Oklahoma's 1st congressional district
Oklahoma's First Congressional District is in the northeastern corner of the state and borders Kansas. Anchored by Tulsa, it is largely coextensive with the Tulsa metropolitan area. It includes all of Tulsa, Washington and Wagoner counties, and parts of Rogers and Creek counties. Although it has long been reckoned as the Tulsa district, a small portion of Tulsa itself is located in the 3rd District.
|Oklahoma's 1st congressional district|
Oklahoma's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
According to U.S. Census data as of 2010, whites alone make up 67.1% of the population, African Americans 9.0%, Native Americans at 6.6%, Hispanics at 9.8%, Asians at 2.1 and other races at 5.4%.
Results from recent statewide electionsEdit
|2000||President||Bush 62% - 38%|
|2004||President||Bush 65% - 35%|
|2008||President||McCain 64% - 36%|
|2012||President||Romney 66% - 34%|
|2016||President||Trump 61% - 33%|
The district was the only Congressional district represented by a Republican upon statehood. For much of the district's history, it has shifted back and forth between the two political parties. However, it has leaned increasingly Republican since the second half of the 20th century. Since 1945, only one Democrat has served more than one term in the district. It has been in Republican hands without interruption since 1987. Mitt Romney received 66 percent of the vote in this district in 2012.
List of members representing the districtEdit
Living former membersEdit
|Representative||Term of office||Date of birth (and age)|
|James R. Jones||1973–1987||May 5, 1939|
|Jim Inhofe||1987–1994||November 17, 1934|
|Steve Largent||1994–2002||September 28, 1954|
|John Sullivan||2002–2013||January 1, 1965|
|Jim Bridenstine||2013–2018||June 15, 1975|
Historical district boundariesEdit
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- Carney, George O., "McGuire, Bird Segle," Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture Archived May 31, 2010, at the Wayback Machine (accessed May 28, 2010).
- 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