Indiana's 4th congressional district

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Indiana's 4th congressional district
Indiana's 4th congressional district since January 3, 2023
Representative
  Jim Baird
RGreencastle
Area4,016.44 sq mi (10,402.5 km2)
Distribution
  • 68.17% urban
  • 31.83% rural
Population (2022)768,518
Median household
income
$72,677[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+18[2]

Indiana's 4th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Indiana. From 2003 to 2013 the district was based primarily in the central part of the state, and consisted of all of Boone, Clinton, Hendricks, Morgan, Lawrence, Montgomery, and Tippecanoe counties and parts of Fountain, Johnson, Marion, Monroe, and White counties. The district surrounded Indianapolis including the suburban area of Greenwood and encompassed the more exurban areas of Crawfordsville and Bedford, as well as the college town of Lafayette-West Lafayette, containing Purdue University.

Prior to the 2000 U.S. census, most of the territory currently in the 4th Congressional District was located in the 7th Congressional District; the old 4th Congressional District was the Fort Wayne district, which is now the 3rd Congressional District. From the 2012 redistricting, the district shifted slightly north and west to include the Illinois border, while losing the eastern Indianapolis suburbs. It currently includes Crawfordsville, Lafayette, the western Indianapolis suburbs, and portions of Kokomo.

The district is currently represented by Republican Jim Baird, who succeeded Todd Rokita, who vacated his House seat to run for the Indiana U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Joe Donnelly, losing the Republican nomination to eventual senator Mike Braun.[3] Baird was elected on November 6.

Composition

# County Seat Population
7 Benton Fowler 8,719
11 Boone Lebanon 74,614
15 Carroll Delphi 20,555
17 Cass Logansport 37,540
23 Clinton Frankfort 32,843
45 Fountain Covington 16,574
63 Hendricks Danville 182,534
67 Howard Kokomo 83,574
73 Jasper Rensselaer 33,281
107 Montgomery Crawfordsville 38,273
109 Morgan Martinsville 72,236
111 Newton Kentland 13,823
133 Putnam Greencastle 37,301
157 Tippecanoe Lafayette 188,717
171 Warren Williamsport 8,461
181 White Monticello 24,598

As of 2023, Indiana's 4th congressional district is located in western Indiana. It includes Benton, Boone, Carroll, Clinton, Hendricks, Jasper, Montgomery, Morgan, Newton, Putnam, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White Counties in full, as well as parts of Cass and Fountain Counties, and one township from Howard County.

Cass County is split between this district and the 2nd district. They are partitioned roughly by Indiana S Co Rd 200E, Indiana S Co Rd 500E, Indiana N Co Rd 50E, and Indiana N Co Rd 600W. The 4th district takes in most of the city of Logansport, and the 5 townships of Boone, Clinton, Eel, Jefferson, Noble, Washington, and part of the township of Deer Creek.

Fountain County is split between this district and the 8th district. They are partitioned on the western border by Indiana State Rt 32, East Prairie Chapel Rd, and South New Liberty Rd, and on the southeastern border by North Sandhill Rd, Indiana West 260N, North Portland Arch Rd, West County Home Rd, and Indiana West 450N. The 4th district takes in the cities of Attica, Hillsboro, Mellott, and Newton, and the 3 townships of Davis, Logan, and Richland, most of the township of Cain and Troy.

Howard County is mostly within the 5th district, with part of the city of Russiaville and the township of Honey Creek. The county is partitioned by Indiana County Rd S 750 West, East Main St, and Indiana County Rd S 650 West.

Cities of 10,000 or more people

2,500 – 10,000 people

Election results from presidential races

Year Office Results
2000 President George W. Bush 66% – Al Gore 32%
2004 President George W. Bush 69% – John Kerry 30%
2008 President John McCain 54.2% – Barack Obama 44.6%
2012 President Mitt Romney 60.9% – Barack Obama 36.9%
2016 President Donald Trump 64.3% – Hillary Clinton 30.2%
2020 President Donald Trump 63.8% – Joe Biden 34.0%

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1833
Amos Lane
(Lawrenceburg)
Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
23rd
24th
Elected in 1833.
Re-elected in 1835.
Lost re-election.
George H. Dunn
(Lawrenceburg)
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
25th Elected in 1837.
Lost re-election.
Thomas Smith
(Versailles)
Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
26th Elected in 1839.
Lost re-election.

James H. Cravens
(Marion)
Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th Elected in 1841.
Retired.

Caleb Smith
(Connersville)
Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1849
28th
29th
30th
Elected in 1843.
Re-elected in 1845.
Re-elected in 1847.
Retired.

George Julian
(Centerville)
Free Soil March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st Elected in 1849.
Lost re-election.
Samuel W. Parker
(Connersville)
Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd Elected in 1851.
Redistricted to the 5th district.

James H. Lane
(Lawrenceburg)
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd Elected in 1852.
Retired.

William Cumback
(Greensburg)
People's March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th Elected in 1854.
Lost re-election as a Republican.
James B. Foley
(Greensburg)
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th Elected in 1856.
Retired.

William S. Holman
(Aurora)
Democratic March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1865
36th
37th
38th
Elected in 1858.
Re-elected in 1860.
Re-elected in 1862.
Retired.
John H. Farquhar
(Brookville)
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
39th Elected in 1864.
Retired.

