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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
Rhode Island US Congressional District 1 (since 2013).tif
Rhode Island's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  David Cicilline
DProvidence
Distribution
  • 96.97% urban
  • 3.03% rural
Population (2017)539,250
Median income$59,193[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+14[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

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%

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

List of members representing the districtEdit

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District organized from Rhode Island's At-large congressional district in 1843
 
Henry Y. Cranston
Law and Order March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
28th
29th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
Robert B. Cranston Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th [Data unknown/missing.]
George Gordon King Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
31st
32nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Thomas Davis Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Nathan B. Durfee
American March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th
35th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
Christopher Robinson Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
36th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
William Paine Sheffield
Union March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th Resumed practice of law after his term
 
Thomas Jenckes
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1871
38th
39th
40th
41st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Benjamin T. Eames
Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1879
42nd
43rd
44th
45th
Not considered for re-election
 
Nelson W. Aldrich
Republican March 4, 1879 –
October 4, 1881
46th [Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to take seat in US Senate
Vacant October 4, 1881 –
December 5, 1881
 
Henry J. Spooner
Republican December 5, 1881 –
March 3, 1891
46th
47th
48th
49th
50th
51st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Oscar Lapham
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1895
52nd
53rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Melville Bull
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1903
54th
55th
56th
57th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Daniel L.D. Granger
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
February 14, 1909
58th
59th
60th
61st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant February 14, 1909 –
March 3, 1909
 
William Paine Sheffield
Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
62nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
George F. O'Shaunessy
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1919
63rd
64th
65th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Clark Burdick
Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1933
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Francis Condon
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 10, 1935
73rd Redistricted from the 3rd district.
Resigned to be seated as an Associate Justice of RI Supreme Court
Vacant January 10, 1935 –
August 6, 1935
 
Charles Risk
Republican August 6, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
74th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Aime Forand
Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
75th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Charles Risk
Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
76th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Aime Forand
Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1961
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Ronald Machtley
Republican January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1995
101st
102nd
103rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to run for Governor of Rhode Island
 
Patrick J. Kennedy
Democratic January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2011
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
David Cicilline
Democratic January 3, 2011 –
Present
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
First elected in 2010.

Living former MembersEdit

As of October 2016, there are two living former members. The most recent representative to die was Fernand St. Germain (served 1961–1989) on August 16, 2014.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Ronald Machtley 1989–1995 (1948-07-13) July 13, 1948 (age 71)
Patrick J. Kennedy 1995–2011 (1967-07-14) July 14, 1967 (age 52)

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=44&cd=01
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of November 1, 2012" (PDF). Rhode Island Board of Election. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2012-11-01.

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