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Connecticut's 1st Congressional District

Connecticut's 1st congressional district
Connecticut US Congressional District 1 (since 2013).tif
Connecticut's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
Area673 sq mi (1,740 km2)
Distribution
  • 93.94% urban
  • 6.06% rural
Population (2017)710,509
Median income$69,766[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+12[2]

Connecticut's 1st congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Located in the north-central part of the state, the district is anchored by the state capital of Hartford. It encompasses much of central Connecticut and includes towns within Hartford, Litchfield, and Middlesex counties.

Principal cities include: Bristol, Hartford, and Torrington.

The district is currently represented by Democrat John Larson.

Towns in the district

Hartford County - Berlin, Bloomfield, Bristol, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Glastonbury (part), Granby, Hartford, Hartland, Manchester, Newington, Rocky Hill, Southington, South Windsor, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, and Windsor Locks.

Litchfield County - Barkhamsted, Colebrook, New Hartford, Torrington (part), and Winchester.

Middlesex County - Cromwell, Middletown (part), and Portland.

Voter registration

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of October 30, 2012[3]
Party Active Voters Inactive Voters Total Voters Percentage
Democratic 156,784 11,392 168,176 40.39%
Republican 71,932 3,348 75,280 18.08%
Minor Parties 301 29 330 0.07%
Unaffiliated 161,327 11,299 172,626 41.46%
Total 390,334 26,068 416,412 100%

Recent presidential elections

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Gore 62 - 33%
2004 President Kerry 60 - 39%
2008 President Obama 66 - 33%
2012 President Obama 63 - 36%
2016 President Clinton 59 - 36%

Recent elections

The district has the lowest Republican voter performance of the five Connecticut house seats. It has been in Democratic hands without interruption since 1957, and for all but six years since 1931.

US House election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Barbara B. Kennelly (inc.) 176,463 77%
Republican Mario Robles, Jr. 51,985 23%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 228,448 100%
US House election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Barbara B. Kennelly (inc.) 126,566 71%
Republican James P. Garvey 50,690 29%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 177,256 100%
US House election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Barbara B. Kennelly (inc.) 164,735 67%
Republican Phillip Steele 75,113 31%
Concerned Citizens Gary Garneau 5,577 2%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 245,425 100%
US House election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Barbara B. Kennelly (inc.) 139,637 74%
Republican Douglas T. Putnam 46,865 24%
Concerned Citizens John F. Forry, III 3,405 2%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 188,907 100%
US House election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Barbara B. Kennelly (inc.) 158,222 74%
Republican Kent Sleath 53,666 24%
Concerned Citizens John F. Forry, III 2,099 1%
Natural Law Daniel A. Wasielewski 1,149 1%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 215,136 100%
US House election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John B. Larson 97,681 58%
Republican Kevin O'Connor 69,668 41%
Term Limits Jay E. Palmieri, IV 915 1%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 168,264 100%
US House election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John B. Larson (inc.) 151,932 72%
Republican Robert Backlund 59,331 28%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 211,263 100%
US House election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John B. Larson (inc.) 134,698 67%
Republican Phil Steele 66,968 33%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 201,666 100%
US House election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John B. Larson (inc.) 197,964 73%
Republican John Halstead 73,272 27%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 271,237 100%
US House election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John B. Larson (inc.) 154,539 74%
Republican Scott MacLean 53,010 26%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 207,549 100%
US House election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John B. Larson (inc.) 211,563 72%
Republican Joe Visconti 76,851 26%
Green Stephen Fournier 7,199 2%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 295,613 100%
US House election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John B. Larson (inc.) 138,440 61%
Republican Ann Brickley 84,076 37%
Green Kenneth J. Krayeske 2,564 1%
Socialist Action Christopher Hutchinson 955 0.42%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 226,035 100%
Connecticut 1st Congressional District Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John B. Larson (inc.) 206,575 70%
Republican John Henry Decker 82,262 28%
Green Michael DeRosa 5,746 2%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 294,583 100%
Connecticut 1st Congressional District Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John B. Larson (inc.) 135,825 62%
Republican Matthew Corey 78,609 36%
Green Jeff Russell 3,447 2%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 217,881 100%
Connecticut 1st Congressional District Election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John B. Larson (inc.) 188,286 64%
Republican Matthew Corey 100,976 34%
Green Mike De Rosa 6,031 2%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 295,293 100%
Connecticut 1st Congressional District Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John B. Larson (inc.) 175,087 63%
Republican Jennifer Nye 96,024 35%
Green Tom McCormick 3,029 1%
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 274,140 100%

