Nevada's 1st congressional district

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Nevada's 1st congressional district
Nevada's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Nevada's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Dina Titus (DLas Vegas)
Distribution 99.90% urban, 0.10% rural
Population (2010) 659,962
Median income $36,447
Ethnicity 22.9% White, 9.9% Black, 8.6% Asian, 42.9% Hispanic, 0.7% Native American, 15% other
Cook PVI D+11

Nevada's 1st congressional district occupies most of Nevada's largest city, Las Vegas, as well as parts of North Las Vegas and parts of unincorporated Clark County. The district now leans Democratic.

Before the 1980 Census, Nevada was represented by a single at-large congressional district. After the 1980 Census, Nevada was split into two districts due to its high population growth relative to the rest of the country. From 1983 to 2003, the 1st district was essentially Las Vegas and most of its inner-ring suburbs, while the rest of the state was in the 2nd district. Following the 2000 Census, further population growth resulted in the creation of the 3rd congressional district, which included much of Las Vegas suburbs of Henderson, North Las Vegas, Summerlin, and much of unincorporated Clark County. Redistricting after the 2000 Census also made the 1st district smaller (and more population-dense), more urban, and more Democratic-leaning. It contracted even further after the 2010 Census, which made it a majority-minority district; Hispanics now make up a plurality of its voters.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races[1]

Year Office Result
2000 President Gore 56 - 41%
2004 President Kerry 57 - 42%
2008 President Obama 64 - 34%
2012 President Obama 66 - 32%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Congress District Home Electoral history
District created January 3, 1983 Districts were created from the former at-large district
Harry Reid official portrait 2009.jpg Harry Reid Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1987
98th Searchlight First elected in 1982

Retired to run for U.S. Senate
99th
James Bilbray.jpg James Bilbray Democratic January 3, 1987 –
January 3, 1995
100th Las Vegas First elected in 1986

Lost re-election
101st
102nd
103rd
John Ensign, official Congressional photo portrait, 2007.jpg John Ensign Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 1999
104th Las Vegas First elected in 1994

Retired to run for U.S. Senate
105th
Shelley Berkley, official portrait, 112th Congress 2.jpg Shelley Berkley Democratic January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2013
106th Las Vegas First elected in 1998

Retired to run for U.S. Senate
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Dina Titus official photo 2009.jpg Dina Titus Democratic January 3, 2013 –
present
113th Las Vegas Elected in 2012

Election results[edit]

1982198419861988199019921994199619982000200220042006200820102012

1982[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry Reid 61,901 57.54%
Republican Peggy Cavnar 45,675 42.46%
Totals 107,576 100.0%
Democratic win (new seat)

1984[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry Reid (incumbent) 73,242 56.12%
Republican Peggy Cavnar 55,391 42.44%
Libertarian Joe Morris 1,885 1.44%
Totals 130,518 100.0%
Democratic hold

1986[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Bilbray 61,830 54.09%
Republican Bob Ryan 59,433 44.04%
Libertarian Gordon Michael Morris 2,145 1.88%
Totals 114,317 100.0%
Democratic hold

1988[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Bilbray (incumbent) 101,764 63.97%
Republican Lucille Lusk 53,588 33.69%
Libertarian Patrick O'Neill 3,724 2.34%
Totals 159,076 100.0%
Democratic hold

1990[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Bilbray (incumbent) 84,650 61.41%
Republican Bob Dickinson 47,377 34.37%
Libertarian William Moore 5,825 4.23%
Totals 137,852 100.0%
Democratic hold

1992[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Bilbray (incumbent) 128,178 57.87%
Republican J. Coy Pettyjohn 84,217 38.02%
Libertarian Scott A. Kjar 8,993 4.06%
Totals 221,488 100.0%
Democratic hold

1994[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Ensign 73,769 48.48%
Democratic James Bilbray (incumbent) 72,333 47.54%
Libertarian Gary Wood 6,065 3.99%
Totals 152,167 100.0%
Republican gain from Democratic

1996[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Ensign (incumbent) 86,472 50.10%
Democratic Bob Coffin 75,081 43.50%
Independent American Ted Gunderson 4,572 2.65%
Libertarian James Dan 3,341 1.94%
Natural Law Richard Eidson 3,127 1.81%
Totals 172,593 100.0%
Republican hold

1998[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shelley Berkley 79,315 49.24%
Republican Don Chairez 73,540 45.65%
Libertarian Jim Burns 5,292 3.29%
Independent American Jess Howe 2,935 1.82%
Totals 161,082 100.0%
Democratic gain from Republican

2000[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shelley Berkley (incumbent) 118,469 51.68%
Republican Jon Porter 101,276 44.18%
Libertarian Charles Schneider 4,011 1.75%
Independent American Christopher H. Hansen 3,933 1.72%
Citizens First W.G. Swenson 1,546 0.67%
Totals 229,235 100.0%
Democratic hold

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shelley Berkley (incumbent) 64,312 53.72%
Republican Lynette Boggs-McDonald 51,148 42.73%
Independent American Steven Dempsey 2,861 2.39%
Green W. Lane Startin 1,393 1.16%
Totals 119,714 100.0%
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shelley Berkley (incumbent) 133,569 65.98%
Republican Russ Mickelson 63,005 31.12%
Libertarian Jim Duensing 5,862 2.90%
Totals 202,436 100.0%
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shelley Berkley (incumbent) 85,025 64.84%
Republican Kenneth Wegner 40,917 31.20%
Libertarian Jim Duensing 2,843 2.17%
Independent American Darnell Roberts 2,339 1.78%
Totals 131,124 100.0%
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shelley Berkley (incumbent) 154,860 67.65%
Republican Kenneth Wegner 64,837 28.32%
Independent American Caren Alexander 4,697 2.05%
Libertarian Jim Duensing 4,528 1.98%
Totals 228,922 100.0%
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shelley Berkley (incumbent) 103,246 61.75%
Republican Kenneth Wegner 58,995 35.28%
Independent American Jonathan J. Hansen 2,847 1.70%
Libertarian Ed Klapproth 2,118 1.27%
Totals 167,306 100.0%
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dina Titus 113,967 63.57%
Republican Chris Edwards 56,521 31.53%
Independent American Stan Vaughan 4,145 2.31%
Libertarian William "Bill" Pojunis 4,645 2.59%
Totals 179,278 100.0%
Democratic hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 36°08′01″N 115°09′05″W / 36.13361°N 115.15139°W / 36.13361; -115.15139