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Rhode Island's 1st congressional district

Rhode Island's 1st congressional district
Rhode Island's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Rhode Island's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative David Cicilline (DProvidence)
Population (2010) 526,283
Median income $53,305
Ethnicity 79.3% White, 5.7% Black, 2.9% Asian, 10.1% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 1.5% other
Cook PVI D+14

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.

The district is currently represented by Democrat David Cicilline.

Towns in the District

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 registration

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of November 1, 2012[1]
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%

Presidential Performance

Performance Average - Democrat (63.62%), Republican (34.74%), Third Party (1.65%)

Recent Elections

2006 Election

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 Election

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 Election

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 Election

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 Representatives

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
Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
Robert B. Cranston Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
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
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
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 boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ "Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of November 1, 2012" (PDF). Rhode Island Board of Election. Archived from the original on 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  • 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

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