Alabama's 1st congressional district

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Alabama's 1st congressional district
Alabama's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Alabama's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Bradley Byrne (R)
Area 7,182 mi2
Population (2000) 635,300
Median income $34,739
Ethnicity 67.8% White, 28% Black, 1% Asian, 1.3% Hispanic, 1% Native American, 1% other
Occupation 29.7% blue collar, 54.5% white collar, 15.6% gray collar
Cook PVI R+15[1]

Alabama's 1st congressional district is a U.S. congressional district in Alabama, which elects a representative to the United States House of Representatives. It includes the counties of Washington, Mobile, Baldwin, Escambia and Monroe counties. It also includes part of Clarke County.

It is currently represented by Republican Bradley Byrne, a former Alabama State Senator who was elected to finish Jo Bonner's term. Bonner vacated the seat on August 2, 2013 to become vice chancellor for the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 60 - 38%
2004 President Bush 64 - 35%
2008 President McCain 61 - 39%
2012 President Romney 62 - 37%

List of representatives[edit]

A visual representation of party control of the district, 1823-2005.
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Representative Party Years Notes

Note: Since the list of representatives and parties runs chronologically from past to present, it would be food if the visual representation; right now they are in reverse to each other.

March 4, 1823 District created
18th Gabrielmoore.jpg Gabriel Moore Jacksonian
Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Redistricted from the At-large district
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19th
20th
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 4, 1829
21st
22nd
23rd
Clement Comer Clay.jpg Clement C. Clay Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1835
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24th Governor Reuben Chapman.jpg Reuben Chapman Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
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Redistricted to the At-large district
25th
26th
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
27th March 3, 1841 –
March 4, 1843
District inactive, all representatives elected At-large on a general ticket
28th James Dellet.jpg James Dellet Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
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29th No image.svg Edmund S. Dargan Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
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30th JohnGayle.jpg John Gayle Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
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31st No image.svg William J. Alston Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
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32nd No image.svg John Bragg Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
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33rd Philip Phillips.jpg Philip Phillips Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
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34th No image.svg Percy Walker American March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
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35th
36th
No image.svg James Adams Stallworth Democratic March 4, 1857 –
January 12, 1861
Withdrew
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37th
38th
39th
40th
January 12, 1861 –
July 22, 1868
Civil War and Reconstruction
40th Francis William Kellogg - Brady-Handy.jpg Francis William Kellogg Republican July 22, 1868 –
March 3, 1869
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41st AEBuck.jpg Alfred Buck Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
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42nd Benjamin S. Turner - Brady-Handy.jpg Benjamin Sterling Turner Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
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43rd No image.svg Frederick Bromberg Liberal Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
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44th Jeremiah Haralson - Brady-Handy.jpg Jeremiah Haralson Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
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45th No image.svg James T. Jones Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
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46th
47th
48th
No image.svg Thomas H. Herndon Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 28, 1883
Died
48th Vacant March 28, 1883 –
December 3, 1883
48th
49th
50th
No image.svg James T. Jones Democratic December 3, 1883 –
March 3, 1889
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51st
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Richard Henry Clarke.jpeg Richard Henry Clarke Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1897
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61st
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63rd
George W. Taylor 1902.jpg George W. Taylor Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1915
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64th
65th
No image.svg Oscar Lee Gray Democratic March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1919
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67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
John McDuffie2.jpg John McDuffie Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 2, 1935
Resigned to become U.S. District Judge
74th Vacant March 2, 1935 –
July 30, 1935
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81st
82nd
83rd
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85th
86th
87th
No image.svg Frank W. Boykin Democratic July 30, 1935 –
January 3, 1963
Lost re-election for the at-large seat
88th January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
District inactive, all representatives elected at-large
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
Jack Edwards (Congressman).jpg Jack Edwards Republican January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1985
Retired, endorsed Sonny Callahan as successor
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
Sonnycallahan.jpg Sonny Callahan Republican January 3, 1985 –
January 3, 2003
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108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
Rep. Jo Bonner.jpg Jo Bonner Republican January 3, 2003 –
August 2, 2013
Resigned to become vice-chancellor in University of Alabama System[2]
113th Vacant August 2, 2013 –
December 17, 2013
113th
114th
Rep Bradley Byrne.jpg Bradley Byrne Republican December 17, 2013 –
present
First elected to finish Bonner's term.
Re-elected in 2014.

Recent Candidates[edit]

Republican candidates[edit]

Democratic candidates[edit]

Libertarian candidates[edit]

  • Dick Coffee - third place candidate in 2002

Recent election results in congressional races[edit]

2002[edit]

Alabama's 1st congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jo Bonner 108,102 60.54%
Democratic Judy Belk 67,507 37.81%
Libertarian Richard "Dick" Coffee 2,957 1.66%
Republican hold

2004[edit]

Alabama's 1st congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jo Bonner 161,067 63.16% Increase 2.62%
Democratic Judy Belk 93,938 36.84% Decrease 0.97%
Republican hold

2006[edit]

Alabama's 1st congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jo Bonner 112,944 68.16% Increase 5.00%
Democratic Vivian Beckerle 52,770 31.84% Decrease 5.00%
Republican hold

2008[edit]

Alabama's 1st congressional district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jo Bonner 210,660 98.30% Increase 30.14%
Republican hold

2010[edit]

Alabama's 1st congressional district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jo Bonner 129,063 82.58% Decrease 15.72%
Constitution David M. Walter 26,357 16.87% Increase 16.87%
Republican hold

2012[edit]

Alabama's 1st congressional district election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jo Bonner 196,073 100.00%
Republican hold

2013 (Special)[edit]

A special election was held following the resignation of Jo Bonner (R) on August 2, 2013 to become vice chancellor for the University of Alabama.[3] Primary elections were held on September 24. A runoff in the Republican primary took place on November 5 and the general election was pushed back to December 17.[4] Republican Bradley Byrne won the election by a wide margin in the strongly conservative district.[5]

2014[edit]

Alabama's 1st congressional district election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Bradley Byrne 103,320 68.32% Decrease 31.68%
Democratic Burton LeFlore 47,913 31.68% Increase 31.68%
Republican hold

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama's 1st congressional district[edit]

As of April 2015, there are three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama's 1st congressional district who are currently living at this time.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Jack Edwards 1965–1985 (1928-09-20) September 20, 1928 (age 86)
Sonny Callahan 1985–2003 (1932-09-11) September 11, 1932 (age 82)
Jo Bonner 2003–2013 (1959-11-19) November 19, 1959 (age 55)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/jo-bonner-retirement-reports-91833.html
  3. ^ "LIVE: Rep. Jo Bonner talks about his resignation from Congress; new job at UA". Blog.al.com. May 23, 2013. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ "9 Republicans, 2 Democrats qualify for AL-01 congressional race". Blog.al.com. August 6, 2013. Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ Sullivan, Sean (December 17, 2013). "Republican Bradley Byrne wins Alabama special election". The Washington Post (Washington, DC). Retrieved December 18, 2013. 

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