List of members representing the district

Representative Party Years Cong
ress(es)
Electoral history
Isaac Toucey - Brady-Handy.jpg
Isaac Toucey
Democratic March 4, 1837 -
March 3, 1839
25th redistricted from the at-large district
Lost re-election.
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Joseph Trumbull
Whig March 4, 1839 -
March 3, 1843
26th
27th
Retired.
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Thomas H. Seymour
Democratic March 4, 1843 -
March 3, 1845
28th Retired.
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James Dixon
Whig March 4, 1845 -
March 3, 1849
29th
30th
Retired.
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Loren P. Waldo
Democratic March 4, 1849 -
March 3, 1851
31st Lost re-election.
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Charles Chapman
Whig March 4, 1851 -
March 3, 1853
32nd Retired to run for Governor.
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James T. Pratt
Democratic March 4, 1853 -
March 3, 1855
33rd Lost re-election.
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Ezra Clark Jr.
American March 4, 1855 -
March 3, 1857
34th Changed Party
Republican March 4, 1857 -
March 3, 1859
35th Lost re-election.
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Dwight Loomis
Republican March 4, 1859 -
March 3, 1863
36th
37th
Retired.
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Henry C. Deming
Republican March 4, 1863 -
March 3, 1867
38th
39th
Lost re-election.
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Richard D. Hubbard
Democratic March 4, 1867 -
March 3, 1869
40th Retired.
Julius L. Strong Republican March 4, 1869 -
September 7, 1872
41st
42nd
Died.
Vacant September 7, 1872 -
December 2, 1872
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Joseph Roswell Hawley
Republican December 2, 1872 -
March 3, 1875
42nd
43rd
Lost re-election.
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George M. Landers
Democratic March 4, 1875 -
March 3, 1879
44th
45th
Retired.
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Joseph Roswell Hawley
Republican March 4, 1879 -
March 3, 1881
46th Retired after being elected to the US Senate
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John R. Buck
Republican March 4, 1881 -
March 3, 1883
47th Lost re-election.
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William W. Eaton
Democratic March 4, 1883 -
March 3, 1885
48th Lost re-election.
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John R. Buck
Republican March 4, 1885 -
March 3, 1887
49th Lost re-election.
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Robert J. Vance
Democratic March 4, 1887 -
March 3, 1889
50th Lost re-election.
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William E. Simonds
Republican March 4, 1889 -
March 3, 1891
51st Lost re-election.
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Lewis Sperry
Democratic March 4, 1891 -
March 3, 1895
Lost re-election. 52nd
53rd
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E. Stevens Henry
Republican March 4, 1895 -
March 3, 1913
54th
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
Retired.
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Augustine Lonergan
Democratic March 4, 1913 -
March 3, 1915
63rd Lost re-election.
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P. Davis Oakey
Republican March 4, 1915 -
March 3, 1917
64th Lost re-election.
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Augustine Lonergan
Democratic March 4, 1917 -
March 3, 1921
65th
66th
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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E. Hart Fenn
Republican March 4, 1921 -
March 3, 1931
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
Retired.
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Augustine Lonergan
Democratic March 4, 1931 -
March 3, 1933
72nd Retired after being elected to the US Senate
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Herman P. Kopplemann
Democratic March 4, 1933 -
January 3, 1939
73rd
74th
75th
Lost re-election.
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William J. Miller
Republican January 3, 1939 -
January 3, 1941
76th Lost re-election.
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Herman P. Kopplemann
Democratic January 3, 1941 -
January 3, 1943
77th Lost re-election.
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William J. Miller
Republican January 3, 1943 -
January 3, 1945
78th Lost re-election.
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Herman P. Kopplemann
Democratic January 3, 1945 -
January 3, 1947
79th Lost re-election.
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William J. Miller
Republican January 3, 1947 -
January 3, 1949
80th Lost re-election.
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Abraham A. Ribicoff
Democratic January 3, 1949 -
January 3, 1953
81st
82nd
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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Thomas J. Dodd
Democratic January 3, 1953 -
January 3, 1957
83rd
84th
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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Edwin H. May Jr.
Republican January 3, 1957 -
January 3, 1959
85th Lost re-election.
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Emilio Q. Daddario
Democratic January 3, 1959 -
January 3, 1971
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
Retired to run for Governor.
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William R. Cotter
Democratic January 3, 1971 -
September 8, 1981
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
Died.
Vacant September 9, 1981 -
January 11, 1982
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Barbara B. Kennelly
Democratic January 12, 1982 -
January 3, 1999
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
Elected to finish Cotter's term.

Retired to run for Governor.
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John B. Larson
Democratic January 3, 1999 -
Present
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Incumbent
The district from 2003 to 2013

Living former Members

As of May 2015, there is one former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut's 1st congressional district who is currently living at this time. The most recent representative to die was Emilio Q. Daddario (served 1959-1971) on July 7, 2010. The most recently serving representative to die was William R. Cotter (served 1971-1981), who died in office on September 8, 1981.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Barbara B. Kennelly 1982-1999 (1936-07-10) July 10, 1936 (age 83)

References

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=09&cd=01
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index - Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of October 30, 2012" (PDF). Connecticut Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 23, 2006. Retrieved 2012.

Coordinates: 41°55?43?N 73°01?03?W / 41.92861°N 73.01750°W / 41.92861; -73.01750


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