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Nevada's 1st Congressional District
Nevada's 1st congressional district
Nevada US Congressional District 1 (since 2013).tif
Nevada's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
Distribution
  • 99.90% urban
  • 0.10% rural
Population (2016 est.)722,331
Median income$41,281[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+15[2]

Nevada's 1st congressional district occupies most of Nevada's largest city, Las Vegas, as well as parts of North Las Vegas and parts of unincorporated Clark County. The district is solidly Democratic.

Before the 1980 Census, Nevada was represented by a single at-large congressional district. After the 1980 Census, Nevada was split into two districts due to its high population growth relative to the rest of the country. From 1983 to 1993, the 1st district was coextensive with Clark County. From 1993 to 2003, it covered most of the Las Vegas Valley while the surrounding parts of Clark County (and the rest of the state) were in the 2nd district. Following the 2000 Census, further population growth resulted in the creation of the 3rd congressional district, which included most of Henderson, North Las Vegas, Summerlin, and much of unincorporated Clark County. At the same time, the 1st district became smaller (and more population-dense), more urban, and more Democratic-leaning. It contracted even further after the 2010 Census, which made it a majority-minority district; Hispanics now make up a plurality of its voters.

Voting

Election results from presidential races[3]

Year Office Result
2000 President Gore 56 - 41%
2004 President Kerry 57 - 42%
2008 President Obama 64 - 34%
2012 President Obama 66 - 32%
2016 President Clinton 62 - 33%

Cities and townships

List of members representing the district

Representative Party Years Congress District Home Electoral history
District created January 3, 1983 Districts were created from the former at-large district
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Harry Reid
Democratic January 3, 1983 -
January 3, 1987
98th
99th
Searchlight Elected in 1982.

Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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James Bilbray
Democratic January 3, 1987 -
January 3, 1995
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
Las Vegas Elected in 1986.

Lost re-election.
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John Ensign
Republican January 3, 1995 -
January 3, 1999
104th
105th
Las Vegas Elected in 1994.

Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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Shelley Berkley
Democratic January 3, 1999 -
January 3, 2013
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Las Vegas Elected in 1998.

Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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Dina Titus
Democratic January 3, 2013 -
present
113th
114th
115th
116th
Las Vegas Elected in 2012.

Election results

1982

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry Reid 61,901 57.54
Republican Peggy Cavnar 45,675 42.46
Total votes 107,576 100.0
Democratic win (new seat)

1984

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry Reid (incumbent) 73,242 56.12
Republican Peggy Cavnar 55,391 42.44
Libertarian Joe Morris 1,885 1.44
Total votes 130,518 100.0
Democratic hold

1986

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Bilbray 61,830 54.09
Republican Bob Ryan 59,433 44.04
Libertarian Gordon Michael Morris 2,145 1.88
Total votes 114,317 100.0
Democratic hold

1988

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Bilbray (incumbent) 101,764 63.97
Republican Lucille Lusk 53,588 33.69
Libertarian Patrick O'Neill 3,724 2.34
Total votes 159,076 100.0
Democratic hold

1990

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Bilbray (incumbent) 84,650 61.41
Republican Bob Dickinson 47,377 34.37
Libertarian William Moore 5,825 4.23
Total votes 137,852 100.0
Democratic hold

1992

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Bilbray (incumbent) 128,178 57.87
Republican J. Coy Pettyjohn 84,217 38.02
Libertarian Scott A. Kjar 8,993 4.06
Total votes 221,488 100.0
Democratic hold

1994

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Ensign 73,769 48.48
Democratic James Bilbray (incumbent) 72,333 47.54
Libertarian Gary Wood 6,065 3.99
Total votes 152,167 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

1996

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Ensign (incumbent) 86,472 50.10
Democratic Bob Coffin 75,081 43.50
Ted Gunderson 4,572 2.65
Libertarian James Dan 3,341 1.94
Natural Law Richard Eidson 3,127 1.81
Total votes 172,593 100.0
Republican hold

1998

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shelley Berkley 79,315 49.24
Republican Don Chairez 73,540 45.65
Libertarian Jim Burns 5,292 3.29
Jess Howe 2,935 1.82
Total votes 161,082 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

2000

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shelley Berkley (incumbent) 118,469 51.68
Republican Jon Porter 101,276 44.18
Libertarian Charles Schneider 4,011 1.75
Christopher H. Hansen 3,933 1.72
Citizens First W.G. Swenson 1,546 0.67
Total votes 229,235 100.0
Democratic hold

