Kansas's 2nd congressional district

U.S. House district in eastern Kansas

Kansas' 2nd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kansas. It includes most of the eastern part of Kansas. The size of the district is less than a quarter of the state. The state capital of Topeka and the city of Lawrence are both in this district.

Kansas's 2nd congressional district
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Kansas' 2nd congressional district – since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Steve Watkins
RTopeka
Distribution
  • 59.73% urban
  • 40.27% rural
Population (2015)715,752
Median income$53,483[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+10[2]

The representative for this district is Republican Steve Watkins. He was elected on November 6, 2018.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years in office Cong
ress
Residence Electoral history
District created March 4, 1875
 
John R. Goodin
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th Humboldt [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Dudley C. Haskell
Republican March 4, 1877 –
December 16, 1883
45th
46th
47th
Lawrence [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant December 16, 1883 –
March 21, 1884
47th
 
Edward H. Funston
Republican March 21, 1884 –
August 2, 1894
47th
48th
49th
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
Iola [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost contested election.
 
Horace L. Moore
Democratic August 2, 1894 –
March 3, 1895
53rd Lawrence Won contested election.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Orrin L. Miller
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th Lawrence [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Mason S. Peters
Populist March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
55th Kansas City [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Justin D. Bowersock
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1907
56th
57th
58th
59th
Lawrence [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles F. Scott
Republican March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1911
60th Iola Redistricted from the at-large district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Alexander C. Mitchell
Republican March 4, 1911 –
July 7, 1911
61st Lawrence [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant July 7, 1911 –
November 7, 1911
61st
 
Joseph Taggart
Democratic November 7, 1911 –
March 3, 1917
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
Kansas City [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Edward C. Little
Republican March 4, 1917 –
June 27, 1924
65th
66th
67th
68th
Kansas City [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant June 27, 1924 –
November 4, 1924
68th
 
Ulysses S. Guyer
Republican November 4, 1924 –
March 3, 1925
Kansas City [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Chauncey B. Little
Democratic March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1927
69th Olathe [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Ulysses S. Guyer
Republican March 4, 1927 –
June 5, 1943
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
Kansas City [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant June 5, 1943 –
September 14, 1943
78th
 
Errett P. Scrivner
Republican September 14, 1943 –
January 3, 1959
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
Kansas City [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Newell A. George
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1961
86th Kansas City [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Robert F. Ellsworth
Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1963
87th Lawrence [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
 
William H. Avery
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
88th Wakefield Redistricted from the 1st district.
Retired to run for Governor of Kansas.
 
Chester L. Mize
Republican January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1971
89th
90th
91st
Atchison [Data unknown/missing.]
 
William Robert Roy
Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1975
92nd
93rd
Topeka [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Martha Elizabeth Keys
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1979
94th
95th
Manhattan [Data unknown/missing.]
 
James Edmund Jeffries
Republican January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1983
96th
97th
Atchison [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Jim Slattery
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1995
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
Topeka [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for Governor of Kansas.
 
Sam Brownback
Republican January 3, 1995 –
November 7, 1996
104th Topeka [Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned November 27, 1996 retroactive to November 7, 1996 when elected U.S. Senator.
Vacant November 7, 1996 –
November 27, 1996
 
Jim Ryun
Republican November 27, 1996 –
January 3, 2007
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
Topeka, then Lawrence Elected in 1996 and seated early under the provisions of K.S.A. 25-3503[d].[3]
Lost re-election.
 
Nancy Boyda
Democratic January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2009
110th Topeka [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Lynn Jenkins
Republican January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2019
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
Topeka [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
Steve Watkins
Republican January 3, 2019 –
Present
116th Topeka Incumbent

Recent election results from statewide racesEdit

Year Office Results
2000 U.S. President George W. Bush (R) 54 – Al Gore (D) 41%
2004 U.S. President George W. Bush (R) 59 – John Kerry (D) 39%
2008 U.S. President John McCain (R) 55 – Barack Obama (D) 43%
2012 U.S. President Mitt Romney (R) 56 – Barack Obama (D) 42%
2016 U.S. President Donald Trump (R) 56 – Hillary Clinton (D) 37%

Recent election resultsEdit

2002Edit

Kansas's 2nd Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Ryun* 126,169 60.45
Democratic Dan Lykins 78,286 37.51
Libertarian Art Clack 4,263 2.04
Total votes 208,718 100.00
Republican hold

2004Edit

Kansas's 2nd Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Ryun* 165,325 56.15
Democratic Nancy Boyda 121,532 41.28
Libertarian Dennis Hawver 7,579 2.57
Total votes 294,436 100.00
Republican hold

2006Edit

Kansas's 2nd Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nancy Boyda 111,759 50.60
Republican Jim Ryun* 104,128 47.15
Reform Roger Tucker 4,980 2.26
Total votes 220,867 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican

2008Edit

Kansas's 2nd Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Jenkins 155,532 50.61
Democratic Nancy Boyda* 142,013 46.21
Reform Leslie Martin 5,080 1.65
Libertarian Robert Garrard 4,683 1.52
Total votes 262,027 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

2010Edit

Kansas's 2nd Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Jenkins* 130,034 63.13
Democratic Cheryl Hudspeth 66,588 32.33
Libertarian Robert Garrard 9,353 4.54
Total votes 205,975 100.00
Republican hold

2012Edit

Kansas's 2nd Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Jenkins* 167,463 57.0
Democratic Tobias Schlingensiepen 113,735 38.7
Libertarian Dennis Hawver 12,520 4.2
Total votes 293,718 100.00
Republican hold

2014Edit

Kansas's 2nd Congressional District Election (2014)[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Jenkins* 128,742 57.0
Democratic Margie Wakefield 87,153 38.6
Libertarian Christopher Clemmons 9,791 4.3
Total votes 225,686 99.9
Republican hold

2016Edit

Kansas's 2nd Congressional District Election (2016) [5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Jenkins* 181,228 60.9
Democratic Britani Potter 96,840 32.5
Libertarian James Houston Bales 19,333 6.5
Total votes 297,401 99.9
Republican hold

2018Edit

Kansas's 2nd Congressional District Election (2018) [6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Watkins 126,099 47.6
Democratic Paul Davis 123,900 46.8
Libertarian Kelly Standley 21,386 7.2
Total votes 271,386 100
Republican hold

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 – 2013

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=20&cd=02
  2. "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. "K.S.A. 25-3503[d]". Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  4. http://www.sos.ks.gov/elections/14elec/2014%20General%20Election%20Official%20Results.pdf
  5. https://www.sos.ks.gov/elections/16elec/2016_General_Election_Official_Results.pdf
  6. https://www.sos.ks.gov/elections/16elec/2018_General_Election_Official_Results.pdf
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

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