Maine's 1st congressional district

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Maine's 1st congressional district
Maine US Congressional District 1 (since 2013).tif
Maine's 1st congressional district – since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Chellie Pingree (DNorth Haven)
Distribution
  • 49.44% urban
  • 50.56% rural
Population (2000) 637,450
Median income 42,044
Ethnicity
Cook PVI D+8[1]

Maine's 1st congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Maine. The geographically smaller of the two congressional districts in the state, the district covers the southern coastal area of the state. The district consists of all of Cumberland, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc and York counties and most of Kennebec County. Located within the district are the cities of Portland, Augusta, Brunswick and Saco.

The district is currently represented by Democrat Chellie Pingree.

History[edit]

Maine was initially a part of the state of Massachusetts. Massachusetts was allocated 20 districts after the 1810 U.S. Census. When Maine became a state in 1820, seven of those districts were credited to it. Since then, all but the 1st and 2nd Congressional Districts have become obsolete.

Current composition[edit]

Maine's 1st Congressional District consists of:

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years ↑ District home Note
No image.svg Joseph Dane Federalist March 15, 1820 –
March 3, 1823
Kennebunk Redistricted from the at-large congressional district.
No image.svgWilliam Burleigh Adams-Clay D-R March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
South Berwick
Adams March 4, 1825 –
July 2, 1827
died
Vacant July 2, 1827 –
September 10, 1827
No image.svg Rufus McIntire Jacksonian September 10, 1827 –
March 3, 1835
Parsonsfield [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
JohnFairfield.jpg John Fairfield Democratic March 4, 1835 –
December 24, 1838
Saco resigned after being elected Governor
NClifford.jpg Nathan Clifford Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
Newfield [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Joshua Herrick Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
Brunswick [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John Fairfield Scamman Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
Wells [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg David Hammons Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
Cornish [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Elbridge Gerry (Maine Congressman).jpg Elbridge Gerry Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
Waterford [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Moses Macdonald Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1855
Limerick [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John M. Wood Republican March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1859
Portland [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
DanielESomes.jpg Daniel E. Somes Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
Biddeford [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Noble Goodwin.jpg John N. Goodwin Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
South Berwick [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Lorenzo De Medici Sweat (Maine Congressman).jpg Lorenzo De Medici Sweat Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
Parsonsfield [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
JLynch.jpg John Lynch Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1873
Portland [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
JHBurleigh2.jpg John H. Burleigh Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1877
South Berwick [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Thomas Brackett Reed - Brady-Handy.jpg Thomas Brackett Reed Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
Portland redistricted to At-large district
At-large districts used 1883 –
1885
Thomas Brackett Reed - Brady-Handy.jpg Thomas Brackett Reed Republican March 4, 1885 –
September 4, 1899
Portland redistricted from At-large district, resigned
Vacant September 4, 1899 –
November 6, 1899
Amos L. Allen (Maine Congressman).jpg Amos L. Allen Republican November 6, 1899 –
March 3, 1911
Waterboro [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Asher Crosby Hinds, 1910.png Asher C. Hinds Republican March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1917
Benton [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
LouisBGoodall.jpg Louis B. Goodall Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1921
Sanford [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
CarrollLBeedy.jpg Carroll L. Beedy Republican March 4, 1921 –
January 3, 1935
Phillips [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Simon M. Hamlin (Maine Congressman).jpg Simon M. Hamlin Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
Standish [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
James C. Oliver (Maine Congressman).jpg James C. Oliver Republican January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
South Portland [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Robert S. Hale (Maine Congressman).jpg Robert Hale Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1959
Portland [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
James C. Oliver (Maine Congressman).jpg James C. Oliver Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1961
South Portland [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Peter A. Garland (Maine Congressman).jpg Peter Garland Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1963
Saco [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Stanley R. Tupper (Maine Congressman).jpg Stanley R. Tupper Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1967
Boothbay Harbor redistricted from 2nd district
Peter Kyros.jpg Peter N. Kyros Democratic January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1975
Portland Lost reelection
David F Emery.png David F. Emery Republican January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
Rockland Retired to run for U.S. Senate.
John R. McKernan (Maine Governor).jpg John R. McKernan, Jr. Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1987
Portland Retired to run for Governor.
Former Maine Governor Joe Brennan cropped.jpg Joseph E. Brennan Democratic January 3, 1987 –
January 3, 1991
Portland Retired to run for Governor.
Thomas Andrews 1991.jpeg Thomas Andrews Democratic January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1995
Brunswick Retired to run for U.S. Senate.
Jimlongleyme.jpg James B. Longley, Jr. Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 1997
Lewiston Lost reelection
Tom Allen 110th Congressional portrait.JPG Thomas H. Allen Democratic January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2009
Portland Retired to run for U.S. Senate.
Chellie Pingree.jpg Chellie Pingree Democratic January 3, 2009 –
present
North Haven First elected in 2008.

