Maine's 1st congressional district

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Maine's 1st congressional district
Maine's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Maine's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Chellie Pingree (DNorth Haven)
Distribution 49.44% urban, 50.56% rural
Population (2000) 637,450
Median income $42,044
Ethnicity 96.8% White, 0.7% Black, 0.9% Asian, 0.8% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.0% other
Cook PVI D+8 (2012)

Maine's 1st congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Maine. The geographically smaller of the two congressional districts in the state, the district covers the southern coastal area of the state. The district consists of all of Cumberland, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, and York counties and most of Kennebec County. Located within the district are the cities of Portland, Augusta, Brunswick, and Saco.

The district is currently represented by Democrat Chellie Pingree.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1996 President Clinton 52 - 32%
1992 President Clinton 40 - 32%

History[edit]

See District of Maine

Maine was initially a part of the state of Massachusetts. Massachusetts was allocated 20 districts after the 1810 U.S. Census. When Maine became a state in 1820, seven of those districts were credited to it. Since then, all but the 1st and 2nd Congressional Districts have become obsolete.

Composition[edit]

Maine's 1st Congressional District consists of:

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years ↑ District home Note
Joseph Dane Federalist March 15, 1820 – March 3, 1823 Kennebunk Elected in a special election, the first Congressional election under the new state.
William Burleigh Adams-Clay D-R March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825 South Berwick
Adams March 4, 1825 – July 2, 1827 died
Vacant July 2, 1827 – September 10, 1827
Rufus McIntire Jacksonian September 10, 1827 – March 3, 1835 Parsonsfield
John Fairfield Democratic March 4, 1835 – December 24, 1838 Saco resigned after being elected Governor
Nathan Clifford Democratic March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843 Newfield
Joshua Herrick Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845 Brunswick
John Fairfield Scammon Democratic March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847 Wells
David Hammons Democratic March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849 Cornish
Elbridge Gerry Democratic March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851 Waterford
Moses Macdonald Democratic March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1855 Limerick
John M. Wood Republican March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859 Portland
Daniel E. Somes Republican March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861 Biddeford
John N. Goodwin Republican March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863 South Berwick
Lorenzo De Medici Sweat Democratic March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865 Parsonsfield
John Lynch Republican March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1873 Portland
John H. Burleigh Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1877 South Berwick
Thomas Brackett Reed Republican March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1883 Portland redistricted to At-large district
At-large districts used 1883 – 1885
Thomas Brackett Reed Republican March 4, 1885 – September 4, 1899 Portland redistricted from At-large district, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1889-1891 and 1895-1899, resigned
Vacant September 4, 1899 – November 6, 1899
Amos L. Allen Republican November 6, 1899 – March 3, 1911 Waterboro
Asher C. Hinds Republican March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1917 Benton
Louis B. Goodall Republican March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1921 Sanford
Carroll L. Beedy Republican March 4, 1921 – January 3, 1935 Phillips
Simon M. Hamlin Democratic January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1937 Standish
James C. Oliver Republican January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1943 South Portland
Robert Hale Republican January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1959 Portland
James C. Oliver Democratic January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1961 South Portland
Peter Garland Republican January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1963 Saco
Stanley R. Tupper Republican January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1967 Boothbay Harbor redistricted from 2nd district
Peter N. Kyros Democratic January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1975 Portland
David F. Emery Republican January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1983 Rockland
John R. McKernan, Jr. Republican January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1987 Portland
Joseph E. Brennan Democratic January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1991 Portland
Thomas Andrews Democratic January 3, 1991 – January 3, 1995 Brunswick
James B. Longley, Jr. Republican January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1997 Lewiston
Thomas H. Allen Democratic January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2009 Portland
Chellie Pingree Democratic January 3, 2009 – present North Haven

Recent Election Results[edit]

2010[edit]

Maine's 1st Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chellie Pingree* 169,114 56.82%
Republican Dean Scontras 128,501 43.17%
No party Others 42 0.01%
Totals 297,657 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

Maine's 1st Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chellie Pingree 205,629 54.90%
Republican Charles E. Summers 168,930 45.10%
Totals 374,559 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

Maine's 1st Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Allen* 170,949 60.84%
Republican Darlene J. Curley 88,009 31.32%
Independent Dexter Kamilewicz 22,029 7.84%
Totals 280,987 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

Maine's 1st Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Allen* 219,077 59.74%
Republican Charles E. Summers 147,663 40.26%
Totals 366,740 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2002[edit]

Maine's 1st Congressional District Runoff Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Allen* 172,646 63.81%
Republican Steven Joyce 97,931 36.19%
Totals 270,577 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

Historical Election Results[edit]

US House election, 2000: Maine District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Thomas H. Allen 202,823 59.81
Republican Jane A. Amero 123,915 36.54
Libertarian J. Frederic Staples 12,356 3.64
Majority 78,908 23.27
Turnout 339,094
Democratic hold Swing
US House election, 1998: Maine District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Thomas H. Allen 134,335 60.33
Republican Ross J. Connelly 79,160 35.55
Constitution Eric R. Greiner 9,182 4.12
Majority 55,175 24.78
Turnout 222,677
Democratic hold Swing
US House election, 1996: Maine District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Thomas H. Allen 173,745 55.30
Republican James B. Longley, Jr. 140,354 44.68
write-ins 65 0.02%
Majority 33,391 10.63
Turnout 314,164
Democratic gain from Republican
US House election, 1994: Maine District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican James B. Longley, Jr. 136,316 51.88
Democratic Dennis L. Dutremble 126,373 48.09
write-ins 80 0.03%
Majority 9,943 3.78
Turnout 262,769
Republican gain from Democratic
US House election, 1992: Maine District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Thomas H. Andrews 232,696 64.97
Republican Linda Bean 125,236 34.97
write-ins 216 0.06%
Majority 107,460 30.00
Turnout 358,148
Democratic hold Swing
US House election, 1990: Maine District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Thomas H. Andrews 167,623 60.11
Republican David Emery 110,836 39.74
write-ins 413 0.15%
Majority 56,787 20.36
Turnout 278,872
Democratic hold Swing
US House election, 1988: Maine District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph E. Brennan 167,623 60.11
Republican Edward S. O'Meara 111,125 36.78
Majority 79,864 26.44
Turnout 278,748
Democratic hold Swing
US House election, 1986: Maine District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph E. Brennan 121,848 53.16
Republican H. Rollin Ives 100,260 43.74
Labor for Maine Plato Truman 7,109 3.10
Majority 21,588 9.42
Turnout 229,217
Democratic gain from Republican

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2005 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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Coordinates: 43°49′50″N 69°56′27″W / 43.83056°N 69.94083°W / 43.83056; -69.94083