Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district: Wikis

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Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district
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Current Representative Richard Neal (D)
Area 921.64 mi²
Distribution 84.79% urban, 15.21% rural
Population (2000) 634,444
Median income $44,386
Ethnicity 82.5% White, 5.9% Black, 1.3% Asian, 9.2% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.9% other
Occupation 24.0% blue collar, 60.6% white collar, 15.3% gray collar
Cook PVI D + 9

Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district is in south central Massachusetts. It contains Springfield, the chief city of Western Massachusetts, as well as some of the southern suburbs of Worcester. It is currently represented by Richard Neal, who has served the district since January 1989.

Contents

Cities and Towns in the district

The district contains the following municipalities:

In Hampden County:

Agawam, Brimfield, Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Hampden, Holland, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, Springfield, Wales, Wilbraham.

In Hampshire County:

Hadley, Northampton, South Hadley.

In Norfolk County:

Bellingham.

In Worcester County:

Blackstone, Brookfield, Charlton, Douglas, Dudley, East Brookfield, Grafton, Hopedale, Leicester, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, North Brookfield, Northbridge, Oxford, Southbridge, Spencer, Sturbridge, Sutton, Upton, Uxbridge, Warren, Webster.

List of Representatives

Representative Party Years District home Note
Benjamin Goodhue Pro-Administration March 4, 1787 –
March 3, 1793
Salem Redistricted to 1st district
Dwight Foster Pro-Administration General ticket:
March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Brookfield Redistricted to 4th district
William Lyman Anti-Administration Northampton
Theodore Sedgwick Pro-Administration Stockbridge Redistricted from 4th district, Redistricted to 1st district
Artemas Ward Pro-Administration Shrewsbury Redistricted from 7th district
William Lyman Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
Northampton
William Shepard Federalist March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1803
Westfield
Jacob Crowninshield Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
April 15, 1808
Died
Vacant April 15, 1808 –
May 24, 1808
Joseph Story Democratic-Republican May 23, 1808 –
March 3, 1809
Benjamin Pickman, Jr. Federalist March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
Salem Retired
William Reed Federalist March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1815
Timothy Pickering Federalist March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
Redistricted from 3rd district
Nathaniel Silsbee Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1821
Gideon Barstow Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Benjamin W. Crowninshield Adams-Clay D-R March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
Rufus Choate Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Whig March 4, 1833 –
June 30, 1834
Resigned
Vacant June 30, 1834 –
December 1, 1834
Stephen C. Phillips Anti-Jacksonian December 1, 1834 –
March 3, 1837
Salem Resigned to become Mayor of Salem
Whig March 4, 1837 –
September 28, 1838
Leverett Saltonstall I Whig December 5, 1838 –
March 3, 1843
Daniel P. King Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1851
Robert Rantoul, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1851 –
August 7, 1852
Beverly Died
Vacant August 7, 1852 –
December 13, 1852
Francis B. Fay Whig December 13, 1852 –
March 3, 1853
Samuel L. Crocker Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
James Buffinton American March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Fall River
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1863
Oakes Ames Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1873
Benjamin W. Harris Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1883
John D. Long Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1889
Elijah A. Morse Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
Redistricted to 12th district
Frederick H. Gillett Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1925
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1919-1923
George B. Churchill Republican March 4, 1925 –
July 1, 1925
Died
Vacant July 1, 1925 –
September 29, 1925
Henry L. Bowles Republican September 29, 1925 –
March 3, 1929
Will Kirk Kaynor Republican March 4, 1929 –
December 20, 1929
Died
Vacant December 20, 1929 –
February 11, 1930
William J. Granfield Democratic February 11, 1930 –
January 3, 1937
Charles R. Clason Republican January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1949
Foster Furcolo Democratic January 3, 1949 –
September 30, 1952
Resigned when elected State Treasurer
Vacant September 30, 1952 –
January 3, 1953
Edward Boland Democratic January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1989
Springfield
Richard E. Neal Democratic January 3, 1989 –
Present
Springfield Incumbent
Representative Party Years District home Note

Election results

U.S. House election, 2002: Massachusetts, District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Richard Neal 153,387 99.13
Write-in 1,341 0.87
Majority 152,046 98.26
Turnout 154,728
Democratic hold Swing
U.S. House election, 2004: Massachusetts, District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Richard Neal 217,682 98.96 -.17
Write-in 2,282 1.04 +.17
Majority 227,183 97.92 -.34
Turnout 219,962
Democratic hold Swing
U.S. House election, 1988: Massachusetts, District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Richard Neal 156,262 80.23
Communist Louis R. Godena 38,446 19.74
Write-in 52 0.01
Majority 117,816 60.40
Turnout
Democratic hold Swing

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