Oklahoma's 5th congressional district

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Oklahoma's 5th congressional district
Oklahoma's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Oklahoma's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative James Lankford (ROklahoma City)
Distribution 87.53% urban, 12.47% rural
Population (2000) 690,131
Median income $33,893
Ethnicity 70.9% White, 13.7% Black, 2.6% Asian, 8.3% Hispanic, 4.7% Native American, 0.6% other
Cook PVI R+13[1]

Oklahoma's Fifth Congressional District is a U.S. congressional district in Oklahoma, which elects a representative to the United States House of Representatives. It borders all of the other congressional districts in the state except the state's first congressional district. It is densely populated and covers only three counties: most of Oklahoma County (the part not included in Oklahoma's 4th congressional district), Pottawatomie County, and Seminole County.

Principal cities in the district include Oklahoma City (the state capital), Edmond, Shawnee, and Seminole.

The district is currently represented by Republican James Lankford.

History[edit]

The district has been held by a Republican since January 23, 1975, when Democrat John Jarman changed political parties.[2] Before Jarman, the seat had leaned Democratic since 1931.

George W. Bush received 64 percent of the vote in this district in 2004.

Republican Mary Fallin won 60 percent of the vote in the 2006 election.[3]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2000 Census, the district is 87.53 percent urban, 26.17 percent non-white, and has a population that is 8.26 percent Latino and 6.76 percent foreign-born.[4] Only 2.74 percent of adults working in the district commute using public transportation, on a bike or on foot. 8.49 percent of adults aged 25 and older in the district have a Master's, PhD or Professional Degree.[4]

Recent election results from state-wide races[edit]

Year Office District winner and results
2000 President Bush 62% - 38%
2004 President Bush 64% - 36%
2008 President McCain 59% - 41%

List of representatives[edit]

Name Party Years Electoral history
District created November 16, 1907
Scott Ferris.jpg Scott Ferris Democratic November 16, 1907 –
March 4, 1915
First elected in 1907
Redistricted to the 6th district
Joseph Bryan Thompson.jpg Joseph Bryan Thompson Democratic March 4, 1915 –
September 18, 1919
Redistricted from the at-large district
Died
Vacant September 18, 1919 –
November 8, 1919
John William Harreld.jpg John W. Harreld Republican November 8, 1919 –
March 4, 1921
First elected in 1919 to finish Thompson's term
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Fletcher B. Swank Democratic March 4, 1921 –
March 4, 1929
First elected in 1920
Re-elected in 1922
Re-elected in 1924
Re-elected in 1926
Lost re-election
Ulysses S. Stone Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 4, 1931
First elected in 1928
Lost re-election
Fletcher B. Swank Democratic March 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1935
Elected again in 1930
Re-elected in 1932
Lost renomination
Joshua B. Lee.jpg Joshua B. Lee Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
Elected in 1934
Retired
Robert P. Hill Democratic January 3, 1937 –
October 29, 1937
Elected in 1936
Died
Vacant October 29, 1937 –
December 10, 1937
GomerGSmith.jpg Gomer Griffith Smith Democratic December 10, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
First elected in 1919 to finish Hill's term
Retired
M000859.jpg Mike Monroney Democratic January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1951
First elected in 1938
Re-elected in 1940
Re-elected in 1942
Re-elected in 1944
Re-elected in 1946
Re-elected in 1948
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
John Jarman.jpg John Jarman Democratic January 3, 1951 –
January 24, 1975
First elected in 1950
Re-elected in 1952
Re-elected in 1954
Re-elected in 1956
Re-elected in 1958
Re-elected in 1960
Re-elected in 1962
Re-elected in 1964
Re-elected in 1966
Re-elected in 1968
Re-elected in 1970
Re-elected in 1972
Re-elected in 1974
Switched parties
Republican January 24, 1975 –
January 3, 1977
Retired
Mickey Edwards.jpg Mickey Edwards Republican January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1993
First elected in 1976
Re-elected in 1978
Re-elected in 1980
Re-elected in 1982
Re-elected in 1984
First elected in 1986
Re-elected in 1988
Re-elected in 1990
Lost renomination
ErnestIstook.jpg Ernest Istook Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2007
First elected in 1992
Re-elected in 1994
First elected in 1996
Re-elected in 1998
Re-elected in 2000
First elected in 2002
Re-elected in 2004
Retired to run for Governor
Mary Fallin official 110th Congress photo.jpg Mary Fallin Republican January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2011
First elected in 2006
Re-elected in 2008
Retired to run for Governor
James Lankford, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg James Lankford Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2015
First elected in 2010
Re-elected in 2012
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Russellpers21.jpg Steve Russell Republican Starting January 3, 2015 Elected in 2014

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  2. ^ "Congressman leaves Democratic Party". Lodi News-Sentinel (Google News Archives). United Press International. January 24, 1975. p. 9. 
  3. ^ "2006 General Election Results" Oklahoma Election Board (accessed March 15, 2010)
  4. ^ a b Rep. Mary Fallin: District Demographics, That's My Congress (accessed May 11, 2010).

Coordinates: 35°24′N 97°12′W / 35.4°N 97.2°W / 35.4; -97.2