Election results from presidential races[edit]

Year Office Results Political parties that won the district
2000 President Al Gore 50 - George W. Bush 43% Democratic Party (United States)
2004 President John Kerry 55 - George W. Bush 43% Democratic Party (United States)
2008 President Barack Obama 61 - John McCain 38% Democratic Party (United States)
2012 President Barack Obama 60 - Mitt Romney 38% Democratic Party (United States)
2016 President Hillary Clinton 54 - Donald Trump 39% Democratic Party (United States)

Recent election results[edit]

US House election, 1986: Maine District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joseph E. Brennan 121,848 53.16
Republican H. Rollin Ives 100,260 43.74
Labor for Maine Plato Truman 7,109 3.10
Majority 21,588 9.42
Turnout 229,217
Democratic gain from Republican
US House election, 1988: Maine District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joseph E. Brennan 167,623 60.11
Republican Edward S. O'Meara 111,125 36.78
Majority 79,864 26.44
Turnout 278,748
Democratic hold Swing
US House election, 1990: Maine District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Thomas H. Andrews 167,623 60.11
Republican David Emery 110,836 39.74
write-ins 413 0.15
Majority 56,787 20.36
Turnout 278,872
Democratic hold Swing
US House election, 1992: Maine District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Thomas H. Andrews 232,696 64.97
Republican Linda Bean 125,236 34.97
write-ins 216 0.06
Majority 107,460 30.00
Turnout 358,148
Democratic hold Swing
US House election, 1994: Maine District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican James B. Longley, Jr. 136,316 51.88
Democratic Dennis L. Dutremble 126,373 48.09
write-ins 80 0.03
Majority 9,943 3.78
Turnout 262,769
Republican gain from Democratic
US House election, 1996: Maine District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Thomas H. Allen 173,745 55.30
Republican James B. Longley, Jr. 140,354 44.68
write-ins 65 0.02
Majority 33,391 10.63
Turnout 314,164
Democratic gain from Republican
US House election, 1998: Maine District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Thomas H. Allen 134,335 60.33
Republican Ross J. Connelly 79,160 35.55
Constitution Eric R. Greiner 9,182 4.12
Majority 55,175 24.78
Turnout 222,677
Democratic hold Swing
US House election, 2000: Maine District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Thomas H. Allen 202,823 59.81
Republican Jane A. Amero 123,915 36.54
Libertarian J. Frederic Staples 12,356 3.64
Majority 78,908 23.27
Turnout 339,094
Democratic hold Swing
Maine's 1st Congressional District Runoff Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Allen* 172,646 63.81
Republican Steven Joyce 97,931 36.19
Total votes 270,577 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold
Maine's 1st Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Allen* 219,077 59.74
Republican Charles E. Summers 147,663 40.26
Total votes 366,740 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold
Maine's 1st Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Allen* 170,949 60.84
Republican Darlene J. Curley 88,009 31.32
Independent Dexter Kamilewicz 22,029 7.84
Total votes 280,987 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold
Maine's 1st Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chellie Pingree 205,629 54.90
Republican Charles E. Summers 168,930 45.10
Total votes 374,559 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold
Maine's 1st Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chellie Pingree* 169,114 56.82
Republican Dean Scontras 128,501 43.17
No party Others 42 0.01%
Total votes 297,657 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2005 – 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 

External links[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Kentucky's 6th congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the House
December 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891
Succeeded by
Georgia's 3rd congressional district
Preceded by
Georgia's 3rd congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the House
December 2, 1895 – March 3, 1899
Succeeded by
Iowa's 3rd congressional district

Coordinates: 43°49′50″N 69°56′27″W / 43.83056°N 69.94083°W / 43.83056; -69.94083