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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
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Rhode Island's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative David Cicilline (DProvidence)
Population (2010) 526,283
Median income 53,305
Ethnicity
Cook PVI D+14[1]

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

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Towns in the DistrictEdit

Voter registrationEdit

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of November 1, 2012[2]
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
2004 President Kerry 62 - 37%
2008 President Obama 65 - 33%
2012 President Obama 66 - 32%
2016 President Clinton 61 - 35%

Recent ElectionsEdit

2006 ElectionEdit

Rhode Island's 1st congressional district Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Patrick Kennedy (inc.) 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

Rhode Island's 1st congressional district Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Patrick Kennedy (inc.) 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

Rhode Island's 1st congressional district Election, 2010
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

Rhode Island's 1st congressional district Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic David Cicilline (inc.) 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 representativesEdit

Representative Party Years 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
[Data unknown/missing.]
Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
Robert B. Cranston Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
George Gordon King Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
Unsuccessful candidate for re-election
Thomas Davis Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Unsuccessful candidate for re-election
  Nathan B. Durfee American March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Did not seek re-election
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing.]
Christopher Robinson Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
Unsuccessful candidate for re-election
  William Paine Sheffield Union March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
Resumed practice of law after his term
  Thomas Jenckes Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1871
Unsuccessful candidate for re-election
  Benjamin T. Eames Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1879
Not considered for re-election
  Nelson W. Aldrich Republican March 4, 1879 –
October 4, 1881
Resigned to take seat in US Senate
Vacant October 4, 1881 –
December 5, 1881
  Henry J. Spooner Republican December 5, 1881 –
March 3, 1891
Unsuccessful candidate for re-election
 Oscar Lapham Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1895
Unsuccessful candidate for re-election
  Melville Bull Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1903
Unsuccessful candidate for re-election
  Daniel L.D. Granger Democratic March 4, 1903 –
February 14, 1909
Died
Vacant February 14, 1909 –
March 4, 1909
  William Paine Sheffield Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
Unsuccessful candidate for re-election
  George F. O'Shaunessy Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1919
Unsuccessful candidate for re-election
  Clark Burdick Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1933
Unsuccessful candidate for re-election
  Francis Condon Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 10, 1935
Redistricted from 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
Unsuccessful candidate for re-election
  Aime Forand Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
Unsuccessful candidate for re-election
Charles Risk Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
Unsuccessful candidate for re-election
  Aime Forand Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1961
Did not run for re-election
  Fernand St. Germain Democratic January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1989
Unsuccessful candidate for re-election
  Ronald Machtley Republican January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1995
Resigned to run (unsuccessfully) for Governor of Rhode Island
  Patrick J. Kennedy Democratic January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2011
Retired
  David Cicilline Democratic January 3, 2011 –
Present
First elected in 2010

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  2. ^ "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