District Description: The 1st District includes Jamestown, Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Fredericksburg.
Representative: Rob Wittman (R)
2018 Election Results:
Rob Wittman (R) 55.2% – 183,139
Vangie Williams (D) 44.7% – 148,328
Write-in votes- 0.1%- 359
Total votes: 331,826
Washington DC Office:
2055 Rayburn Bldg
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4261
6501 Mechanicsville Turnpike #102
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
95 Dunn Drive Ste. 201
Stafford, Virginia 22556
Phone: (540) 659-2734
508 Church Lane P.O. Box 3106
Tappahannock, VA 22560
Phone: (804) 443-0668
The Virginia First District started in 1788 covering the counties of Berkeley, Frederick, Hampshire, Hardy, Harrison, Monongalia, Ohio,Randolph and Shenandoah. Of these only Shenandoah and Frederick Counties are in Virginia today; the rest are now part of West Virginia. The modern counties of Clarke, Warren and most of Page as well as the independent city of Winchester were included as part of Frederick and Shenandoah counties in 1788. In West Virginia all the current state north and east of a generalized line running from Wood County to Pocahontas County was in the congressional district. The one exception was that Pendleton County, West Virginia was in Virginia’s 3rd congressional district.
In the redistribution which followed the 1850 census (in force 1853–1863), the First District comprised sixteen counties in eastern Virginia. The counties included (amongst others) Accomack, Essex, Gloucester, James City, King and Queen, Mathews, Middlesex,New Kent, Richmond, Warwick and Westmoreland. In an 1862 Union special election three out of the sixteen counties in the Union district supplied returns.
The First District is noted for its strong presence of military institutions, including the Naval Surface Warfare Center.
2018 District analysis
The 2018 Cook Partisan Voter Index for this district was R+8, meaning that in the previous two presidential elections, this district’s results were 8 percentage points more Republican than the national average. This made Virginia’s 1st Congressional District the 163rd-most Republican nationally.
FiveThirtyEight’s elasticity score for states and congressional districts measured “how sensitive it is to changes in the national political environment.” Heading into the election, this district’s elasticity score was 0.93. This means that for every 1 point the national political mood moved toward a party, the district was expected to move 0.93 points toward that party.
2018 Campaign Contributions
The chart below contains data from financial reports submitted to the Federal Election Commission.
|Name||Party||Receipts*||Disbursements**||Cash on hand||Date|
|Vangie Williams||Democratic Party||$353,858||$264,599||$89,259||As of September 30, 2018|
|Rob Wittman||Republican Party||$1,385,499||$1,317,467||$960,527||As of September 30, 2018|
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Heading into the election, Ballotpedia rated this race as safely Republican. Incumbent Rob Wittman (R) defeated Matt Rowe (D) and Glenda Gail Parker (I) in the general election on November 8, 2016. No candidate faced an opponent at the party nominating conventions.
|Independent||Glenda Gail Parker||3.3%||12,866|
|Source:Virginia Department of Elections|
The 1st Congressional District of Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Robert J. Wittman defeated Norm Mosher (D) and Independent Green Party candidate Gail Parker in the general election.
|Republican||Robert J. WittmanIncumbent||62.9%||131,861|
|Independent Green||Gail Parker||2.4%||5,097|
|Independent||Chris Hailey, write-in||0.3%||604|
|Source:Virginia Department of Elections|
|Republican||Robert J. Wittman Incumbent||56.3%||200,845|
|Republican||Robert J. Wittman incumbent||63.9%||135,564|
|Democratic||Krystal M. Ball||34.8%||73,824|
|Green||G. Gail “for Rail” Parker||1.2%||2,544|
|Republican||Robert J. Wittman incumbent||56.6%||203,839|
|Democratic||Bill S. Day, Jr.||41.8%||150,432|
|Libertarian||Nathan D. Larson||1.5%||5,265|
|Republican||Robert J. Wittman||60.8%||42,772|
|Republican||Jo Ann Davis incumbent||63%||143,889|
|Democratic||Shawn M. O’Donnell||35.5%||81,083|
|Independent||Marvin Pixton III||1.4%||3,236|