Utah's 1st congressional district

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Utah's 1st congressional district
Utah's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Utah's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Rob Bishop (RBrigham City)
Cook PVI R+25

Utah's 1st congressional district serves the northern area of Utah, including the cities of Ogden, Logan, and the northern half of the Great Salt Lake.

The current member of the United States House of Representatives from the district is Republican Rob Bishop.

President George W. Bush received 73% of the vote in this district in 2004. Scoring a Cook Partisan Voting Index (CPVI) of R+26 in 2004, the 1st Congressional District narrowly beat three other Congressional Districts which scored R+25 to become the most Republican district in the nation.[1]

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races[2]

Year Office Result
2000 President Bush 68 - 27%
2004 President Bush 73 - 25%
2008 President McCain 64 - 33%
2012 President Romney 77 - 20%

List of representatives[edit]

Until 1913, the district was the only district, elected statewide At-large.

District borders are periodically redrawn and some district residences may no longer be in this district.

Representative Party Years Congress District Home Occupation Electoral history
District created March 4, 1913 Districts were created from the former at-large district
JosephHowell.jpg Joseph Howell Republican March 4, 1913 –
March 4, 1917
63rd Logan Educator First elected in 1902 (At-large district)

Retired
64th
MiltonHWelling.jpg Milton H. Welling Democratic March 4, 1917 –
March 4, 1921
65th Farmington Merchant First elected in 1916

Retired to run for U.S. Senate
66th
DonBColton.jpg Don B. Colton Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 4, 1933
67th Vernal Lawyer First elected in 1920

Lost re-election
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Orrice Abram, Jr. Murdock.jpg Abe Murdock Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1941
73rd Beaver Lawyer First elected in 1932

Retired to run for U.S. Senate
74th
75th
76th
WalterKGranger.jpg Walter K. Granger Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1953
77th Cedar City Farmer First elected in 1940

Retired to run for U.S. Senate
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
Douglas R. Stringfellow, 83rd Congress.jpg Douglas R. Stringfellow Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1955
83rd Draper Newscaster Elected in 1952

Renominated, but replaced on ballot
due to personal scandal
HAldousDixon.jpg Henry Aldous Dixon Republican January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1961
84th Provo Educator First elected in 1954

Retired
85th
86th
M. Blaine and Lucille Peterson.jpg M. Blaine Peterson Democratic January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1963
87th Ogden Lawyer Elected in 1960

Lost re-election
LaurenceJBurton.jpg Laurence J. Burton Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1971
88th Ogden Entrepreneur First elected in 1962

Retired to run for U.S. Senate
89th
90th
91st
Gunn McKay.png K. Gunn McKay Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1981
92nd Ogden Educator First elected in 1970

Lost re-election
93rd
94th
95th
96th
Jameshansen.jpg James V. Hansen Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 2003
97th Farmington Businessman First elected in 1980

Retired
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
Rob Bishop 113th Congress.jpg Rob Bishop Republican January 3, 2003 –
Present
108th Brigham City Educator First elected in 2002
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th

Election results[edit]

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1912[edit]

Note: The 1912 election consisted of an all-party election to the two at-large seats. Howell was elected to the first at-large seat, while Johnson was elected to the second at-large seat.

United States House of Representatives elections, 1912[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joseph Howell 43,133 19.45%
Republican Jacob Johnson 42,047 18.96%
Democratic Mathonihah Thomas 37,192 16.77%
Democratic Tollman D. Johnson 36,640 16.52%
Progressive S.H. Love 22,358 10.08%
Progressive Lewis Larson 21,934 9.89%
Socialist Murray E. King 8,971 4.05%
Socialist William M. Knerr 8,953 4.04%
Socialist Labor Elias Anderson 505 0.23%
Totals 221,733 100.0%
Republican win (new seat)

1914[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1914[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joseph Howell (incumbent) 29,481 49.36%
Democratic Lewis Larson 27,440 45.94%
Socialist Ben Jansen 2,812 4.70%
Totals 59,733 100.0%
Republican hold

1916[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1916[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Milton H. Welling 40,035 55.55%
Republican Timothy C. Hoyt 29,902 41.49%
Socialist Daniel Konald 2,134 2.96%
Totals 72,071 100.0%
Democratic gain from Republican

1918[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1918[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Milton H. Welling (incumbent) 25,327 54.64%
Republican William Henry Wattis 20,478 44.18%
Socialist Daniel N. Keef 548 1.18%
Totals 46,353 100.0%
Democratic hold

1920[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1920[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don B. Colton 42,249 57.49%
Democratic James W. Funk 28,160 38.32%
Farmer-Labor John O. Watters 3,083 4.19%
Totals 73,492 100.0%
Republican gain from Democratic

1922[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1922[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don B. Colton (incumbent) 33,188 52.73%
Democratic Milton H. Welling 27,801 44.17%
Farmer-Labor John O. Watters 1,949 3.10%
Totals 62,938 100.0%
Republican hold

