Iowa's 5th congressional district

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Iowa's 5th congressional district is an obsolete congressional district in the U.S. state of Iowa.

The district was last represented by Republican Steve King.

The district became obsolete for the 113th Congress in 2013 as Iowa lost a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives redistricting based upon results from the 2010 Census. Official redistricting maps divided the territory in this district in half, attaching the northern half to the 4th district and the southern half to the 3rd district

The district from 2003 to 2013

History[edit]

Election results of Iowa's 5th Congressional district over time.png

Iowa's 5th Congressional District was redistricted in 1942. U.S. Representative Karl M. LeCompte became the representative of Iowa's 4th Congressional District, and U.S. Representative Paul H. Cunningham was the representative from Iowa's 6th Congressional District.[citation needed]

Iowa's 5th Congressional District was also redistricted in 1972. U.S. Representative Neal Smith was taken out of Iowa's 5th Congressional District and put in the 4th Congressional District. U.S. Representative William J. Scherle was taken out of Iowa's 7th Congressional District (which was permanently removed) and put into the 5th Congressional District where he ran against now U.S. Senator Tom Harkin.

On June 22, 2001, the Iowa Legislature passed a plan to redistrict the state of Iowa. The plan went into effect in 2002 for the 108th U.S. Congress. The prior redistricting plan was effective from 1992-2001.[1]

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Term District Residence Note
District created
March 4, 1863
JAKasson.jpg John A. Kasson Republican March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1867
GMDodge.jpg Grenville M. Dodge Republican March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1869
Francis W. Palmer - History of Iowa.jpg Francis W. Palmer Republican March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1873
James Wilson(U.S. politician)-seated.jpg James Wilson Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1877
RClark.jpg Rush Clark Republican March 4, 1877 – April 29, 1879 Died
Vacant
April 29, 1879 - October 14, 1879
No image.svg William G. Thompson Republican October 14, 1879 – March 3, 1883
James Wilson(U.S. politician)-seated.jpg James Wilson Republican March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885 Lost contested election
No image.svg Benjamin T. Frederick Democratic March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887 Won contested election
Daniel Kerr - History of Iowa.jpg Daniel Kerr Republican March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891
John T Hamilton.jpg John T. Hamilton Democratic March 3, 1891 – March 3, 1893
No image.svg Robert G. Cousins Republican March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1909
James William Good, Harris & Ewing bw photo portrait, 1919.jpg James W. Good Republican March 4, 1909 – June 15, 1921 Resigned
Vacant
June 15, 1921 - July 19, 1921
CyrenusCole.jpg Cyrenus Cole Republican July 19, 1921 – March 3, 1933
LloydThurston.jpg Lloyd Thurston Republican March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939 Redistricted from the 8th district
Karl M. Le Compte.jpg Karl M. Le Compte Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1943 Redistricted to the 4th district
No image.svg Paul Cunningham Republican January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1959 Redistricted from the 6th district
Neal Smith politician.jpg Neal E. Smith Democratic January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1973 Redistricted to the 4th district
No image.svg William J. Scherle Republican January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1975 Redistricted from the 7th district
Tom Harkin official portrait.jpg Tom Harkin Democratic January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1985 Elected to the United States Senate
Jimrlightfoot.jpg Jim R. Lightfoot Republican January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1993 Redistricted to the 3rd district
Fred Grandy.jpg Fred Grandy Republican January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995 Redistricted from the 6th district
Tom Latham, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Tom Latham Republican January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2003 Redistricted to the 4th district
Steve King Official.jpg Steve King Republican January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2013 Redistricted to the 4th district
District eliminated
January 3, 2013

Historical Election Results[edit]

