Nebraska's 1st congressional district

Nebraska's 1st congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Nebraska that encompasses most of its eastern quarter, except for Omaha and some of its suburbs, which are part of the 2nd congressional district. It includes the state capital Lincoln, as well as the cities of Bellevue, Fremont, and Norfolk. Following the 2010 United States Census, the 1st congressional district was changed to include an eastern section of Sarpy County; 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 (2019)651,958
Median household
income
$63,921[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+11[2]
Nebraska's 1st congressional district (from 2023)

It has been represented in the United States House of Representatives since 2005 by Jeff Fortenberry, a member of the Republican Party. The Cook Partisan Voting Index (CPVI) for the 1st congressional district is R+11.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member
(District Home)
Party Term Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1883
 
Archibald J. Weaver
Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
48th
49th
Elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Retired.
 
John A. McShane
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
50th Elected in 1886.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
 
William J. Connell
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
51st Elected in 1888.
Lost re-election.
 
William Jennings Bryan
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1895
52nd
53rd
Elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
 
Jesse B. Strode
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
54th
55th
Elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Retired.
 
Elmer Burkett
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1905
56th
57th
58th
Elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904 but declined the election when elected U.S. Senator.
Vacant March 4, 1905 –
July 18, 1905
59th
 
Ernest M. Pollard
Republican July 18, 1905 –
March 3, 1909
59th
60th
Elected to finish Burkett's term.
Re-elected in 1906.
Lost re-election.
 
John A. Maguire
Democratic March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1915
61st
62nd
63rd
Elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Lost re-election.
 
C. Frank Reavis
Republican March 4, 1915 –
June 3, 1922
64th
65th
66th
67th
Elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Resigned when appointed special assistant to the U.S. Attorney General.
Vacant June 3, 1922 –
November 7, 1922
67th
 
Roy H. Thorpe
Republican November 7, 1922 –
March 3, 1923
Elected to finish Reavis's term.
Retired.
 
John H. Morehead
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1935
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
Elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Retired.
 
Henry C. Luckey
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1939
74th
75th
Elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Lost re-election.
 
George H. Heinke
Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 2, 1940
76th Elected in 1938.
Died.
Vacant January 2, 1940 –
April 19, 1940
 
John H. Sweet
Republican April 19, 1940 –
January 3, 1941
Elected to finish Heinke's term.
Retired.
 
Oren S. Copeland
Republican January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
77th Elected in 1940.
Lost renomination.
 
Carl Curtis
(Minden)
Republican January 3, 1943 –
December 31, 1954
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Resigned when appointed U.S. Senator.
Vacant December 31, 1954 –
January 3, 1955
83rd
 
Phillip H. Weaver
(Falls City)
Republican January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1963
84th
85th
86th
87th
Elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Lost renomination.
 
Ralph F. Beermann
(Dakota City)
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
88th Redistricted from the 3rd district and re-elected in 1962.
Lost re-election.
 
Clair A. Callan
(Odell)
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
89th Elected in 1964.
Lost re-election.
 
Robert V. Denney
(Fairbury)
Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1971
90th
91st
Elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Retired.
 
Charles Thone
(Lincoln)
Republican January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1979
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
Elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Retired to run for Governor of Nebraska.
 
Doug Bereuter
(Cedar Bluffs)
Republican January 3, 1979 –
August 31, 2004
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
Elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Resigned to become president of The Asia Foundation.
Vacant August 31, 2004 –
January 3, 2005
108th
 
Jeff Fortenberry
(Lincoln)
Republican January 3, 2005 –
Present
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
117th
Elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.

Recent election resultsEdit

2004Edit

Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District House Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jeff Fortenberry 143,756 54.23% -31.12%
Democratic Matt Connealy 113,971 43.00% +28.35%
Green Steve Larrick 7,345 2.77% N/A
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 58.36% +4.13%
Democratic Maxine Moul 86,360 41.64% -1.36%
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 70.36% +12.00%
Democratic Max Yashirin 77,897 29.64% -12.00%
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 71.27% +0.91%
Democratic Ivy Harper 47,106 28.73% -0.91%
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 68.29% -2.98%
Democratic Korey L. Reiman 81,206 31.71% +2.98%
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 68.82% +0.53%
Democratic Dennis Crawford 55,838 31.18% -0.53%
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 69.45% -0.63%
Democratic Daniel M. Wik 83,467 30.55% +0.63%
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% -9.09%
Democratic Jessica McClure 93,069 39.64% +9.09%
Total votes 234,241 100.0
Republican hold

2020Edit

Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District House Election, 2020
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jeff Fortenberry (Incumbent) 189,006 59.05% -1.31%
Democratic Kate Bolz 119,622 37.07% -2.57%
Libertarian Dennis B. Grace 8,938 2.08% N/A
Total votes 317,566 100.0
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%
2020 President Donald Trump 56% – Joe Biden 41%

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003–2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "My Congressional District".
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.

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