Arizona's 5th congressional district

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Arizona's 5th congressional district
Arizona's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Arizona's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Matt Salmon (RMesa)
Area 1423 mi²
Distribution 97.2% urban, 2.8% rural
Population (2000) 641,329
Median income $51,780
Ethnicity 76.8% White, 2.7% Black, 3.3% Asian, 13.3% Hispanic, 1.8% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI R+17[1]

Arizona's 5th congressional district is a congressional district located in the U.S. state of Arizona .

The district contains Gilbert, Queen Creek, southern and eastern Chandler, and eastern Mesa.

It is currently represented by Republican Matt Salmon, who was elected in November 2012.

After redistricting in 2010, most of the 5th's territory became the 9th district, while the 5th included most of the territory in the old 6th district.

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History[edit]

From 2003 to 2013, the district covered all of Tempe and Scottsdale and portions of Chandler, Mesa and the Ahwatukee section of Phoenix. Although Republicans outnumbered Democrats by about 40,000 voters, the 5th District was considered far less conservative than other suburban Phoenix districts. George W. Bush received 54% of the vote in this district in 2004 and home state candidate John McCain narrowly won the district in 2008 with 51.70% of the vote while Barack Obama received 47.17%.

Recent election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Winner
2000 President Bush 54 - 43%
2004 President Bush 54 - 45%
2008 President McCain 52 - 47%
2012 President Romney 64 - 35%

List of representatives[edit]

Arizona began sending a fifth member to the House after the 1980 Census.

Representative Party Years Congress(es) Electoral history Description and Counties[2][3][4]
James F. McNulty, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1985
98 Lost re-election Southeast Arizona, including parts of Tucson:
Cochise, Greenlee, Graham (part), Pima (part), Pinal (part), Santa Cruz (part)
Jim Kolbe.jpg Jim Kolbe Republican January 3, 1985 –
January 3, 1993
99
100
101
102
Redistricted to the 8th district
January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
103
104
105
106
107
Southeast Arizona, including parts of Tucson:
Cochise, Graham (part), Pima (part), Pinal (part)
J.D.Hayworth.jpg J. D. Hayworth Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2007
108
109
Redistricted from the 6th district
Lost re-election
Maricopa (part):
Parts of Metro Phoenix
Harry Mitchell, official 110th Congress photo portrait, color.JPG Harry Mitchell Democratic January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2011
110
111
Lost re-election
David Schweikert 2011-06-15.jpg David Schweikert Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
112 Redistricted to the 6th district
Matt Salmon, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Matt Salmon Republican January 3, 2013 –
present
113 First elected in 2012 Maricopa (part):
Southeastern parts of Metro Phoenix

Recent election results[edit]

2002[edit]

Arizona’s 5th Congressional District House Election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican J.D. Hayworth 103,870 61.17%
Democratic Chris Columbus 61,559 36.25%
Libertarian Warren Severin 4,383 2.58%
Majority 42,311 24.92%
Total votes 169,812 100.00%
Republican hold

2004[edit]

Arizona’s 5th Congressional District House Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican J.D. Hayworth* 159,455 59.50%
Democratic Elizabeth Rogers 102,363 38.19%
Libertarian Michael Kielsky 6,189 2.31%
Majority 57,092 21.31%
Total votes 268,007 100.00%
Republican hold

2006[edit]

Arizona’s 5th Congressional District House Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Harry Mitchell 101,838 50.41%
Republican J.D. Hayworth* 93,815 46.44%
Libertarian Warren Severin 6,357 3.15%
Majority 8,023 3.97%
Total votes 202,010 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican

2008[edit]

Arizona’s 5th Congressional District House Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Harry Mitchell* 149,033 53.16%
Republican David Schweikert 122,165 43.57%
Libertarian Warren Severin 9,158 3.27%
Majority 26,868 9.59%
Total votes 280,365 100.00%
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

Arizona’s 5th Congressional District House Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican David Schweikert 110,374 52.00%
Democratic Harry Mitchell* 91,749 43.23%
Libertarian Nick Coons 10,127 4.77%
Majority 18,625 8.77%
Total votes 212,250 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

2012[edit]

Arizona’s 5th Congressional District House Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Matt J. Salmon 183,470 67.19%
Democratic Spencer Morgan 89,589 32.81%
Majority 93,881 34.38%
Total votes 273,059 100.00%
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2005 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ Martis, Kenneth C., The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts, 1789-1983. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1982.
  3. ^ Martis, Kenneth C., The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress, 1789-1989. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1989.
  4. ^ Congressional Directory: Browse 105th Congress

Coordinates: 33°20′22″N 111°42′43″W / 33.33944°N 111.71194°W / 33.33944; -111.71194