Open main menu

Nebraska's 1st congressional district

Nebraska's 1st congressional district seat (abbreviated as NE-1) encompasses most of the eastern quarter of the state, except for Omaha, and some of its suburbs. It includes the state capital Lincoln, Bellevue, Fremont, and Norfolk. It is currently held by Jeff Fortenberry, a Republican. Following the 2010 U.S. Census, the 1st congressional district was gerrymandered to include an eastern section of Sarpy County and Dakota County was moved to the 3rd congressional district.

Nebraska's 1st congressional district
Nebraska US Congressional District 1 (since 2013).tif
Nebraska's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Jeff Fortenberry
RLincoln
Distribution
  • 65.21% urban
  • 34.79% rural
Population (2000)570,325
Median income$60,341[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+11[2]

The Cook PVI for the 1st Congressional District is R+11. The District is rated as Solid Republican.[3]

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Term Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1883
Archibald J. Weaver Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
48th
49th
[Data unknown/missing.]
John A. McShane Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
50th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
William J. Connell
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
51st [Data unknown/missing.]
 
William Jennings Bryan
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1895
52nd
53rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Jesse B. Strode Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
54th
55th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Elmer Burkett
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1905
56th
57th
58th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Re-elected in 1904 but declined the election when elected U.S. Senator.
Vacant March 4, 1905 –
July 18, 1905
Ernest M. Pollard Republican July 18, 1905 –
March 3, 1909
59th
60th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John A. Maguire
Democratic March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1915
61st
62nd
63rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
C. Frank Reavis
Republican March 4, 1915 –
June 3, 1922
64th
65th
66th
67th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when appointed special assistant to the U.S. Attorney General.
Vacant June 3, 1922 –
November 7, 1922
 
Roy H. Thorpe
Republican November 7, 1922 –
March 3, 1923
67th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
John H. Morehead
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1935
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Henry C. Luckey Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1939
74th
75th
[Data unknown/missing.]
George H. Heinke Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 2, 1940
76th [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant January 2, 1940 –
April 19, 1940
John H. Sweet Republican April 19, 1940 –
January 3, 1941
76th [Data unknown/missing.]
Oren S. Copeland Republican January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
77th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Carl Curtis
Republican January 3, 1943 –
December 31, 1954
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
Redistricted from the 4th district.
Resigned when appointed U.S. Senator.
Vacant December 31, 1954 –
January 3, 1955
Phillip H. Weaver Republican January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1963
84th
85th
86th
87th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Ralph F. Beermann Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
88th Redistricted from the 3rd district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Clair A. Callan
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
89th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Robert V. Denney
Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1971
90th
91st
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles Thone
Republican January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1979
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for Governor of Nebraska.
 
Doug Bereuter
Republican January 3, 1979 –
August 31, 2004
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become president of The Asia Foundation.
Vacant August 31, 2004 –
January 3, 2005
 
Jeff Fortenberry
Republican January 3, 2005 –
Present
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 2004.

Recent election resultsEdit

2004Edit

Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District House Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jeff Fortenberry 143,756 54.2%
Democratic Matt Connealy 113,971 43.0%
Green Steve Larrick 7,345 2.8%
Total votes 265,072 100.0
Republican hold

2006Edit

Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District House Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jeff Fortenberry (Incumbent) 121,015 58.4%
Democratic Maxine Moul 86,360 41.6%
Total votes 207,375 100.0
Republican hold

2008Edit

Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District House Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jeff Fortenberry (Incumbent) 184,923 70.4%
Democratic Max Yashirin 77,897 29.6%
Total votes 262,820 100.0
Republican hold

2010Edit

Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District House Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jeff Fortenberry (Incumbent) 116,871 71.3%
Democratic Ivy Harper 47,106 21.7%
Total votes 163,977 100.0
Republican hold

2012Edit

Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District House Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jeff Fortenberry (Incumbent) 174,889 68.3%
Democratic Korey L. Reiman 81,206 31.7%
Total votes 256,095 100.0
Republican hold

2014Edit

Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District House Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jeff Fortenberry (Incumbent) 123,219 68.8%
Democratic Dennis Crawford 55,838 31.2%
Total votes 179,057 100.0
Republican hold

2016Edit

Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District House Election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jeff Fortenberry (Incumbent) 189,771 69.4%
Democratic Daniel M. Wik 83,467 30.6%
Total votes 273,238 100.0
Republican hold

2018Edit

Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District House Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jeff Fortenberry (Incumbent) 141,172 60.36%
Democratic Jessica McClure 93,069 39.64%
Total votes 234,241 100.0
Republican hold


Recent results in presidential electionsEdit

Year Office Results
2000 President George W. Bush 59% - Al Gore 36%
2004 President George W. Bush 63% - John Kerry 36%
2008 President John McCain 54% - Barack Obama 44%
2012 President Mitt Romney 57% - Barack Obama 41%
2016 President Donald Trump 58% - Hillary Clinton 36%

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013




See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=31&cd=01
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "2020 House Race ratings". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved 2019-09-25.

Coordinates: 41°10′N 96°45′W / 41.167°N 96.750°W / 41.167; -96.750