Kentucky's 1st congressional district

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Kentucky's 1st congressional district
Kentucky's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Kentucky's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Ed Whitfield (RHopkinsville)
Distribution 36.52% urban, 63.48% rural
Population (2000) 673,729
Median income $30,360
Ethnicity 90.4% White, 7.3% Black, 0.4% Asian, 1.5% Hispanic, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% other
Cook PVI R+14[1]

Kentucky's 1st congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Located in Western Kentucky, the district takes in Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville, Paducah, and the college town of Murray.

The district is represented by Republican Ed Whitfield.

Characteristics[edit]

Although Democrats have an almost 2-to-1 edge in registration and still hold most local offices in the district, they tend to be very conservative on social issues, a trend which favors Republicans at the federal level.

As of September 2013, there were 505,870 registered voters: 302,406 (59.77%) Democrats, 174,137 (34.42%) Republicans, and 29,327 (5.80%) "Others". All of the "Others" included 21,711 (4.29%) unclassified Others, 7,011 (1.39%) Independents, 419 (0.08%) Libertarians, 93 (0.02%) Greens, 65 (0.01%) Constitutionalists, 19 (0.0038%) Reforms, and 9 (0.0018%) Socialist Workers.[2][3]

Until January 1, 2006, Kentucky did not track party affiliation for registered voters who were neither Democratic nor Republican.[4] The Kentucky voter registration card does not explicitly list anything other than Democratic Party, Republican Party, or Other, with the "Other" option having a blank line and no instructions on how to register as something else.[5]


Kentucky counties within the 1st Congressional District: Adair | Allen | Ballard | Caldwell | Calloway | Carlisle | Casey | Christian | Clinton | Crittenden | Cumberland | Fulton | Graves | Henderson | Hickman | Hopkins | Livingston | Logan | Lyon | Marshall | Marion | McCracken | McLean | Metcalfe | Monroe | Muhlenberg | Russell | Simpson | Todd | Trigg | Union | Webster

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Service Electoral history
Christopher Greenup.jpg Christopher Greenup Anti-Administration November 9, 1792 –
March 3, 1795
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
No image.svg Thomas T. Davis Democratic-Republican March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1803
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
MatthewLyonPainting.jpg Matthew Lyon Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1811
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Anthony New Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
JClark.jpg James Clark Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
August 1816
Leave of absence April 8, 1816
Resigned prior to August, 1816.
Vacant August 1816 –
December 2, 1816
No image.svg Thomas Fletcher Democratic-Republican December 2, 1816 –
March 3, 1817
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg David Trimble Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1823
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
No image.svg Henry Daniel Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1833
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Chittenden Lyon Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
Redistricted from the 12th district.
LinnBoyd.jpg Linn Boyd Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John L. Murray Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
LinnBoyd.jpg Linn Boyd Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Henry Cornelius Burnett - Brady-Handy.jpg Henry C. Burnett Democratic March 4, 1855 –
December 3, 1861
Expelled.
Vacant August 1816 –
December 2, 1816
No image.svg Samuel L. Casey Unionist March 10, 1862 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Lucien Anderson Unconditonal Unionist March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
LawrenceSTrimble.jpg Lawrence S. Trimble Democratic March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Edward Crossland Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
AndrewBoone.jpg Andrew Boone Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Oscar Turner cropped.jpg Oscar Turner Independent Democrat March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
Independent Democrat March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
William-J.-Stone.jpg William J. Stone Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John-Hendrick.jpg John K. Hendrick Democratic March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Charles-K.-Wheeler-1899.jpg Charles K. Wheeler Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
OJames.jpg Ollie M. James Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1913
Retired to run for U.S. Senate.
Alben Barkley, Vice-President.jpg Alben W. Barkley Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1927
Retired to run for U.S. Senate.
No image.svg William V. Gregory Democratic March 4, 1927 –
March 3, 1933
Redistricted to the At-large district.
District redistricted to At-large district March 4, 1933.
District re-established January 3, 1935 from At-large district.
No image.svg William V. Gregory Democratic March 4, 1935 –
October 10, 1936
Redistricted from the At-large district

Died.
Vacant October 10, 1936 –
January 3, 1937
No image.svg Noble J. Gregory Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1959
Lost renomination.
Frank Stubblefield.jpg Frank Stubblefield Democratic January 3, 1959 –
December 31, 1974
Lost renomination.

Resigned.
Vacant December 31, 1974 –
January 3, 1975
Carroll Hubbard.png Carroll Hubbard Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1993
Lost renomination.
Thomas J. Barlow.jpg Tom Barlow Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
Lost re-election.
Edwhitfield.jpg Ed Whitfield Republican January 3, 1995 –
Present
Incumbent

Recent election results[edit]

2002[edit]

Kentucky's 1st Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Whitfield* 117,600 65.26
Democratic Klint Alexander 62,617 34.74
Total votes 180,217 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2004[edit]

Kentucky's 1st Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Whitfield* 175,972 67.37
Democratic Billy Cartwright 85,229 32.63
Total votes 261,201 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2006[edit]

Kentucky's 1st Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Whitfield* 123,618 59.58
Democratic Tom Barlow 83,865 40.42
Total votes 207,483 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2008[edit]

Kentucky's 1st Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Whitfield* 178,107 64.35
Democratic Heather Ryan 98,674 35.65
Total votes 276,781 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2010[edit]

Kentucky's 1st Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Whitfield* 153,519 71.25
Democratic Charles K. Hatchett 61,690 28.75
Total votes 215,209 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2012[edit]

Kentucky's 1st Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Whitfield* 199,956 69.63
Democratic Charles K. Hatchett 87,199 30.37
Total votes 287,155 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  2. ^ "Registration Statistics: By Congression District". Kentucky State Board of Elections. September 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  3. ^ "Registration Statistics: Other Political Organizations and Groups". Kentucky State Board of Elections. September 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  4. ^ "Kentucky Administrative Regulations 31KAR4:150". Kentucky Legislative Research Commission. November 2005. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  5. ^ "Register To Vote". Kentucky State Board of Elections. August 2003. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 

Coordinates: 37°05′05″N 87°11′06″W / 37.08472°N 87.18500°W / 37.08472; -87.18500