Reaching across seventeen counties in East Texas, the First Congressional District is home to a population of nearly 767,000 residents. The First District stretches from the Piney Woods of Deep East Texas north along the border of Louisiana to Arkansas, and within just a few miles of the Oklahoma line. By square miles, it is larger than the state of New Jersey.
Residents from the First District enjoy abundant natural beauty and opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, including numerous wooded areas, lakes, rivers, and creeks in which to water ski, swim, fish, and hunt. The area is known for its pine trees, roses, azaleas, dogwoods, and warm southern hospitality. The economy is diverse, with residents working in law, healthcare, education, manufacturing, food production, farming and ranching, tourism, and many other sectors. With several highly ranked colleges and universities and an abundance of private, public, charter, and home school options, the First District boasts a diverse and booming educational sector.
The most valuable asset of the First District is its people, who are connected closely to their faith communities, families, local educational communities, and non-profit organizations. The people of the First District of Texas are tough-minded, kind-hearted, hard-working, giving, sacrificial, and service-oriented individuals who--above all else--love God, their family, their State, and their Country. Faith, family, and freedom is not just a motto in the First District of Texas, it is, has been, and will continue to be a way of life for generations past, present, and future.