While some states such as California (53) and Florida (24) have a lot of representation in the US House of Representatives, some states, including Alaska, Delaware, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming have exactly one representative each.
They are as follows:
- Alaska – Don Young (19 terms); Republican
- Delaware – Mike Castle (9 terms); Republican
- Montana – Denny Rehberg (5 terms); Republican
- North Dakota – Earl Pomeroy (8 terms); Democrat
- South Dakota – Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (3 terms); Democrat
- Vermont – Peter Welch (2 terms); Democrat
- Wyoming – Cynthia Lummis (1 term); Republican
A few interesting things come to my attention.
Comparing the average number of terms served by these representatives (6.7) with the average for the entire House (5), one sees that these members tend to serve longer than average terms. Granted, the pool of data is small, so don’t get carried away.
A slight majority of these representatives are Republicans.
Most of these states lean to the right. The only ones not really falling into this category would be Delaware and Vermont.
Perhaps most interestingly, these seven people represent 28% of the surface area of the United States.