Indiana's 3rd congressional district

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Indiana's 3rd congressional district
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Indiana's 3rd congressional district—since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Jim Banks
RColumbia City
Area3,239.8 sq mi (8,391 km2)
Distribution
  • 65.14% urban
  • 34.86% rural
Population (2000)675,457
Median income$53,197[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+18[2]

Indiana's 3rd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Indiana. Based in Fort Wayne, the district takes in the northeastern part of the state.

The district is currently represented by Republican Jim Banks who succeeded fellow Republican Marlin Stutzman. Stutzman succeeded Mark Souder in a special election in 2010. Souder resigned after admitting his involvement in an affair with a married female member of his congressional staff.

Congressman Marlin Stutzman announced he would not run for reelection and instead campaign for the Republican nomination to succeed retiring Senator Dan Coats. On May 12, 2015 Indiana State Senator Jim Banks announced his intention to run for Indiana's Third Congressional District.[3] Another Indiana State Senator, Liz Brown,[4] also announced she would seek the Republican nomination.[5]

Historically, the district has had a strong Republican lean. It occasionally elected Democrats in the past, but the Democrats have not come close to winning it since 1994. Pockets of Democratic influence exist in Fort Wayne itself, which frequently elects Democratic mayors and occasionally sends Democrats to the state legislature. However, it is nowhere near enough to overcome the overwhelming Republican trend in the rest of the district.

Election results from presidential races[edit]

Year Office Results
2000 President George W. Bush 66% - Al Gore 33%
2004 President George W. Bush 68% - John Kerry 31%
2008 President John McCain 56% - Barack Obama 43%
2012 President Mitt Romney 62.5% - Barack Obama 35.7%
2016 President Donald Trump 65% - Hillary Clinton 30%

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history Location
District created March 4, 1823
John Test Jackson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
Elected in 1822.
Re-elected in 1824.
Re-elected in 1826.
[Data unknown/missing.]
1823 – 1833
Dearborn, Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Henry, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, Switzerland, Union, and Wayne Counties
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
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Oliver H. Smith
Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
20th [Data unknown/missing.]
John Test Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
21st [Data unknown/missing.]
Johnathan McCarty Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
22nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 5th district.
John Carr Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
23rd
24th
Redistricted from the 2nd district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
1833 – 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
William Graham Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
25th [Data unknown/missing.]
John Carr Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
26th [Data unknown/missing.]
Joseph L. White Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th [Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas Smith Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
28th
29th
[Data unknown/missing.] 1853 – 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
John L. Robinson Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1853
30th
31st
32nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Cyrus L. Dunham
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd Redistricted from the 2nd district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
[Data unknown/missing.]
George G. Dunn Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th [Data unknown/missing.]
James Hughes Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th [Data unknown/missing.]
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William M. Dunn
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
36th
37th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Henry W. Harrington
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
38th [Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
Ralph Hill Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
39th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Morton C. Hunter
Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
40th [Data unknown/missing.]
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William S. Holman
Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1875
41st
42nd
43rd
Redistricted from the 4th district.
Redistricted to the 5th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Michael C. Kerr
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
August 19, 1876
44th [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant August 19, 1876 –
December 5, 1876
Nathan T. Carr Democratic December 5, 1876 –
March 3, 1877
44th [Data unknown/missing.]
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George A. Bicknell
Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1881
45th
46th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Strother M. Stockslager
Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1885
47th
48th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Jonas G. Howard Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
49th
50th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Jason B. Brown
Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1895
51st
52nd
53rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Robert J. Tracewell
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th [Data unknown/missing.]
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William T. Zenor
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1907
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William E. Cox
Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1919
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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James W. Dunbar
Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1923
66th
67th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Frank Gardner Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1929
68th
69th
70th
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
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James W. Dunbar
Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1931
71st [Data unknown/missing.]
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Eugene B. Crowe
Democratic March 4, 1931 –
March 3, 1933
72nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 9th district.
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Samuel B. Pettengill
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
73rd
74th
75th
Redistricted from the 13th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Robert A. Grant
Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1949
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Thurman C. Crook
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
81st [Data unknown/missing.]
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Shepard J. Crumpacker Jr.
Republican January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1957
82nd
83rd
84th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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F. Jay Nimtz
Republican January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1959
85th [Data unknown/missing.]
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John Brademas
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1981
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John P. Hiler
Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1991
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Tim Roemer
Democratic January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 2003
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Mark Souder
Republican January 3, 2003 –
May 21, 2010
108th
109th
110th
111th
Redistricted from the 4th district.
Resigned.
Vacant May 21, 2010 –
November 16, 2010
Vacant
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Marlin Stutzman
Republican November 16, 2010 –
January 3, 2017
111th
112th
113th
114th
Elected to finish Souder's term and to the next term.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Retired to run for U.S. Senate.
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Jim Banks
Republican January 3, 2017 –
present
115th
116th
Elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018

Current counties in the district[edit]

As of 2013.

