Idaho's 1st congressional district

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Idaho's 1st congressional district
Idaho's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Idaho's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Raúl Labrador (REagle)
Distribution 65.82% urban, 34.18% rural
Population (2000) 648,744
Median income $38,364
Ethnicity 91.6% White, 0.3% Black, 1.4% Asian, 6.8% Hispanic, 0.9% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI R+18

Idaho's 1st congressional district is one of two congressional districts in the U.S. state of Idaho. It comprises the western portion of the state.

From statehood in 1890 to the 1910 election, Idaho was represented by a statewide at-large seat. Following the 1910 census, Idaho gained a second House seat; it was first contested in 1912. However, through the 1916 election, both seats were statewide at-large seats. The first election in Idaho with two congressional districts was in 1918.

The 2012 election cycle saw the district remain largely in the shape it has had since the 1950s, encompassing the western third of the state. Notably, it lost almost all of its share of Boise to the 2nd district.[1] A significant increase in population directly west of Boise over the previous decade, in western Ada County and Canyon County, was responsible for the westward shift of the boundary. However, the 1st continues to include most of Boise's suburbs. In Ada County itself, the district continues to include Meridian, Eagle, and some parts of Boise south of Interstate 84. It also includes the entire northern portion of the state, through the Panhandle.

The 1st district is currently represented by Raúl Labrador, a Republican from Eagle. First elected in 2010, he defeated Democratic incumbent Walt Minnick by over nine points and was easily re-elected in 2012.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Term Electoral history
District created March 4, 1919
Burtonlfrench.jpg Burton French Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 4, 1933
Redistricted from the at-large seats
Lost re-election
Comptonwhitesr.jpg Compton White Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1947
Lost re-election
AbeGoff.jpg Abe Goff Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
Lost re-election
Comptonwhitesr.jpg Compton White Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
John T. Wood Republican January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1953
Lost re-election
Graciepfost.jpg Gracie Pfost Democratic January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Compton White, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1967
Lost re-election
Jimmcclure.jpg Jim McClure Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1973
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Stevesymms.jpg Steve Symms Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1981
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Larry Craig official portrait - cropped.jpg Larry Craig Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1991
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Larry LaRocco 1.jpg Larry LaRocco Democratic January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1995
Lost re-election
Helen Chenoweth-Hage.jpg Helen Chenoweth-Hage Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2001
Retired
ButchOtterOfficialCongressionalPortrait.jpg Butch Otter Republican January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2007
Retired to run for Governor
Bill Sali, official photo portrait.jpg Bill Sali Republican January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2009
Lost re-election
Walt Minnick official photo.jpg Walt Minnick Democratic January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
Lost re-election
Raúl Labrador, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Raúl Labrador Republican January 3, 2011 –
Present
First elected in 2010

Presidential election results[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President McCain 60.69% - 35.22%
2004 President Bush 68.92% - 29.53%
2000 President Bush 64.61% - 27.59%

Election Results[edit]

2002[edit]

Idaho's 1st Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Butch Otter* 120,743 58.57%
Democratic Betty Richardson 80,269 38.94%
Libertarian Steve Gothard 5,129 2.49%
Totals 206,141 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2004[edit]

Idaho's 1st Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Butch Otter* 207,662 69.55%
Democratic Naomi Preston 90,927 30.45%
Totals 298,589 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2006[edit]

Idaho's 1st Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Sali* 115,843 49.94%
Democratic Larry Grant 103,935 44.81%
Independent Dave Olson 6,857 2.96%
Natural Law Andy Hedden-Nicely 2,882 1.24%
Constitution Paul Smith 2,457 1.06%
Totals 231,974 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2008[edit]

Idaho's 1st Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walt Minnick 175,898 50.61%
Republican Bill Sali* 171,687 49.39%
Totals 347,585 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

2010[edit]

Idaho's 1st Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Raul Labrador 126,231 51.02%
Democratic Walt Minnick* 102,135 41.28%
Independent Dave Olson 14,365 5.81%
Libertarian Mike Washburn 4,696 1.90%
Totals 247,427 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adopted Redistricting Plans (accessed 2 February 2012)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°N 116°W / 45°N 116°W / 45; -116