|Louisiana's 4th congressional district|
Louisiana's 4th congressional district since January 3, 2013
Louisiana's 4th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The district is located in the northwestern part of the state and is based in Shreveport-Bossier City. It also includes the cities of Minden, DeRidder, and Natchitoches.
The 4th congressional district was created in 1843, the first new district in the state in 20 years. It was gained after the 1840 U.S. Census.
For most of the next 150 years, the 4th was centered on Shreveport and northwestern Louisiana. However, in 1993, Louisiana lost a congressional district, based on population figures. The state legislature shifted most of Shreveport's white residents into the 5th congressional district. Republican Jim McCrery ran for election in the new 5th and won, defeating Democrat Jerry Huckaby, who represented the old 5th for eight terms.
Meanwhile, the 4th was reconfigured as a 63-percent African American-majority district, stretching in a roughly "Z" shape from Shreveport to Baton Rouge. Democrat Cleo Fields was elected for two terms as the representative of the 4th congressional district. When the Supreme Court of the United States invalidated the boundaries of the new 4th congressional district as unconstitutional, the Louisiana legislature redrew the district to encompass most of Northwest Louisiana, closely resembling its pre-1993 configuration. It is white majority. McCrery was elected in 1996 to this seat.
Recent presidential elections
|Election results from presidential races|
|2000||President||Bush 55 - 43%|
|2004||President||Bush 59 - 40%|
|2008||President||McCain 59 - 40%|
|2012||President||Romney 59 - 40%|
|2016||President||Trump 61 - 37%|
List of members representing the district
Recent election results
|Democratic||Artis R. Cash, Sr.||22,757||16.95|
|Republican||Chester T. "Catfish" Kelley||16,649||12.40|
|Republican||John C. Fleming||44,501||48.07|
|Independent||Chester T. "Catfish" Kelley||3,245||3.51|
|Independent||Gerard J. Bowen||675||0.73|
|Republican||John C. Fleming*||105,223||62.34|
|Independent||Artis R. Cash, Sr.||8,962||5.31|
|Republican||John C. Fleming*||187,894||75|
|Republican||John C. Fleming*||152,683||73|
|Republican||Ralph "Trey" Baucum||50,412||18|
|No Party||Mark David Halverson||3,149||1|
|No Party||Kenneth J. Krefft||2,493||1|
Historical district boundaries
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- Roemer switched to the Republicans in 1991 while serving as governor. See ROEMER, Charles Elson (Buddy), III - Biographical Information.
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present