Maryland's 5th congressional district

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Maryland's 5th congressional district
Maryland's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Maryland's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Steny Hoyer (DMechanicsville)
Area 1,504.25 mi²
Distribution 75.19% urban, 25.81% rural
Population (2000) 662,060
Median income $62,661
Ethnicity 60.2% White, 30.3% Black, 3.7% Asian, 3.5% Hispanic, 0.1% Native American
Occupation 18.8% blue collar, 68% white collar, 12.9% gray collar
Cook PVI D+11[1]

Maryland's 5th congressional district comprises all of Charles, St. Mary's, and Calvert counties, as well as portions of Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties. The district is currently represented by Democrat Steny Hoyer, the House Minority Whip.

History[edit]

When it was defined in 1788, the 5th Congressional District centered on Salisbury, Maryland. It consisted of the current Maryland counties of Caroline, Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset, and Worcester.

In 1792 the boundaries of Maryland's congressional districts were redrawn, and the 5th District was made to include Baltimore and Baltimore County.

Recent elections[edit]

Maryland's 5th congressional district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steny Hoyer (inc.) 166,231 65.09%
Republican Thomas E. Hutchins 89,109 34.89%
N/A Write-ins 125 0.05%
Totals 255,375 100.00%
Democratic hold
Maryland's 5th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steny Hoyer (inc.) 137,903 69.36%
Republican Joseph T. Crawford 60,758 30.56%
Green Bob S. Auerbach (write-in) 158 0.08%
Totals 198,819 100.00%
Democratic hold
Maryland's 5th congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Steny Hoyer (inc.) 204,867 68.72% -0.64
Republican Brad Jewitt 87,189 29.25% -1.31
Green Bob S. Auerbach 4,224 1.42% +1.34
Constitution Steve Krukar 1,849 0.62% +0.62
Totals 298,129 100.00%
Democratic hold
Maryland's 5th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Steny Hoyer (inc.) 168,114 82.68% +13.96
Green Steve Warner 33,464 16.46% +15.04
Constitution Peter Kuhnert 635 0.31% -0.31
Write-ins 1,110 0.55% +0.55
Totals 203,323 100.00%
Democratic hold
Maryland's 5th Congressional District: 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Steny Hoyer 253,854 73.65% -9.03
Republican Collins Bailey 82,631 23.97% +23.97
Libertarian Darlene H. Nicolas 7,829 2.27% +2.27
No party Write-ins 377 0.11%
Totals 344,691 100.00%
Democratic hold Swing
Maryland's 5th Congressional District: 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Steny Hoyer 155,110 64.26% -9.39
Republican Charles Lollar 83,575 34.62% +10.65
Libertarian H Gavin Shickle 2,578 1.07% -1.20
No party Write-ins 120 0.05%
Total votes 241,383 100.00%
Democratic hold
Maryland's 5th Congressional District: 2012[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steny H. Hoyer 238,618 69.4%
Republican Tony O'Donnell 95,271 27.7%
Green Bob Auerbach 5,040 1.5%
Libertarian Arvin Vohra 4,503 1.3%
N/A Others (write-in) 388 0.1%
Totals 343,820 100%

List of representatives[edit]

1789 - 1803: One seat[edit]

Name Took office Left office Party Notes/Events
1 George Gale.jpg George Gale March 4, 1789 March 3, 1791 Pro-Administration
2 William Vans Murray.jpg William Vans Murray March 4, 1791 March 3, 1793 Pro-Administration Redistricted to the 8th district
3 General Samuel Smith Rembrandt Peale.jpeg Samuel Smith March 4, 1793 March 3, 1803 Democratic Republican

1803 - 1833: Two seats[edit]

From 1803 to 1833, two seats were apportioned, elected at-large on a general ticket.

Seat A[edit]

Name Took office Left office Party Notes/Events
4 No image.svg Nicholas R. Moore March 4, 1803 March 3, 1811 Democratic Republican
5 No image.svg Peter Little March 4, 1811 March 3, 1813 Democratic Republican
6 No image.svg Nicholas R. Moore March 4, 1813  ???, 1815 Democratic Republican Resigned before convening of 14th Congress
7 General Samuel Smith Rembrandt Peale.jpeg Samuel Smith January 31, 1816 December 17, 1822 Democratic Republican Resigned after being elected to US Senate
8 No image.svg Isaac McKim January 4, 1823 March 3, 1823 Democratic Republican
March 4, 1823 March 3, 1825 Jacksonian DR
8 No image.svg John Barney March 4, 1825 March 3, 1829 Adams
9 No image.svg Elias Brown March 4, 1829 March 3, 1831 Jackson
10 No image.svg John T. H. Worthington March 4, 1831 March 3, 1833 Jacksonian

Seat B[edit]

