Nevada's 4th congressional district

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Nevada's 4th congressional district
Nevada US Congressional District 4 (since 2013).tif
Nevada's 4th congressional district since January 3, 2013
U.S. RepresentativeRuben Kihuen (DLas Vegas)
Population (2016 est.)724,040
Median income50,134
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+3[2]

Nevada's 4th congressional district is a congressional district that was created as a result of the 2010 United States Census.[3] Located in the central portion of the state, it includes most of northern Clark County, southern Lyon County and all of Esmeralda, Lincoln, Mineral, Nye and White Pine counties.

Although the district appears rural, over 80% of the district's population lives in the heavily Democratic northern portion of Clark County. As a result, the district leans Democratic at the presidential level.

The district has flipped between Democratic and Republican representation since it was created. Democrat Steven Horsford won the election for this seat in the 2012 House elections. He was seated for the 113th U.S. Congress in 2013 as the district's first congressman, serving just one term before he was defeated by Republican Cresent Hardy in November 2014. In turn, Hardy lost to Democrat Ruben Kihuen in 2016. Kihuen did not run for reelection in 2018, and the seat was won by Horsford.

Presidential voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races:[4]

Year Office Result
2012 President Obama 54% – Romney 44%
2016 President Clinton 50% – Trump 45%

List of U.S. Representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Congress District Home Electoral history
District created January 3, 2013
Horsford-NV02-pic.jpg Steven Horsford Democratic January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2015
113th Las Vegas Elected in 2012.

Lost re-election.
2015-01-08 OfficialPhoto RepCresentHardy NV04.jpg Cresent Hardy Republican January 3, 2015 –
January 3, 2017
114th Mesquite Elected in 2014.

Lost re-election.
Rep. Ruben Kihuen.jpg Ruben Kihuen Democratic January 3, 2017 –
January 3, 2019
115th Las Vegas Elected in 2016.

Retiring.[5]
Horsford-NV02-pic.jpg Steven Horsford Democratic Elect. 116th Las Vegas Elected in 2018.
Term starting January 3, 2019.

Election results[edit]

201220142016

2012[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steven Horsford 120,501 50.11%
Republican Danny Tarkanian 101,261 42.11%
Independent American Floyd Fitzgibbons 9,389 3.90%
Libertarian Michael Haines 9,341 3.88%
Total votes 240,492 100.0%
Democratic win (new seat)

2014[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cresent Hardy 63,466 48.53%
Democratic Steven Horsford (incumbent) 59,844 45.76%
Libertarian Steve Brown 4,119 3.15%
Independent American Russell Best 3,352 2.56%
Total votes 130,781 100.0%
Republican gain from Democratic

2016[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2016[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ruben Kihuen 128,985 48.52%
Republican Cresent Hardy (incumbent) 118,328 44.51%
Libertarian Steve Brown 10,206 3.84%
Independent American Mike Little 8,327 3.13%
Total votes 265,846 100.0%
Democratic gain from Republican

2018[edit]

Nevada's 4th Congressional District, 2018[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Steven Horsford 121,936 51.93% +3.41%
Republican Cresent Hardy 102,740 43.75% -0.76%
Independent American Warren Markowitz 3,180 1.35% -1.78%
Independent Rodney Smith 2,731 1.16% N/A
Libertarian Greg Luckner 2,213 0.94% -2.90%
Independent Dean McGonigle 2,031 0.86% N/A
Margin of victory 19,196 8.18% +4.17%
Total votes 234,831 100.0% N/A
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b https://www.census.gov/mycd
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Census 2010 shows Red states gaining congressional districts". Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
  4. ^ Presidential Election Results, by district, swingstateproject.com
  5. ^ Viebeck, Elise (December 16, 2017). "Rep. Ruben Kihuen didnt reelection amid sexual harassment allegations". Washington Post. Washington DC. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  6. ^ "Silver State Election Night Results – 2012". Nevada Secretary of State. Retrieved 2017-08-20.
  7. ^ "Silver State Election Night Results – 2014". Nevada Secretary of State. Retrieved 2017-08-20.
  8. ^ "Silver State Election Night Results – 2016". Nevada Secretary of State. Retrieved 2017-08-20.
  9. ^ "Silver State 2018 Election Night Results | U.S. House of Representatives". Nevada Secretary of State. Nov 14, 2018.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°47′24″N 117°37′48″W / 37.7900°N 117.6300°W / 37.7900; -117.6300