Rhode Island's 1st congressional district

Rhode Island's 1st congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. It includes all of Bristol and Newport counties, along with parts of Providence County, including most of the city of Providence.

Rhode Island's 1st congressional district
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Rhode Island's 1st congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  David Cicilline
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Distribution
  • 96.97% urban
  • 3.03% rural
Population (2019)530,066
Median household
income
$66,652[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+12[2]

The district is currently represented by Democrat David Cicilline. In 2010, it was the least populous congressional district in the country.

Towns in the districtEdit

Bristol County: Barrington, Bristol, and Warren.

Newport County: Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, and Tiverton.

Providence County: Central Falls, Cumberland, East Providence, Lincoln, North Providence, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Providence (part), Smithfield, and Woonsocket.

Voter registrationEdit

Voter registration and party enrollment as of November 1, 2012[3]
Party Active voters Inactive voters Total voters Percentage
Democratic 156,784 11,392 168,176 40.39%
Republican 71,932 3,348 75,280 18.08%
Unaffiliated 161,327 11,299 172,626 41.46%
Minor parties 301 29 330 0.07%
Total 390,334 26,068 416,412 100%

Recent presidential electionsEdit

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Al Gore 62 - George W. Bush 37%
2004 President John Kerry 62 - George W. Bush 37%
2008 President Barack Obama 65 - John McCain 33%
2012 President Barack Obama 66 - Mitt Romney 32%
2016 President Hillary Clinton 61 - Donald Trump 35%
2020 President Joe Biden 63 - Donald Trump 34%

Recent electionsEdit

2006 electionEdit

2006 Rhode Island's 1st congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Patrick Kennedy (incumbent) 124,634 69.20 +5.14
Republican Jonathan Scott 41,836 23.23 -12.57
Independent Kenneth Capalbo 13,634 7.57
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 180,104

2008 electionEdit

2008 Rhode Island's 1st congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Patrick Kennedy (incumbent) 145,254 68.52 -0.68
Republican Jonathan Scott 51,340 24.22 +0.99
Independent Kenneth Capalbo 15,108 7.13 -0.44
Independent Write-in votes 296 0.14
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 211,998

2010 electionEdit

2010 Rhode Island's 1st congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David Cicilline 81,269 50.54 -17.98
Republican John Loughlin 71,542 44.49 +20.27
Independent Kenneth Capalbo 6,424 3.99 -3.14
Independent Gregory Raposa 1,334 1.13 0.83
Independent Write-in votes 245 0.15 +0.01
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 160,814

2012 electionEdit

2012 Rhode Island's 1st congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David Cicilline (incumbent) 108,612 52.95 +2.41
Republican Brendan Doherty 83,737 40.82 -3.67
Independent David Vogel 12,504 6.10 +2.11
Independent Write-in votes 262 0.13 -0.02
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 205,115

2014Edit

2014 Rhode Island's 1st congressional district election[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Cicilline (incumbent) 87,060 59.5
Republican Cormick Lynch 58,877 40.2
N/A Write-ins 416 0.3
Total votes 146,353 100.0
Democratic hold

2016Edit

2016 Rhode Island's 1st congressional district election[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Cicilline (incumbent) 130,540 64.5
Republican Harold Russell Taub 71,023 35.1
N/A Write-ins 814 0.4
Total votes 202,371 100.0
Democratic hold

2018Edit

2018 Rhode Island's 1st congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Cicilline (incumbent) 116,099 66.7
Republican Patrick Donovan 57,567 33.1
N/A Write-ins 417 0.2
Total votes 174,083 100.0
Democratic hold

2020Edit

2020 Rhode Island's 1st congressional district election[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Cicilline (incumbent) 158,550 70.8
Independent Jeffrey Lemire 35,457 15.8
Independent Frederick Wysocki 28,300 12.6
Write-in 1,553 0.7
Total votes 223,860 100.0
Democratic hold

List of members representing the districtEdit

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District organized from Rhode Island's At-large congressional district – March 4, 1843
 
Henry Y. Cranston
Law and Order March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
28th
29th
Elected in 1843.
Re-elected in 1845.
Retired.
Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
Robert B. Cranston Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th Elected in 1847.
Retired.
George Gordon King Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
31st
32nd
Elected in 1849.
Re-elected in 1851.
Lost re-election.
Thomas Davis Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd Elected in 1853.
Lost re-election.
 
Nathan B. Durfee
American March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th
35th
Elected in 1855.
Re-elected in 1857.
Retired.
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
Christopher Robinson Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
36th Elected in 1859.
Lost re-election.
 
William Paine Sheffield
Union March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th Elected in 1861.
Retired.
 
Thomas Jenckes
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1871
38th
39th
40th
41st
Elected in 1863.
Re-elected in 1865.
Re-elected in 1867.
Re-elected in 1868.
Lost re-election.
 
Benjamin T. Eames
Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1879
42nd
43rd
44th
45th
Elected in 1870.
Re-elected in 1872.
Re-elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
Retired.
 
Nelson W. Aldrich
Republican March 4, 1879 –
October 4, 1881
46th Elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Resigned when elected U.S. senator.
Vacant October 4, 1881 –
December 5, 1881
 
Henry J. Spooner
Republican December 5, 1881 –
March 3, 1891
46th
47th
48th
49th
50th
51st
Elected to finish Aldrich's term.
Re-elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Lost re-election.
 
Oscar Lapham
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1895
52nd
53rd
Elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Lost re-election.
 
Melville Bull
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1903
54th
55th
56th
57th
Elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Lost re-election.
 
Daniel L.D. Granger
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
February 14, 1909
58th
59th
60th
61st
Elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Lost re-election and died before next term.
Vacant February 14, 1909 –
March 3, 1909
61st
 
William Paine Sheffield
Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
62nd Elected in 1908.
Lost re-election.
 
George F. O'Shaunessy
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1919
63rd
64th
65th
Elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Lost re-election.
 
Clark Burdick
Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1933
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Lost re-election.
 
Francis Condon
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 10, 1935
73rd Redistricted from the 3rd district and re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Resigned to be seated as an Associate Justice of Rhode Island Supreme Court.
Vacant January 10, 1935 –
August 6, 1935
73rd
74th
 
Charles Risk
Republican August 6, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
74th Elected to finish Condon's term.
Lost re-election.
 
Aime Forand
Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
75th Elected in 1936.
Lost re-election.
 
Charles Risk
Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
76th Elected in 1938.
Lost re-election.
 
Aime Forand
Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1961
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
Elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Retired.
 
Fernand St. Germain
Democratic January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1989
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
Elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Lost re-election.
 
Ronald Machtley
Republican January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1995
101st
102nd
103rd
Elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Retired to run for governor.
 
Patrick J. Kennedy
Democratic January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2011
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
Elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Retired.
 
David Cicilline
Democratic January 3, 2011 –
Present
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
117th
Elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "My Congressional District".
  2. ^ "Introducing the 2021 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index". The Cook Political Report. April 15, 2021. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  3. ^ "Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of November 1, 2012" (PDF). Rhode Island Board of Election. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 23, 2006. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
  4. ^ "2014 General Election Statewide Summary". Rhode Island Board of Elections. December 3, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  5. ^ "2016 General Election Statewide Summary". State of Rhode Island Board of Elections. November 8, 2016. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
  6. ^ "2020 General Election - Statewide Summary". Rhode Island Board of Elections. Retrieved November 30, 2020.

Coordinates: 41°37′50″N 71°19′43″W / 41.63056°N 71.32861°W / 41.63056; -71.32861