Washington's 1st congressional district


Washington's 1st congressional district

Infobox U.S. congressional district
state = Washington
district number = 1



image width = 300
image caption =
representative = Jay Inslee
party = Democratic
english area =
metric area =
percent urban =
percent rural =
population = 654,904
population year = 2000
median income = 58,565
percent white = 83.8
percent black = 1.8
percent asian = 7.9
percent native american = 0.9
percent hispanic = 4.3
percent other race = 0.6
percent blue collar =
percent white collar =
percent gray collar =
cpvi = D+7

The First Congressional District of Washington encompasses a largely suburban area north and east of Seattle like Shoreline, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Bothell, Kirkland and Redmond, as well as Bainbridge Island and part of the Kitsap Peninsula. It is currently represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by Jay Inslee, a Democrat from Bainbridge Island. From 1993 to 1995, Inslee had represented Washington's Fourth District in the central part of the state.

The former House seat of powerful Senator Warren G. Magnuson, the First was a swing district throughout much of the 1990s, changing hands and parties three times in four elections. Before the election of future U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell in 1992, the district had been in Republican hands for 40 years. Since the 1998 election, when Inslee was first elected, the First has been trending Democratic, and Inslee easily won re-election in 2006.

Representatives

In 1909, members were first elected from districted seats, instead of At-large statewide. (See ushr|Washington|AL|.)

ee also

*United States House of Representatives elections in Washington, 2006


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