Iowa's 1st congressional district

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Iowa's 1st congressional district
Iowa's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Iowa's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Bruce Braley (DWaterloo)
Distribution 66.35% urban, 33.65% rural
Population (2000) 585,302[1]
Median income $38,727[1]
Ethnicity 93.1% White, 3.8% Black, 0.9% Asian, 2.0% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American
Cook PVI D+5[2]

Iowa's 1st congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Iowa that covers the northeastern part of the state. The district includes Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, and Waterloo.

The district is currently represented by Democrat Bruce Braley.

Cities in the district[edit]

Redistricting[edit]

On June 22, 2001, the Iowa General Assembly passed a redistricting plan. The plan went into effect in 2002 for the 108th United States Congress. The prior redistricting plan was effective from 1992-2001.[3]

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Term District Residence Note
District created
March 4, 1847
Major William G. Thompson - History of Iowa.jpg William Thompson Democratic March 4, 1847 – June 29, 1850 Seat declared vacant
Vacant
June 29, 1850 - December 20, 1850
No image.svg Daniel F. Miller December 20, 1850 – March 3, 1851
No image.svg Bernhart Henn Democratic March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1855
Augustus Hall, 1854-1904 Nebraskans.png Augustus Hall Democratic March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
SamuelCurtis01.jpg Samuel Curtis Republican March 4, 1857 – August 4, 1861 Resigned to serve in the Civil War
Vacant
August 4, 1861 - October 8, 1861
James Falconer Wilson - Brady-Handy.jpg James F. Wilson Republican October 8, 1861 – March 3, 1869
George Washington McCrary, Brady-Handy bw photo portrait, ca1860-1875.jpg George W. McCrary Republican March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1877
JosephChamplinStone.jpg Joseph C. Stone Republican March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
MosesAMcCoid.jpg Moses A. McCoid Republican March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1885
No image.svg Benton J. Hall Democratic March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887
John Henry Gear - Senator.jpg John H. Gear Republican March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891
No image.svg John J. Seerley Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
John Henry Gear - Senator.jpg John H. Gear Republican March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
No image.svg Samuel M. Clark Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899
No image.svg Thomas Hedge Republican March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1907
No image.svg Charles A. Kennedy Republican March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1921
WilliamFKopp.jpg William F. Kopp Republican March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1933
EdwardCEicher.jpg Edward C. Eicher Democratic March 4, 1933 – December 2, 1938 Resigned after being appointed as a commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission
Vacant
December 2, 1938 - January 3, 1939
Thomas Ellsworth Martin.jpg Thomas E. Martin Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1955
No image.svg Fred Schwengel Republican January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1965
John R. Schmidhauser.jpg John R. Schmidhauser Democratic January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1967
No image.svg Fred Schwengel Republican January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1973
Edward Mezvinsky.jpg Edward Mezvinsky Democratic January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1977
Jim Leach2 Cropped.png Jim Leach Republican January 3, 1977 – January 3, 2003 Redistricted to the 2nd district
Jim Nussle small.jpg Jim Nussle Republican January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007 Redistricted from the 2nd district
Bruce Braley official 110th Congress photo portrait.jpg Bruce Braley Democratic January 3, 2007 – Present Incumbent

Historical Election Results[edit]

