Minnesota's 5th congressional district

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Minnesota's 5th congressional district
Current Representative Keith Ellison (DFLMinneapolis)
Area 124[1] mi² (321 km²)
Distribution 100% urban, 0% rural
Population (2000) 614,935[2]
Median income $41,569
Ethnicity 73.5% White, 12.9% Black, 5.2% Asian, 6.0% Hispanic, 1.6% Native American, 3.2% other
Cook PVI D+22[3]
External images
THIS govtrack.us MAP, is a useful representation of the 5th CD's borders, based on Google Maps.

Minnesota's 5th congressional district is a geographically small urban and suburban congressional district in Minnesota. It covers eastern Hennepin County, including the entire city of Minneapolis, along with parts of Anoka and Ramsey counties. It was created in 1883 and was named the "Bloody Fifth" on account of the first election.[4] The district is strongly Democratic with a CPVI of D + 22.[3] The district is represented by Keith Ellison, the first Muslim to ever serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Major cities in the district include Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Richfield, Crystal, Robbinsdale, Golden Valley, and Fridley.

The district from 2003 to 2013

List of representatives[edit]

Congress Representative Party Years Notes
District created March 4, 1883
48th50th Knute Nelson Republican March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1889
51st Solomon Comstock Republican March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891
52nd Kittel Halvorson Populist March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
53rd57th Loren Fletcher Republican March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1903
58th John Lind Democratic March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905
59th Loren Fletcher Republican March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1907
60th62nd Frank Nye Republican March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1913
63rd64th George Ross Smith Republican March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1917
65th Ernest Lundeen Republican March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1919
66th70th Walter Newton Republican March 4, 1919 – June 30, 1929 Resigned after being appointed secretary to President Herbert Hoover
Vacant June 30, 1929 – July 17, 1929
71st72nd William I. Nolan Republican July 17, 1929 – March 3, 1933
73rd March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 District inactive, all representatives elected At-large on a general ticket
74th Theodore Christianson Republican January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1937 Redistricted from the At-large district
75th Dewey Johnson Farmer-Labor January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939
76th77th Oscar Youngdahl Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1943
78th87th Walter Judd Republican January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1963
88th95th Donald M. Fraser DFL January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1979
95th109th Martin Olav Sabo DFL January 3, 1979 – January 3, 2007
110th Keith Ellison DFL January 3, 2007 – present Incumbent

Elections[edit]

2012[edit]

Minnesota 5th congressional district election, 2012[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Keith Ellison 262,101 74.5 +6.8
Republican Chris Fields 88,753 25.2 +1.1

2010[edit]

Minnesota 5th congressional district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Keith Ellison 154,833 67.7 −3.2
Republican Joel Demos 55,222 24.1
Independent Lynne Torgerson 8,548 3.7
Independence Tom Schrunk 7,446 3.3
Independent Progressive Michael James Cavlan 2,468 1.1

2008[edit]

Minnesota 5th congressional district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Keith Ellison 228,753 70.9 +14.9
Republican Barb Davis White 71,013 22
Independence Bill McGaughey 22,315 6.9

2006[edit]

Congressman Martin Sabo, DFL retired after 26 years in the House. Keith Ellison, also a DFLer, replaced him. Although Ellison was endorsed by the DFL convention, four non-endorsed candidates ran strong campaigns against him in the DFL primary: Gail Dorfman, Mike Erlandson, Ember Reichgott Junge, and Jack Nelson Pallmeyer. Ellison won the primary with 41% of the vote. In the general election, he won with 56% of the vote against Jay Pond of the Green Party, Tammy Lee of the Independence Party and Alan Fine of the Republican Party. Ellison is the first Muslim member of the U.S. Congress.

Minnesota 5th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Keith Ellison 136,061 56
Republican Alan Fine 52,263 21
Independence Tammy Lee 51,456 21
Green Jay Pond 4,792 2

2004[edit]

2004 Fifth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Martin Sabo 218,411 70 +3
Republican Daniel Mathias 76,598 24 −2
Green Jay Pond 17,983 6

2002[edit]

2002 Fifth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Martin Sabo 171,566 67
Republican Daniel Mathias 66,269 26
Green Tim Davis 17,825 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota congressional districts by urban and rural population and land area". US Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  2. ^ "Fast Facts". US Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-04-01. 
  3. ^ a b "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  4. ^ Martin, Lawrence (2003-07-15). "Thursday Night Hikes: Capitol Hill/Cathedral Hill Hike Architecture Notes, Part 2". Retrieved 2007-02-27. 
  5. ^ "2012 General Election Results – Minnesota Secretary of State". 2012-11-06. Retrieved November 9, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Results General November 2, 2010; Results from Congressional District 05". Minnesota Secretary of State Election Reporting System. 2011-01-19. 

Coordinates: 44°58′52″N 93°17′39″W / 44.98111°N 93.29417°W / 44.98111; -93.29417