William S. Holman
(Aurora)
Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
40th Elected in 1866.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.

George W. Julian
(Centerville)
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
41st Redistricted from the 5th district and re-elected in 1868.
Lost renomination.

Jeremiah M. Wilson
(Connersville)
Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
42nd
43rd
Elected in 1870.
Re-elected in 1872.
Retired.

Jeptha D. New
(Vernon)
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th Elected in 1874.
Retired.

Leonidas Sexton
(Rushville)
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
45th Elected in 1876.
Lost re-election.

Jeptha D. New
(Vernon)
Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
46th Elected in 1878.
Retired.

William S. Holman
(Aurora)
Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1895
47th
48th
49th
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
Elected in 1880.
Re-elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Lost re-election.

James E. Watson
(Rushville)
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th Elected in 1894.
Retired.

William S. Holman
(Aurora)
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
April 22, 1897
55th Elected in 1896.
Died.
Vacant April 22, 1897 –
December 6, 1897

Francis M. Griffith
(Vevay)
Democratic December 6, 1897 –
March 3, 1905
55th
56th
57th
58th
Elected to finish Holman's term.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Retired.

Lincoln Dixon
(North Vernon)
Democratic March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1919
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
Elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Lost re-election.
John S. Benham
(Benham)
Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1923
66th
67th
Elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Lost re-election.

Harry C. Canfield
(Batesville)
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.
Lost renomination.

James I. Farley
(Auburn)
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
73rd
74th
75th
Elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Lost re-election.
George W. Gillie
(Fort Wayne)
Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1949
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
Elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Lost re-election.

Edward H. Kruse
(Fort Wayne)
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
81st Elected in 1948.
Lost re-election.

E. Ross Adair
(Fort Wayne)
Republican January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1971
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
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.
Re-elected in 1968.
Lost re-election.

J. Edward Roush
(Huntington)
Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1977
92nd
93rd
94th
Elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Lost re-election.

Dan Quayle
(Huntington)
Republican January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1981
95th
96th
Elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.

Dan Coats
(Fort Wayne)
Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1989
97th
98th
99th
100th
Elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Resigned when appointed U.S. senator.
Vacant January 3, 1989 –
March 28, 1989

Jill Long
(Larwill)
Democratic March 28, 1989 –
January 3, 1995
101st
102nd
103rd
Elected to finish Coats's term.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992
Lost re-election.

Mark Souder
(Fort Wayne)
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
104th
105th
106th
107th
Elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.

Steve Buyer
(Monticello)
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2011
108th
109th
110th
111th
Redistricted from the 5th district and re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Retired.

Todd Rokita
(Clermont)
Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2019
112th
113th
114th
115th
Elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.

Jim Baird
(Greencastle)
Republican January 3, 2019 –
present
116th
117th
118th
Elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.
Re-elected in 2022.

Election results

2002

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Buyer 112,760 71.36
Democratic William A. "Big Bill" Abbott 41,314 26.15
Libertarian Jerry L. Susong 3,934 2.49
Total votes 158,008 100.00
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Republican hold

2004

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Buyer* 190,445 69.47
Democratic David Sanders 77,574 28.30
Libertarian Kevin R. Fleming 6,119 2.23
Total votes 274,138 100.00
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Republican hold

2006

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Buyer* 111,057 62.38
Democratic David Sanders 66,986 37.62
Total votes 178,043 100.00
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Republican hold

2008

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Buyer* 192,526 59.87
Democratic Nels J. Ackerson 129,038 40.13
Total votes 321,564 100.00
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Republican hold

2010

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Rokita 138,732 68.57
Democratic David Sanders 53,167 26.28
Libertarian John Duncan 10,423 5.15
Total votes 202,322 100.00
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Republican hold

2012

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Rokita* 168,688 61.96
Democratic Tara Nelson 93,015 34.16
Libertarian Benjamin Gehlhausen 10,565 3.88
Total votes 272,268 100.00
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Republican hold

2014

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Rokita* 94,998 66.87
Democratic John Dale 47,056 33.13
Total votes 142,054 100.00
Turnout {{{votes}}} 31
Republican hold

2016

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Rokita* 193,412 64.59
Democratic John Dale 91,256 30.48
Libertarian Steven Mayoras 14,766 4.9
Total votes 299,434 100.00
Turnout {{{votes}}} 62
Republican hold

2018

Indiana's 4th Congressional District Election (2018)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Baird 156,539 64.1
Democratic Tobi Beck 87,824 35.9
Total votes 244,363 100.0
Republican hold

2020

Indiana's 4th congressional district, 2020[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Baird* 225,531 66.6
Democratic Joe Mackey 112,984 33.4
Total votes 338,515 100.0
Republican hold

2022

Indiana's 4th congressional district, 2022
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Baird* 134,442 68.2
Democratic Roger Day 62,668 31.8
Total votes 197,110 100.0
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries

2003–2013
2013–2023

See also

References

  1. ^ "My Congressional District".
  2. ^ "2022 Cook PVI: District Map and List". Cook Political Report. Retrieved January 10, 2023.
  3. ^ "Rep. Todd Rokita embraces Trump as he launches Indiana Senate bid". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "Indiana Election Results November 3, 2020". Indiana Election Division. Retrieved November 26, 2020.

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