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Louisiana's 1st Congressional District

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The 1st Congressional District of Louisiana is a congressional district comprising mostly land on the North Shore and South Shore of Lake Pontchartrain, although it also contains areas west of Lake Pontchartrain.

Louisiana's 1st Congressional District encompasses St. Tammany, Orlean, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jefferson, Lafourche and Terrbonne parishes in southeastern Louisiana.[1]

The district previously included some or all of the following parishes: Washington, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Jefferson, Orleans and St. Charles. It also included the cities of Hammond and Slidell and most of the western suburbs of New Orleans that include Metairie and Kenner, along with a small portion of the city itself.

The current representative of the 1st congressional district is Steve Scalise (R).

Elections

2014

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

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

2012

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

The 1st congressional district of Louisiana held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Steve Scalise won re-election in the district.[2]


U.S. House, Louisiana District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Vinny Mendoza 21.2% 61,703
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Scalise Incumbent 66.6% 193,496
     Republican Gary King 8.6% 24,844
     Independent David Turknett 2.1% 6,079
     Independent Arden Wells 1.5% 4,288
Total Votes 290,410
Source: Louisiana Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Steve Scalise won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Myron Katz (D) and Arden Wells (I) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Scalise incumbent 78.5% 157,182
     Democratic Myron Katz 19.2% 38,416
     Independent Arden Wells 2.3% 4,578
Total Votes 200,176

2008
On November 4, 2008, Steve Scalise won election to the United States House. He defeated "Jim" Harland (D) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 1 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Scalise incumbent 65.7% 189,168
     Republican "Jim" Harland 34.3% 98,839
Total Votes 288,007

2006
On November 7, 2006, Bobby Jindal won re-election to the United States House. He defeated David Gereighty (D), Stacey Tallitsch (D) and Peter Beary (L) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 1 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBobby Jindal incumbent 88.1% 130,508
     Democratic David Gereighty 7.4% 10,919
     Democratic Stacey Tallitsch 3.4% 5,025
     Libertarian Peter Beary 1.1% 1,676
Total Votes 148,128

2004
On November 2, 2004, Bobby Jindal won election to the United States House. He defeated "Mike" Rodgers (R), Roy Armstrong (D), M.V. "Vinny" Mendoza (D), "Jerry" Watts (D), Daniel Zimmerman (D) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 1 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBobby Jindal 78.4% 225,708
     Republican Mike Rodgers 2.8% 7,975
     Democratic Roy Armstrong 6.7% 19,266
     Democratic M.V. "Vinny" Mendoza 4.4% 12,779
     Democratic Jerry Watts 3.5% 10,034
     Democratic Daniel Zimmerman 4.2% 12,135
Total Votes 287,897

2002
On November 5, 2002, David Vitter won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Monica L. Monica (R), Robert Namer (R) and Ian P. Hawxhurst (Other) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 1 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Vitter incumbent 81.5% 147,117
     Republican Monica L. Monica 11.2% 20,268
     Republican Robert Namer 4% 7,229
     Independent Ian P. Hawxhurst 3.3% 5,956
Total Votes 180,570

2000
On November 7, 2000, David Vitter won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Michael A. Armato (D), Cary J. Deaton (D), Martin A. Rosenthal (Other), John Paul "Jack" Simanonok (Other) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 1 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Vitter incumbent 80.5% 191,379
     Democratic Michael A. Armato 12.6% 29,935
     Democratic Cary J. Deaton 4.6% 10,982
     Independent Martin A. Rosenthal 1.3% 3,129
     Independent John Paul "Jack" Simanonok 1% 2,385
Total Votes 237,810

Redistricting

2010-2011

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

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


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