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Colorado's 1st congressional district
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Current Representative Diana DeGette (D)
Area 173 mi²
Distribution 100.0% urban, 0.0% rural
Population (2000) 614,465
Median income $39,658
Ethnicity 54.3% White, 10.1% Black, 2.7% Asian, 30.0% Hispanic, 0.7% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI D+21

The 1st Congressional district of Colorado is located in central Colorado, encompassing the city of Denver and nearby areas. It is represented in the 111th United States Congress by Democrat Diana DeGette.

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Alignments

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1990s alignment

Following the 1990 U.S. census and associated realignment of Colorado congressional districts, the 1st Congressional district consisted of all of Denver County and parts of Adams, Arapahoe, and Jefferson counties.

2000s alignment

Following the 2000 U.S. census and associated realignment of Colorado congressional districts, the 1st Congressional district consists of parts of Arapahoe County including parts or all of the cities of Englewood, Cherry Hills Village, Sheridan, Aurora and Glendale and all of Denver county.

Competitiveness

As with most urban districts, Colorado's 1st District has proven to be friendly territory for Democrats. Based almost wholly in the city of Denver, the 1st has not elected a Republican since Patricia Schroeder (D) defeated incumbent Mike McKevitt (R) in 1972. African-Americans make up 10 percent of the district while Latinos account for 30 percent. George W. Bush received 31% of the vote in this district in 2004.

Recent election results

2004 election

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004: Colorado District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Diana DeGette 177,077 73.5
Republican Roland Chicas 58,659 24.3
Constitution George C. Lilly 5,193 2.3
Turnout 240,929

2006 election

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006: Colorado District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Diana DeGette 96,324 79%
Republican (none)
Green Tom Kelly[1] 25,096 21%
Turnout 121,420

2008 election

Republican Primary

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008: Colorado District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican George C. Lilly 6,227 58%
Republican Charles Crain 4,505 42%
Turnout 10,732 100%

General Election

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008: Colorado District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Diana DeGette 193,502 72%
Republican George C. Lilly 64,063 24%
Libertarian Martin Buchanan 11,276 4%
Turnout 267,841 100%

Representatives

Representative Party Years District home Notes
James Belford Republican October 3, 1876 – December 13, 1877
Thomas Patterson Democratic December 13, 1877 – March 3, 1879
James Belford Republican March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1885
George Symes Republican March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889
Hosea Townsend Republican March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893
Lafayette Pence Populist March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
John Shafroth Silver Republican March 4, 1895 – February 15, 1904
Robert W. Bonynge Republican February 16, 1904 – March 3, 1907
Atterson Rucker Democratic March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1913
George Kindel Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915
Benjamin Hilliard Democratic March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1919
William Vaile Republican March 4, 1919 – July 2, 1927
Vacant July 3, 1927 - November 14, 1927
S. Harrison White Democratic November 15, 1927 – March 3, 1929
William R. Eaton Republican March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1933
Lawrence Lewis Democratic March 4, 1933 – December 9, 1943
Vacant 1943-12-10 - 1944-03-07
Dean M. Gillespie Republican March 7, 1944 – January 3, 1947
John A. Carroll Democratic January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1951
Byron Rogers Democratic January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1971
Mike McKevitt Republican January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1973
Patricia Schroeder Democratic January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1997
Diana DeGette Democratic January 3, 1997 – present Incumbent


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