Georgia's 1st congressional district

Georgia's 1st congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is currently represented by Republican Buddy Carter, though the district's boundaries were redrawn following the 2010 United States census, which granted an additional congressional seat to Georgia.[5] The first election using the new district boundaries were the 2012 congressional elections.

Georgia's 1st congressional district
Map
Interactive map of district boundaries since January 3, 2023
Representative
  Buddy Carter
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Distribution
  • 70.98% urban[1]
  • 29.02% rural
Population (2022)790,309[2]
Median household
income
$63,376[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+9[4]

The district comprises the entire coastal area of Sea Islands and much of the southeastern part of the state. In addition to Savannah, the district includes the cities of Brunswick, Jesup, and Waycross.

There are three military bases in the district:

Counties

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Recent results in statewide elections

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Year Office Results
2000 President George W. Bush 62% - Al Gore 38%
2004 President George W. Bush 66% - John Kerry 34%
2008 President John McCain 55% - Barack Obama 44.4%
2012 President Mitt Romney 56% - Barack Obama 43%
2016 President Donald Trump 56.4% - Hillary Clinton 41%
2018 Governor Brian Kemp 56% - Stacey Abrams 42%
2020 President Donald Trump 55% - Joe Biden 43%

List of members representing the district

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Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District location
District created March 4, 1789
 
James Jackson
(Savannah)
Anti-Administration March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1791
1st Elected in 1789.
Lost re-election.
1789–1791
"Lower district": Burke, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Greene, Liberty, Richmond, Washington, and Wilkes counties[6]
 
Anthony Wayne
(Richmond and Kew)
Anti-Administration March 4, 1791 –
March 21, 1792
2nd Elected in 1791.
Seat declared vacant due to dispute over validity of election result.
1791–1793
"Southern (or Eastern) district": Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, and Liberty counties[7]
Vacant March 21, 1792 –
November 22, 1792
 
John Milledge
(Augusta)
Anti-Administration November 22, 1792 –
March 3, 1793
Elected July 9, 1792 to finish Wayne's term and seated November 22, 1792.
Redistricted to the at-large district.
District inactive March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1827
Edward Fenwick Tattnall
(Savannah)
Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
????, 1827
20th Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1826.
Resigned before Congress convened.
1827–1829
[data missing]
Vacant ????, 1827 –
October 1, 1827
 
George Rockingham Gilmer
(Lexington)
Jacksonian October 1, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
Elected October 1, 1827 to finish Tattnall's term and seated December 3, 1827.[8]
Redistricted to the at-large district and although re-elected in 1828, failed to accept the position within the legal time frame and the governor ordered a new election.
District inactive March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1845
 
Thomas Butler King
(Waynesville)
Whig March 4, 1845 –
1850
[data missing]
29th
30th
31st
Elected in 1844.
Re-elected in 1846.
Re-elected in 1848.
Resigned.
1845–1853
[data missing]
Joseph Webber Jackson
(Savannah)
Democratic March 4, 1850 –
March 3, 1851
31st Elected to finish King's term.
Re-elected in 1851.
[data missing]
Nullifier March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd
 
James Lindsay Seward
(Thomasville)
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1859
33rd
34th
35th
Elected in 1853.
Re-elected in 1855.
Re-elected in 1857.
[data missing]
1853–1861
[data missing]
 
Peter Early Love
(Thomasville)
Democratic March 4, 1859 –
January 23, 1861
36th Elected in 1859.
Resigned.
Vacant January 23, 1861 –
July 25, 1868
36th
37th
38th
39th
40th
Civil War and Reconstruction
 
Joseph W. Clift
(Savannah)
Republican July 25, 1868 –
March 3, 1869
40th Elected in 1868 to finish term.
[data missing]
1868–1873
[data missing]
Vacant March 4, 1869 –
December 22, 1870
41st Representative-elect Joseph W. Clift was not permitted to qualify.
William W. Paine
(Savannah)
Democratic December 22, 1870 –
March 3, 1871
Elected to finish Clift's term.
 
Archibald T. MacIntyre
(Thomasville)
Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
42nd Elected in 1870.
[data missing]
 
Morgan Rawls
(Guyton)
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 24, 1874
43rd Lost contested election. 1873–1883
[data missing]
Andrew Sloan
(Savannah)
Republican March 24, 1874 –
March 3, 1875
43rd Won contested election.
[data missing]
Julian Hartridge
(Savannah)
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
January 8, 1879
44th
45th
Elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
Elected in 1878.
Died.
Vacant January 8, 1879 –
February 10, 1879
45th
William Bennett Fleming
(Savannah)
Democratic February 10, 1879 –
March 3, 1879
45th Elected January 23, 1879 to finish Hartridge's term.
[data missing]
John C. Nicholls
(Blackshear)
Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
46th Elected in 1878.
[data missing]
 
George Robison Black
(Sylvania)
Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
47th Elected in 1880.
[data missing]
John C. Nicholls
(Savannah)
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th Elected in 1882.
[data missing]
1883–1893
[data missing]
 
Thomas M. Norwood
(Savannah)
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
49th
50th
Elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
[data missing]
 
