Minnesota's 1st congressional district

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Minnesota's 1st congressional district
Current Representative Tim Walz (DFLMankato)
Area 13,3221 mi² (34,504 km²)
Distribution 56% urban, 44% rural
Population (2000) 614,9352
Median income $40,941
Ethnicity 94.6% White, 1% Black, 1.7% Asian, 3% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 1.4% other
Cook PVI R+13
External images
THIS govtrack.us MAP, is a useful representation of the 1st CD's borders, based on Google Maps.

Minnesota's 1st congressional district extends across southern Minnesota from the border with South Dakota to the border with Wisconsin. The First District is primarily a rural district built on a strong history of agriculture, although this is changing rapidly due to strong population growth in Rochester and surrounding communities. The First District is also home to several of Minnesota's major mid-sized cities, including Rochester, Mankato, Winona, Austin, Owatonna, Albert Lea, New Ulm, and Worthington. This district is currently represented by U.S. Congressman Tim Walz (Mankato) from the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

From early statehood until the latest redistricting after the 2000 census, the first district covered only southeast Minnesota. During the 20th century it was generally considered solidly Republican, though in recent years this is changing. In 2004, John Kerry received 48% of the vote in this Congressional district. Two years later, in 2006, Republican Representative Gil Gutknecht was defeated by Democrat Tim Walz. The district leans slightly Republican with a CPVI of R + 1.4

The district from 2003 to 2013

List of representatives

Congress Representative Party Years Notes
District created March 4, 1861
37th Cyrus Aldrich Republican March 4, 1861 - March 3, 1863 Redistricted from the At-large district
38th-40th William Windom Republican March 4, 1863 - March 3, 1869 Redistricted from the 2nd district
41st Morton S. Wilkinson Republican March 4, 1869 - March 3, 1871
42nd-47th Mark H. Dunnell Republican March 4, 1871 - March 3, 1883
48th-49th Milo White Republican March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1887
50th Thomas Wilson Democratic March 4, 1887 - March 3, 1889
51st Mark H. Dunnell Republican March 4, 1889 - March 3, 1891
52nd William H. Harries Democratic March 4, 1891 - March 3, 1893
53rd-60th James Albertus Tawney Republican March 4, 1893 - March 3, 1911
61st-68th Sydney Anderson Republican March 4, 1911 - March 3, 1925
69th-70th Allen J. Furlow Republican March 4, 1925 - March 3, 1929
71st-72nd Victor Christgau Republican March 4, 1929 - March 3, 1933
73rd March 4, 1933 - January 3, 1935 District inactive, all representatives elected At-large on a general ticket
74th-85th August H. Andresen Republican January 3, 1935 - January 14, 1958 Died
Vacant January 14, 1958 - February 18, 1959
85th-95th Al Quie Republican February 18, 1958 - January 3, 1979
96th-97th Arlen Erdahl Republican January 3, 1979 - January 3, 1983
98th-103rd Tim Penny DFL January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1995
104th-109th Gil Gutknecht Republican January 3, 1995 - January 3, 2007
110th-113th Tim Walz DFL January 3, 2007 - Present Incumbent

Recent elections

2012

See Also: Tim_Walz#2012

2010

See Also: Tim_Walz#2010

2008

2008 First Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Tim Walz (Incumbent) 207,748 62.5 +9.5
Republican Brian J. Davis 109,446 32.9 -
Independence Gregory Mikkelson 14,903 4.5 -

2006

2006 First Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Tim Walz 141,622 53 -
Republican Gil Gutknecht (Incumbent) 126,487 47 -13

2004

2004 First Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Gil Gutknecht (Incumbent) 193,132 60 -1
Democratic Leigh Pomeroy 115,088 35 -
Independence Gregory Mikkelson 15,569 5 -

2002

2002 First Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Gil Gutknecht (Incumbent) 163,532 61 -
Democratic Steve Andreasen 92,149 35 -
Green Gregory Mikkelson 9,954 4 -

References

  1. ^ "Minnesota congressional districts by urban and rural population and land area". US Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  2. ^ "Fast Facts". US Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-03-30. 
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  4. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". The Campaign Legal Center. Retrieved 2007-03-30. 

Coordinates: 43°53′56″N 93°42′42″W / 43.89889°N 93.71167°W / 43.89889; -93.71167








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