North Carolina's 1st congressional district

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North Carolina's 1st congressional district
North Carolina US Congressional District 1 (since 2017).tif
North Carolina's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2017.
Current Representative G. K. Butterfield (DWilson)
Distribution
  • 62.9[1]% urban
  • 37.1% rural
Population (2016) 750,278[2]
Median income 28,410
Ethnicity
Cook PVI D+17[3]

North Carolina's 1st congressional district is located mostly in the northeastern part of the state. This area is located on North Carolina's Coastal plain and contains towns such as Durham, Greenville, Elizabeth City, Henderson, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Goldsboro, and New Bern.

The district is represented by Rep. G. K. Butterfield, a Democrat. He has been the representative since 2005. In the 2006 election, he won unopposed. In 2010 he defeated Republican Ashley Woolard from Washington, North Carolina in the general election.

On February 5, 2016, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the 1st district, as well as the 12th, were gerrymandered along racial lines, which was unconstitutional, and must be redrawn by March 15, 2016.[4]

Besides a brief period from 1895 until 1899 when the district was held by a Populist, the 1st district has been consistently Democratic since 1883.

Recent election results[edit]

Presidential races[edit]

Year Results
2000 Gore 57–42%
2004 Kerry 57–42%
2008 Obama 62–37%

Recent congressional races[edit]

U.S. House election, 2002: North Carolina's 1st district[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic France W. Ballance Jr. 93,157 63.74
Republican Greg Dority 50,907 34.83
Libertarian Mike Ruff 2,093 1.43
Total votes 146,157 100
U.S. House election, 2004: North Carolina's 1st district[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Kenneth Butterfield Jr. 137,667 63.98
Republican Greg Dority 77,508 36.02
Total votes 215,175 100
U.S. House election, 2006: North Carolina's 1st district[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Kenneth Butterfield Jr. 82,510 100
Total votes 82,510 100
U.S. House election, 2008: North Carolina's 1st district[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Kenneth Butterfield Jr. 192,765 70.28
Republican Dean Stephens 81,506 29.72
Total votes 274,271 100
U.S. House election, 2010: North Carolina's 1st district[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Kenneth Butterfield Jr. 103,294 59.31
Republican Ashley Woolard 70,867 40.69
Total votes 174,161 100
U.S. House election, 2012: North Carolina's 1st district[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Kenneth Butterfield Jr. 254,644 75.32
Republican Pete DiLauro 77,288 22.86
Libertarian Darryl Holloman 6,134 1.81
Total votes 338,066 99.9
U.S. House election, 2014: North Carolina's 1st district[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Kenneth Butterfield Jr. 154,333 73.38
Republican Arthur Rich 55,990 26.62
Total votes 210,323 100
U.S. House election, 2016: North Carolina's 1st district[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Kenneth Butterfield Jr. 240,661 68.62
Republican H. Powell Dew Jr. 101,567 28.96
Libertarian Joseph John Summerell 8,259 2.4
Total votes 346,830 99.98

