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]

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President McCain 59% - 41%
2004 President Bush 64% - 36%
2000 President Bush 62% - 38%

List of representatives[edit]

Name Took office Left office Party District residence Notes
District created November 16, 1907
Scott Ferris November 16, 1907 March 4, 1915 Democratic Lawton Redistricted to the 6th district
Joseph Bryan Thompson March 4, 1915 September 18, 1919 Democratic Redistricted from the At-large district, Died
Vacant September 18, 1919 – November 8, 1919
John W. Harreld November 8, 1919 March 4, 1921 Republican Oklahoma City
Fletcher B. Swank March 4, 1921 March 4, 1929 Democratic
Ulysses S. Stone March 4, 1929 March 4, 1931 Republican
Fletcher B. Swank March 4, 1931 January 3, 1935 Democratic
Joshua B. Lee January 3, 1935 January 3, 1937 Democratic
Robert P. Hill January 3, 1937 October 29, 1937 Democratic Died
Vacant October 29, 1937 – December 10, 1937
Gomer Griffith Smith December 10, 1937 January 3, 1939 Democratic
A.S. Mike Monroney January 3, 1939 January 3, 1951 Democratic
John Jarman January 3, 1951 January 24, 1975 Democratic Oklahoma City Switched parties
January 24, 1975 January 3, 1977 Republican
Mickey Edwards January 3, 1977 January 3, 1993 Republican Oklahoma City
Ernest Istook January 3, 1993 January 3, 2007 Republican Warr Acres
Mary Fallin January 3, 2007 January 3, 2011 Republican Oklahoma City
James Lankford January 3, 2011 Present Republican Edmond, Oklahoma Incumbent

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