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Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district
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Current Representative Dan Boren (D)
Population (2000) 690,131
Median income $27,885
Ethnicity 71.1% White, 4.1% Black, 0.3% Asian, 2.4% Hispanic, 17.1% Native American, 0.6% other
Cook PVI R+14

Oklahoma's Second Congressional District covers approximately the eastern one-fourth of the state. The district borders Kansas (to the north), Missouri and Arkansas (to the east), and Texas (along the Red River, to the south). Altogether, the district includes (in whole or in part) a total of 24 counties. The district includes the remainder of Rogers County (including the county seat of Claremore) that is not taken by District 1, and then, also, all of the following counties: Adair, Nowata, Craig, Ottawa, Mayes, Delaware, Cherokee, Okmulgee, Muskogee, Sequoyah, Okfuskee, McIntosh, Haskell, LeFlore, Hughes, Pittsburg, Latimer, Coal, Atoka, Pushmataha, McCurtain, Choctaw, Bryan, and Johnston.

Some of the principal cities in the district include Miami, Claremore, Muskogee, Tahlequah, Okmulgee, McAlester, and Durant.

The northern half of district 2 includes most of the area of Oklahoma referred to as Green Country, while the southern half of the district includes a part of Oklahoma often referred to as Little Dixie.

As of 2008, the district is represented by Democrat Dan Boren.

Election history

Representatives from Oklahoma District 2

Name Took Office Left Office Party District Residence
Elmer L. Fulton 1907 1909 Democrat Stillwater
Dick Thompson Morgan 1909 1915 Republican Woodward[1]
William W. Hastings 1915 1921 Democrat Tahlequah
Alice Robertson 1921 1923 Republican Muskogee
William W. Hastings 1923 1935 Democrat Tahlequah
John Conover Nichols 1935 1943 Democrat Eufaula
William G. Stigler 1943 1952 Democrat Stigler
Ed Edmondson 1953 1973 Democrat Muskogee
Clem McSpadden 1973 1975 Democrat Chelsea
Theodore Marshall Risenhoover 1975 1979 Democratic Tahlequah
Mike Synar 1979 1995 Democratic Muskogee
Tom Coburn 1995 2001 Republican Muskogee
Brad Carson 2001 2005 Democratic Muskogee
Dan Boren 2005 currently serving Democrat Muskogee
  • ^  In 1915, the 2nd congressional district was redistricted and divided into the 8th congressional district. Morgan continued to represent the 2nd district until that time, being elected to represent the 8th distict at that time.

Trivia

  • Of the 13 individuals to represent the 2nd congressional district, three have been Republicans and 10 have been Democrats
  • Muskogee has produced six representatives, more than any other city in the district
  • Tahlequah has produced three reprentatives, the second most of any city in the district
  • Since its redistricting in the 1910s, all Republicans to representing the district have been from Muskogee

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