1924[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1924[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don B. Colton (incumbent) 40,883 54.86%
Democratic Frank Francis 33,644 45.14%
Totals 74,527 100.0%
Republican hold

1926[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1926[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don B. Colton (incumbent) 44,007 61.44%
Democratic Ephraim Bergeson 27,198 37.97%
Socialist John O. Watters 426 0.59%
Totals 71,631 100.0%
Republican hold

1928[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1928[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don B. Colton (incumbent) 50,274 60.89%
Democratic Knox Patterson 31,889 38.62%
Socialist John O. Watters 408 0.49%
Totals 82,571 100.0%
Republican hold

1930[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1930[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don B. Colton (incumbent) 45,875 60.77%
Democratic Joseph Ririe 29,210 38.70%
Socialist A. W. Clemons 402 0.53%
Totals 75,487 100.0%
Republican hold

1932[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1932[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Abe Murdock 47,774 51.59%
Republican Don B. Colton (incumbent) 44,827 48.41%
Totals 92,601 100.0%
Democratic gain from Republican

1934[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1934[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Abe Murdock (incumbent) 55,800 64.43%
Republican Arthur Woolley 29,878 34.51%
Socialist William J. McConnell 644 0.74%
Communist Lawrence Mower 279 0.32%
Totals 86,601 100.0%
Democratic hold

1936[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1936[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Abe Murdock (incumbent) 68,877 69.23%
Republican Charles W. Dunn 30,415 30.57%
Socialist William J. McConnell 202 0.20%
Totals 99,494 100.0%
Democratic hold

1938[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1938[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Abe Murdock (incumbent) 52,927 59.66%
Republican LeRoy B. Young 35,790 40.34%
Totals 88,717 100.0%
Democratic hold

1940[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1940[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walter K. Granger 62,654 57.13%
Republican LeRoy B. Young 47,021 42.87%
Totals 109,675 100.0%
Democratic hold

1942[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1942[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walter K. Granger (incumbent) 36,297 50.19%
Republican J. Bracken Lee 36,028 49.81%
Totals 72,325 100.0%
Democratic hold

1944[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1944[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walter K. Granger (incumbent) 59,755 57.79%
Republican B. H. Stringham 43,642 42.21%
Totals 103,397 100.0%
Democratic hold

1946[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1946[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walter K. Granger (incumbent) 44,888 50.06%
Republican David J. Wilson 44,784 49.94%
Totals 89,672 100.0%
Democratic hold

1948[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1948[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walter K. Granger (incumbent) 66,641 59.04%
Republican David J. Wilson 46,229 40.96%
Totals 112,870 100.0%
Democratic hold

1950[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1950[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walter K. Granger (incumbent) 54,161 51.08%
Republican Preston L. Jones 51,868 48.92%
Totals 106,029 100.0%
Democratic hold

1952[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1952[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Douglas R. Stringfellow 76,545 60.54%
Democratic Ernest R. McKay 49,898 39.46%
Totals 126,443 100.0%
Republican gain from Democratic

1954[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1954[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Henry Aldous Dixon 55,542 53.37%
Democratic Walter K. Granger 48,535 46.63%
Totals 104,077 100.0%
Republican hold

1956[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1956[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Henry Aldous Dixon (incumbent) 74,107 60.92%
Democratic Carlyle F. Gronning 47,533 39.08%
Totals 121,640 100.0%
Republican hold

1958[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1958[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Henry Aldous Dixon (incumbent) 58,141 53.90%
Democratic M. Blaine Peterson 49,735 46.10%
Totals 107,876 100.0%
Republican hold

1960[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1960[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic M. Blaine Peterson 65,939 50.03%
Republican A. Walter Stevenson 65,871 49.97%
Totals 131,810 100.0%
Democratic gain from Republican

1962[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1962[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Laurence J. Burton 59,032 50.88%
Democratic M. Blaine Peterson (incumbent) 56,989 49.12%
Totals 116,021 100.0%
Republican gain from Democratic

1964[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1964[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Laurence J. Burton (incumbent) 75,986 55.97%
Democratic William G. Bruhn 59,768 44.03%
Totals 135,754 100.0%
Republican hold

1966[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1966[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Laurence J. Burton (incumbent) 99,750 66.50%
Democratic J. Keith Melville 50,260 33.50%
Totals 150,010 100.0%
Republican hold

1968[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1968[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Laurence J. Burton (incumbent) 139,456 68.12%
Democratic Richard J. Maughab 65,265 31.88%
Totals 204,721 100.0%
Republican hold

1970[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1970[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic K. Gunn McKay 95,499 51.27%
Republican Richard Richards 89,269 47.93%
American Independent Daniel L. Worthington 1,489 0.80%
Totals 186,257 100.0%
Democratic gain from Republican

1972[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1972[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic K. Gunn McKay (incumbent) 127,027 55.40%
Republican Robert K. Wolthuis 96,296 42.00%
American L. S. Brown 5,978 2.60%
Totals 229,301 100.0%
Democratic hold

