Minnesota's 1st congressional district

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Minnesota's First Congressional District extends across far southern Minnesota from the border with South Dakota to the border of Wisconsin. The First District is primarily a rural district built on a strong history of agriculture. The First District is also home to several of Minnesota's major mid-sized cities, including Rochester, Mankato, Winona, Austin, Owatonna, Albert Lea, and Worthington. This district is represented by DFLer, Tim Walz.

From early statehood until the latest redistricting after the 2000 census, the first district covered only southeast Minnesota. During the 20th century it was generally considered solidly Republican, though in recent years this is changing. In 2004, John Kerry received 48% of the vote in this Congressional district. Two years later, in 2006, Gutknecht was defeated by Democrat Tim Walz.

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[edit] Historical Representation

Congress Representative Party
35th(1857–1859) James M. Cavanaugh Democratic
36th-40th(1859–1869) William Windom Republican
41st(1869–1871) Morton S. Wilkinson Republican
42nd-47th(1871–1883) Mark H. Dunnell Republican
48th-49th(1883–1887) Milo White Republican
50th(1887–1889) Thomas Wilson Democratic
51st(1889–1891) Mark H. Dunnell Republican
52nd(1891–1893) William H. Harries Democratic
53rd-61st(1893–1911) James Albertus Tawney Republican
62nd-68th(1911–1923) Sydney Anderson Republican
69th-70th(1923–1927) Allen J. Furlow Republican
71st-72nd(1927–1931) Victor Christgau Republican
73rd(1931–1933) Henry M. Arens Farmer-Labor
74th-85th(1933–1959) August H. Andresen Republican
86th-95th(1959–1979) Al Quie Republican
96th-97th(1979–1983) Arlen Erdahl Republican
98th-103rd(1983–1995) Tim Penny DFL
104th-109th(1995–2007) Gil Gutknecht Republican
110th- (2007–) Tim Walz DFL

[edit] Elections

[edit] 2006

2006 First Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Tim Walz 141,622 53 -
Republican Gil Gutknecht (Incumbent) 126,487 47 -

[edit] 2004

2004 First Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Gil Gutknecht (Incumbent) 193,132 60 -
Democratic Leigh Pomeroy 115,088 35 -
Independence Gregory Mikkelson 15,569 5 -

[edit] 2002

2002 First Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Gil Gutknecht (Incumbent) 163,532 61 -
Democratic Steve Andreasen 92,149 35 -
Green Gregory Mikkelson 9,954 4 -