Oregon's 1st Congressional District

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Oregon's 1st Congressional District
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Current incumbentSuzanne Bonamici Democratic Party
Population775,806
Gender49.4% Male, 50.6% Female
Race79.40% White, 1.61% Black, 6.89% Asian
Ethnicity14.0% Hispanic
Unemployment9.5%
Median household income$60,868
High school graduation rate90.8%
College graduation rate37.0%
Oregon's 1st Congressional District is located in the northwest corner of the state and includes Clatsop, Columbia, Washington and Yamhill counties.[1]

The district previously included portions of the city of Portland and bordered the state of Washington.

The current representative of the 1st Congressional District is Suzanne Bonamici (D).[2]

Elections

2014

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

The 1st Congressional District of Oregon held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Suzanne Bonamici (Democratic and Working Families Party) defeated Jason Yates (Republican and Constitution Party), James Foster (L) and Steven Cody Reynolds (Progressive and Pacific Green Party) in the general election.

U.S. House, Oregon District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSuzanne Bonamici Incumbent 57.3% 160,038
     Republican Jason Yates 34.5% 96,245
     Libertarian James Foster 4% 11,213
     Green Steven Cody Reynolds 4% 11,163
     Miscellaneous Miscellaneous 0.2% 594
Total Votes 279,253
Source: Oregon Secretary of State

2012

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

The previous representative from the 1st District was Democrat David Wu, who served from 1999 to 2011. Wu resigned in August of 2011 after accusations of sexual misconduct. A special election was held on January 31, 2012, to fill the vacant seat.[3] Suzanne Bonamici defeated Robert Cornilles in the special election.[4]

Incumbent Suzanne Bonamici (D) defeated three challengers in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

U.S. House, Oregon District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSuzanne Bonamici Incumbent 59.6% 197,845
     Republican Delinda Morgan 33% 109,699
     Progressive Steven Reynolds 4.5% 15,009
     Constitution Robert Ekstrom 2.7% 8,918
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 509
Total Votes 331,980
Source: Oregon Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, David Wu won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Rob Cornilles (R), H. Joe Tabor (L), Chris Henry (Pacific Green) and Don LaMunyon (Constitution) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Oregon District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Wu incumbent 54.8% 160,357
     Republican Rob Cornilles 42% 122,858
     Libertarian H. Joe Tabor 0.8% 2,392
     Pacific Green Chris Henry 1% 2,955
     Constitution Don LaMunyon 1.3% 3,855
     Miscellaneous 0.1% 392
Total Votes 292,809

2008
On November 4, 2008, David Wu won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Joel Haugen (I), Scott Semrau (Constitution), Chris Henry (Pacific Green) and H. Joe Tabor (L) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Oregon District 1 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Wu incumbent 71.5% 237,567
     Independent Joel Haugen 17.5% 58,279
     Constitution Scott Semrau 4.3% 14,172
     Pacific Green Chris Henry 2.1% 7,128
     Libertarian H. Joe Tabor 3.3% 10,992
     Miscellaneous 1.2% 4,110
Total Votes 332,248

2006
On November 7, 2006, David Wu won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Derrick Kitts (R), Dean Wolf (Constitution) and Drake Davis (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Oregon District 1 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Wu incumbent 62.8% 169,409
     Republican Derrick Kitts 33.7% 90,904
     Constitution Dean Wolf 1.6% 4,370
     Libertarian Drake Davis 1.7% 4,497
     Miscellaneous 0.2% 447
Total Votes 269,627

2004
On November 2, 2004, David Wu won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Goli Ameri (R) and Dean Wolf (Constitution) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Oregon District 1 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Wu incumbent 57.5% 203,771
     Republican Goli Ameri 38.1% 135,164
     Constitution Dean Wolf 3.9% 13,882
     Miscellaneous 0.4% 1,521
Total Votes 354,338

2002
On November 5, 2002, David Wu won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jim Greenfield (R) and Beth A. King (L) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Oregon District 1 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Wu incumbent 62.7% 149,215
     Republican Jim Greenfield 34% 80,917
     Libertarian Beth A. King 3.2% 7,639
     Miscellaneous 0.1% 265
Total Votes 238,036

2000
On November 7, 2000, David Wu won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Charles Starr (R) and Beth A. King (L) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Oregon District 1 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Wu incumbent 58.3% 176,902
     Republican Charles Starr 38% 115,303
     Libertarian Beth A. King 3.6% 10,858
     Miscellaneous 0.2% 458
Total Votes 303,521

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 1st Congressional District prior to the 2010 redistricting.
See also: Redistricting in Oregon

In 2011, the Oregon State Legislature approved a new map of the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census. It was the first time in 60 years the Oregon Legislature approved a bipartisan redistricting map.[12]

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