Indiana's 1st Congressional District

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The 1st Congressional District of Indiana is a congressional district based in Gary and its surrounding suburbs and exurbs.

Indiana's 1st Congressional District is based in the suburbs and exurbs of Chicago, Illinois, acquired parts of LaPorte County, including Michigan City, in redistricting.[1][2]

Previously the district consisted of all of the counties of Benton, Jasper, Lake, Newton, and part of Porter County in the northwestern part of the state. Lake County, where Gary is located, contained the majority of the district's population.

The current representative of the 1st congressional district is Pete Visclosky (D).

Elections

2014

See also: Indiana's 1st congressional district elections, 2014

The 1st congressional district of Indiana will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Indiana's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

The 1st congressional district of Indiana held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Peter Visclosky (D) won re-election. He defeated Joel Phelps (R) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Indiana District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter J. Visclosky Incumbent 67.3% 187,743
     Republican Joel Phelps 32.7% 91,291
Total Votes 279,034
Source: Indiana Secretary of State "House of Representatives Election Results"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Peter Visclosky won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mark Leyva (R) and Jon Morris (L) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Indiana District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter J. Visclosky incumbent 58.6% 99,387
     Republican Mark Leyva 38.6% 65,558
     Libertarian Jon Morris 2.8% 4,762
Total Votes 169,707

2008
On November 4, 2008, Peter Visclosky won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mark Leyva (R) and Jeff Duensing (L) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Indiana District 1 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter J. Visclosky incumbent 70.9% 199,954
     Republican Mark Leyva 27.2% 76,647
     Libertarian Jeff Duensing 1.9% 5,421
Total Votes 282,022

2006
On November 7, 2006, Peter Visclosky won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mark Leyva (R) and Charles E. Barman (I) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Indiana District 1 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter J. Visclosky incumbent 69.6% 104,195
     Republican Mark Leyva 26.8% 40,146
     Independent Charles E. Barman 3.5% 5,266
Total Votes 149,607

2004
On November 2, 2004, Peter Visclosky won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mark Leyva (R) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Indiana District 1 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter J. Visclosky incumbent 68.3% 178,406
     Republican Mark Leyva 31.7% 82,858
Total Votes 261,264

2002
On November 5, 2002, Peter Visclosky won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mark Leyva (R) and Timothy P. Brennan (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Indiana District 1 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter J. Visclosky incumbent 66.9% 90,443
     Republican Mark Leyva 31% 41,909
     Libertarian Timothy P. Brennan 2% 2,759
Total Votes 135,111

2000
On November 7, 2000, Peter Visclosky won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jack Reynolds (R) and Christopher Nelson (L) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Indiana District 1 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter J. Visclosky incumbent 71.6% 148,683
     Republican Jack Raynolds 27% 56,200
     Libertarian Christopher Nelson 1.4% 2,907
Total Votes 207,790

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 1st congressional district of Indiana after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Indiana

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


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