Rhode Island's 1st congressional district

Rhode Island's 1st congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. It includes all of Bristol and Newport counties, along with parts of Providence County, including most of the city of Providence.

The district is currently represented by Democrat David Cicilline. In 2010, it was the least populous congressional district in the country.

Rhode Island's 1st congressional district
Rhode Island US Congressional District 1 (since 2013)
Rhode Island's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  David Cicilline
DProvidence
Population (2017)539,250
Median income$59,193[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+14[2]

Towns in the District

Bristol County - Barrington, Bristol, and Warren.

Newport County - Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, and Tiverton.

Providence County - Central Falls, Cumberland, East Providence, Lincoln, North Providence, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Providence (part), Smithfield, and Woonsocket.

Voter registration

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of November 1, 2012[3]
Party Active Voters Inactive Voters Total Voters Percentage
Democratic 156,784 11,392 168,176 40.39%
Republican 71,932 3,348 75,280 18.08%
Unaffiliated 161,327 11,299 172,626 41.46%
Minor Parties 301 29 330 0.07%
Total 390,334 26,068 416,412 100%

Recent presidential elections

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Al Gore 62 - George W. Bush 37%
2004 President John Kerry 62 - George W. Bush 37%
2008 President Barack Obama 65 - John McCain 33%
2012 President Barack Obama 66 - Mitt Romney 32%
2016 President Hillary Clinton 61 - Donald Trump 35%

Recent elections

2006 Election

2006 Rhode Island's 1st congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Patrick Kennedy (Incumbent) 124,634 69.20 +5.14
Republican Jonathan Scott 41,836 23.23 -12.57
Independent Kenneth Capalbo 13,634 7.57
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 180,104

2008 Election

2008 Rhode Island's 1st congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Patrick Kennedy (Incumbent) 145,254 68.52 -0.68
Republican Jonathan Scott 51,340 24.22 +0.99
Independent Kenneth Capalbo 15,108 7.13 -0.44
Independent Write-In Votes 296 0.14
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 211,998

2010 Election

2010 Rhode Island's 1st congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic David Cicilline 81,269 50.54 -17.98
Republican John Loughlin 71,542 44.49 +20.27
Independent Kenneth Capalbo 6,424 3.99 -3.14
Independent Gregory Raposa 1,334 1.13 0.83
Independent Write-In Votes 245 0.15 +0.01
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 160,814

2012 Election

2012 Rhode Island's 1st congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic David Cicilline (Incumbent) 108,612 52.95 +2.41
Republican Brendan Doherty 83,737 40.82 -3.67
Independent David Vogel 12,504 6.10 +2.11
Independent Write-In Votes 262 0.13 -0.02
Democratic hold Swing
Turnout 205,115

List of members representing the district

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District organized from Rhode Island's At-large congressional district in 1843
Henry Y. Cranston (Rhode Island Congressman)
Henry Y. Cranston
Law and Order March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing.]
Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
Robert B. Cranston Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
George Gordon King Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Thomas Davis Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
NathanielBDurfee
Nathan B. Durfee
American March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing.]
Christopher Robinson Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Senator William Paine Sheffield
William Paine Sheffield
Union March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
Resumed practice of law after his term
Thomas A Jenckes member of congress from RI
Thomas Jenckes
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Benjamin T. Eames formerly representative in congress
Benjamin T. Eames
Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1879
Not considered for re-election
Nelson W. Aldrich
Nelson W. Aldrich
Republican March 4, 1879 –
October 4, 1881
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to take seat in US Senate
Vacant October 4, 1881 –
December 5, 1881
Henry J. Spooner (Rhode Island Congressman)
Henry J. Spooner
Republican December 5, 1881 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Oscar Lapham (Rhode Island Congressman)
Oscar Lapham
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Melville Bull (Rhode Island Congressman)
Melville Bull
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
DLDGranger
Daniel L.D. Granger
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
February 14, 1909
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant February 14, 1909 –
March 3, 1909
William Paine Sheffield (Rhode Island Congressman)
William Paine Sheffield
Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
GeorgeFOShaunessy
George F. O'Shaunessy
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1919
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
ClarkBurdick
Clark Burdick
Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
FrancisCondon
Francis Condon
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 10, 1935
Redistricted from the 3rd district.
Resigned to be seated as an Associate Justice of RI Supreme Court
Vacant January 10, 1935 –
August 6, 1935
Charles Risk Republican August 6, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Aime Forand (Rhode Island Congressman)
Aime Forand
Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Charles Risk Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Aime Forand (Rhode Island Congressman)
Aime Forand
Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1961
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
Fernand St. Germain
Fernand St. Germain
Democratic January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1989
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Ronald Machtley
Ronald Machtley
Republican January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1995
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to run for Governor of Rhode Island
PatrickKennedy
Patrick J. Kennedy
Democratic January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2011
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
David Cicilline, Official Portrait, 112th Congress
David Cicilline
Democratic January 3, 2011 –
Present
First elected in 2010

