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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.
Representative
  David Cicilline
DProvidence
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.

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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 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
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Thomas Davis Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Nathan B. Durfee
American March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing.]
Christopher Robinson Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost 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
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost 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
[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
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Oscar Lapham
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Melville Bull
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Daniel L.D. Granger
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
February 14, 1909
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant February 14, 1909 –
March 3, 1909
 
William Paine Sheffield
Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
George F. O'Shaunessy
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1919
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Clark Burdick
Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Francis Condon
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 10, 1935
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
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Aime Forand
Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Charles Risk Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Aime Forand
Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1961
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
Fernand St. Germain
Democratic January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1989
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Ronald Machtley
Republican January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1995
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to run for Governor of Rhode Island
 
Patrick J. Kennedy
Democratic January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2011
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
David Cicilline
Democratic January 3, 2011 –
Present
First elected in 2010

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