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Hawaii's 1st congressional district
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Current Representative Neil Abercrombie (D)
Population (2000) 606,718
Median income $74,905
Ethnicity 18.8% White, 2.0% Black, 54.3% Asian, 5.4% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 7.8% other
Cook PVI D+11

The First Congressional District of Hawaii was created in 1971 when the state of Hawaii began electing its representatives from districts instead of state-wide at-large.

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Geography

The district encompasses the urban areas administered by the City & County of Honolulu, concentrated in the central plains and southern shores of the island of Oahu including the towns of Aiea, Mililani, Pearl City, Waipahu and Waimalu.

Demographics

George W. Bush received 47% of the vote in this district in 2004. The district has a Cook Partisan Voting Index score of D +11.

History

The residents of the district are represented in the United States House of Representatives with an elected Congressman. From 1963 to the creation of the district, the state of Hawaii was represented in the United States House of Representatives with two Congressmen voted to at-large seats. Previous to 1963, the state of Hawaii had only one seat.

Non-residency

Based on laws adopted by the state of Hawaii, a candidate for the First Congressional District of Hawaii does not have to be a resident of the district. The first non-resident to attain the office was Patsy Mink, a resident of rural Honolulu with roots on the island of Maui. The home office of the First Congressional District of Hawaii is at the Prince Kuhio Federal Building near Honolulu Harbor.

List of representatives

Representative Party Years District home Notes
Patsymink.jpg Patsy Mink Democratic January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1977 Honolulu Redistricted from the At-large seat.
Decided to run for the higher office of U.S. Senator
Cecil Heftel.jpg Cecil Heftel Democratic January 3, 1977 – July 19, 1986 Resigned to run for Governor of Hawaii
Vacant 1986-07-19 – September 20, 1986
Neilabercrombie.jpg Neil Abercrombie Democratic September 20, 1986 – January 3, 1987 Honolulu Lost re-nomination
Pat Saiki.jpg Pat Saiki Republican January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1991 Decided to run for the higher office of U.S. Senator
Neilabercrombie.jpg Neil Abercrombie Democratic January 3, 1991 – present Honolulu Incumbent

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