2002

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shelley Berkley (incumbent) 64,312 53.72
Republican Lynette Boggs-McDonald 51,148 42.73
Steven Dempsey 2,861 2.39
Green W. Lane Startin 1,393 1.16
Total votes 119,714 100.0
Democratic hold

2004

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shelley Berkley (incumbent) 133,569 65.98
Republican Russ Mickelson 63,005 31.12
Libertarian Jim Duensing 5,862 2.90
Total votes 202,436 100.0
Democratic hold

2006

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shelley Berkley (incumbent) 85,025 64.84
Republican Kenneth Wegner 40,917 31.20
Libertarian Jim Duensing 2,843 2.17
Darnell Roberts 2,339 1.78
Total votes 131,124 100.0
Democratic hold

2008

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shelley Berkley (incumbent) 154,860 67.65
Republican Kenneth Wegner 64,837 28.32
Caren Alexander 4,697 2.05
Libertarian Jim Duensing 4,528 1.98
Total votes 228,922 100.0
Democratic hold

2010

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shelley Berkley (incumbent) 103,246 61.75
Republican Kenneth Wegner 58,995 35.28
Jonathan J. Hansen 2,847 1.70
Libertarian Ed Klapproth 2,118 1.27
Total votes 167,306 100.0
Democratic hold

2012

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dina Titus 113,967 63.57
Republican Chris Edwards 56,521 31.53
Stan Vaughan 4,145 2.31
Libertarian William "Bill" Pojunis 4,645 2.59
Total votes 179,278 100.0
Democratic hold

2014

Nevada's 1st Congressional District, 2014[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dina Titus (inc.) 45,643 56.84
Republican Annette Teijeiro 30,413 37.87
Libertarian Richard Charles 2,617 3.26
Kamau Bakari 1,626 2.03
Total votes 80,299 100
Democratic hold

2016

Nevada's 1st Congressional District, 2016[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dina Titus (inc.) 116,537 61.87%
Republican Mary Perry 54,174 28.76%
Independent Reuben D'Silva 13,897 7.38%
Kamau Bakari 3,744 1.99%
Total votes 188,352 100.00%
Democratic hold

2018

Nevada's 1st Congressional District, 2018[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Dina Titus (incumbent) 100,674 66.16% +4.29%
Republican Joyce Bentley 46,969 30.87% +2.11%
Dan Garfield 2,453 1.61% -0.38%
Libertarian Robert Van Strawder Jr. 2,061 1.36% N/A
Margin of victory 53,705 35.29% +2.18%
Total votes 152,157 100.0% N/A
Democratic hold

Living former Members

As of January 2019, there are four living former members.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Harry Reid 1983-1987 (1939-12-02) December 2, 1939 (age 80)
James Bilbray 1987-1995 (1938-05-19) May 19, 1938 (age 81)
John Ensign 1995-1999 (1958-03-25) March 25, 1958 (age 61)
Shelley Berkley 1999-2013 (1951-01-20) January 20, 1951 (age 68)

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774-present
  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=32&cd=01
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index - Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Presidential Election Results, by district, swingstateproject.com
  4. ^ "1982 Election Results" (PDF). Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "1984 Election Results" (PDF). Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "1986 Election Results" (PDF). Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "1988 Election Results" (PDF). Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "1990 Election Results" (PDF). Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ 1992 Election Results
  10. ^ "1994 Election Results" (PDF). Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ 1996 Election Results
  12. ^ "1998 Election Results" (PDF). Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ "2000 Election Results" (PDF). Retrieved 2018.
  14. ^ "2002 Election Results" (PDF). Retrieved 2018.
  15. ^ "2004 Election Results" (PDF). Retrieved 2018.
  16. ^ "2006 Election Results" (PDF). Retrieved 2018.
  17. ^ "2008 Election Results" (PDF). Retrieved 2018.
  18. ^ "Congressional results". www.nvsos.gov. Retrieved 2018.
  19. ^ 2012 Election Results
  20. ^ "Silver State Election Night Results 2014". Nevada Secretary of State. November 4, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  21. ^ "Silver State Election Night Results 2016". Nevada Secretary of State. November 8, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  22. ^ "Silver State 2018 Election Night Results | U.S. House of Representatives". Nevada Secretary of State. Nov 14, 2018.

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