Oklahoma's 1st congressional district

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Oklahoma's 1st congressional district
Current Representative Jim Bridenstine (RTulsa)
Distribution 89.63% urban, 10.37% rural
Population (2010) 754,310
Ethnicity 67.1% White, 9.0% Black, 2.1% Asian, 9.8% Hispanic, 6.6% Native American
Cook PVI R+16[1]

Oklahoma's First Congressional District is in the northeastern corner of the state and borders Kansas. It is largely coextensive with the Tulsa metropolitan area. It includes all of Tulsa County, Washington County, Wagoner County, and parts of Rogers County and Creek County. Although it has long been reckoned as the Tulsa district, a small portion of Tulsa itself is located in the 3rd District.

Principal cities in the district (other than Tulsa) include Bartlesville, Broken Arrow, Bixby, Jenks, Sand Springs, and Wagoner.

The district is represented by Republican Jim Bridenstine.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Demographics[edit]

According to U.S. Census data as of 2010, whites alone make up 67.1% of the population, Afro-Americans 9.0%, Native Americans at 6.6%, Hispanics at 9.8%, Asians at 2.1 and other races at 5.4%.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2012 President Romney 66% - 34%
2008 President McCain 64% - 36%
2004 President Bush 65% - 35%
2000 President Bush 62% - 38%

History[edit]

The district was the only Congressional district represented by a Republican upon statehood.[2] For much of the district's history, it has shifted back and forth between the two political parties, but has more recently leaned Republican, with the last three representatives from the GOP party. Mitt Romney received 66 percent of the vote in this district in 2012.

List of representatives[edit]

Name Took office Left office Party District residence Notes
District created November 16, 1907
Bird Segle McGuire November 16, 1907 March 4, 1915 Republican Tulsa
James S. Davenport March 4, 1915 March 4, 1917 Democratic Redistricted from the 3rd district
Thomas Alberter Chandler March 4, 1917 March 4, 1919 Republican
Everette B. Howard March 4, 1919 March 4, 1921 Democratic
Thomas Alberter Chandler March 4, 1921 March 4, 1923 Republican
Everette B. Howard March 4, 1923 March 4, 1925 Democratic
Samuel J. Montgomery March 4, 1925 March 4, 1927 Republican
Everette B. Howard March 4, 1927 March 4, 1929 Democratic
Charles O'Connor March 4, 1929 March 4, 1931 Republican Tulsa
Wesley E. Disney March 4, 1931 January 3, 1945 Democratic
George Schwabe January 3, 1945 January 3, 1949 Republican Nowata
Dixie Gilmer January 3, 1949 January 3, 1951 Democratic Tulsa
George Schwabe January 3, 1951 April 2, 1952 Republican Nowata Died
Vacant April 2, 1952 – January 3, 1953
Page Belcher January 3, 1953 January 3, 1973 Republican Enid, then Tulsa Redistricted from the 8th district
James Robert Jones January 3, 1973 January 3, 1987 Democratic Tulsa
Jim Inhofe January 3, 1987 November 15, 1994 Republican Tulsa Resigned after being elected to the US Senate
Vacant November 15, 1994 – November 29, 1994
Steve Largent November 29, 1994 February 15, 2002 Republican Tulsa Resigned to run for Governor
John Sullivan February 15, 2002 January 3, 2013 Republican Tulsa Defeated in primary.
Jim Bridenstine January 3, 2013 present Republican Tulsa Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  2. ^ Carney, George O., "McGuire, Bird Segle," Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture (accessed May 28, 2010).

Coordinates: 36°12′N 95°48′W / 36.2°N 95.8°W / 36.2; -95.8