HISTORY OF THE FIRST DISTRICT
PRIOR TO 1992
Prior to redistricting in 1990, the current First District was known as the 11th Congressional District, and covered the Upper Peninsula and northern most part of the lower part of Michigan.
During the redistricting process after the 1990 census the district lines were re-drawn for all of Michigan, two congressional seats were lost in Michigan, and the remaining districts re-numbered.
During this time the district was represented by the following Democrats:
Prentiss M. Brown
John F. Luecke
Raymond F. Clevenger
Election 1992 would be the start of the new First District and the district encompassed all of the Upper Peninsula, and in lower Michigan, it's makeup is similar to the present day district except it did not go nearly as far south along the Lake Huron shoreline, and included the Traverse City area and some surrounding areas along the west side of the state.
The redistricting after the 2000 census saw another shift in the area of the First District, and now includes 30 counties and a portion of a 31st county.
From 1993 to his retirement in 2010 the district was represented by Democrat Bart Stupak.
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