Texas's 5th congressional district

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Texas's 5th congressional district
Texas's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Texas's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Jeb Hensarling (RDallas)
Population (2000) 651,619
Median income $41,007
Ethnicity 77.5% White, 12.5% Black, 1.5% Asian, 12.9% Hispanic, 0.6% Native American, 0.4% other
Cook PVI R+15 (2012)

Texas District 5 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves an area that includes the southeast portion of Dallas County including Mesquite plus a number of smaller counties south and east of Dallas including Anderson, Cherokee, Henderson and Kaufman counties. As of the 2000 census, the 5th district represents 651,620 people. The current Representative from District 5 is Jeb Hensarling.

2012 redistricting[edit]

After the 2012 redistricting process, the eastern half of Wood County was removed, and there were slight changes to the district in Dallas County.[1]

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President McCain 63 - 36%
2004 President Bush 67 - 33%
2000 President Bush 66 - 34%

List of representatives[edit]

U.S. Congressional District borders are periodically redrawn, therefore some District Residence locations may no longer be in the 5th District.

Name Took Office Left Office Party District Residence  Notes
District created March 4, 1875
John Hancock March 4, 1875 March 3, 1877 Democrat Austin Redistricted from the 4th district
Dewitt Clinton Giddings March 4, 1877 March 3, 1879 Democrat Brenham
George Washington Jones  March 4, 1879 March 3, 1883 Greenback Bastrop
James W. Throckmorton March 4, 1883 March 3, 1887 Democrat McKinney
Silas Hare March 4, 1887 March 3, 1891 Democrat Sherman
Joseph W. Bailey March 4, 1891 March 3, 1901 Democrat Gainesville
Choice B. Randell March 4, 1901 March 3, 1903 Democrat Sherman Redistricted to the 4th district
James Andrew Beall March 4, 1903 March 3, 1915 Democrat Waxahachie
Hatton W. Sumners March 4, 1915 January 3, 1947 Democrat Dallas Redistricted from the At-large district 
Joseph Franklin Wilson January 3, 1947 January 3, 1955 Democrat Dallas
Bruce Reynolds Alger January 3, 1955 January 3, 1965 Republican Dallas
Earle Cabell January 3, 1965 January 3, 1973 Democrat Dallas
Alan Steelman January 3, 1973 January 3, 1977 Republican Dallas
Jim Mattox January 3, 1977 January 3, 1983 Democrat Dallas
John W. Bryant January 3, 1983 January 3, 1997 Democrat Dallas
Pete Sessions January 3, 1997 January 3, 2003  Republican Dallas Redistricted to the 32nd district
Jeb Hensarling January 3, 2003  Present Republican  Dallas Incumbent

Recent elections[edit]

2004[edit]

US House election, 2004: Texas District 5[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeb Hensarling 148,816 64.5%
Democratic Bill Bernstein 75,911 32.9%
Libertarian John Gonzalez 6,118 2.7%
Totals 230,845 %
Republican hold

2006[edit]

US House election, 2006: Texas District 5[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeb Hensarling 88,478 61.76%
Democratic Charlie Thompson 50,983 35.58%
Libertarian Mike Nelson 3,791 2.64%
Totals 143,252 %
Republican hold

2008[edit]

US House election, 2008: Texas District 5[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeb Hensarling 162,894 83.59%
Libertarian Ken Ashby 31,967 16.40%
Totals 194,861 %
Republican hold

2010[edit]

US House election, 2010: Texas District 5[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeb Hensarling 106,742 70.52%
Democratic Tom Berry 41,649 27.51%
Libertarian Ken Ashby 2,958 1.95%
Totals 151,349 %
Republican hold

2012[edit]

US House election, 2012: Texas District 5[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeb Hensarling 134,091 64.40%
Democratic Linda S. Mrosko 69,178 33.22%
Libertarian Ken Ashby 4,961 2.38%
Totals 208,230 %
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2007 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://gis1.tlc.state.tx.us/
  2. ^ Office of the Secretary of State (November 2, 2004). "Race Summary Report". 1992 - Current Election History. Texas Secretary of State. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ Office of the Secretary of State (November 7, 2006). "Race Summary Report". 1992 - Current Election History. Texas Secretary of State. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ Office of the Secretary of State (November 4, 2008). "Race Summary Report". 1992 - Current Election History. Texas Secretary of State. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ Office of the Secretary of State (November 2, 2010). "Race Summary Report". 1992 - Current Election History. Texas Secretary of State. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  6. ^ Office of the Secretary of State (November 6, 2012). "Race Summary Report". 1992 - Current Election History. Texas Secretary of State. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 

Coordinates: 32°13′33″N 95°43′54″W / 32.22583°N 95.73167°W / 32.22583; -95.73167