Arizona's 5th congressional district

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Arizona's 5th congressional district
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.

External links
The district from 2003 to 2013

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 native son 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 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]

Recent results[edit]

1998[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party Jim Kolbe 96,144 52
  Democratic Party Thomas Volgy 83,992 46

2000[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party Jim Kolbe 162,278 61
  Democratic Party George Cunningham 95,840 36

2002[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party J. D. Hayworth 86,191 61
  Democratic Party Craig Columbus 52,192 37
  Libertarian Party Warren Severin 3,703 2

2004[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party J. D. Hayworth 139,455 52
  Democratic Party Elizabeth Rogers 122,363 46.8
  Libertarian Party Michael Kielsky 6,189 2.3

2006[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Democratic Party Harry Mitchell 101,838 50.4
  Republican Party J. D. Hayworth 93,815 46.4
  Libertarian Party Warren Severin 6,357 3.1

2008[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Democratic Party Harry Mitchell 149,033 53.2
  Republican Party David Schweikert 122,165 43.6
  Libertarian Party Warren Severin 9,158 3.3

2010[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party David Schweikert 82,391 52.9
  Democratic Party Harry Mitchell 66,063 42.4
  Libertarian Party Nick Coons 7,173 4.6

http://projects.usatoday.com/news/politics/2010/elections/AZ/

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