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Delaware's 1st congressional district
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Current Representative Michael N. Castle (R)
Area 2,489 mi²
Distribution 80.0% urban, 20.0% rural
Population (2000) 783,600
Median income $47,381
Ethnicity 72.5% White, 18.9% Black, 2.1% Asian, 4.8% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% other
Cook PVI D+7

The Delaware at-large district of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that includes the entire state of Delaware. The current U.S. Representative is Republican Michael N. Castle of Wilmington, Delaware. Owing to Delaware's status as the First State, this congressional district has never changed shape, and is the oldest congressional district in the United States.

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History

Delaware has always had only one U.S. Representative, except for 10 years between 1813 and 1823, when there was a second Representative. This person was elected state-wide, at-large, on the same ballot as the first Representative. The two candidates with the highest number of votes were elected.

Representative Michael N. Castle has held this seat easily since January 1993. As Castle is seeking a seat in the U.S. Senate in the next election, the U.S. House seat is expected to be very competitive in an increasingly Democratic state. George W. Bush received 46% of the vote in this district in 2004.

2006 US House Election

Republican 143,892 (57%)

Democratic 97,555 (39%)

Independent 5,767 (2%)

Green Party 4,463 (2%)

Election results

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1920

United States House of Representatives elections, 1920
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Caleb R. Layton 52145 55.7%
Democratic James R. Clements 40206 42.9%
Socialist Robert A. Walker 1063 .01%
Independent Howard T. Ennis 196 0.002%
Totals 93609 100%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1922

United States House of Representatives elections, 1922
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic William H. Boyce 39126 53.9%
Republican Caleb R. Layton 32577 44.9%
Independent Frank A. Houck 908 .01%
Totals 72611 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

1924

United States House of Representatives elections, 1924
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Robert G. Houston 51536 58.6%
Democratic William H. Boyce 35943 40.8%
Independent Florence Garvin 519 0.005%
Totals 87998 100%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

1926

United States House of Representatives elections, 1926
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Robert G. Houston 38919 52%
Democratic Merrill H. Tilghman 35943 48%
Totals 74862 100%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1928

United States House of Representatives elections, 1928
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Robert G. Houston 66361 63.5%
Democratic John M. Richardson 38045 36.4%
Totals 104406 100%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1930

United States House of Representatives elections, 1930
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Robert G. Houston 48493 55.7%
Democratic John P. Le Fevre 38391 44.1%
Independent Arnold Williams 127 0.001%
Totals 87011 100%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

1932

United States House of Representatives elections, 1932
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Wilbur L. Adams 51698 46.1%
Republican Reuben Satterthwaite, Jr. 48841 43.6%
Prohibition Francis B. Short 10560 9.4%
Socialist Edgar G. Shaeffer 887 0.008%
Communist Frank Rhoades 110 0.001%
Totals 112096 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

1934

United States House of Representatives elections, 1934
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican J. George Stewart 52829 53.3%
Democratic John C. Hazzard 45771 46.2%
Socialist William A. Mayor 404 .004%
Communist Joseph P. Daniels 58 .0006%
Totals 99062 100%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

1936

United States House of Representatives elections, 1936
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic William F. Allen 65485 51.7%
Republican J. George Stewart 55664 43.9%
Republican James A. Ellison 5338 4.2%
Socialist William A. Mayor 176 .001%
Totals 126663 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

1938

United States House of Representatives elections, 1938
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican George S. Williams 60661 55.9%
Democratic William F. Allen 46989 43.3%
Republican William J. Highfield 816 .007%
Progressive Ralph L. Brown 105 .001%
Totals 108571 100%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

1940

United States House of Representatives elections, 1938
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Philip A. Traynor 68205 51.1%
Republican George S. Williams 64384 48.3%
Independent Royden C. Caulk 816 .006%
Totals 133405 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

References

  • Barone, Michael; Richard E. Cohen (2005). The Almanac of American Politics. Washington: National Journal Group. ISBN 0-89234-112-2.  
  • Martin, Roger A. (1995). Memoirs of the Senate. Newark, DE: Roger A. Martin.  
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