Rufus E. Lester
(Savannah)
Democratic March 4, 1889 –
June 16, 1906
51st
52nd
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
Elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Died.
1893–1903
[data missing]
1903–1913
[data missing]
Vacant June 16, 1906 –
October 3, 1906
59th
 
James W. Overstreet
(Sylvania)
Democratic October 3, 1906 –
March 3, 1907
Elected to finish Lester's term.
[data missing]
 
Charles Gordon Edwards
(Savannah)
Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1917
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
Elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Retired.
1913–1923
[data missing]
 
James W. Overstreet
(Sylvania)
Democratic March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1923
65th
66th
67th
Elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Lost renomination.
Robert Lee Moore
(Statesboro)
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
68th Elected in 1922.
Lost renomination.
1923–1933
[data missing]
 
Charles Gordon Edwards
(Savannah)
Democratic March 4, 1925 –
July 13, 1931
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Died.
Vacant July 13, 1931 –
September 9, 1931
72nd
Homer C. Parker
(Statesboro)
Democratic September 9, 1931 –
January 3, 1935
72nd
73rd
Elected to finish Edwards's term.
Re-elected in 1932.
Lost renomination.
1933–1943
[data missing]
Hugh Peterson
(Ailey)
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1947
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
Elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Lost renomination.
1943–1953
[data missing]
 
Prince Hulon Preston Jr.
(Statesboro)
Democratic January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1961
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
Elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Lost renomination.
1953–1963
[data missing]
 
George Elliott Hagan
(Sylvania)
Democratic January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1973
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
Elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Lost renomination.
1963–1973
[data missing]
 
Ronald 'Bo' Ginn
(Millen)
Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1983
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
Elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Retired to run for Governor of Georgia.
1973–1983
[data missing]
 
Lindsay Thomas
(Statesboro)
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Retired.
1983–1993
[data missing]
 
Jack Kingston
(Savannah)
Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2015
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
Elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
1993–2003
[data missing]
2003–2007
 
2007–2013
 
2013–2023
 
 
Buddy Carter
(Pooler)
Republican January 3, 2015 –
present
114th
115th
116th
117th
118th
Elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.
Re-elected in 2022.
2023–2025
 

Recent election results

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2002

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Georgia's 1st Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jack Kingston* 103,661 72.14
Democratic Don Smart 40,026 27.85
No party Others 13 0.01
Total votes 143,700 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2004

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Georgia's 1st Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jack Kingston* 188,347 100.00
Total votes 188,347 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2006

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Georgia's 1st Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jack Kingston* 94,961 68.50
Democratic Jim Nelson 43,668 31.50
Total votes 138,629 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2008

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Georgia's 1st Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jack Kingston* 165,911 66.53
Democratic Bill Gillespie 83,486 33.47
Total votes 249,397 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2010

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Georgia's 1st Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jack Kingston* 117,270 71.63
Democratic Oscar L. Harris, II 46,449 28.37
Total votes 163,719 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2012

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Georgia's 1st Congressional District Election (2012)[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jack Kingston* 157,181 62.98
Democratic Lesli Messinger 92,399 37.02
Total votes 249,580 100.00
Turnout   72.19
Republican hold

2014

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Georgia's 1st Congressional District Election (2014)[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Buddy Carter 95,337 60.91
Democratic Brian Reese 61,175 39.09
Total votes 156,512 100.00
Republican hold

2016

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Georgia's 1st Congressional District Election (2016)[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Buddy Carter 210,243 100.00
Total votes 210,243 100.00
Republican hold

2018

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Georgia's 1st Congressional District Election (2018)[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Buddy Carter 144,501 57.77
Democratic Lisa Ring 105,633 42.23
Total votes 250,134 100.00
Republican hold

2020

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Georgia's 1st Congressional District Election (2020)[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Buddy Carter 189,457 58.35
Democratic Joyce Griggs 135,238 41.65
Total votes 324,695 100.00
Republican hold

2022

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Georgia's 1st Congressional District Election (2022)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Buddy Carter 156,128 59.15
Democratic Wade Herring 107,837 40.85
Total votes 263,695 100.00
Republican hold

See also

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References

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  1. ^ "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov. US Census Bureau Geography.
  2. ^ "My Congressional District". www.census.gov. Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau.
  3. ^ "My Congressional District".
  4. ^ "2022 Cook PVI: District Map and List". Cook Political Report. July 12, 2022. Retrieved January 10, 2023.
  5. ^ Justice Department approves Georgia's political maps Archived January 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Last accessed 2011-12-27
  6. ^ "A New Nation Votes".
  7. ^ "A New Nation Votes".
  8. ^ "Twentieth Congress March 4, 1827, to March 3, 1829". Office of the Historian, United States House of Representatives. Retrieved May 9, 2019 – via History.house.gov.
  9. ^ "GA - Election Results". results.enr.clarityelections.com.
  10. ^ "GA - Election Results". results.enr.clarityelections.com.
  11. ^ "GA - Election Results". results.enr.clarityelections.com.
  12. ^ "GA - Election Results". results.enr.clarityelections.com.
  13. ^ Raffensperger, Brad. "November 3, 2020 General Election Official Results - Totals include all Absentee and Provisional Ballots". Georgia Secretary of State. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
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