|Missouri's 3rd congressional district|
Missouri's third congressional district is in the eastern and central portion of the state. It surrounds but does not include St Louis City. Its current representative is Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer.
The district took its current form in 2013, when Missouri lost a congressional district as a result of the 2010 census. At that time, much of the northern portion of the old 9th district was added to the 6th district, while most of the remaining territory became the new 3rd district.
From 1953 to 2013, the 3rd had been located in the southern portion of the St. Louis area, including the southern third of St. Louis City, and had a dramatically different political history from the current 3rd. Its best-known congressman was Dick Gephardt, who represented the district for 28 years until his retirement from Congress.
Changes following 2010 Census
Following a dramatic drop in population of St. Louis in the 2010 United States Census, Missouri lost a Congressional Seat effective in 2013. Redistricting maps indicated that the 3rd district would be dismantled. The 3rd's home base in St. Louis would be absorbed by Missouri's 1st congressional district. Much of the district outside the St. Louis area would be drawn into the 8th district. Meanwhile, the new 3rd included most of the territory currently in the 9th district, which was dissolved.
List of members representing the district
Recent election results
|Republican||Blaine Luetkemeyer (incumbent)||214,843||63.5|
|Democratic||Eric C. Mayer||111,189||32.8|
|Republican||Blaine Luetkemeyer (incumbent)||130,940||68.3|
|Independent||Harold Davis (write-in)||66||0.0|
|Republican||Blaine Luetkemeyer (incumbent)||249,865||67.8|
|Independent||Harold Davis (write-in)||10||0.0|
|Republican||Blaine Luetkemeyer (incumbent)||211,243||65.1|
|Republican||Blaine Luetkemeyer (incumbent)||282,866||69.4|
|Libertarian||Leonard J. Steinman II||8,344||2.1|
Election from presidential races
|Year||Office||Results||Political parties that won the district|
|2000||President||Al Gore 54 - George W. Bush 43%||Democratic Party (United States)|
|2004||President||John Kerry 57 - George W. Bush 43%||Democratic Party (United States)|
|2008||President||Barack Obama 60 - John McCain 39%||Democratic Party (United States)|
|2012||President||Mitt Romney 62 - Barack Obama 36%||Republican Party (United States)|
|2016||President||Donald Trump 67 - Hillary Clinton 28%||Republican Party (United States)|
|2020||President||Donald Trump 67 - Joe Biden 31%||Republican Party (United States)|
Historical district boundaries
- "Introducing the 2021 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index". The Cook Political Report. April 15, 2021. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
- "UPDATE: House Redistricting Committee Unveils Map". OzarksFirst.com. Archived from the original on May 11, 2011. Retrieved March 31, 2011.
- "2016 General Election Official Results". Missouri Secretary of State. November 8, 2016. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
- Johnson, Cheryl L. (February 28, 2019). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 2018". Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
- "All Results State of Missouri - State of Missouri - General Election, November 03, 2020". Missouri Secretary of State. Retrieved December 9, 2020.
- 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