Idaho's congressional districts

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Idaho's Congressional districts since 2013.[1]

Idaho has two congressional districts. A State since 1890, it gained its second seat in the U.S. House for the 1912 election. Both seats were at-large selections on the ballot (entire state) for three elections, until the two districts were established prior to the 1918 election.

Current districts and representatives[edit]

List of members of the Idaho United States House delegation, district boundary maps, and the district political ratings according to the CPVI. The delegation has a total of 2 members, both with the Republican party.

District Representative Party CPVI Incumbent time in office District map
1st Raúl Labrador, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Raúl Labrador (R-Eagle) Republican R+21 January 3, 2011 – present Idaho US Congressional District 1 (since 2013).tif
2nd Mike Simpson official portrait.jpg Mike Simpson (R-Idaho Falls) Republican R+17 January 3, 1999 – present Idaho US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif

District backgrounds[edit]

1st District[edit]

The 1st district seat encompasses the northern and most of the southwestern portion of the state. Starting at the Canada–US border, it includes all areas in the Pacific Time Zone and follows the western border to the southwestern corner. It formerly included most of the state capital, Boise, but with redistricting in 2012, northeast Ada County, including most of the Boise city limits, is in the 2nd district. Meridian, Eagle, and west Boise south of Interstate 84 remain in the first district as are all areas north of Boise, including McCall, Lewiston, Moscow, and Coeur d'Alene.[2]

It is represented by Raúl Labrador, a Republican first elected in 2010.

2nd District[edit]

The 2nd district seat encompasses the eastern part of the state. It includes all of Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, and Rexburg. It extends to southwest Idaho to Elmore County, and includes most of the Boise city limits in northeast Ada County.[2]

It is represented by Mike Simpson, a Republican first elected in 1998.

Historical and present district boundaries[edit]

Table of United States congressional district boundary maps in the State of Idaho, presented chronologically.[3] All redistricting events that took place in Idaho between 1973 and 2013 are shown.

Year Statewide map Boise highlight
1973–1982 United States Congressional Districts in Idaho, 1973 – 1982.tif United States Congressional Districts in Idaho (metro highlight), 1973 – 1982.tif
1983–1992 United States Congressional Districts in Idaho, 1983 – 1992.tif United States Congressional Districts in Idaho (metro highlight), 1983 – 1992.tif
1993–2002 United States Congressional Districts in Idaho, 1993 – 2002.tif United States Congressional Districts in Idaho (metro highlight), 1993 – 2002.tif
2003–2013 United States Congressional Districts in Idaho, 2003 – 2013.tif United States Congressional Districts in Idaho (metro highlight), 2003 – 2013.tif
Since 2013 United States Congressional Districts in Idaho, since 2013.tif United States Congressional Districts in Idaho (metro highlight), since 2013.tif

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The national atlas". nationalatlas.gov. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 22, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Adopted redistricting plans: Congressional plan". Idaho State Legislature. Redistricting Commission. October 17, 2011. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  3. ^ "Digital Boundary Definitions of United States Congressional Districts, 1789–2012". Retrieved October 18, 2014.