|Missouri's 1st congressional district|
Missouri's first congressional district is in the eastern portion of the state. It includes all of St. Louis City and much of northern St. Louis County, including the cities of Maryland Heights, University City, Ferguson and Florissant. The district is easily the most Democratic in Missouri, with a Cook Partisan Voting Index of D+29; the next most Democratic district in the state, the Kansas City-based 5th, has a PVI of D+7. It is roughly half African-American.
Its current representative is Democrat Cori Bush, who was elected in 2020. William Lacy Clay Jr., had previously represented the district since 2001, succeeding his father, William Lacy Clay Sr. Bush, a progressive Democrat and leader in the Ferguson protests, beat Clay in the August 4, 2020 primary. Bush lost the same primary in 2018 by 20 points to Clay.
List of members representing the district
Recent election results from presidential races
|2000||Al Gore 72 – George W. Bush 26%||Democratic|
|2004||John Kerry 75 – George W. Bush 25%||Democratic|
|2008||Barack Obama 80 – John McCain 19%||Democratic|
|2012||Barack Obama 80 – Mitt Romney 19%||Democratic|
|2016||Hillary Clinton 77 – Donald Trump 19%||Democratic|
|2020||Joe Biden 80 – Donald Trump 18%||Democratic|
Recent election results
|Democratic||Lacy Clay (incumbent)||267,927||78.7|
|Democratic||Lacy Clay (incumbent)||119,315||73.0|
|Republican||Daniel J. Elder||35,273||21.6|
|Libertarian||Robb E. Cunningham||8,906||5.4|
|Democratic||Lacy Clay (incumbent)||236,993||75.5|
|Democratic||Lacy Clay (incumbent)||219,781||80.1|
|Independent||Martin Baker (write-in)||378||0.1|
Historical district boundaries
- Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- Summer Ballentine (August 5, 2020). "Protest leader Bush ousts 20-year US Rep. Clay in Missouri". Associated Press.
- "2016 General Election Official Results". Missouri Secretary of State. November 8, 2016. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
- Johnson, Cheryl L. (February 28, 2019). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 2018". Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
- "All Results State of Missouri - State of Missouri - General Election, November 03, 2020". Missouri Secretary of State. Retrieved December 9, 2020.
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present
- US Census Bureau
- My Congressional District