Historical district boundaries

RI district 1
2003 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=44&cd=01
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of November 1, 2012" (PDF). Rhode Island Board of Election. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2012-11-01.

Coordinates: 41°37′50″N 71°19′43″W / 41.63056°N 71.32861°W

1935 United States House of Representatives elections

There were seven special elections to the United States House of Representatives in 1935, during the 74th United States Congress, sorted here by election date.

2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Rhode Island

The 2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Rhode Island were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 to elect the two U.S. Representatives from the state of Rhode Island, apportioned according to the 2010 United States Census. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including a quadrennial presidential election and an election to the U.S. Senate. Primary elections were held on September 11, 2012.

2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Rhode Island

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Rhode Island were held on November 4, 2014 to elect the two U.S. Representatives from the state of Rhode Island, apportioned according to the 2010 United States Census. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including an election to the U.S. Senate and the election for governor.

2022 Rhode Island gubernatorial election

The 2022 Rhode Island gubernatorial election will take place on November 8, 2022, to elect the Governor of Rhode Island. Incumbent Democratic Governor Gina Raimondo is term-limited and cannot seek re-election to a third term.

Aime Forand

Aime Joseph Forand (May 23, 1895 – January 18, 1972) was a U.S. Democratic politician.

Brendan Doherty

Brendan Doherty (born March 14, 1959) is a former Rhode Island State Police Superintendent and the 2012 Republican nominee for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district. Doherty is currently employed at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island as the Director of the Special Investigations Unit.

Central Falls, Rhode Island

Central Falls is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 19,376 at the 2010 census. With an area of only 1.29 square miles (3.3 km2), it is the smallest and most densely populated city in the smallest state, and the 27th most densely populated incorporated place in the United States. It is also one of only four incorporated places in New England that have a higher population density than the city of Boston (ranking fourth, behind the Massachusetts cities of Somerville, Chelsea and Cambridge, all inner suburbs of Boston). The city takes its name from a waterfall on the Blackstone River.

In May 2010, Central Falls went into receivership, then filed for bankruptcy August 1, 2011.

Charles Risk

Charles Francis Risk (August 19, 1897 – December 26, 1943) was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island.

Born in Central Falls, Rhode Island, Risk attended the public and high schools there. He worked in local textile plants. During the First World War served in the United States Army as a private at Camp Meigs in 1918.

He was employed in the Treasury Department in Washington, D.C., from 1919 to 1922.

He graduated from the law department of Georgetown University in 1922, and was admitted to the bar in 1923, taking up a practice in his home town the same year.

He served as probate judge of Central Falls from 1929 to 1931, as coroner of Lincoln, Rhode Island in 1931 and 1932, and as federal judge on the Eleventh District Court of Rhode Island from 1932 to 1935.

He served as delegate to the Republican state conventions in 1936, 1940, and 1942.

Risk was elected to the Seventy-fourth Congress as a Republican, filling fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Francis B. Condon; he served from August 6, 1935, to January 3, 1937. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1936.

Risk was elected to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941), and made an unsuccessful reelection bid in 1940, after which he resumed the practice of law in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

He died in Saylesville, in the township of Lincoln, Rhode Island, December 26, 1943, and was buried in St. Francis Cemetery in Pawtucket.

Christopher Blazejewski

Christopher R. Blazejewski (born December 3, 1979) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives representing District 2 since January 2011.

Clark Burdick

Clark Burdick (January 13, 1868 – August 27, 1948) was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island.

Born in Newport, Rhode Island, Burdick attended the public schools.

He was a student at the Harvard Law School 1893-1895.

He was admitted to the bar in 1894 and commenced practice in Newport.

He was also interested in banking and served as president of the Newport Trust Co..