1974[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1974[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic K. Gunn McKay (incumbent) 124,793 62.63%
Republican Ronald W. Inkley 62,807 31.52%
American L. S. Brown 11,664 5.85%
Totals 199,264 100.0%
Democratic hold

1976[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1976[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic K. Gunn McKay (incumbent) 155,631 58.17%
Republican Joe H. Ferguson 106,542 39.83%
American Harry B. Gerlach 5,358 2.00%
Totals 267,531 100.0%
Democratic hold

1978[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1978[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic K. Gunn McKay (incumbent) 93,892 51.03%
Republican Jed J. Richardson 85,028 46.21%
American Independent Robert Terrance Owens 4,180 2.27%
Independent Dennis A. De Boer 894 0.49%
Totals 183,994 100.0%
Democratic hold

1980[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1980[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James V. Hansen 157,111 52.10%
Democratic K. Gunn McKay (incumbent) 144,459 47.90%
Totals 301,570 100.0%
Republican gain from Democratic

1982[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James V. Hansen (incumbent) 111,416 62.80%
Democratic A. Stephen Dirks 66,006 37.20%
Totals 177,422 100.0%
Republican hold

1984[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James V. Hansen (incumbent) 142,952 71.22%
Democratic Milton C. Abrams 56,619 28.21%
Libertarian Willy Marshall 1,146 0.57%
Totals 200,717 100.0%
Republican hold

1986[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[40]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James V. Hansen (incumbent) 82,151 51.56%
Democratic K. Gunn McKay 77,180 48.44%
Totals 159,331 100.0%
Republican hold

1988[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[41]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James V. Hansen (incumbent) 130,893 59.80%
Democratic K. Gunn McKay 87,976 40.20%
Totals 218,869 100.0%
Republican hold

1990[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[42]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James V. Hansen (incumbent) 82,746 52.15%
Democratic Kenley Brunsdale 69,491 43.80%
American Reva Marx Wadsworth 6,429 4.05%
Totals 158,666 100.0%
Republican hold

1992[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James V. Hansen (incumbent) 160,037 65.25%
Democratic Ron Holt 68,712 28.02%
Independent William J. "Dub" Lawrence 16,505 6.73%
Totals 245,254 100.0%
Republican hold

1994[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[44]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James V. Hansen (incumbent) 104,954 64.54%
Democratic Bobbie Coray 57,664 35.46%
Totals 162,618 100.0%
Republican hold

1996[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[45]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James V. Hansen (incumbent) 150,126 68.31%
Democratic Gregory J. Sanders 65,866 29.97%
Natural Law Randall Tolpinrud 3,787 1.72%
Totals 219,779 100.0%
Republican hold

1998[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[46]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James V. Hansen (incumbent) 109,708 67.69%
Democratic Steve Beierlein 49,307 30.42%
Libertarian Gerald A. Arthus 3,070 1.89%
Totals 162,085 100.0%
Republican hold

2000[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[47]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James V. Hansen (incumbent) 180,591 68.98%
Democratic Kathleen McConkie Collinwood 71,229 27.21%
Independent American Hartley D. Anderson 5,131 1.96%
Libertarian Dave Starr Seely 3,151 1.20%
Natural Law Matthew D. Frandsen 1,703 0.65%
Totals 261,805 100.0%
Republican hold

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[48]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Bishop 109,265 60.90%
Democratic Dave Thomas 66,104 36.84%
Green Craig Axford 4,027 2.24%
Write-ins 16 0.01%
Totals 179,412 100.0%
Republican hold

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[49]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Bishop (incumbent) 199,615 67.91%
Democratic Steven Thompson 85,630 29.13%
Constitution Charles Johnston 4,510 1.53%
Personal Choice Richard W. Soderberg 4,206 1.43%
Totals 293,961 100.0%
Republican hold

2006[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[50]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Bishop (incumbent) 112,546 63.06%
Democratic Steven Olsen 57,922 32.45%
Constitution Mark Hudson 5,539 3.10%
Libertarian Lynn Badler 2,467 1.38%
Totals 178,474 100.0%
Republican hold

2008[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[51]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Bishop (incumbent) 196,799 64.85%
Democratic Morgan E. Bowen 92,469 30.47%
Constitution Kirk D. Pearson 7,397 2.44%
Libertarian Joseph Geddes Buchman 6,780 2.23%
Totals 303,445 100.0%
Republican hold

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Bishop (incumbent) 135,247 69.19%
Democratic Morgan E. Bowen 46,765 23.93%
Constitution Kirk D. Pearson 9,143 4.68%
Libertarian Jared Paul Stratton 4,307 2.20%
Totals 195,462 100.0%
Republican hold

2012[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[53]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Bishop (incumbent) 161,546 71.50%
Democratic Donna McAleer 55,740 24.70%
Constitution Sherry Phipps 8,603 3.80%
Totals 225,889 100.0%
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 41°00′N 111°30′W / 41.0°N 111.5°W / 41.0; -111.5