Name Took office Left office Party Notes/Events
11 No image.svg William McCreery March 4, 1803 March 3, 1809 Democratic Republican
12 No image.svg Alexander McKim March 4, 1809 March 3, 1815 Democratic Republican
13 Williampinkney (1).jpg William Pinkney March 4, 1815 April 18, 1816 Democratic Republican Resigned to accept position as Minister Plenipotentiary to Russia
14 No image.svg Peter Little September 2, 1816 March 3, 1823 Democratic Republican
March 4, 1823 March 3, 1825 Jacksonian DR
March 4, 1825 March 3, 1829 Adams
15 No image.svg Benjamin C. Howard March 4, 1829 March 3, 1833 Jacksonian

1833 - present: One seat[edit]

Name Took office Left office Party Notes/Events
16 No image.svg Isaac McKim March 4, 1833 March 3, 1835 Jacksonian Redistricted to the 4th district
17 No image.svg George C. Washington March 4, 1835 March 3, 1837 Anti-Jacksonian
18 No image.svg William C. Johnson March 4, 1837 March 3, 1843 Whig
19 No image.svg Jacob A. Preston March 4, 1843 March 3, 1845 Whig
20 No image.svg Albert Constable March 4, 1845 March 3, 1847 Democratic
21 No image.svg Alexander Evans March 4, 1847 March 3, 1853 Whig
22 No image.svg Henry May March 4, 1853 March 3, 1855 Democratic
23 No image.svg Henry W. Hoffman March 4, 1855 March 3, 1857 American
24 No image.svg Jacob M. Kunkel March 4, 1857 March 3, 1861 Democratic
25 Francis Thomas of Maryland - photo portrait seated.jpg Francis Thomas March 4, 1861 March 3, 1863 Unionist Redistricted to the 4th district
26 No image.svg Benjamin G. Harris March 4, 1863 March 3, 1867 Democratic
27 Frederick Stone of Maryland - photograph portrait seated circa 1860 to 1875.jpg Frederick Stone March 4, 1867 March 3, 1871 Democratic
28 No image.svg William M. Merrick March 4, 1871 March 3, 1873 Democratic
29 No image.svg William J. Albert March 4, 1873 March 3, 1875 Republican
30 Eli Jones Henkle of Maryland - photo portrait seated - circa 1865-1880.jpg Eli J. Henkle March 4, 1875 March 3, 1881 Democratic
31 No image.svg Andrew G. Chapman March 4, 1881 March 3, 1883 Democratic
32 No image.svg Hart Benton Holton March 4, 1883 March 3, 1885 Republican
33 Barnes Compton.jpg Barnes Compton March 4, 1885 March 20, 1890 Democratic contested election
34 No image.svg Sydney E. Mudd I March 20, 1890 March 3, 1891 Republican
35 No image.svg Barnes Compton March 4, 1891 May 15, 1894 Democratic resigned
36 Charles Edward Coffin.jpeg Charles E. Coffin November 6, 1894 March 3, 1897 Republican
37 No image.svg Sydney E. Mudd I March 4, 1897 March 3, 1911 Republican
38 No image.svg Thomas Parran, Sr. March 4, 1911 March 3, 1913 Republican
39 No image.svg Frank O. Smith March 4, 1913 March 3, 1915 Democratic
40 Sydney E Mudd II US Congress Photo Portrait.jpg Sydney E. Mudd II March 4, 1915 October 11, 1924 Republican died
41 Stephen W Gambrill National Photo Company portrait 1926.jpg Stephen W. Gambrill November 4, 1924 December 19, 1938 Democratic died
42 Lansdale Sasscer 79th US Congress Photo Portrait.jpg Lansdale Sasscer February 3, 1939 January 3, 1953 Democratic
43 Frank Small Jr 84th US Congress Photo Portrait.jpg Frank Small, Jr. January 3, 1953 January 3, 1955 Republican
44 Richard E Lankford 84th US Congress Photo Portrait.jpg Richard E. Lankford January 3, 1955 January 3, 1965 Democratic
45 Hervey G Machen at desk US Congress photo.jpg Hervey G. Machen January 3, 1965 January 3, 1969 Democratic
46 Lawrence J Hogan 93rd Congressional Pictorial Directory.jpg Lawrence J. Hogan January 3, 1969 January 3, 1975 Republican
47 Gladys noon spellman.jpg Gladys Noon Spellman January 3, 1975 January 3, 1981 Democratic
48 Steny Hoyer, official photo as Whip.jpg Steny Hoyer May 19, 1981 Present Democratic elected in special election after seat declared vacant on February 24, 1981, Incumbent

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  2. ^ "Unofficial 2012 Presidential General Election results for Representative in Congress". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved Nov 12, 2012. 

Coordinates: 38°33′N 76°57′W / 38.55°N 76.95°W / 38.55; -76.95