US House District 1

VA House District #1


District Description: The 1st District includes Jamestown, Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Fredericksburg.

RepresentativeRob 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

Hanover Office:
6501 Mechanicsville Turnpike #102
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Phone: 804-730-6595

Stafford Office:
95 Dunn Drive Ste. 201
Stafford, Virginia 22556
Phone: (540) 659-2734

Tappahannock Office:
508 Church Lane  P.O. Box 3106
Tappahannock, VA 22560
(804) 443-0668 

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From Wikipedia

The Virginia First District started in 1788 covering the counties of Berkeley, Frederick, Hampshire, Hardy, Harrison, Monongalia, Ohio,Randolph and Shenandoah.[38] 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.

See also: The Cook Political Report’s Partisan Voter Index and FiveThirtyEight’s elasticity scores

2018 Campaign Contributions

The chart below contains data from financial reports submitted to the Federal Election Commission.

NamePartyReceipts*Disbursements**Cash on handDate
Vangie WilliamsDemocratic Party$353,858$264,599$89,259As of September 30, 2018
Rob WittmanRepublican Party$1,385,499$1,317,467$960,527As of September 30, 2018

Previous Elections

From Ballotpedia 

More information at VPAP


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.

PartyCandidateVote %Votes
RepublicanGreen check mark transparent.pngRob Wittman


DemocraticMatt Rowe36.6%140,785
IndependentGlenda Gail Parker3.3%12,866
Total Votes384,601
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.

PartyCandidateVote %Votes
RepublicanGreen check mark transparent.pngRobert J. WittmanIncumbent62.9%131,861
DemocraticNorm Mosher34.4%72,059
Independent GreenGail Parker2.4%5,097
IndependentChris Hailey, write-in0.3%604
Total Votes209,621
Source:Virginia Department of Elections


The 1st Congressional District of Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. IncumbentRobert J. Wittman won re-election in the district.

PartyCandidateVote %Votes
DemocraticAdam Cook41.2%147,036
RepublicanGreen check mark transparent.pngRobert J. Wittman Incumbent56.3%200,845
IndependentGail Parker2.3%8,308
Total Votes356,806


On November 2, 2010, Robert J. Wittman won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Krystal M. Ball (D) and G. Gail “for Rail” Parker (Green) in the general election.[5]

PartyCandidateVote %Votes
RepublicanGreen check mark transparent.pngRobert J. Wittman incumbent63.9%135,564
DemocraticKrystal M. Ball34.8%73,824
GreenG. Gail “for Rail” Parker1.2%2,544
Total Votes212,236


On November 4, 2008, Robert J. Wittman won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bill S. Day, Jr. (D) and Nathan D. Larson (L) in the general election.[6]

PartyCandidateVote %Votes
RepublicanGreen check mark transparent.pngRobert J. Wittman incumbent56.6%203,839
DemocraticBill S. Day, Jr.41.8%150,432
LibertarianNathan D. Larson1.5%5,265
Total Votes360,292


On December 11, 2007, Robert J. Wittman won election to the United States House. He defeated Philip Forgit (D) and Lucky Narain (I) in the special election.[7]

PartyCandidateVote %Votes
RepublicanGreen check mark transparent.pngRobert J. Wittman60.8%42,772
DemocraticPhilip Forgit37.3%26,282
IndependentLucky Narain1.8%1,253
Total Votes70,382


On November 7, 2006, Jo Ann Davis won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Shawn M. O’Donnell (D) and Marvin Pixton III (I) in the general election.[8]

PartyCandidateVote %Votes
RepublicanGreen check mark transparent.pngJo Ann Davis incumbent63%143,889
DemocraticShawn M. O’Donnell35.5%81,083
IndependentMarvin Pixton III1.4%3,236
Total Votes228,534

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