Year[2] Party Affiliation Winner Number of Votes Party Affiliation Loser Number of Votes Percentage of Votes
1920 Republican James W. Good 58,197 N/A N/A 0 100% - 0%
1922 Republican Cyrenus Cole 32,586 Democrat G. A. Smith 24,532 57% - 43%
1924 Republican Cyrenus Cole 52,237 Democrat W. N. Townsend 22,175 70% - 30%
1926 Republican Cyrenus Cole 31,253 Democrat C. E. Walters 12,263 72% - 28%
1928 Republican Cyrenus Cole 54,703 Democrat Maurice Cahill 27,893 66% - 34%
1930 Republican Cyrenus Cole 23,221 Democrat H. M. Cooper 19,931 54% - 46%
1932 Republican Lloyd Thurston 51,909 Democrat Lloyd Ellis 51,732 50.1% - 49.9%
1934 Republican Lloyd Thurston 54,699 Democrat Ernest H. Fabritz 48,949 52% - 47%
1936 Republican Lloyd Thurston 63,802 Democrat Kenneth F. Baldridge 59,971 51% - 48%
1938 Republican Karl M. LeCompte 50,860 Democrat Ruth F. Hollingshead 43,452 54% - 46%
1940 Republican Karl M. LeCompte 66,940 Democrat Roy E. Stevens 58,718 54% - 46%
1942 Republican Paul H. Cunningham 48,578 Democrat E. Frank Fox 28,287 63% - 37%
1944 Republican Paul H. Cunningham 66,260 Democrat Ralph N. Lynch 56,138 54% - 46%
1946 Republican Paul H. Cunningham 41,679 Democrat Vince L. Browner 28,490 59% - 41%
1948 Republican Paul H. Cunningham 60,103 Democrat William F. Martin 57,370 51% - 48%
1950 Republican Paul H. Cunningham 57,429 Democrat Gibson C. Holliday 43,105 57% - 43%
1952 Republican Paul H. Cunningham 95,057 Democrat Alvin P. Meyer 66,303 59% - 41%
1954 Republican Paul H. Cunningham 61,355 Democrat James A. McLaughlin 49,063 56% - 44%
1956 Republican Paul H. Cunningham 85,178 Democrat William F. Denman 81,418 51% - 49%
1958 Democrat Neal Smith 61,693 Republican Paul H. Cunningham 56,320 52% - 48%
1960 Democrat Neal Smith 91,808 Republican Floyd M. Burgeson 81,474 53% - 47%
1962 Democrat Neal Smith 73,963 Republican Sonja C. Egenes 43,877 63% - 37%
1964 Democrat Neal Smith 108,212 Republican Benjamin J. Gibson, Jr. 46,160 70% - 30%
1966 Democrat Neal Smith 72,875 Republican Don Mahon 46,981 60% - 39%
1968 Democrat Neal Smith 99,586 Republican Don Mahon 60,710 62% - 38%
1970 Democrat Neal Smith 73,820 Republican Don Mahon 37,374 65% - 33%
1972 Republican William J. Scherle 108,596 Democrat Tom Harkin 87,937 55% - 45%
1974 Democrat Tom Harkin 81,146 Republican William J. Scherle 77,683 51% - 49%
1976 Democrat Tom Harkin 135,600 Republican Kenneth R. Fulk 71,377 65% - 34%
1978 Democrat Tom Harkin 82,333 Republican Julian B. Garrett 57,377 59% - 41%
1980 Democrat Tom Harkin 127,895 Republican Cal Hultman 84,472 60% - 40%
1982 Democrat Tom Harkin 93,333 Republican Arlyn E. Danker 65,200 59% - 41%
1984 Republican Jim Ross Lightfoot 104,632 Democrat Jerry Fitzgerald 101,435 51% - 49%
1986 Republican Jim Ross Lightfoot 85,025 Democrat Scott Hughes 58,552 59% - 40%
1988 Republican Jim Ross Lightfoot 117,761 Democrat Gene Freund 66,599 64% - 36%
1990 Republican Jim Ross Lightfoot 99,978 Democrat Mike D. Earll 47,022 68% - 32%
1992 Republican Fred Grandy 196,942 N/A N/A 1,424 99% - 1%
1994 Republican Tom Latham 114,796 Democrat Sheila McGuire 73,627 61% - 39%
1996 Republican Tom Latham 147,576 Democrat MacDonald Smith 75,785 65% - 34%
1998 Republican Tom Latham 132,730 N/A N/A 1,041 99% - 1%
2000 Republican Tom Latham 159,367 Democrat Mike Palecek 67,593 69% - 29%
2002 Republican Steve King 113,257 Democrat Paul Shomshor 68,853 62% - 38%
2004 Republican Steve King 168,583 Democrat E. Joyce Schulte 97,597 63% - 37%
2006 Republican Steve King 105,245 Democrat E. Joyce Schulte 64,004 59% - 36%
2008[3] Republican Steve King 159,430 Democrat Rob Hubler 99,601 60% - 37%
2010[4] Republican Steve King 128,363 Democrat Matthew Campbell 63,160 66% - 32%

Recent Election Results[edit]

2002[edit]

Iowa's 5th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve King 113,257 62.15%
Democratic Paul Shomshor 68,853 37.78%
No party Others 127 0.07%
Totals 182,237 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2004[edit]

Iowa's 5th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve King* 168,593 63.30%
Democratic Joyce Schulte 97,597 36.64%
No party Others 161 0.06%
Totals 266,351 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2006[edit]

Iowa's 5th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve King* 121,650 58.50%
Democratic Joyce Schulte 64,181 35.56%
Independent Roy Nielsen 8,159 4.52%
Independent Cheryl Broderson 2,479 1.37%
No party Others 65 0.04%
Totals 196,534 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2008[edit]

Iowa's 5th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve King* 159,430 59.80%
Democratic Rob Hubler 99,601 37.36%
Independent Victor Vara 7,406 2.78%
No party Others 180 0.07%
Totals 266,617 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2010[edit]

Iowa's 5th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve King* 128,363 65.75%
Democratic Matthew Campbell 63,160 32.35%
Independent Martin James Monroe 3,622 1.86%
No party Others 94 0.05%
Totals 195,239 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

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