Oregon's 1st congressional district
Oregon's 1st congressional district is a congressional district located in the U.S state of Oregon. The district stretches from Portland's western suburbs and exurbs, to parts of the Oregon coast. The district includes the principal cities of Beaverton, Hillsboro, and Tigard, all located in the Portland metropolitan area. Geographically, the district is located in the northwest corner of Oregon. It includes Clatsop, Columbia, Washington, and Yamhill counties, and a portion of southwest Multnomah County in Portland.
|Oregon's 1st congressional district|
Oregon's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
|Area||2,941 sq mi (7,620 km2)|
Recent presidential electionsEdit
|Election results from presidential races|
|2000||President||Gore 50 - 44%|
|2004||President||Kerry 55 - 44%|
|2008||President||Obama 61 - 36%|
|2012||President||Obama 57 - 40%|
|2016||President||Clinton 57 - 35%|
List of members representing the districtEdit
|Representative||Party||Years||District home||Electoral history|
|District created||March 4, 1893|
|Republican||March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
|Roseburg||Resigned to become Commissioner of the General Land Office.|
Thomas H. Tongue
|Republican||March 4, 1897 –
January 11, 1903
|Vacant||January 11, 1903 –|
June 1, 1903
|Republican||June 1, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
|Roseburg||Resigned due to the Oregon land fraud scandal.|
Willis C. Hawley
|Republican||March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1933
James W. Mott
|Republican||March 4, 1933 –
November 12, 1945
|Vacant||November 12, 1945 –|
January 18, 1946
A. Walter Norblad
|Republican||January 18, 1946 –
September 20, 1964
|Vacant||September 20, 1964 –|
November 3, 1964
|Republican||November 3, 1964 –
January 3, 1975
|Astoria||Elected to finish Norblad's term.|
|Democratic||January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1993
| Forest Grove
|Retired to run for U.S. Senator.|
|Democratic||January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1999
|Democratic||January 3, 1999 –
August 3, 2011
|Vacant||August 3, 2011 –|
January 31, 2012
|Democratic||January 31, 2012 –
|Beaverton||Elected to finish Wu's term.|
Recent election resultsEdit
Sources (official results only):
- Elections History from the Oregon Secretary of State website
- Election Statistics from the website of the Clerk of the United States House of Representatives
|Libertarian||Michael De Paulo||4,218||1.76|
|Socialist||John F. Hryciuk||2,224||0.93|
|Libertarian||Beth A. King||10,858||3.58|
|Libertarian||Beth A. King||7,639||3.21|
|Libertarian||H. Joe Tabor||10,992||3.31|
|Pacific Green||Chris Henry||7,128||2.14|
|Pacific Green||Chris Henry||2,955||1.01|
|Libertarian||H. Joe Tabor||2,492||0.85|
2012 special electionEdit
A special election was held on January 31, 2012 to replace the most recent incumbent David Wu, who created a vacancy in the office with his resignation effective August 3, 2011. The winner of the election, Suzanne Bonamici, served the remainder of Wu's two-year term.
|Pacific Green||Steven C. Reynolds||11,163||4.00|
Historical district boundariesEdit
Following the 2000 United States Census, the district gained some of Multnomah County, which had previously been part of the 3rd district. After the 2010 United States Census, the district boundaries were changed to move Downtown Portland from the 1st to the 3rd district.
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- "Wu special set for Jan. '12". Politico. August 4, 2011.
- "Representative in Congress, 1st District". Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
- "January 31, 2012, Special Election Official Results" (PDF). Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
- "November 6, 2012, General Election Abstract of Votes" (PDF). Oregon Elections Division. Retrieved December 5, 2012.
- "Oregon 2014 General Election" (PDF). Oregon Secretary of State. November 4, 2014. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
- "Oregon 2016 General Election" (PDF). Oregon Secretary of State. November 8, 2016. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
- "Oregon 2018 General Election" (PDF). Oregon Secretary of State. November 6, 2018. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
- Mapes, Jeff (June 29, 2011). "Oregon legislators reach agreement on congressional redistricting". The Oregonian. Retrieved July 27, 2011.
- "Oregon's Congressional Districts (Senate Bill 990)" (PDF). Oregon Legislative Assembly. Retrieved July 27, 2011.
- 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