Colorado's 1st congressional district
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Colorado's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Diana DeGette
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Distribution
  • 100[1]% urban
  • 0% rural
Population (2016)812,843[2]
Median income$67,441[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+21[4]

Colorado's 1st congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Colorado based primarily in the City and County of Denver in the central part of the state. The district includes all of the City and County of Denver, and the nearby suburbs of Glendale, Englewood, Sheridan, and Cherry Hills Village.

The district has been represented by Democrat Diana DeGette since 1997.

An urban and diverse district based in the heart of Metropolitan Denver, this district is one of the most liberal districts in the Mountain West. Only two Republicans have been elected to the district's Congressional seat since the Great Depression. Dean M. Gillespie was the district's representative from 1944 to 1947, and Mike McKevitt served one term from 1970 to 1972, winning thanks to an ideological split among Denver Democrats.

History

1990s

Following the 1990 U.S. Census and associated re-alignment of Colorado congressional districts, the 1st Congressional district consisted of all of the City and County of Denver and parts of Adams, Arapahoe, and Jefferson counties.

2000s

Following the 2000 U.S. census and associated re-alignment of Colorado congressional districts, the 1st Congressional district consists of parts of Arapahoe County, including parts or all of the cities of Englewood, Cherry Hills Village, Sheridan, Aurora, and Glendale, and all of the City and County of Denver.

2010s

Following the 2010 U.S. Census and associated re-alignment of Colorado congressional districts, the 1st Congressional district consisted of all of the City and County of Denver and parts of Arapahoe County including parts or all of the cities of Englewood, Cherry Hills Village, Sheridan, Aurora, and Glendale. Following the census, the 1st district took in additional area in the southwestern suburbs which included parts of Jefferson County and parts or all of the cities of Columbine and Ken Caryl.


Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Gore 61 – 33%
2004 President Kerry 68 – 31%
2008 President Obama 74 – 24%
2012 President Obama 69 – 29%
2016 President Clinton 69 – 23%

Recent election results

2002

2002 election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Diana DeGette (Incumbent) 111,718 66%
Republican Ken Chlouber 49,884 30%
Green Ken Seaman 3,209 2%
Libertarian Kent Leonard 2,584 1%
Constitution George C. Lilly 1,169 1%
Majority 61,834 36%
Total votes 168,564 100%
Democratic hold

2004

2004 election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Diana DeGette (Incumbent) 177,077 74%
Republican Roland Chicas 58,659 24%
Constitution George C. Lilly 5,193 2%
Majority 118,418 50%
Total votes 240,929 100%
Democratic hold

2006

2006 election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Diana DeGette (Incumbent) 129,446 80%
Green Thomas D. Kelly 32,825 20%
Majority 96,621 60%
Total votes 162,271 100%
Democratic hold

2008

2008 election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Diana DeGette (Incumbent) 203,756 72%
Republican George C. Lilly 67,346 24%
Libertarian Martin L. Buchanan 12,136 4%
Majority 136,410 48%
Total votes 283,249 100%
Democratic hold

2010

2010 election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Diana DeGette (Incumbent) 140,073 67%
Republican Mike Fallon 59,747 29%
Green Gary Swing 2,923 2%
Libertarian Clint Jones 2,867 1%
Constitution Chris Styskal 2,141 1%
Majority 80,326 38%
Total votes 207,751 100%
Democratic hold

2012

2012 election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Diana DeGette (Incumbent) 237,579 68%
Republican Danny Stroud 93,217 27%
Libertarian Frank Atwood 12,585 4%
Green Gary Swing 4,829 1%
Majority 144,362 41%
Total votes 348,228 100%
Democratic hold

2014

2014 election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Diana DeGette (Incumbent) 183,281 66%
Republican Martin Walsh 80,682 29%
Libertarian Frank Atwood 9,292 3%
Independent Danny Stroud 5,236 2%
Majority 102,599 37%
Total votes 278,494 100%
Democratic hold

2016

2016 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Diana DeGette (Incumbent) 257,254 67.9% +1.9%
Republican Charles Stockham 105,030 27% -2.0%
Libertarian Darrell Dinges 16,752 4.4% +2.2%
Majority 152,224 40.2% +3.2%
Total votes 379,036 100%
Democratic hold Swing

2018

2018 election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Diana DeGette (Incumbent) 272,886 73.8%
Republican Casper Stockham 85,207 23.1%
Libertarian Raymon Doane 11,600 3.1%
Total votes 369,693 100.0%
Democratic hold

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
ress(es)
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1893
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Lafayette Pence
Populist March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd Elected in 1892.
Lost re-election.
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John F. Shafroth
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th
55th
56th
57th
58th
Elected in 1894.
Changed parties and re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Changed parties and re-elected in 1902 but resigned after declaring his conviction that his opponent was actually elected.
Silver Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1903
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
February 15, 1904
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Robert W. Bonynge
Republican February 16, 1904 –
March 3, 1909
58th
59th
60th
Won election contest.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Lost re-election.
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Atterson W. Rucker
Democratic March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1913
61st
62nd
Elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Lost renomination.
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George Kindel
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
63rd Elected in 1912.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
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Benjamin Hilliard
Democratic March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1919
64th
65th
Elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Lost re-election.
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William Vaile
Republican March 4, 1919 –
July 2, 1927
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
Elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Died.
Vacant July 3, 1927 –
November 14, 1927
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S. Harrison White
Democratic November 15, 1927 –
March 3, 1929
70th Elected to finish Vaile's term.
Lost re-election.
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William R. Eaton
Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1933
71st
72nd
Elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Lost re-election.
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Lawrence Lewis
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
December 9, 1943
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
Elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Died.
Vacant December 9, 1943 –
March 7, 1944
Dean M. Gillespie Republican March 7, 1944 –
January 3, 1947
78th
79th
Elected to finish Lewis's term.
Re-elected later in 1944.
Lost re-election.
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John A. Carroll
Democratic January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1951
80th
81st
Elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
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Byron Rogers
Democratic January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1971
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
Elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Lost re-nomination.
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Mike McKevitt
Republican January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
92nd Elected in 1970.
Lost re-election.
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Pat Schroeder
Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1997
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
Elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Retired.
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Diana DeGette
Democratic January 3, 1997 –
present
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.

Living former Members

As of April 2015, there is one former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Colorado's 1st congressional district who is currently living at this time. The most recent representative to die was Mike McKevitt (served 1971–1973) on September 28, 2000.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Patricia Schroeder 1973–1997 (1940-07-30) July 30, 1940 (age 79)

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=08&cd=01
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=08&cd=01
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

Coordinates: 39°43′56″N 104°54′32″W / 39.73222°N 104.90889°W / 39.73222; -104.90889