Idaho's 1st congressional district

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Idaho's 1st congressional district
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Idaho's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
U.S. Representative
  Russ Fulcher
RBoise
Distribution
  • 65.82% urban
  • 34.18% rural
Population (2000)648,744
Median income$53,564[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+21[2]

Idaho's 1st congressional district is one of two congressional districts in the U.S. state of Idaho. It comprises the western portion of the state.

From statehood in 1890 to the 1910 election, Idaho was represented by a statewide at-large seat. Following the 1910 census, Idaho gained a second House seat; it was first contested in 1912. However, through the 1916 election, both seats were statewide at-large seats. The first election in Idaho with two congressional districts was in 1918.

The 2012 election cycle saw the district remain largely in the shape it has had since the 1950s, encompassing the western third of the state. Historically, it has been reckoned as the Boise district, as it usually included most of the state capital. The latest round of redistricting, however, saw the 1st pushed to the west, shifting almost all of its share of Boise to the 2nd district.[3] A significant increase in population directly west of Boise over the previous decade, in western Ada and Canyon counties, was responsible for the westward shift of the boundary. However, the 1st continues to include most of Boise's suburbs. In Ada County itself, the district continues to include Meridian, Eagle, and some parts of Boise south of Interstate 84. It also includes the entire northern portion of the state, through the Panhandle.

The 1st district is currently represented by Russ Fulcher, a Republican from Boise. First elected in 2018, he defeated Democratic candidate Cristina McNeil and Libertarian candidate W. Scott Howard.

Recent results in presidential elections[edit]

Year Office Results
2000 President George W. Bush 64.61% - Al Gore 27.59%
2004 President George W. Bush 68.92% - John Kerry 29.53%
2008 President John McCain 60.69% - Barack Obama 35.22%
2012 President Mitt Romney 64.9% - Barack Obama 32.2%
2016 President Donald Trump 63.7% - Hillary Clinton 25.4%


List of members representing the district[edit]

Representative Party Term Electoral history
District created March 4, 1919
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Burton French
Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1933
Redistricted from the at-large district.
Lost re-election.
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Compton White
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1947
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Abe Goff
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Compton White
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
John T. Wood Republican January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Gracie Pfost
Democratic January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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Compton White Jr.
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1967
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Jim McClure
Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1973
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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Steve Symms
Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1981
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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Larry Craig
Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1991
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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Larry LaRocco
Democratic January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1995
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Helen Chenoweth-Hage
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2001
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Butch Otter
Republican January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2007
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for Governor.
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Bill Sali
Republican January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2009
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Walt Minnick
Democratic January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Raúl Labrador
Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2019
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Russ Fulcher
Republican January 3, 2019 –
Present
Elected in 2018.

Election results[edit]

2002[edit]

Idaho's 1st Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Butch Otter* 120,743 58.57
Democratic Betty Richardson 80,269 38.94
Libertarian Steve Gothard 5,129 2.49
Total votes 206,141 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2004[edit]

Idaho's 1st Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Butch Otter* 207,662 69.55
Democratic Naomi Preston 90,927 30.45
Total votes 298,589 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2006[edit]

Idaho's 1st Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Sali* 115,843 49.94
Democratic Larry Grant 103,935 44.81
Independent Dave Olson 6,857 2.96
Natural Law Andy Hedden-Nicely 2,882 1.24
Constitution Paul Smith 2,457 1.06
Total votes 231,974 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2008[edit]

Idaho's 1st Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walt Minnick 175,898 50.61
Republican Bill Sali* 171,687 49.39
Total votes 347,585 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic gain from Republican

2010[edit]

Idaho's 1st Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Raul Labrador 126,231 51.02
Democratic Walt Minnick* 102,135 41.28
Independent Dave Olson 14,365 5.81
Libertarian Mike Washburn 4,696 1.90
Total votes 247,427 100.00
Turnout  
Republican gain from Democratic

2012[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Raúl Labrador 58,003 80.6
Republican Reed McCandless 13,917 19.4
Total votes 71,920 100
Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jimmy Farris 5,362 53.2
Democratic Cynthia Clinkingbeard 4,723 46.8
Total votes 10,085 100

General election results[edit]

Idaho 1st Congressional District 2012 [5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Raul Labrador (incumbent) 199,402 63.0
Democratic Jimmy Farris 97,450 30.8
Libertarian Rob Oates 12,265 3.9
Independent Pro-Life[6] 7,607 2.4
Total votes 316,724 100.0

2014[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Raúl Labrador 56,206 78.6
Republican Lisa Marie 5,164 7.2
Republican Michael Greenway 3,494 4.9
Republican Reed McCandless 3,373 4.7
Republican Sean Blackwell 3,304 4.6
Total votes 71,541 100
Democratic primary results[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shirley Ringo 9,047 82.0
Democratic Ryan Barone 1,981 18.0
Total votes 11,028 100

General election results[edit]

Idaho's 1st Congressional district election, 2014[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Raúl Labrador (Incumbent) 143,580 65.01
Democratic Shirley Ringo 77,277 34.99
Other Write-ins 7 <0.01
Majority 66,303 30.02%
Total votes 220,864 100
Republican hold

2016[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Raul Labrador 51,568 80.98
Republican Gordon Counsil 6,510 10.22
Republican Isaac M. Haugen 5,605 8.80
Total votes 63,683 100
Democratic primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Piotrowski 6,954 56.15
Democratic Shizandra Fox 3,428 27.68
Democratic Staniela Nikolova 2,002 16.17
Total votes 12,384 100

General election results[edit]

Idaho's 1st Congressional district election, 2016 [10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Raul Labrador (Incumbent) 242,252 68.17
Democratic James Piotrowski 113,052 31.82
Other Write-ins 53 0.01
Total votes 355,357 100
Republican hold

Living former members[edit]

As of January 2019, there are seven living former members of the House from the district. The most recent member to die was James A. McClure (served 1967-1973) on February 26, 2011. The most recently serving member to die was Helen Chenoweth-Hage (served 1995-2001) on October 2, 2006.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Steve Symms 1973–1981 (1938-04-23) April 23, 1938 (age 80)
Larry Craig 1981–1991 (1945-07-20) July 20, 1945 (age 73)
Larry LaRocco 1991–1995 (1946-08-25) August 25, 1946 (age 72)
Butch Otter 2001–2007 (1942-05-03) May 3, 1942 (age 76)
Bill Sali 2007–2009 (1954-02-17) February 17, 1954 (age 65)
Walt Minnick 2009–2011 (1942-09-20) September 20, 1942 (age 76)
Raúl Labrador 2011–2019 (1967-12-08) December 8, 1967 (age 51)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=16&cd=01
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ Adopted Redistricting Plans (accessed 2 February 2012)
  4. ^ a b "May 15, 2012 Primary Election Results". Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
  5. ^ "2012 General Results statewide". Idaho Secretary of State Election Division. Retrieved March 29, 2013.
  6. ^ The birth name of Pro-Life is Marvin Thomas Richardson. He originally had his middle name changed to Pro-Life and then his full name changed to Pro-Life.
  7. ^ a b "May 20, 2014 Primary Election Results". Idaho Secretary of State. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  8. ^ "Nov 04, 2014 General Election Results". Idaho Secretary of State. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  9. ^ a b "Official Primary Election Statewide Totals". Idaho Secretary of State. Retrieved June 21, 2016.
  10. ^ "Nov 08, 2016 General Election Results". Idaho Secretary of State. Retrieved December 13, 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°N 116°W / 45°N 116°W / 45; -116