California's_1st_congressional_district

California's 1st congressional district

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California's 1st congressional district includes Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and parts of Napa, Sonoma, and Yolo Counties. The current Representative for this district is Democrat Mike Thompson, who has represented the district since 1999.

Competitiveness

This district was once conservative in nature; it was dominated by the GOP and was represented for many years by Rep. Donald H. Clausen. The trend toward the Democrats started in the 1970s with the migration of many environmentally-minded people from the San Francisco Bay Area who wanted to experience their lifestyle in an more open setting. Today, areas in Humboldt County and Mendocino County are known for their artist villages and the production of marijuana crops.

The GOP last held the seat in 1998, but when GOP Rep. Frank Riggs decided to run for the United States Senate, he was replaced by long-time Assemblyman and state Sen. Mike Thompson. Redistricting in 2001 added Democratic-leaning areas of Yolo County.

Voting

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2006 Governor Schwarzenegger 51.0 - 40.9%
Senator Feinstein 62.7 - 29.6%
2004 President Kerry 59.7 - 38.4%
Senator Boxer 60.5 - 34.2%
2003 Recall No 53.0 - 47.0%
Schwarzenegger 40.8 - 36.0%
2002 Governor Davis 46.9 - 36.3%
2000 President Gore 50.0 - 41.0%
Senator Feinstein 53.1 - 36.0%
1998 Governor
Senator
1996 President
1994 Governor
Senator
1992 President Clinton 46.8 - 29.2%
Senator Boxer 49.8 - 39.4%
Senator Feinstein 57.9 - 33.8%

List of Representatives

Counties Representative Party Dates Notes
Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Diego, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, Tulare Donald C. McRuer Republican 1865-03-041867-03-03 Retired
Samuel Beach Axtell Democratic 1867-03-041871-03-03 Retired
Sherman Otis Houghton Republican 1871-03-041873-03-03 Redistricted to
San Francisco Charles Clayton Republican 1873-03-041875-03-03 Retired
William Adam Piper Democratic 1875-03-041877-03-03 Lost re-election
Horace Davis Republican 1877-03-041881-03-03 Lost re-election
William Rosecrans Democratic 1881-03-041885-03-03 Retired
Colusa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Napa, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sonoma, Tehama, Trinity Barclay Henley Democratic 1885-03-041887-03-03 Redistricted from the
Thomas L. Thompson Democratic 1887-03-041889-03-03 Lost re-election
John J. De Haven Republican 1889-03-041890-10-01 Resigned
Vacant 1890-10-021890-12-08
Thomas J. Geary Democratic 1890-12-091893-03-03 Redistricted to the
Del Norte, Humboldt, Lassen, Marin, Mendocino, Modoc, Napa, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sonoma, Tehama, Trinity John All Barham Republican 1895-03-041901-03-03 Retired
Frank Coombs Republican 1901-03-041903-03-03 Lost re-election
Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Del Norte, El Dorado, Humboldt, Lassen, Mariposa, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne James N. Gillett Republican 1903-03-041906-11-04 Elected governor
Vacant 1906-11-05
William F. Englebright Republican 1906-11-061911-03-03 Lost re-election to Raker
John E. Raker Democratic 1911-03-031913-03-03 Redistricted to the
Butte, Colusa, Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Sonoma, Sutter, Yuba William Kent Independent 1913-03-031917-03-03 Redistricted from the
Retired
Clarence F. Lea Democratic 1917-03-031949-01-03 Retired
Hubert B. Scudder Republican 1949-01-031953-01-03 Retired
Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma 1953-01-031959-01-03
Clement Woodnutt Miller Democratic 1959-01-031962-10-07 Died
Vacant 1962-10-081963-01-21
Del Norte, Humboldt, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma Donald H. Clausen Republican 1963-01-221967-01-03 Redistricted to the

Del Norte, Humboldt, most of Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma 1967-01-031971-01-03
Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma 1971-01-031973-01-03
Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Yuba Harold T. Johnson Democratic 1973-01-031977-01-03 Lost re-election to Chappie
Eugene A. Chappie Republican 1977-01-031983-01-03 Redistricted to the
Del Norte, Humboldt, western Lake, Mendocino, southern Napa, northern Sonoma Douglas H. Bosco Democratic 1983-01-031991-01-03 Lost re-election to Riggs
Frank Riggs Republican 1991-01-031993-01-03 Lost re-election to Hamburg
Del Norte, Humboldt, western Lake, Mendocino, Napa, northwestern Solano, northeastern Sonoma Daniel Hamburg Democratic 1993-01-031995-01-03 Lost re-election to Riggs
Frank Riggs Republican 1995-01-031999-01-03 Ran for Senate
Mike Thompson Democratic 1999-01-032003-01-03 Incumbent
Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, eastern Sonoma, southern Yolo 2003-01-03–present

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