# County Seat Population
1 Adams Decatur 35,491
2 Allen Fort Wayne 377,872
5 Blackford Hartford City 12,766
17 DeKalb Auburn 40,285
35 Huntington Huntington 37,124
38 Jay Portland 21,253
43 Kosciusko Warsaw 77,358
44 LaGrange LaGrange 37,128
57 Noble Albion 47,536
76 Steuben Angola 34,185
90 Wells Bluffton 27,636
92 Whitley Columbia City 33,292
  • 5 Blackford County exists in both the 3rd and 5th Congressional districts. One city, Montpelier, exists in the 3rd congressional district, and one city, Hartford City, exists in the 5th congressional district. One township, Harrison, exists in the 3rd congressional district, and three townships, Washington, Licking, Jackson, exist in the 5th congressional district.
  • 64 Kosciusko County exists in both the 2nd and 3rd Congressional districts. Half of one city, Warsaw exists in the 2nd and 3rd Congressional districts, twelve townships, Clay, Etna, Franklin, Harrison, Jefferson, Lake, Plain, Prairie, Scott, Seward, Turkey Creek, Van Buren exist in the 2nd Congressional District, and three townships, Jackson, Washington, Wayne exist in the 3rd Congressional District. They are partitioned by Indiana S 1000 W35, North 200W and West 700N.

Cities of 10,000 or more people[edit]

(2010 Census)

2,500 - 10,000 people[edit]

(2010 Census)

Election results[edit]

2002[edit]

Indiana's 3rd Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Souder 92,566 63.14
Democratic Jay Rigdon 50,509 34.45
Libertarian Michael Donlan 3,531 2.41
Total votes 146,606 100.00
Turnout  
Republican gain from Democratic

2004[edit]

Indiana's 3rd Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Souder* 171,389 69.21
Democratic Maria M. Parra 76,232 30.79
Total votes 247,621 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2006[edit]

Indiana's 3rd Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Souder* 95,421 54.29
Democratic Thomas Hayhurst 80,357 45.71
Total votes 175,778 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2008[edit]

Indiana's 3rd Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Souder* 155,693 55.04
Democratic Mike Montagano 112,309 39.66
Libertarian Bill Larsen 14,877 5.30
Total votes 282,879 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2010[edit]

Indiana's 3rd Congressional District Special Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Marlin Stutzman 115,415 62.65
Democratic Thomas Hayhurst 60,880 33.05
Libertarian Scott W. Wise 7,914 4.30
Total votes 184,209 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold
Indiana's 3rd Congressional District General Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Marlin Stutzman* 116,140 62.76
Democratic Thomas Hayhurst 61,267 33.11
Libertarian Scott W. Wise 7,631 4.12
No party Others 11 0.01%
Total votes 185,049 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2012[edit]

Indiana's 3rd Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Marlin Stutzman* 187,872 61.09
Democratic Kevin Boyd 92,363 32.96
Total votes 280,235 100.00
Turnout   60
Republican hold

2014[edit]

Indiana's 3rd Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Marlin Stutzman* 102,889 69.15
Democratic Justin Kuhnle 39,771 26.73
Libertarian Scott Wise 6,133 4.12
Total votes 148,793 100.00
Turnout   31
Republican hold

2016[edit]

Indiana's 3rd Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Banks 201,396 70.11
Democratic Tommy Schrader 66,023 22.98
Libertarian Pepper Snyder 19,828 6.90
Total votes 287,247 100.00
Turnout   58
Republican hold

Living former Members[edit]

As of January 2017, there are four former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana's 3rd congressional district who are currently living at this time. The most recent representative to die was John Brademas (served 1959-1981) on July 11, 2016.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
John P. Hiler 1981–1991 (1953-04-24) April 24, 1953 (age 66)
Timothy J. Roemer 1991–2003 (1956-10-30) October 30, 1956 (age 62)
Mark Souder 2003–2010 (1950-07-18) July 18, 1950 (age 68)
Marlin Stutzman 2010–2017 (1976-08-31) August 31, 1976 (age 42)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=18&cd=03
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ http://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/Banks-announces-candidacy-for-Congress
  4. ^ Liz Brown
  5. ^ http://lizbrown.us/
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Maine's 3rd congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the House
December 6, 1875 – August 19, 1876
Succeeded by
Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district

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Coordinates: 41°N 85°W / 41°N 85°W / 41; -85