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Arizona's 4th congressional district
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Current Representative Ed Pastor (D)
Area 199 mi²
Distribution 99.5% urban, 0.5% rural
Population (2000) 641,329
Median income $30,624
Ethnicity 29.3% White, 7.5% Black, 1.3% Asian, 58% Hispanic, 2.4% Native American, 0.1% other
Cook PVI D+13

Arizona's 4th congressional district contains the southern portion of Phoenix and some of its suburbs, including part of Glendale. It is currently represented by Ed Pastor, a Democrat.

John Kerry received 62% of the vote in this district in 2004. Barack Obama also swept the district in 2008 taking in 65.73% of the vote while native son John McCain received 33.02%. It was Obama's best performance (and McCain's worst performance) in Arizona.

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Competitiveness

This Latino-heavy district covers most of inner-city Phoenix and an older portion of Glendale and is the most friendly territory for Democrats in the state. It also has the highest percentage of African-Americans of any district in the state.

Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President Obama 66 - 33%
2004 President Kerry 62 - 38%
2000 President Gore 62 - 34%

Recent election results

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1998

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party John Shadegg 88,716 65
  Democratic Party Eric Ehst 43,820 32

2000

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party John Shadegg 128,722 64
  Democratic Party Benjamin H. Jankowski 66,312 33

2002

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Democratic Party Ed Pastor 36,687 67
  Republican Party Jonathon Barnert 15,405 28
  Libertarian Party Amy Gibbons 2,688 5

2004

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Democratic Party Ed Pastor 77,150 70
  Republican Party Don Karg 28,238 26
  Libertarian Party Gary Fallon 4,639 4

2006

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Democratic Party Ed Pastor 38,786 72.1
  Republican Party Don Karg 12,994 24.2
  Libertarian Party Ronald Harders 2,020 3.8

List of representatives

The district was created on 1973-01-03.

Representative Party Years District residence Note
John Bertrand Conlan Republican 1973-01-03 – 1977-01-03 Phoenix Retired to run for U.S. Senator
Eldon D. Rudd Republican 1977-01-03 – 1987-01-03 Retired
Jon Kyl Republican 1987-01-03 – 1995-01-03 Retired to run for U.S. Senator
John B. Shadegg Republican 1995-01-03 – 2003-01-03 Redistricted to the 3rd district
Ed Pastor Democratic 2003-01-03 – present Redistricted from the 2nd district
Incumbent

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