The incumbent is Democrat G. K. Butterfield, who was re-elected with 54.2% of the vote in 2020.

The 1st district includes Vance, Warren, Franklin, Halifax, Northampton, Nash, Wilson, Edgecombe, Greene, Martin, Bertie, Hertford, Gates, Chowan, Perquimans, Pasquotank, Washington, and Tyrell counties. It also includes the majority of Pitt County.


SourceRankingAs of
The Cook Political Report[33]Lean DApril 20, 2022
Inside Elections[34]Lean DMarch 18, 2022
Sabato’s Crystal Ball[35]Lean DMarch 2, 2022
Politico[36]Likely DMay 23, 2022
RCP[37]TossupJune 9, 2022

Don Davis

Don DavisCurrent Position: State Senator for District 5
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2022 US Representative for District 1

Donald G. Davis (born August 29, 1971) is an American educator and politician. He currently represents the 5th senate district in the North Carolina Senate. Davis was first elected to the post in 2008, representing Pitt, Wayne, and Greene counties. He was defeated for re-election in 2010, but ran and won a Senate seat for the newly redrawn 5th District in the 2012 election.

He is the Democratic nominee in the 2022 election for North Carolina’s 1st congressional district.

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Sandy Smith

Sandy SmithCurrent Position: Business Executive
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2022 US Representative for District 1

Sandy is a successful business executive who has started businesses, created jobs, and worked her way up the hard way. The high energy, can-do attitude Sandy brings is exactly what’s needed in D.C. to drain the swamp and make Congress work for the people of North Carolina.

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