North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District

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North Carolina's 2nd congressional district is located in the central and eastern parts of the state. Today, the district, which is represented by Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers, includes all or parts of Alamance, Chatham, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Moore, and Wake counties. Established by the state legislature after the American Civil War, the district was known as "The Black Second;" counties included in the district were mostly majority-black in population. All four of North Carolina's Republican African-American congressmen elected in the post-Civil War era represented this district. After North Carolina Democrats regained control of the state legislature in the 1870s, they passed voter registration and electoral laws that restricted voter rolls. Blacks continued to get elected to local and state offices. The state legislature passed a new constitutional amendment in 1900, which effectively disfranchised blacks altogether. This ended the election of blacks to local, state or Congressional offices until after passage of federal civil rights legislation in the mid-1960s, which enforced constitutional voting rights. (More from Freebase)

Senators

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Richard Burr Republican 9 years in office

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Kay Hagan Democrat 5 years in office

Representative

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2nd District Renee Ellmers MyOC Group Republican 3 years in office

District Boundary Map

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