Georgia's 1st Congressional District

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Georgia's 1st Congressional District
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Current incumbentJack Kingston Republican Party
Population703,020
Gender49.2% Male, 50.8% Female
Race65.2% White, 29% Black, 1.9% Asian, 0.2% Native American
Ethnicity6.4%
Unemployment10.2%
Median household income$43,077
High school graduation rate85.1%
College graduation rate22.8%
Georgia's 1st Congressional District comprises the entire coastal area of Sea Islands and much of the rural southeastern part of the state. In addition to Savannah, the district includes a few modest-sized cities such as Brunswick, Valdosta, Douglas and Waycross.[1]

The current representative of the 1st Congressional District is Jack Kingston (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

The 1st Congressional District of Georgia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Earl "Buddy" Carter (R) defeated Brian Reese (D) in the general election.

U.S. House, Georgia District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEarl "Buddy" Carter 60.91% 95,337
     Democratic Brian Reese 39.09% 61,175
Total Votes 156,512
Source: Georgia Secretary of State

General election candidates


July 22, 2014, Republican primary runoff candidates


July 22, 2014, Democratic primary runoff candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew prior to primary

2012

See also: Georgia's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

The 1st Congressional District of Georgia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Jack Kingston won re-election in the district.[12]

U.S. House, Georgia District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Kingston Incumbent 63% 157,181
     Democratic Lesli Messinger 37% 92,399
Total Votes 249,580
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Jack Kingston won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Oscar L. Harris II (D) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Georgia District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Kingston incumbent 71.6% 117,270
     Democratic Oscar L. Harris II 28.4% 46,449
Total Votes 163,719

2008
On November 4, 2008, Jack Kingston won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bill Gillespie (D) in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, Georgia District 1 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Kingston incumbent 66.5% 165,890
     Democratic Bill Gillespie 33.5% 83,444
Total Votes 249,334

2006
On November 7, 2006, Jack Kingston won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jim Nelson (D) in the general election.[15]

U.S. House, Georgia District 1 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Kingston incumbent 68.5% 94,961
     Democratic Jim Nelson 31.5% 43,668
Total Votes 138,629

2004
Kingston ran unopposed for re-election in 2004.

2002
On November 5, 2002, Jack Kingston won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Don Smart (D) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, Georgia District 1 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Kingston incumbent 72.1% 103,661
     Democratic Don Smart 27.9% 40,026
Total Votes 143,687

2000
On November 7, 2000, Jack Kingston won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Joyce Marie Griggs (D) in the general election.[17]

U.S. House, Georgia District 1 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Kingston incumbent 69.1% 131,684
     Democratic Joyce Marie Griggs 30.9% 58,776
Total Votes 190,460

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 1st Congressional District of Georgia after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Georgia

In 2011, the Georgia State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

On August 22, 2011, Georgia's Republican leadership released their proposed Congressional redistricting map. Due to population growth, Georgia gained a 14th Congressional district following the 2010 census. The new district, according to the plan, is located in the northwestern part of the state.[18] Rep. Tom Graves (R) was drawn into the new district, which left 9th District seat open in 2012. After redistricting, the 9th District leaned Republican.[18] In addition, the plan displaced Rep. John Barrow (D), but Barrow (who had been displaced before) moved into the district in order to remain in the 12th District.[18] Rep. Sanford Bishop's (D) district will become a majority-minority district. Also, Rep. Phil Gingrey's (R) 11th District picked up part of Atlanta. Overall, the plan was expected to bolster the Republican majority in the state's congressional delegation.[18]

See also

External links

References

  1. Georgia Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 5, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Georgia Secretary of State, "Candidate List," accessed March 8, 2014
  3. Savannah Morning News "Kingston to make Senate race official" accessed May 6, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 Roll Call "Former Kingston Staff to run for GA01" accessed May 14, 2013
  5. Roll Call "Georgia Race Attracts Fifth GOP Candidate #GA01" accessed June 12, 2013
  6. Roll Call "Fourth Republican Enters Crowded Georgia Race #GA01" accessed June 12, 2013
  7. Savannah Now, "St. Simon's resident joins race for 1st Congressional District seat," accessed December 2, 2013
  8. Savannah Now, "Richmond Hill Realtor to run for congress," accessed January 22, 2014
  9. Examiner, "Lesli Messinger steps down as U.S. House candidate, addresses future plans," accessed March 8, 2014
  10. Biz Journals.com, "Lesli Messinger Announces Candidacy for Congress, Focusing on Jobs, Economic Development and Rebuilding America's Future," accessed January 2, 2014
  11. GPB News, "Republican Schwarz Exits Congressional Race," accessed August 28, 2013
  12. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Georgia"
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 Atlanta Journal Constitution, "GOP redistricting plan would tighten grip on congressional delegation," August 22, 2011