Mississippi's 1st congressional district is in the northeast corner of the state. It includes much of the northern portion of the state including Columbus, Oxford, Southaven, and Tupelo. One of the state's major universities, the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), is located within the district at Oxford.
|Mississippi's 1st congressional district|
|Area||11,412 sq mi (29,560 km2)|
The district includes Alcorn, Benton, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, DeSoto, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Lowndes, Marshall, Monroe, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Union, Webster, and Winston counties and a portion of Oktibbeha County.
From statehood to the election of 1846, Mississippi elected representatives at-large statewide on a general ticket.
The congressional seat has been held by Republican Trent Kelly who won a June, 2015 special election to fill the vacant seat previously held by Republican Alan Nunnelee who died February 6, 2015. In the November 2010 election, Nunnelee had defeated Democratic incumbent Travis Childers, Constitutionalist Gail Giaramita, Independent Conservative Party candidate Wally Pang of Batesville, Libertarian Harold Taylor, and Reformist Barbara Dale Washer.
Election results from presidential racesEdit
|2000||President||Bush 60 – 38%|
|2004||President||Bush 62 – 37%|
|2008||President||McCain 61 – 38%|
|2012||President||Romney 62 – 37%|
|2016||President||Trump 65 – 32%|
|2020||President||Trump 65 – 34%|
List of members representing the districtEdit
Recent election resultsEdit
|Republican||Alan Nunnelee (incumbent)||186,760||60.4|
|Constitution||Jim R. Bourland||2,390||0.8|
|Republican||Alan Nunnelee (incumbent)||102,622||67.9|
2015 special electionEdit
|Nonpartisan||Nancy Adams Collins||4,006||4.53|
|Nonpartisan||Ed "Doc" Holliday||3,958||4.48|
|Republican||Trent Kelly (incumbent)||206,455||68.7|
|Republican||Trent Kelly (incumbent)||158,245||66.9|
|Reform||Tracella Lou O'Hara Hil||1,675||0.7|
|Republican||Trent Kelly (incumbent)||228,787||68.7|
Historical district boundariesEdit
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