Colorado's 2nd congressional district

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Colorado's 2nd congressional district
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Colorado's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Joe Neguse
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Distribution
  • 81.04[1]% urban
  • 18.96% rural
Population (2016)803,470[2]
Median income$80,019[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+9[4]

Colorado's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Colorado. The district is located in the north-central part of the state and encompasses the northwestern suburbs of Denver including Boulder, Northglenn, Thornton, and Westminster. The district also includes the mountain towns of Vail, Grand Lake and Idaho Springs. Redistricting in 2011 has moved Larimer County, including the cities of Fort Collins and Loveland, to the 2nd from the 4th district[5] for the 2012 election.

The district is currently represented by Democrat Joe Neguse. He was elected in 2018 to replace Jared Polis, who retired after being elected governor of Colorado.

While there are some towns in the rural parts of the district that tilt Republican, the growing Democratic trend in areas closer to Denver (especially in Boulder) keeps the 2nd as a safe seat for the Democrats.

History[edit]

1990s[edit]

Following the 1990 U.S. Census and associated realignment of Colorado congressional districts, the 2nd Congressional District consisted of Boulder, Clear Creek, and Gilpin counties, as well as portions of Adams, and Jefferson counties.

2000s[edit]

Following the 2000 U.S. Census and associated realignment of Colorado congressional districts, the 2nd Congressional District consisted of Broomfield, Clear Creek, Eagle, Gilpin, Grand, and Summit counties, as well as portions of Adams, Boulder, Jefferson, and Weld counties.

2010s[edit]

Following the 2010 U.S. Census and associated realignment of Colorado congressional districts, the 2nd Congressional District consisted of Broomfield, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Grand, Larimer and Summit counties; most of Boulder and Jefferson counties; and portions of Eagle and Park counties. Following the census, the 2nd district stretched further north to the Wyoming border while losing the western portion of Eagle County.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Gore 52 - 43%
2004 President Kerry 58 - 41%
2008 President Obama 64 - 34%
2012 President Obama 58 - 40%
2016 President Clinton 56 – 35%

Characteristics[edit]

This district is anchored in Boulder and Larimer counties which have the bulk of population in the district.

List of members representing the district[edit]

Representative Party Years Cong
ress(es)
District home Electoral history
District created March 4, 1893 [Data unknown/missing.]
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John Calhoun Bell
Populist March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1903
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
Lake City [Data unknown/missing.]
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Herschel M. Hogg
Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
58th
59th
Telluride [Data unknown/missing.]
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Warren A. Haggott
Republican March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1909
60th Idaho Springs [Data unknown/missing.]
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John Andrew Martin
Democratic March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1913
61st
62nd
La Junta [Data unknown/missing.]
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Harry H. Seldomridge
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
63rd Colorado Springs [Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles B. Timberlake
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1933
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Sterling [Data unknown/missing.]
Fred N. Cummings Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1941
73rd
74th
75th
76th
Fort Collins [Data unknown/missing.]
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William S. Hill
Republican January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1959
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
Fort Collins [Data unknown/missing.]
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Byron Johnson
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1961
86th Denver [Data unknown/missing.]
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Pete Dominick
Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1963
87th Denver [Data unknown/missing.]
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Don Brotzman
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
88th Boulder [Data unknown/missing.]
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Roy H. McVicker
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
89th Wheat Ridge [Data unknown/missing.]
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Don Brotzman
Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1975
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
Boulder [Data unknown/missing.]
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Tim Wirth
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1987
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
Boulder [Data unknown/missing.]
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David Skaggs
Democratic January 3, 1987 –
January 3, 1999
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
Boulder [Data unknown/missing.]
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Mark Udall
Democratic January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2009
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
Eldorado Springs Retired after being elected to the U.S. Senate.
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Jared Polis
Democratic January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2019
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
Boulder Retired after being elected Governor of Colorado.
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Joe Neguse
Democratic January 3, 2019 –
Present
116th Boulder Incumbent

Previous election results[edit]

2002[edit]

Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mark Udall* 123,504 60%
Republican Sandy Hume 75,564 37%
Libertarian Norm Olsen 3,579 1%
Natural Law Patrick West 1,617 1%
Constitution Erik J. Brauer 1,258 1%
Majority 47,940 23%
Total votes 205,522 100%
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mark Udall* 207,900 67%
Republican Stephen M. Hackman 94,160 30%
Libertarian Norm Olsen 7,304 3%
Majority 113,740 37%
Total votes 309,364 100%
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mark Udall* 157,850 68%
Republican Rich Mancuso 65,481 28%
Libertarian Norm Olsen 5,025 2%
Green J.A. Calhoun 2,951 2%
Majority 92,369 40%
Total votes 231,307 100%
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Jared Polis 215,602 63%
Republican Scott Starin 116,619 34%
Green J.A. Calhoun 10,031 2%
Unity William Robert Hammons 2,176 1%
Majority 98,983 29%
Total votes 344,428 100%
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Jared Polis* 148,768 57%
Republican Stephen Bailey 98,194 38%
Constitution Jenna Goss 7,087 3%
Libertarian Curtis Harris 5,060 2%
Majority 50,574 19%
Total votes 259,116 100%
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Jared Polis* 234,758 56%
Republican Kevin Lundberg 162,639 39%
Libertarian Randy Luallin 13,770 3%
Green Susan P. Hall 10,413 2%
Majority 72,119 17%
Total votes 421,580 100%
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Jared Polis* 196,300 57%
Republican George Leing 149,645 43%
Majority 46,655 14%
Total votes 345,945 100%
Democratic hold

2016[edit]

Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District House Election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Jared Polis* 260,175 56%
Republican Nicholas Morse 170,001 37%
Libertarian Richard Longstreth 27,136 7%
Majority 90,174 19%
Total votes 457,312 100%
Democratic hold

2018[edit]

Colorado's 2nd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joe Neguse 259,608 60%
Republican Peter Yu 144,901 34%
Independent Nick Thomas 16,356 4%
Libertarian Roger Barris 9,749 2%
Majority 114,707 26%
Total votes 430,614 100.0
Democratic hold

Living former members[edit]

As of January 2019, there are four former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Colorado's 2nd congressional district who are currently living at this time.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Tim Wirth 1975–1987 (1939-09-22) September 22, 1939 (age 79)
David Skaggs 1987–1999 (1943-02-22) February 22, 1943 (age 76)
Mark Udall 1999–2009 (1950-07-18) July 18, 1950 (age 68)
Jared Polis 2009 - 2019 (1975-05-12) May 12, 1975 (age 44)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=08&cd=02
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=08&cd=02
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Judge rules in favor of Democratic map in Colorado redistricting. Denver Post. 2011-11-14. [1]

Coordinates: 40°08′53″N 105°44′40″W / 40.14806°N 105.74444°W / 40.14806; -105.74444