Year[4] Party Affiliation Winner Number of Votes Party Affiliation Loser Number of Votes Percentage of Votes
1920 Republican William F. Kopp 38,100 Democrat E.W. McManus 20,977 64% - 36%
1922 Republican William F. Kopp 26,651 Democratic John M. Lindley 14,056 65% - 34%
1924 Republican William F. Kopp 42,711 Democratic James M. Bell 17,110 71% - 29%
1926 Republican William F. Kopp 27,358 Democratic James M. Bell 11,408 71% - 29%
1928 Republican William F. Kopp 45,806 N/A No Opponent N/A 100% - 0%
1930 Republican William F. Kopp 27,053 Democratic Max A. Conrad 15,538 63% - 36%
1932 Democratic Edward C. Eicher 55,378 Republican William F. Kopp 46,738 54% - 46%
1934 Democratic Edward C. Eicher 48,544 Republican E. R. Hicklin 39,047 55% - 44%
1936 Democratic Edward C. Eicher 55,721 Republican John N. Calhoun 53,474 51% - 49%
1938 Republican Thomas E. Martin 46,636 Democratic James P. Gaffney 33,765 58% - 42%
1940 Republican Thomas E. Martin 70,120 Democratic Zoe S. Nabers 46,040 60% - 40%
1942 Republican Thomas E. Martin 55,139 Democratic Vern W. Nall 32,893 61% - 37%
1944 Republican Thomas E. Martin 72,729 Democratic Clair A. Williams 60,048 55% - 45%
1946 Republican Thomas E. Martin 52,488 Democratic Clair A. Williams 32,849 62% - 38%
1948 Republican Thomas E. Martin 70,959 Democratic James D. France 60,860 53% - 46%
1950 Republican Thomas E. Martin 70,058 Democratic James D. France 43,140 62% - 38%
1952 Republican Thomas E. Martin 105,526 Democratic Clair A. Williams 62,011 63% - 37%
1954 Republican Fred Schwengel 67,128 Democratic John O'Connor 50,577 57% - 43%
1956 Republican Fred Schwengel 94,223 Democratic Ronald O. Bramhall 68,287 58% - 42%
1958 Republican Fred Schwengel 59,577 Democratic Thomas J. Dailey 51,996 53% - 47%
1960 Republican Fred Schwengel 104,737 Democratic Walter J. Guenther 67,287 61% - 39%
1962 Republican Fred Schwengel 65,975 Democratic Harold Stephens 42,000 61% - 39%
1964 Democratic John R. Schmidhauser 84,042 Republican Fred Schwengel 80,697 51% - 49%
1966 Republican Fred Schwengel 64,795 Democratic John R. Schmidhauser 60,534 51% - 48%
1968 Republican Fred Schwengel 91,419 Democratic John R. Schmidhauser 81,049 53% - 47%
1970 Republican Fred Schwengel 60,270 Democratic Edward Mezvinsky 59,505 50% - 49%
1972 Democratic Edward Mezvinsky 107,099 Republican Fred Schwengel 91,609 53% - 46%
1974 Democratic Edward Mezvinsky 75,687 Republican Jim Leach 63,540 54% - 46%
1976 Republican Jim Leach 109,694 Democratic Edward Mezvinsky 101,024 52% - 48%
1978 Republican Jim Leach 79,940 Democratic Richard E. Meyers 45,037 63% - 36%
1980 Republican Jim Leach 133,349 Democratic Jim Larew 72,602 64% - 35%
1982 Republican Jim Leach 89,595 Democratic Bill Gluba 61,734 59% - 41%
1984 Republican Jim Leach 131,182 Democratic Kevin Ready 65,293 68% - 33%
1986 Republican Jim Leach 86,834 Democratic John R. Whitaker 43,985 66% - 34%
1988 Republican Jim Leach 112,746 Democratic Bill Gluba 71,280 61% - 38%
1990 Republican Jim Leach 90,042 Scattering Scattering 151 99% - 1%
1992 Republican Jim Leach 178,042 Democratic Jan J. Zonneveld 81,600 68% - 31%
1994 Republican Jim Leach 110,448 Democratic Glen Winekauf 69,461 60% - 38%
1996 Republican Jim Leach 129,242 Democratic Bob Rush 111,595 53% - 46%
1998 Republican Jim Leach 106,419 Democratic Bob Rush 79,529 57% - 42%
2000 Republican Jim Leach 164,972 Democratic Bob Simpson 96,283 62% - 36%
2002 Republican Jim Nussle 112,280 Democratic Ann Hutchinson 83,779 57% - 43%
2004 Republican Jim Nussle 159,993 Democratic Bill Gluba 125,490 55% - 44%
2006 Democratic Bruce Braley 113,724 Republican Mike Whalen 89,471 56% - 44%
2008 Democratic Bruce Braley 178,229 Republican David Hartsuch 99,447 64% - 35%
2010 Democratic Bruce Braley 103,931[5] Republican Ben Lange 99,976 49% - 48%
2012 Democratic Bruce Braley 222,422 Republican Ben Lange 162,465 57% - 42%

Recent Election Results[edit]

2002[edit]

Iowa's 1st Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Nussle 112,280 57.15%
Democratic Ann Hutchinson 83,779 42.65%
No party Others 396 0.20%
Totals 196,455 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2004[edit]

Iowa's 1st Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Nussle* 159,993 55.16%
Democratic Bill Gluba 125,490 43.26%
Libertarian Mark Nelson 2,727 0.94%
Independent Denny Heath 1,756 0.61%
No party Others 88 0.03%
Totals 290,054 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2006[edit]

Iowa's 1st Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bruce Braley 114,322 55.06%
Republican Mike Whalen 89,729 43.22%
Independent James Hill 2,201 1.06%
Libertarian Albert W. Schoeman 1,226 0.59%
No party Others 143 0.07%
Totals 207,621 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican
  • NOTE: James Hill ran on the Pirate Party platform on the ballot.

2008[edit]

Iowa's 1st Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bruce Braley* 186,991 64.56%
Republican David Hartsuch 102,439 35.37%
No party Others 199 0.07%
Totals 289,629 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

Iowa's 1st Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bruce Braley* 104,428 49.52%
Republican Ben Lange 100,219 47.52%
Libertarian Rob Petsche 4,087 1.94%
Independent Jason A. Faulkner 2,092 0.99%
No party Others 76 0.04%
Totals 210,902 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

Iowa's 1st Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bruce Braley* 222,422 54.90%
Republican Ben Lange 162,465 40.10%
Independent Gregory Hughes 4,772 1.18%
Independent George Todd Krail II 931 0.23%
No party Others 259 0.06%
Totals 405,110 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]


Coordinates: 42°31′40″N 91°53′46″W / 42.52778°N 91.89611°W / 42.52778; -91.89611