Rhode Island's 1st congressional district

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Rhode Island's 1st congressional district
Rhode Island's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Rhode Island's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative David Cicilline (DProvidence)
Population (2010) 526,283
Median income $53,305
Ethnicity 79.3% White, 5.7% Black, 2.9% Asian, 10.1% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 1.5% other
Cook PVI D+14

Rhode Island's 1st congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. It includes all of Bristol and Newport counties, along with parts of Providence County, including most of the city of Providence.

The district is currently represented by Democrat David Cicilline.

Towns in the District[edit]

Bristol County - Barrington, Bristol, and Warren.

Newport County - Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, and Tiverton.

Providence County - Central Falls, Cumberland, East Providence, Lincoln, North Providence, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Providence (part), Smithfield, and Woonsocket.

Voter registration[edit]

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of November 1, 2012[1]
Party Active Voters Inactive Voters Total Voters Percentage
  Democratic 156,784 11,392 168,176 40.39%
  Republican 71,932 3,348 75,280 18.08%
  Unaffiliated 161,327 11,299 172,626 41.46%
  Minor Parties 301 29 330 0.07%
Total 390,334 26,068 416,412 100%

Presidential Performance[edit]

Performance Average - Democrat (63.62%), Republican (34.74%), Third Party (1.65%)

Recent Elections[edit]

2006 Election[edit]

Rhode Island's 1st congressional district Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Patrick Kennedy (inc.) 124,634 69.20 +5.14
Republican Jonathan Scott 41,836 23.23 -12.57
Independent Kenneth Capalbo 13,634 7.57
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 180,104

2008 Election[edit]

Rhode Island's 1st congressional district Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Patrick Kennedy (inc.) 145,254 68.52 -0.68
Republican Jonathan Scott 51,340 24.22 +0.99
Independent Kenneth Capalbo 15,108 7.13 -0.44
Independent Write-In Votes 296 0.14
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 211,998

2010 Election[edit]

Rhode Island's 1st congressional district Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David Cicilline 81,269 50.54 -17.98
Republican John Loughlin 71,542 44.49 +20.27
Independent Kenneth Capalbo 6,424 3.99 -3.14
Independent Gregory Raposa 1,334 1.13 0.83
Independent Write-In Votes 245 0.15 +0.01
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 160,814

2012 Election[edit]

Rhode Island's 1st congressional district Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David Cicilline (inc.) 108,612 52.95 +2.41
Republican Brendan Doherty 83,737 40.82 -3.67
Independent David Vogel 12,504 6.10 +2.11
Independent Write-In Votes 262 0.13 -0.02
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 205,115

List of Representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District organized from Rhode Island's At-large congressional district in 1843
Henry Y. Cranston Law and Order March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Robert B. Cranston Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
George Gordon King Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Thomas Davis Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Nathan B. Durfee American March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Christopher Robinson Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Senator William Paine Sheffield.jpg William Paine Sheffield Union March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
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Thomas Jenckes Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Benjamin T. Eames Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Nelson W. Aldrich.jpg Nelson W. Aldrich Republican March 4, 1879 –
October 4, 1881
Resigned to take seat in US Senate
Vacant October 4, 1881 –
December 5, 1881
Henry J. Spooner Republican December 5, 1881 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Oscar Lapham Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Melville Bull Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
DLDGranger.jpg Daniel L.D. Granger Democratic March 4, 1903 –
February 14, 1909
Died
Vacant February 14, 1909 –
March 4, 1909
William Paine Sheffield Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
GeorgeFOShaunessy.jpg George F. O'Shaunessy Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1919
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
ClarkBurdick.jpg Clark Burdick Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
FrancisCondon.jpg Francis Condon Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 10, 1935
Redistricted from 3rd district

Resigned to be seated as an Associate Justice of RI Supreme Court
Vacant January 10, 1935 –
August 6, 1935
Charles Risk Republican August 6, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Aime Forand Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Charles Risk Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Aime Forand Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1961
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Fernand St. Germain.jpg Fernand St. Germain Democratic January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1989
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Ronald Machtley Republican January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1995
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
PatrickKennedy.JPG Patrick J. Kennedy Democratic January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2011
Retired
David Cicilline, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg David Cicilline Democratic January 3, 2011 –
Present
First elected in 2010

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of November 1, 2012" (PDF). Rhode Island Board of Election. Archived from the original on 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 

Coordinates: 41°37′50″N 71°19′43″W / 41.63056°N 71.32861°W / 41.63056; -71.32861