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Georgia's 8th congressional district

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, though the district's boundaries have been redrawn following the 2010 census, which granted an additional congressional seat to Georgia.[4] 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.[5][6]

Counties

List of representatives

Representative Party Years District Home Note
District created in 1845
75px Robert Toombs Whig March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1853
75px Alexander Stephens Whig March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855 redistricted from the 7th district
Democrat March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859
75px John J. Jones Democratic March 4, 1859 – January 23, 1861 withdrew
January 23, 1861 – March 3, 1867 Civil War and Reconstruction, Seat was vacant
District eliminated in 1867
District reestablished in 1873
Vacant March 4, 1873 – December 1, 1873
75px Alexander Stephens Democrat December 1, 1873 – November 4, 1882 installed after rep-elect Ambrose R. Wright died before taking seat, resigned after being elected Governor
Vacant November 4, 1882 – December 4, 1882
75px Seaborn Reese Democrat December 4, 1882 – March 3, 1887
75px Henry H. Carlton Democrat March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891
75px Thomas G. Lawson Democrat March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1897
75px William M. Howard Democrat March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1911
75px Samuel J. Tribble Democrat March 4, 1911 – December 8, 1916 died
Vacant December 8, 1916 – January 11, 1917
75px Tinsley W. Rucker, Jr. Democrat January 11, 1917 – March 3, 1917
75px Charles H. Brand Democrat March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1933
75px Braswell Deen Democrat March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939
75px W. Benjamin Gibbs Democrat January 3, 1939 – August 7, 1940 died
Vacant August 7, 1940 – October 1, 1940
75px Florence R. Gibbs Democrat October 1, 1940 – January 3, 1941
75px John S. Gibson Democrat January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1947
75px William M. Wheeler Democrat January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1955
75px Iris F. Blitch Democrat January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1963
75px J. Russell Tuten Democrat January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1967
75px W. S. Stuckey, Jr. Democrat January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1977
75px Billy Lee Evans Democrat January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1983
75px J. Roy Rowland Democrat January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1995
75px Saxby Chambliss Republican January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2003
75px Mac Collins Republican January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2005 redistricted from the 3rd district
75px Lynn Westmoreland Republican January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2007 redistricted to the 3rd district
75px Jim Marshall Democrat January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
75px Austin Scott Republican January 3, 2011 – present Incumbent

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
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold
  • 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
Voter turnout  %
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
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia's 8th congressional district

As of May 2015, there are seven former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia's 8th congressional district who are currently living at this time.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
W. S. Stuckey, Jr. 1967–1977 (1935-05-25) May 25, 1935 (age 80)
Billy Lee Evans 1977–1983 (1941-11-10) November 10, 1941 (age 74)
J. Roy Rowland 1983–1995 (1926-02-03) February 3, 1926 (age 90)
Saxby Chambliss 1995–2003 (1943-11-10) November 10, 1943 (age 72)
Mac Collins 2003–2005 (1944-10-15) October 15, 1944 (age 71)
Lynn Westmoreland 2005–2007 (1950-04-02) April 2, 1950 (age 65)
Jim Marshall 2007–2011 (1948-03-31) March 31, 1948 (age 67)

Historical district boundaries

See also

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References

  1. ^ Statistical Analysis of 2012 Congressional maps, Georgia Legislature. Last accessed 2012-1-1
  2. ^ http://www.census.gov/mycd/#
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  4. ^ Justice Department approves Georgia's political maps. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Last accessed 2011-12-27
  5. ^ 2012 Congressional maps, Georgia Legislature. Last accessed 2012-1-1
  6. ^ 2012 Congressional maps - closeup of Macon and Columbus, Georgia Legislature. Last accessed 2012-1-1

External links

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