Massachusetts' 1st Congressional District

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The 1st Congressional District of Massachusetts is a congressional district in western and central Massachusetts.

Massachusetts' 1st Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes Berkshire, Franklin and Hampden counties.[1]

The district previously was the largest Massachusetts district in area, it covered about one-third of the state and was more rural than the rest. This district also included the cities of West Springfield, Pittsfield, Holyoke, Westfield, Fitchburg ,and Leominster.

The current representative of the 1st congressional district is Richard Neal (D).

Elections

2012

See also: Massachusetts' 1st congressional district elections, 2012

The 1st congressional district of Massachusetts held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent John Oliver retired which lead to 2nd district incumbent Richard Neal (D) winning the 1st district seat in an unopposed race.[2]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Neal Incumbent 77.8% 261,936
     N/A All Others 1.2% 4,197
     N/A Blank Votes 20.9% 70,422
Total Votes 336,555
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State "Return of Votes"

2010
On November 2, 2010, John Olver won re-election to the United States House. He defeated William L. Gunn, Jr. (R) and Michael Engel (I) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Olver incumbent 60% 128,011
     Republican William L. Gunn, Jr. 34.9% 74,418
     Independent Michael Engel 5.1% 10,880
     N/A All Others 0% 55
Total Votes 213,364

2008
On November 4, 2008, John Olver won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Nathan A. Bech (R) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 1 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Olver incumbent 69.7% 215,696
     Republican Nathan A. Bech 25.9% 80,067
     N/A Blank/Scattering 0.1% 336
     N/A All Others 4.4% 13,518
Total Votes 309,617

2006
On November 7, 2006, John Olver won re-election to the United States House. He defeated William H. Szych (Unenrolled) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 1 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Olver incumbent 71.9% 158,057
     Unenrolled WilliamH. Szych 22.1% 48,574
     N/A Blank/Scattering 5.9% 13,048
     N/A Other 0.1% 253
Total Votes 219,932

2004
On November 2, 2004, John Olver won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 1 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Olver incumbent 77.7% 229,465
     N/A All Others 0.8% 2,282
     N/A Blank/Scattering 21.5% 63,461
Total Votes 295,208

2002
On November 5, 2002, John Olver won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Matthew W. Kinnaman (R) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 1 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Olver incumbent 65% 137,841
     Republican Matthew W. Kinnaman 31.1% 66,061
     N/A Other 0.1% 117
     N/A Blank/Scattering 3.9% 8,197
Total Votes 212,216

2000
On November 7, 2000, John Olver won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Peter J. Abair (R) and Robert L. Potvin (Unenrolled) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 1 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Olver incumbent 65.3% 169,375
     Republican Peter J. Abair 28.4% 73,580
     Unenrolled Robert L. Potvin 2% 5,157
     N/A Other 0% 89
     N/A Blank/Scattering 4.3% 11,099
Total Votes 259,300

Redistricting

2010-2011

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

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


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