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Alaska's 1st congressional district
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Current Representative Don Young (R)
Area 663,267 mi² (1,717,855 km²)
Distribution 65.7% urban, 34.3% rural
Population (2000) 626,932
Median income $51,171
Ethnicity 67.6% White, 3.4% Black, 3.9% Asian, 4.1% Hispanic, 15.4% Native American, 0.2% other
Occupation 22.4% blue collar, 60.5% white collar, 17.1% gray collar
Cook PVI R+13

Alaska's At-large congressional district comprises the entire state of Alaska. This Congressional district has the largest land area and lowest population density of any district in the United States. As of April 2009 the At-large district had a Cook Partisan Voting Index score of R+13. It has been represented by Republican Don Young since 1973.

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Election results

This district is normally considered safely Republican because no Democrat has been elected since 1972 and because incumbent Don Young hasn't faced a serious challenge since 1990 when he faced Mayor John Devens (D-Valdez), who was defeated by a comfortable margin. Although allegations of corruption against Young led Democrats to target this race in 2008, Young retained his seat.

Representation

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Territorial delegates

Representative Party Term Note
Frank H. Waskey Democratic August 14, 1906 - March 3, 1907 Retired
Thomas Cale Independent March 4, 1907 - March 3, 1909 Retired
James Wickersham Republican March 4, 1909 - March 3, 1917 Defeated
Charles A. Sulzer Democratic March 4, 1917 - January 7, 1919 Election successfully contested
James Wickersham
(2nd time)
Republican January 7, 1919 - March 3, 1919 Defeated
Charles A. Sulzer
(2nd time)
Democratic March 4, 1919 - April 28, 1919 Died
Vacant April 29, 1919 - June 2, 1920
George B. Grigsby Democratic June 3, 1920 - March 1, 1921 Election successfully contested
James Wickersham
(3rd time)
Republican March 1, 1921 - March 3, 1921 Retired
Daniel Sutherland Republican March 4, 1921 - March 3, 1931 Retired
James Wickersham
(4th time)
Republican March 4, 1931 - March 3, 1933 Defeated
Anthony J. Dimond Democratic March 4, 1933 - January 3, 1945 Retired
E. L. "Bob" Bartlett Democratic January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1959 Elected to U.S. Senate

Representatives

Representative Party Term Note
Ralph J. Rivers Democratic January 3, 1959 – December 30, 1966 Defeated & resigned
Vacant December 30, 1966 – January 3, 1967
Howard W. Pollock Republican January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1971 Retired
Nick Begich Democratic January 3, 1971 – December 29, 1972 Died
Vacant December 29, 1972 – March 6, 1973
Don Young Republican March 6, 1973 – Current Incumbent

Historical elections

Year Republican Votes Pct Democratic Votes Pct Third party Votes Pct Fourth Party Votes Pct Fifth Party Votes Pct Write-in votes[1] Write-in %
1958 Henry A. Benson 20,699 42.5% Ralph J. Rivers 27,948 57.5%
1960 R. L. Rettig 25,517 43.2% Ralph J. Rivers (inc.) 33,546 56.8%
1962 Lowell Thomas, Jr. 26,638 44% Ralph J. Rivers (inc.) 33,953 56%
1964 Lowell Thomas, Jr. 32,556 48.5% Ralph J. Rivers (inc.) 34,590 51.5%
1966 Howard W. Pollock 34,040 51.6% Ralph J. Rivers (inc.) 31,867 48.4%
1968 Howard W. Pollock (inc.) 43,577 54.2% N. J. Begich 36,785 45.8%
1970 Frank H. Murkowski 35,947 44.9% N. J. Begich 44,137 55.1%
1972 Don Young 41,750 43.8% N. J. Begich (inc.) 53,651 56.2%
1973 Don Young Emil Notti
1974 Don Young (inc.) 51,641 53.8% William L. Hensley 44,280 46.2%
1976 Don Young (inc.) 83,722 70.8% Eben Hopson 34,194 28.9% 292 0.2%
1978 Don Young (inc.) 68,811 55.4% Patrick Rodey 55,176 44.4% 200 0.2%
1980 Don Young (inc.) 114,089 73.8% Kevin Parnell 39,922 25.8% 607 0.4%
1982 Don Young (inc.) 128,274 70.8% Dave Carlson 52,011 28.7% 799 0.4%
1984 Don Young (inc.) 113,582 55% Pegge Begich 86,052 41.7% Betty Breck (I) 6,508 3.2% 295 0.1%
1986 Don Young (inc.) 101,799 56.5% Pegge Begich 74,053 41.1% Betty Breck (L) 4,182 2.3% 243 0.1%
1988 Don Young (inc.) 120,595 62.5% Peter Gruenstein 71,881 37.3% 479 0.2%
1990 Don Young (inc.) 99,003 51.7% John S. Devens 91,677 47.8% 967 0.5%
1992 Don Young (inc.) 111,849 46.8% John S. Devens 102,378 42.8% Michael States (AI) 15,049 6.3% Mike Milligan (G) 9,529 4% 311 0.1%
1994 Don Young (inc.) 118,537 56.9% Tony Smith 68,172 32.7% Joni Whitmore (G) 21,277 10.2% 254 0.1%
1996 Don Young (inc.) 138,834 59.4% Georgianna Lincoln 85,114 36.4% William J. Nemec II (AI) 5,017 2.1% John J. G. Grames (G) 4,513 1.9% 222 0.1%
1998 Don Young (inc.) 139,676 62.6% Jim Duncan 77,232 34.6% John J. G. Grames (G) 5,923 2.7% 469 0.2%
2000 Don Young (inc.) 190,862 69.6% Clifford Mark Greene 45,372 16.5% Anna C. Young (G) 22,440 8.2% Jim Dore (AI) 10,085 3.7% Leonard J. Karpinski (L) 4,802 1.8% 832 0.3%
2002 Don Young (inc.) 169,685 74.5% Clifford Mark Greene 39,357 17.3% Russell deForest (G) 14,435 6.3% Rob Clift (L) 3,797 1.7% 291 0.1%
2004 Don Young (inc.) 213,216 71.1% Thomas M. Higgins 67,074 22.4% Timothy A. Feller (G) 11,434 3.8% Alvin A. Anders (L) 7,157 2.4% 1,115 0.4%
2006 Don Young (inc.) 132,743 56.6% Diane E. Benson 93,879 40% Alexander Crawford (L) 4,029 1.7% Eva L. Ince (G) 1,819 0.8% William W. Ratigan (IN) 1,615 0.7% 560 0.2%
2008 Don Young (inc.) 158,939 48.6% Ethan Berkowitz 142,560 43.6% Don Wright (AIP) 14,274 4.4% 1,205 0.4%

Source: "Election Statistics". Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/index.html. Retrieved 2007-08-08.  

Notes

  1. ^ Prior to the 1976 election, official election returns released by the State of Alaska were typewritten rather than computer generated, and write-in votes were not included in published vote totals

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