Minnesota's 1st Congressional District

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Minnesota's 1st congressional district
Current incumbentTim Walz Democratic Party
Population666,103
Gender49.7% Male, 50.3% Female
Race92.5% White, 2.4% Black, 2.1% Asian
Ethnicity5.8% Hispanic
Unemployment6.1%
Median household income$52,335
High school graduation rate91.2%
College graduation rate26.3%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 1st Congressional District of Minnesota is a congressional district extending across southern Minnesota from the border with South Dakota to the border with Wisconsin.

Minnesota's 1st Congressional District extends across southern Minnesota from the border with South Dakota to the border with Wisconsin. It includes Pipestone, Murray, Cottonwood, Rock, Nobles, Jackson, Martin, Blue Earth, Le Seur, Brown, Freeborn, Steele, Mower, Olmsted, Fillmore, Winona, Wabasha and Houston counties.[1]

Previously, the 1st congressional district was home to several of Minnesota's major mid-sized cities, including Rochester, Mankato, Winona, Austin, Owatonna, Albert Lea, New Ulm, and Worthington.

The current representative of the 1st congressional district is Tim Walz (D).

Elections

2014

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

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

2012

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

The 1st congressional district of Minnesota held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, which incumbent Tim Walz won.[2]

2010
On November 2, 2010, Tim Walz (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Randy Demmer (R), Steven Wilson (I) and Lars Johnson (Party Free) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Walz incumbent 49.3% 122,365
     Republican Randy Demmer 44% 109,242
     Independent Steven Wilson 5.3% 13,242
     Party Free Lars Johnson 1.2% 3,054
     N/A Write-in 0% 102
Total Votes 248,005

2008
On November 4, 2008, Tim Walz (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Brian J. Davis (R) and Gregory Mikkelson (I) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 1 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Walz incumbent 62.5% 207,753
     Republican Brian J. Davis 32.9% 109,453
     Independent Gregory Mikkelson 4.5% 14,904
     N/A N/A 0.1% 290
Total Votes 332,400

2006
On November 7, 2006, Tim Walz (D) won election to the United States House. He defeated Gil Gutknecht (R) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 1 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Walz 52.7% 141,556
     Republican Gil Gutknecht 47.1% 126,486
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 379
Total Votes 268,421

2004
On November 2, 2004, Gil Gutknecht (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Leigh Pomeroy (D) and Gregory Mikkelson (Independence) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 1 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGil Gutknecht incumbent 59.6% 193,132
     Democratic Leigh Pomeroy 35.5% 115,088
     Independence Gregory Mikkelson 4.8% 15,569
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 266
Total Votes 324,055

2002
On November 5, 2002, Gil Gutknecht (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Steve Andreasen (D) and Greg Mikkelson (Green) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 1 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGil Gutknecht incumbent 61.5% 163,570
     Democratic Steve Andreasen 34.7% 92,165
     Green Greg Mikkelson 3.7% 9,964
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 283
Total Votes 265,982

2000
On November 7, 2000, Gil Gutknecht (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mary Rieder (D) and Rich Osness (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 1 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGil Gutknect incumbent 56.4% 159,835
     Democratic Mary Rieder 41.6% 117,946
     Libertarian Rich Osness 1.9% 5,440
Total Votes 283,221

1998
On November 3, 1998, Gil Gutknecht (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Tracy L. Beckman (D) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 1 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGil Gutknect incumbent 54.7% 131,233
     Democratic Tracy L. Beckman 45.2% 108,420
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 250
Total Votes 239,903

1996
On November 5, 1996, Gil Gutknecht (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mary Rieder (D) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 1 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGil Gutknecht incumbent 52.7% 137,486
     Democratic Mary Rieder 47.2% 123,147
     N/A Write-in 0.2% 429
Total Votes 261,062

1994
On November 8, 1994, Gil Gutknecht (R) won election to the United States House. He defeated John C. Hottinger (D) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 1 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGil Gutknect 55.2% 117,613
     Democratic John C. Hottinger 44.7% 95,328
     N/A Write-In 0.1% 277
Total Votes 213,218

1992
On November 3, 1992, Timothy J. Penny (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Timothy R. Droogsma (R) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 1 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy J. Penny incumbent 73.9% 206,369
     Republican Timothy R. Droogsma 25.9% 72,367
     N/A Write-In 0.2% 694
Total Votes 279,430

1990
On November 6, 1990, Timothy J. Penny (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Doug Anderson (R) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 1 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy J. Penny incumbent 78.1% 156,749
     Republican Doug Anderson 21.9% 43,856
     N/A Write-in 0% 58
Total Votes 200,663

1988
On November 8, 1988, Timothy J. Penny won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Curt Schrimpf (R) and Craig Honta (Socialist Workers) in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 1 General Election, 1988
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy J. Penny incumbent 70.1% 161,118
     Republican Curt Schrimpf 29.5% 67,709
     Socialist Workers Craig Honta 0.4% 957
     N/A Write-in 0% 29
Total Votes 229,813

1986
On November 4, 1986, Timothy J. Penny won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Paul H. Grawe (R) in the general election.[15]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 1 General Election, 1986
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy J.Penny incumbent 72.4% 125,115
     Republican Paul H. Grawe 27.6% 47,750
     N/A Write-in 0% 12
Total Votes 172,877

1984
On November 6, 1984, Timothy J. Penny won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Keith Spicer (R) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 1 General Election, 1984
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy J.Penny incumbent 57% 140,095
     Republican Keith Spicer 43% 105,723
     N/A Other 0% 19
Total Votes 245,837

1982
On November 2, 1982, Timothy J. Penny won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Tom Hagedorn (R) and Clare H. Jarvis (L) in the general election.[17]

U.S. House, Minnesota District 1 General Election, 1982
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy J. Penny 51.2% 109,257
     Republican Tom Hagedorn 47.9% 102,298
     Libertarian Clare H. Jarvis 0.9% 1,965
Total Votes 213,520

Redistricting

2010-2011

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

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

External links

See also

References

  1. Minnesota Redistricting Map "Map" accessed August 30, 2012
  2. ABC News, "General Election Results 2012-Minnesota," November 7, 2012
  3. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  4. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  5. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  6. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  7. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1988," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 1986," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1984," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 1982," accessed March 28, 2013