He served as member of the First Division, Rhode Island Naval Militia, in 1896 and 1897.

He served as member of the city school board 1899-1901.

City solicitor of Newport in 1901, 1902, and again in 1907 and 1908.

He served as member of the State house of representatives 1906-1908.

He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1912.

He served as member of the Newport representative council 1906-1916, serving as chairman.

He served in the State senate in 1915 and 1916.

Awarded the third class order of the Sacred Treasury of Japan for services rendered the representatives of the Emperor of Japan in 1917.

He served as mayor of Newport in 1917 and 1918.

Burdick was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1933).

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress.

Reengaged in the practice of law and also in his banking interests in Newport, Rhode Island, until his death on August 27, 1948.

He was interred in St. Mary's Episcopal Cemetery, Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

David Cicilline

David Nicola Cicilline (; born July 15, 1961) is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district since 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He previously served as Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, from 2003 to 2011, and was the first openly gay mayor of a U.S. state capital.

George F. O'Shaunessy

George Francis O'Shaunessy was born in Galway, Ireland, May 1, 1868, and immigrated to New York in 1872. After attending Columbia College Law School, he was admitted to the bar of New York in 1889. He served as deputy attorney general of New York in 1904 and 1905 and as assistant corporation counsel of New York City in 1906.

He moved to Rhode Island in 1907 and was elected as a Democrat to Congress representing Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District in 1910. He remained a Representative until 1919, having declined to run in 1918 in order to seek (unsuccessfully) election as a U.S. Senator.

O'Shaunessy then was appointed by President Woodrow Wilson collector of internal revenue for the district of Rhode Island. He served in that position until Wilson left office in 1921, when he returned to the practice of law.

He died in Providence in 1934. He was buried in St. Francis Cemetery in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Jon D. Brien

Jon D. Brien is a Democratic former member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives representing the state's District 50 for constituents in Woonsocket and was first elected on November 7, 2006. He is married and has two daughters.Brien was Chair of the Rhode Island House Municipal Government Committee, Member of the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee, and Chair of the Rhode Island House Commission to Study Municipal Financial Integrity. Brien ran to replace Patrick J. Kennedy in the U.S. House of Representatives for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district after he vacated his seat. Brien was also a legislative member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Brien is an attorney in private practice and is a partner in Brien & Brien, LLP. He is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association, the New York Bar Association, and a former Chairman of Woonsocket Planning Board.

Jonathan Scott (politician)

Jonathan Palmer Scott (Jon Scott) is a Republican politician and was the party's nominee against Patrick J Kennedy in Rhode Island's 1st congressional district, in both 2006 and 2008.

Melville Bull

Melville Bull (September 29, 1854 – July 5, 1909) was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island.

Born in Newport, Rhode Island, Bull attended Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire, and graduated from Harvard University in 1877. He was then involved in farming in the vicinity of Newport.

He served as member of the State house of representatives from 1883 to 1885 and as a state senator from 1885 to 1892. He served as member of the Republican State central committee and served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1888. He also served as Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island from 1892 to 1894 under Governor D. Russell Brown.

Bull was a charter member of the Rhode Island Society of Colonial Wars in 1897.

Bull was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1895 to March 3, 1903).

He served as chairman of the Committee on Accounts (Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses).

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1902 to the Fifty-eighth Congress.

He lived in Middletown, Rhode Island until his death on July 5, 1909 and was interred in Island Cemetery, Newport, Rhode Island.

Patrick J. Kennedy

Patrick Joseph Kennedy II (born July 14, 1967) is an American politician and mental health advocate. From 1995 to 2011, he served as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Rhode Island's 1st congressional district. He is the founder of the Kennedy Forum, a former member of the President's Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, and co-founder of One Mind.

A member of the Kennedy family, he is the youngest child and second son of the long-time Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy and is a nephew of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy. At the time of his father's 2009 death, Patrick was the last remaining member of the Kennedy family to serve in an elective office in Washington. After he chose not to seek re-election in 2010 and left office the following year, it was the first time without a member of the Kennedy family holding elected office since 1947.

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RI-1 (chemical), an experimental oncology drug

U.S. Route 1 in Rhode Island, a portion of a north–south highway in the United States

Robert B. Cranston

Robert Bennie Cranston (January 14, 1791 – January 27, 1873) was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island, brother of Henry Young Cranston.

Segal

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