New Hampshire's 1st congressional district covers parts of Southern New Hampshire and the eastern portion of the state. The district contains parts of Hillsborough, Rockingham, Merrimack, Grafton, and Belknap counties; and the entirety of Strafford and Carroll counties.
|New Hampshire's 1st congressional district|
|Population (2020 )||697,737|
The district contains Manchester, New Hampshire's most populous city, and its immediate suburbs. Most of the district's population resides in Rockingham County, which includes much of the Seacoast Region. The northern part of the district in Belknap, Carroll, and Grafton counties are far more rural.
The district is home to the University of New Hampshire, the state's largest university. Some of the largest employers in the district are Fidelity Investments, J. Jill, Elliot Health System, and The University System of New Hampshire.
This district is competitive, with a Cook Partisan Voting Index of R+1. As of 2021[update], the district has changed hands in six of the last eight elections, with an incumbent losing re-election in five instances. Incumbent Democrat Chris Pappas achieved a notable feat by winning his 2020 re-election bid in this district.
Cities and towns in the districtEdit
The district includes:
- all of Belknap County, except the town of Center Harbor
- all of Carroll County
- the town of Campton in Grafton County
- the communities of Bedford, Goffstown, Manchester, and Merrimack in Hillsborough County
- the town of Hooksett in Merrimack County
- all of Rockingham County, except the towns of Atkinson, Deerfield, Northwood, Salem, and Windham
- all of Strafford County
List of members representing the districtEdit
Recent election resultsEdit
|Republican||Frank Guinta (incumbent)||158,659||46.0|
|Democratic gain from Republican|
|Democratic||Carol Shea-Porter (incumbent)||116,769||48.1|
|Republican gain from Democratic|
|Republican||Frank Guinta (incumbent)||157,176||42.9|
|Independent||Shawn O' Connor||34,735||9.5|
|Democratic gain from Republican|
|Democratic||Chris Pappas (incumbent)||205,606||51.32|
District election results from presidential races:
|2000||President||George W. Bush 49% – Al Gore 46%|
|2004||President||George W. Bush 51% – John Kerry 48%|
|2008||President||Barack Obama 52.8% – John McCain 46.4%|
|2012||President||Barack Obama 50.8% – Mitt Romney 49.1%|
|2016||President||Donald Trump 47.5% – Hillary Clinton 45.9%|
|2020||President||Joe Biden 52.2% – Donald Trump 46.2%|
Election results from statewide races:
|2016||Governor||Chris Sununu 50% – Colin Van Ostern 45%|
|Senate||Kelly Ayotte 49% – Maggie Hassan 47%|
|2018||Governor||Chris Sununu 55% – Molly Kelly 44%|
|2020||Governor||Chris Sununu 67% – Dan Feltes 32%|
|Senate||Jeanne Shaheen 56% – Corky Messner 42%|
Historical district boundariesEdit
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present
- "Decennial Census P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data". U.S. Census Bureau. August 17, 2021. Retrieved August 17, 2021.
- "My Congressional District: Congressional District 1 (117th Congress), New Hampshire". United States Census Bureau.
- "Introducing the 2021 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index". The Cook Political Report. April 15, 2021. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
- "Employers.jsp". www2.nhes.nh.gov. Retrieved April 18, 2021.
- "State of New Hampshire General Election Congressional District 1 2012". New Hampshire Secretary of State Elections Division. November 6, 2013. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
- Scatterings votes are listed as they were reported to the Clerk of the United States House of Representatives
- "Representative in Congress - 2014 General Election". NH Secretary of State. November 4, 2014. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
- "2016 General Election Information and Results". New Hampshire Secretary of State Elections Division. November 8, 2016. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
- Johnson, Cheryl L. (February 28, 2019). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 2018". Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
- Gardner, William M. (November 19, 2020). "2020 General Election Results". New Hampshire Department of State. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
- "NH-SOS - NHSOS". sos.nh.gov. Retrieved October 30, 2020.