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
John Baptista Ashe.jpg John B. Ashe Anti-
Administration
March 24, 1790 –
March 3, 1791
Redistricted to the 3rd district
No image.svg John Steele Pro-
Administration
March 4, 1791 –
March 3, 1793
Redistricted from the 4th district
No image.svg Joseph McDowell Anti-
Administration
March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg James Holland Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg Joseph McDowell, Jr. Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1799
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg Joseph Dickson Federalist March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1801
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg James Holland Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
Redistricted to the 11th district
No image.svg Thomas Wynns Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1807
Redistricted from the 8th district
No image.svg Lemuel Sawyer Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1813
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg William H. Murfree Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg Lemuel Sawyer Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1823
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg Alfred M. Gatlin Crawford
Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg Lemuel Sawyer Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg William B. Shepard Anti-
Jacksonian
March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg Samuel T. Sawyer Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg Kenneth Rayner Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
Redistricted to the 9th district
Hon. Thomas L. Clingman, N.C - NARA - 528409.jpg Thomas L. Clingman Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing.]
JamesGrahamNC.jpg James Graham Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
Hon. Thomas L. Clingman, N.C - NARA - 528409.jpg Thomas L. Clingman Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1853
Redistricted to the 8th district
Henry Muchmore Shaw.png Henry M. Shaw Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg Robert T. Paine Know-Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
Henry Muchmore Shaw.png Henry M. Shaw Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg William N. H. Smith Opposition March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
North Carolina seceded from the Union in May 1861
Vacant March 3, 1861 –
July 6, 1868
Civil War and Reconstruction
John Robert French.jpg John R. French Republican July 6, 1868 –
March 3, 1869
[Data unknown/missing.]
ClintonLCobb.jpg Clinton L. Cobb Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg Jesse J. Yeates Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing.]
Joseph John Martin - Brady-Handy.jpg Joseph J. Martin Republican March 3, 1879 –
January 29, 1881
Lost contested election
No image.svg Jesse J. Yeates Democratic January 29, 1881 –
March 3, 1881
Won contested election
LouisCLatham.jpg Louis C. Latham Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg Walter F. Pool Republican March 4, 1883 –
August 25, 1883
Died
Vacant August 25, 1883 –
November 20, 1883
Thomas Gregory Skinner.jpg Thomas G. Skinner Democratic November 20, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
[Data unknown/missing.]
LouisCLatham.jpg Louis C. Latham Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas Gregory Skinner.jpg Thomas G. Skinner Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg William A. B. Branch Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg Harry Skinner Populist March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg John H. Small Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1921
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg Hallett S. Ward Democratic March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1925
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg Lindsay C. Warren Democratic March 3, 1925 –
October 31, 1940
Resigned after to become U.S. Comptroller General
Vacant October 31, 1940 –
November 5, 1940
Herbert Covington Bonner.jpg Herbert C. Bonner Democratic November 5, 1940 –
November 7, 1965
Died
Vacant November 7, 1965 –
February 5, 1966
WalterJonesSr.-1977-.png Walter B. Jones, Sr. Democratic February 5, 1966 –
September 15, 1992
Died
Vacant September 15, 1992 –
November 3, 1992
Clayton-nc1.jpg Eva Clayton Democratic November 3, 1992 –
January 3, 2003
Retired
Frank Ballance.jpg Frank Ballance Democratic January 3, 2003 –
June 11, 2004
Resigned
Vacant June 11, 2004 –
July 20, 2004
G.K. Butterfield, Official portrait, 114th Congress.jpg G. K. Butterfield Democratic July 20, 2004 –
present
Incumbent

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003–2013
2013–2017

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=37&cd=01
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  4. ^ Simpson, Ian (February 8, 2016). "Judges find two N. Carolina congressional districts racially gerrymandered". Reuters. Retrieved February 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ "11/05/2002 Official General Election Results - Statewide". North Carolina State Board of Elections. November 15, 2002. Retrieved December 23, 2017. 
  6. ^ "11/02/2004 Official General Election Results - Statewide". North Carolina State Board of Elections. November 12, 2004. Retrieved December 23, 2017. 
  7. ^ "11/07/2006 Official General Election Results - Statewide". North Carolina State Board of Elections. November 17, 2006. Retrieved December 23, 2017. 
  8. ^ "11/04/2008 Official General Election Results - Statewide". North Carolina State Board of Elections. November 14, 2008. Retrieved December 23, 2017. 
  9. ^ "11/02/2010 Official General Election Results - Statewide". North Carolina State Board of Elections. November 12, 2010. Retrieved December 23, 2017. 
  10. ^ "11/06/2012 Official General Election Results - Statewide". North Carolina State Board of Elections. November 16, 2012. Retrieved December 23, 2017. 
  11. ^ "11/04/2014 Official General Election Results - Statewide". North Carolina State Board of Elections. November 25, 2014. Retrieved December 23, 2017. 
  12. ^ "11/06/2016 Official General Election Results - Statewide". North Carolina State Board of Elections. December 13, 2016. Retrieved December 23, 2017. 

Coordinates: 36°06′03″N 77°30′14″W / 36.10083°N 77.50389°W / 36.10083; -77.50389