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Connecticut's 1st congressional district
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Current Representative John Larson (D)
Area 673 mi²
Distribution 93.4% urban, 6.6% rural
Population (2000) 681,113
Median income $50,227
Ethnicity 71.6% White, 12.6% Black, 2.4% Asian, 11.4% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI D+13

Connecticut's 1st Congressional District is currently represented by Democrat John Larson, who has represented the district since 1999.

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Geography

The First District encompasses much of central Connecticut and includes municipalities within Hartford, Litchfield, and Middlesex counties.

The district has been considered the metropolitan Hartford district since its inception. The 2002 reapportionment caused certain, more distant areas to be added to the district from the defunct Sixth District such as Bristol and Winsted, thus creating a more elongated district.

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Towns and cities

The district includes the whole of each of the following municipalities, except where a percentage appears, to indicate the proportion, to the nearest percent, of the corresponding municipality's population who were living, at the time of the 1990 U.S. Census, within the new boundary established in 1991 for the 1st CD.[1]

Demographics

John Kerry defeated George W. Bush 60% to 39% in this district in 2004.

The district has the lowest Republican voter performance of the five Connecticut house seats and has elected only Democrats to the House since 1956.

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of October 25, 2005[5]
Party Active Voters Inactive Voters Total Voters Percentage
  Democratic 156,784 11,392 168,176 40.39%
  Republican 71,932 3,348 75,280 18.08%
  Unaffiliated 161,327 11,299 172,626 41.46%
  Minor Parties 301 29 330 0.07%
Total 390,334 26,068 416,412 100%
US House election, 2008: Connecticut District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John B. Larson (inc.) 209,895 71.46
Republican Joseph Visconti 76,694 26.11
Green Stephen Fournier 7,123 2.43
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 209,895



Representatives

Representative Party Years District home Note
District organized from Connecticut's At-large congressional district in 1837
Isaac Toucey Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
Joseph Trumbull Whig March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843
Thomas H. Seymour Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845 Declined Nomination
James Dixon Whig March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1849
Loren P. Waldo Democratic March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851 Lost Re-election
Charles Chapman Whig March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853 Retired to run for Governor
James T. Pratt Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855 Lost Re-election
Ezra Clark, Jr. American March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857 Changed party
Ezra Clark, Jr. Republican March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859 Lost Re-election
Dwight Loomis Republican March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1863 Retired
Henry C. Deming Republican March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1867 Lost Re-election
Richard D. Hubbard Democratic March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1869 Declined Nomination
Julius L. Strong Republican March 4, 1869 – September 7, 1872 Died
Vacant September 7, 1872 – December 2, 1872
Joseph R. Hawley Republican December 2, 1872 – March 3, 1875 Lost Re-election
George M. Landers Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879
Joseph R. Hawley Republican March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881 Retired to run for US Senate
John R. Buck Republican March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883 Lost Re-election
William W. Eaton Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885 Lost Re-election
John R. Buck Republican March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887 Lost Re-election
Robert J. Vance Democratic March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889 Lost Re-election
William E. Simonds Republican March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891 Lost Re-election
Lewis Sperry Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1895 Lost Re-election
E. Stevens Henry Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1913 Retired
Augustine Lonergan Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915
P. Davis Oakey Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1917 Lost Re-election
Augustine Lonergan Democratic March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1921
E. Hart Fenn Republican March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1931 Retired
Augustine Lonergan Democratic March 4, 1931 – March 3, 1933
Herman P. Kopplemann Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939 Lost Re-election
William J. Miller Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941 Lost Re-election
Herman P. Kopplemann Democratic January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943 Lost Re-election
William J. Miller Republican January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945 Lost Re-election
Herman P. Kopplemann Democratic January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947 Lost Re-election
William J. Miller Republican January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949 Lost Re-election
Abraham A. Ribicoff Democratic January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1953 Retired to run for US Senate
Thomas J. Dodd Democratic January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1957 Retired to run for US Senate
Edwin H. May, Jr. Republican January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1959 Lost Re-election
Emilio Q. Daddario Democratic January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1971 Hartford Retired following an unsuccessful bid for governor
William R. Cotter Democratic January 3, 1971 – September 8, 1981 Hartford Died
Vacant September 9, 1981 – January 11, 1982
Barbara B. Kennelly Democratic January 12, 1982 – January 3, 1999 Hartford Retired following an unsuccessful bid for governor
John Larson Democratic January 3, 1999 – present East Hartford Incumbent

References

  1. ^ "Congressional District 1 [table]". Connecticut State Register and Manual, 2001 Congresssional Districting [sic]. [CT] Secretary of the State. http://www.sots.ct.gov/sots/cwp/view.asp?a=3188&q=392452. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  2. ^ "Congressional District 1" and "... 2 [tables]". Connecticut State Register and Manual, 2001 Congresssional Districting [sic],. [CT] Secretary of the State. http://www.sots.ct.gov/sots/cwp/view.asp?a=3188&q=392452. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  3. ^ "Congressional District 1" and "... 3 [tables]". Connecticut State Register and Manual, 2001 Congresssional Districting [sic],. [CT] Secretary of the State. http://www.sots.ct.gov/sots/cwp/view.asp?a=3188&q=392452. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  4. ^ "Congressional District 1" and "... 5 [tables]". Connecticut State Register and Manual, 2001 Congresssional Districting [sic],. [CT] Secretary of the State. http://www.sots.ct.gov/sots/cwp/view.asp?a=3188&q=392452. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  5. ^ "Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of October 25, 2005" (PDF). Connecticut Secretary of State. http://www.sots.ct.gov/ElectionsServices/lists/2005OctRegEnrollStats.pdf. Retrieved 2006-10-02. 


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