Maine's 1st Congressional District

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The 1st Congressional District of Maine is a congressional district covering the southern coastal area of the state.

Maine's 1st Congressional District encompasses Cumberland, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc and York counties. Additionally, the district includes most of Kennebec county.[1]

The district previously consisted of all of Cumberland, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, and York counties and most of Kennebec County. Also located within the district were the cities of Portland, Augusta, Brunswick, and Saco.

The current representative of the 1st congressional district is Chellie Pingree (D).



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

The 1st congressional district of Maine held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Chellie Pingree (D) won re-election. She defeated Jonathan Courtney (R) in the general election.[2]

U.S. House, Maine District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChellie Pingree Incumbent 62.1% 236,363
     Republican Jonathan Courtney 33.7% 128,440
     N/A Blank Votes 4.2% 15,912
Total Votes 380,715
Source: Maine Secretary of State "Tabulations for Elections held in 2012"


On November 2, 2010, Chellie Pingree won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. She defeated Dean Peter Scontras (R) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House of Representatives, Maine's 1st Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChellie Pingree Incumbent 56.8% 169,114
     Republican Dean Peter Scontras 43.2% 128,501
     Independent Write-In 0% 42
Total Votes 297,657



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

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

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