Mobile, Alabama is the focus of this district, which extends north along the Tombigbee and Alabama rivers. Timber production remains the biggest source of contributions to the local economy, however recently gulf coast condominium developments in Baldwin county represent new economic possibilities.
Politically, this area was one of the first in Alabama to shake off its Democratic roots. It was one of five districts to swing Republican in 1964, when Barry Goldwaterswept the state. The GOP has held the district in every House election since then, usually by landslide margins; indeed, a Democrat has only managed 40 percent of the vote once since the current GOP run began in the district. However, conservative Democrats continued to hold most state and local offices well into the 1990s.
The 1st traditionally gives its congressmen very long tenures in Washington, D.C. Only nine men have represented he district in Congress since 1897, with all but two holding the seat for at least 10 years.
Alabama will hold their Primary Elections on May 24, 2022. Should no candidate receive 50% of the Primary Election vote, than a Primary Runoff Election will be held on June 21, 2022. There are currently only two declared candidates for Alabama's 1st Congressional District for the 2022 Election Cycle.
2022 Alabama's 1st Congressional District Primary Elections