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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
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+10

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.

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

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years in office Cong
ress
Residence Electoral history
District created March 4, 1875
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John R. Goodin
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th Humboldt [data unknown/missing]
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Dudley C. Haskell
Republican March 4, 1877 –
December 16, 1883
Lawrence [data unknown/missing]
Died.
Vacant December 16, 1883 –
March 21, 1884
47th
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Edward H. Funston
Republican March 21, 1884 –
August 2, 1894
Iola [data unknown/missing]
Lost contested election.
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Horace L. Moore
Democratic August 2, 1894 –
March 3, 1895
53rd Lawrence Won contested election.
[data unknown/missing]
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Orrin L. Miller
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th Lawrence [data unknown/missing]
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Mason S. Peters
Populist March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
55th Kansas City [data unknown/missing]
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Justin D. Bowersock
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1907
Lawrence [data unknown/missing]
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Charles F. Scott
Republican March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1911
60th Iola Redistricted from the at-large district.
[data unknown/missing]
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Alexander C. Mitchell
Republican March 4, 1911 –
July 7, 1911
61st Lawrence [data unknown/missing]
Died.
Vacant July 7, 1911 –
November 7, 1911
61st
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Joseph Taggart
Democratic November 7, 1911 –
March 3, 1917
Kansas City [data unknown/missing]
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Edward C. Little
Republican March 4, 1917 –
June 27, 1924
Kansas City [data unknown/missing]
Died.
Vacant June 27, 1924 –
November 4, 1924
68th
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Ulysses S. Guyer
Republican November 4, 1924 –
March 3, 1925
Kansas City [data unknown/missing]
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Chauncey B. Little
Democratic March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1927
69th Olathe [data unknown/missing]
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Ulysses S. Guyer
Republican March 4, 1927 –
June 5, 1943
Kansas City [data unknown/missing]
Died.
Vacant June 5, 1943 –
September 14, 1943
78th
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Errett P. Scrivner
Republican September 14, 1943 –
January 3, 1959
Kansas City [data unknown/missing]
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Newell A. George
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1961
86th Kansas City [data unknown/missing]
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Robert F. Ellsworth
Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1963
87th Lawrence [data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the C.
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William H. Avery
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
88th Wakefield Redistricted from the C.
Retired to run for Governor of Kansas.
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Chester L. Mize
Republican January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1971
Atchison [data unknown/missing]
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William Robert Roy
Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1975
Topeka [data unknown/missing]
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Martha Elizabeth Keys
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1979
Manhattan [data unknown/missing]
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James Edmund Jeffries
Republican January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1983
Atchison [data unknown/missing]
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Jim Slattery
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1995
Topeka [data unknown/missing]
Retired to run for Governor of Kansas.
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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
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Jim Ryun
Republican November 27, 1996 –
January 3, 2007
Topeka, then Lawrence Elected in 1996 and seated early under the provisions of K.S.A. 25-3503[d].
Lost re-election.
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Nancy Boyda
Democratic January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2009
110th Topeka [data unknown/missing]
Lost re-election.
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Lynn Jenkins
Republican January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2019
Topeka [data unknown/missing]
Retired.
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Steve Watkins
Republican January 3, 2019 –
Present
Topeka Incumbent

Recent election results from statewide races

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 results

2002

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

2004

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

2006

Kansas's 2nd Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat 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
Democrat gain from Republican

2008

Kansas's 2nd Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Jenkins 155,532 50.61
Democrat 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 Democrat

2010

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

2012

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

2014

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

2016

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

2018

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

Historical district boundaries

KS district 2-108th
2003 – 2013

Related pages

Coordinates: 38°36′N 95°18′W / 38.6°N 95.3°W / 38.6; -95.3

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