Oregon's 5th congressional district
|Oregon's 5th congressional district|
|Current Representative||Kurt Schrader (D–Canby)|
|Area||5,362 mi² (13,888 km²)|
|Distribution||80.34% urban, 19.66% rural|
|Ethnicity||87.1% White, 0.7% Black, 1.9% Asian, 10.3% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% other|
|Occupation||24.5% blue collar, 60.6% white collar, 14.9% gray collar|
Oregon's 5th congressional district represents Oregon's central coast through Salem, north to the southern Portland suburbs, and east to the summit of Mount Hood. It includes Lincoln, Marion, Polk, and Tillamook counties, most of Clackamas County, and part of Benton and Multnomah counties. It gained its current portion of Multnomah County from the 3rd district in the 2002 redistricting, but also lost a significant portion of northern Clackamas County to the 3rd district.
The district is currently represented by Democrat Kurt Schrader, who was elected in 2008 to replace the retiring Darlene Hooley. This marked the first time in the district's history that a new representative had the same party affiliation as the outgoing representative.
The district was created in 1982 when Oregon was granted a new congressional district as a result of reapportionment from the 1980 census. Denny Smith, who had represented Oregon's 2nd congressional district in the previous Congress, was re-elected in the 5th district in 1982.
In 2002, the district shrank slightly in area due to redistricting. About half of the portion of the district that had been in Benton County, Oregon was moved into the 4th district and portions of west-central Clackamas County were moved into the 3rd district. At the same time, small portions of northern Clackamas and southern Multnomah County that had previously been part of the 1st district were moved into the 5th district.
List of representatives
|District created||March 4, 1983|
|Denny Smith||Republican||January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1991||Salem||Redistricted from the 2nd district|
|Mike Kopetski||Democratic||January 3, 1991 – January 3, 1995||Keizer|
|Jim Bunn||Republican||January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1997||Gleneden Beach|
|Darlene Hooley||Democratic||January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2009||West Linn|
|Kurt Schrader||Democratic||January 3, 2009 – present||Canby||Incumbent|
Sources (official results only):
- Elections History from the Oregon Secretary of State website
- Election Statistics from the website of the Clerk of the United States House of Representatives
|United States House election, 2012: Oregon District 5|
|Pacific Green||Christina Lugo||7,516||2.29%|
|Constitution (Oregon)||Raymond Baldwin||3,600||1.10%|
|United States House election, 2010: Oregon District 5|
|Pacific Green||Chris Lugo||7,557||2.67%|
|United States House election, 2008: Oregon District 5|
|Pacific Green||Alex Polikoff||4,955||1.55%|
|United States House election, 2006: Oregon District 5|
|Pacific Green||Paul Aranas||4,194||1.54%|
|Constitution (Oregon)||Douglas Patterson||4,160||1.53%|
|United States House election, 2004: Oregon District 5|
|Constitution||Joseph H. Bitz||2,971||0.84%|
|United States House election, 2002: Oregon District 5|
|United States House election, 2000: Oregon District 5|
|United States House election, 1998: Oregon District 5|
|Pacific Green||Michael Donnelly||3,637||1.59%|
|Natural Law||Jim Burns||2,971||1.30%|
|United States House election, 1996: Oregon District 5|
|Libertarian||Lawrence Knight Duquesne||5,191||1.91%|
- "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10.
- Almanac of American Politics, 2002 and 2006 editions.
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present