|North Carolina's 13th congressional district|
North Carolina's 13th congressional district since January 3, 2017
The Thirteenth congressional district of North Carolina was re-established in 2002 after the state gained population in the 2000 United States Census. Previously, the state had 13 districts from the first election following the 1810 United States Census until the reapportionment following the 1840 United States Census.
However, reapportionment after the 2010 census shifted the district more to the south and east. As a result, it lost its share of Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Person, and Rockingham counties. In place of those five counties, portions of Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Vance, Wayne, and Wilson counties were added. More of Wake County and less of Granville County were also included. While Barack Obama carried the old 13th with 59 percent of the vote in 2008, John McCain would have won it with 54 percent of the vote had it existed under the new lines.
As a result, Congressman Brad Miller (Democrat), who represented the district from its creation in 2003, announced he would not seek re-election to office in 2012. From 2013 to 2017, the district was represented by Republican George Holding.
After a mid-decade redistricting, most of the old 13th was essentially merged with the old 2nd District. A new 13th was created, stretching from the northern suburbs of Charlotte to Greensboro. Republican Ted Budd became the first congressman from this new district.
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Recent election results from presidential races
|2000||President||Bush 50 - 49%|
|2004||President||Kerry 52 - 47%|
|2008||President||Obama 59 - 40%|
|2012||President||Romney 56 - 42%|
|2016||President||Trump 53 - 44%|
List of members representing the district
Living former members
|Representative||Term of office||Date of birth (and age)|
|Brad Miller||2003–2013||May 19, 1953|
|George Holding||2013–2017||April 17, 1968|
|2002||Brad Miller: 100,287||Carolyn W. Grant: 77,688||Alex MacDonald: 5,295|
|2004||Brad Miller: 160,896||Virginia Johnson: 112,788|
|2006||Brad Miller: 98,540||Vernon Robinson: 56,120|
|2008||Brad Miller: 221,379||Hugh Webster: 114,383|
|2010||Brad Miller: 116,103||William Randall: 93,099|
|2012||Charles Malone: 160,115||George Holding: 210,495|
- Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- "Redistricting sets up Miller, Price as 4th district rivals". News & Observer. Retrieved August 13, 2012.
- "Rep. Miller won't fight Rep. Price for 4th district seat". News & Observer. Retrieved August 13, 2012.
- 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
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