007
108th
109th
Elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Lost re-election.
2003–2013
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Joe Donnelly
Democratic January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2013
110th
111th
112th
Elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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Jackie Walorski
Republican January 3, 2013 –
August 3, 2022
113th
114th
115th
116th
117th
Elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.
Died.
2013–present
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Vacant August 3, 2022 –
Present
117th

Election results

2002

Indiana's 2nd Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Chocola 95,081 50.45
Democratic Jill Long Thompson 86,253 45.77
Libertarian Sharon Metheny 7,112 3.77
Total votes 188,446 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2004

Indiana's 2nd Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Chocola (Incumbent) 140,496 54.17
Democratic Joe Donnelly 115,513 44.54
Libertarian Douglas Barnes 3,346 1.29
Total votes 259,355 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2006

Indiana's 2nd Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Donnelly 103,561 53.98
Republican Chris Chocola (Incumbent) 88,300 46.02
Total votes 191,861 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic gain from Republican

2008

Indiana's 2nd Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Donnelly (Incumbent) 187,416 67.09
Republican Luke Puckett 84,455 30.23
Libertarian Mark Vogel 7,475 2.68
Total votes 279,346 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2010

Indiana's 2nd Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Donnelly (Incumbent) 91,341 48.18
Republican Jackie Walorski 88,803 46.84
Libertarian Mark Vogel 9,447 4.98
Total votes 189,591 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2012

Indiana's 2nd Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jackie Walorski 134,033 49.01
Democratic Brendan Mullen 130,113 47.58
Libertarian Joe Ruiz 9,326 3.41
Independent Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr. 3 0.00
Total votes 273,475 100.00
Turnout   56
Republican gain from Democratic

2014

Indiana's 2nd Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jackie Walorski (Incumbent) 85,583 58.94
Democratic Joseph Gerard Bock 55,590 38.29
Libertarian Jeff Petermann 4,027 2.77
Total votes 145,200 100.00
Turnout   29
Republican hold

2016

Indiana's 2nd Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jackie Walorski (Incumbent) 164,355 59.26
Democratic Lynn Coleman 102,401 36.92
Libertarian Ron Cenkush 10,601 3.82
Total votes 277,357 100.00
Turnout   54
Republican hold

2018

Indiana's 2nd Congressional District Election (2018)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jackie Walorski (Incumbent) 125,499 54.8
Democratic Mel Hall 103,363 45.2
No party Richard Wolf (Write-in) 27 0.0
Total votes 228,889 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2020

Indiana's 2nd congressional district, 2020[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jackie Walorski (incumbent) 183,601 61.5
Democratic Pat Hackett 114,967 38.5
Total votes 298,568 100.0
Republican hold

See also

References

  1. ^ "My Congressional District".
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, three others killed in wreck near Nappanee". The Goshen News. August 3, 2022. Retrieved August 3, 2022.
  4. ^ Almost all Indiana's districts have changed substantially, and most became more compact, since the redistricting following the 2010 census; – see http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/rd/pdfs/Congressional.pdf.
  5. ^ "Indiana Election Results November 3, 2020". Indiana Election Division. Retrieved November 26, 2020.

Coordinates: 41°30′N 86°0′W / 41.500°N 86.000°W / 41.500; -86.000