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Kansas's 4th congressional district
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Kansas's 4th Congressional District – since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Ron Estes
RWichita
Distribution
  • 78.90% urban
  • 21.10% rural
Population (2000) 672,101
Median income $53,657
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+15

Kansas's 4th Congressional District is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kansas. It is in the south central part of the state. It includes Wichita and nearby areas.

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1885
TRyan.jpg Thomas Ryan Republican March 4, 1885 –
April 4, 1889
Redistricted from the 3rd district.

Resigned to become U.S. Minister to Mexico.
No image.svg Harrison Kelley Republican December 2, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
51st [data unknown/missing]
No image.svg John G. Otis Populist March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd [data unknown/missing]
Charles Curtis-portrait.jpg Charles Curtis Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1899
Redistricted to the 1st district.
No image.svg James M. Miller Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1911
[data unknown/missing]
FredSJackson.jpg Fred S. Jackson Republican March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
62nd [data unknown/missing]
DudleyDoolittle.jpg Dudley Doolittle Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1919
[data unknown/missing]
HomerHoch.jpg Homer Hoch Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1933
[data unknown/missing]
No image.svg Randolph Carpenter Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1937
[data unknown/missing]
Edward Herbert Rees (Kansas Congressman).jpg Edward H. Rees Republican January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1961
[data unknown/missing]
Garner Shriver.jpg Garner E. Shriver Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1977
Lost re-election.
Dan glickman.jpg Dan Glickman Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1995
Lost re-election.
Todd Tiahrt, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Todd Tiahrt Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2011
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Mike Pompeo Official Portrait 112th Congress.jpg Mike Pompeo Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 23, 2017
Resigned to become Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Vacant January 23, 2017 –
April 11, 2017
Ron Estes, 115th official photo.jpg Ron Estes Republican April 25, 2017–
present
Incumbent

Election results from recent presidential races

Year Office Results Political parties that won the district
2000 President George W. Bush 59 – Al Gore 37% Republican
2004 George W. Bush 64 – John Kerry 34%
2008 John McCain 58 – Barack Obama 40%
2012 Mitt Romney 62 – Barack Obama 36%
2016 Donald Trump 60 – Hillary Clinton 33%

Recent election results

2002

Kansas's 4th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Tiahrt* 114,354 60.68
Democrat Carlos Nolla 69,560 36.91
Libertarian Maike Warren 4,544 2.41
Total votes 188,458 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2004

Kansas's 4th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Tiahrt* 173,151 66.11
Democrat Michael Kinard 81,388 31.07
Libertarian David Loomis 7,376 2.82
Total votes 261,915 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2006

Kansas's 4th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Tiahrt* 113,676 63.69
Democrat Garth J. McGinn 60,297 33.78
Reform Joy Holt 4,516 2.53
Total votes 178,489 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2008

Kansas's 4th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Tiahrt* 177,617 63.41
Democrat Donald Betts, Jr. 90,706 32.38
Reform Susan Ducey 6,441 2.30
Libertarian Steven Rosile 5,345 1.91
Total votes 280,109 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2010

Kansas's 4th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Pompeo 119,575 58.79
Democrat Raj Goyle 74,143 36.46
Reform Susan Ducey 5,041 2.48
Libertarian Shawn S. Smith 4,624 2.94
Total votes 203,383 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2012

Kansas's 4th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Pompeo 161,094 62.2
Democrat Robert Leo Tillman 81,770 31.6
Libertarian Thomas Jefferson 16,058 6.2
Total votes 258,922 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2014

Kansas's 4th Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Pompeo 138,757 66.66
Democrat Perry Schuckman 69,396 33.34
Total votes 208,153 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2016

Kansas's 4th Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Pompeo 166,998 60.7
Democrat Daniel Giroux 81,495 29.6
Independent Miranda Allen 19,021 6.9
Libertarian Gordon Bakken 7,737 2.8
Total votes 275,251 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2017 special election

Kansas's 4th Congressional District Special Election (2017)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Estes 63,505 52.5
Democrat James Thompson 55,310 45.7
Libertarian Chris Rockhold 2,082 1.7
Total votes 120,897 100.00
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries

KS district 4-108th
2003 – 2013

In 2012, in an unusual move, the federal courts intervened in Kansas's decennial redistricting (required by law to adjust boundaries of Congressional and state legislative districts every 10 years, to reflect changing population distributions, as reported by the decennial census).

Sharply criticizing the Legislature for the intractable feud between conservative and moderate factions in the Kansas Legislature (normally responsible for redistricting), and recognizing the rapidly approaching next elections, a federal three-judge panel (the Chief Justice of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and two judges from the Kansas City U.S. District Court) drew the Kansas state and Congressional district boundaries themselves, in rather simple and direct shapes that produced radical changes.

In the process, the Kansas Fourth Congressional District shifted west—still centered approximately on (and demographically dominated by) Wichita, The district's previous eastern boundary — Montgomery County and part of Greenwood County — were moved into another district, while the Fourth District's western edge moved farther west, to include all of Pratt, Stafford, Barber, Kiowa, Comanche and Edwards counties, plus a slender section of southern Pawnee County. In the process, the Fourth acquired a more neatly rectangular shape, and sharply reduced the amount of counties divided between the Fourth and another district.

The map shown here indicates prior boundaries.

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Coordinates: 37°30′N 97°12′W / 37.5°N 97.2°W / 37.5; -97.2

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