Virginia's 5th congressional district

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Virginia's 5th congressional district
Virginia's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Virginia's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Robert Hurt (RChatham)
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Virginia's fifth congressional district is a United States congressional district in the commonwealth of Virginia. It covers all or part of Greene, Campbell, Bedford, Albemarle, Nelson, Fluvanna, Buckingham, Cumberland, Appomattox, Prince Edward, Charlotte, Lunenburg, Franklin, Henry, Pittsylvania, Halifax, Mecklenburg, Brunswick, Fauquier, Rappahannock and Madison Counties, as well as the independent cities of Bedford, Charlottesville (main site of the University of Virginia) and Danville, making it Virginia's largest district with an area of 10,181.03 square miles (26,368.7 km2) - 193 sq mi (500 km2), larger than New Jersey and Vermont.

The district's first representative in Congress was James Madison, who would later become the 4th President of the United States. The current Congressman is Republican Robert Hurt.

2012 General Election[edit]

Candidate Party Votes Percentage
Virginia's 5th Congressional District House Election, November 2012
John Douglass Democratic TBD 43.2%
Robert Hurt [Incumbent] Republican TBD 55.3%
Kenneth Hildebrandt Independent TBD TBD
Write-in TBD TBD

Voting[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2012 President Romney 52 - 45%[citation needed]
2008 President McCain 51 - 48%[citation needed]
2004 President Bush 56 - 43%[citation needed]
2001 Governor Warner 52 - 46%[citation needed]
Lieutenant Governor Katzen 50 - 47%[citation needed]
Attorney General Kilgore 62 - 38%[citation needed]
2000 President Bush 55 - 41%[citation needed]
Senator Allen 57 - 43%[citation needed]
1997 Governor Gilmore 58 - 40%[citation needed]
Lieutenant Governor Payne 54 - 43%[citation needed]
Attorney General Earley 58 - 42%[citation needed]
1996 President Dole 48 - 43%[citation needed]
Senator Warner 52 - 48%[citation needed]

2010[edit]

Virginia's 5th Congressional District House Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Robert Hurt 119,560 50.81%
Democratic Tom Perriello [Incumbent] 110,561 46.98%
Independent Jeffrey A. Clark 4,992 2.12%
Majority 8,999 3.83
Total votes 235,298 100%
Republican gain from Democratic

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Lived Party Term Note
District created: March 4, 1789
James Madison.jpg James Madison (1751-1836) Anti-Administration March 4, 1789 - March 4, 1793 Elected to VA-15
George Hancock (1754-1820) Pro-Administration March 4, 1793 - March 4, 1795
Federalist March 4, 1795 - March 4, 1797 Declined to run
John J. Trigg (1748-1804) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1797 - March 4, 1803 Elected to VA-13
Thomas Lewis, Jr. (1760-1847) Federalist March 4, 1803 - March 5, 1804 Election invalidated
Senator Andrew Moore.jpg Andrew Moore (1752-1821) Democratic-Republican March 5, 1804 - August 11, 1804 Appointed to U.S. Senate
Vacant August 12, 1804 - December 3, 1804 Special election
Alexander Wilson Democratic-Republican December 4, 1804 - March 4, 1809 Declined to run
JamesBreckinridge.jpg James Breckinridge (1763-1833) Federalist March 4, 1809 - March 4, 1817 Declined to run
Johnfloydvirginia.jpg John Floyd (1783-1837) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 - March 4, 1823 Elected to VA-20
John Randolph of Roanoke at National Portrait Gallery IMG 4460.JPG John Randolph (1773-1833) Crawford D-R March 4, 1823 - March 4, 1825
Jackson March 4, 1825 - December 26, 1825 Appointed to U.S. Senate
Vacant December 27, 1825 - January 20, 1826 Special election January 1826
George W. Crump (1786-1848) Jackson January 21, 1826 - March 4, 1827 Defeated
John Randolph of Roanoke at National Portrait Gallery IMG 4460.JPG John Randolph (1773-1833) Jackson March 4, 1827 - March 4, 1829 Declined to run
Thomas T. Bouldin (1781-1834) Jackson March 4, 1829 - March 4, 1833 Defeated
John Randolph of Roanoke at National Portrait Gallery IMG 4460.JPG John Randolph (1773-1833) Jackson March 4, 1833 - May 24, 1833 Died
Vacant May 25, 1833 - August 25, 1833 Special election
Thomas T. Bouldin (1781-1834) Jackson August 26, 1833 - February 11, 1834 Died
Vacant February 12, 1834 - March 14, 1834 Special election
James W. Bouldin (1792-1854) Jackson March 15, 1834 - March 4, 1837
Democratic March 4, 1837 - March 4, 1839 Declined to run
John Hill (1800-1880) Whig March 4, 1839 - March 4, 1841 Defeated
Edmund W. Hubard (1806-1878) Democratic March 4, 1841 - March 4, 1843 Elected to VA-4
Thomas Gilmer newer.jpeg Thomas W. Gilmer (1802-1844) Democratic March 4, 1843 - February 18, 1844 Appointed Secretary of the Navy
Vacant February 19, 1844 - May 9, 1844 Special election
William L. Goggin (1807-1870) Whig May 10, 1844 - March 4, 1845 Defeated
Shelton F. Leake (1812-1884) Democratic March 4, 1845 - March 4, 1847 Defeated
William L. Goggin (1807-1870) Whig March 4, 1847 - March 4, 1849 Defeated
Paulus Powell (1809-1874) Democratic March 4, 1849 - March 4, 1853 Elected to VA-6
Thomas Bocock.jpg Thomas S. Bocock (1815-1891) Democratic March 4, 1853 - March 4, 1861 Resigned
Vacant March 4, 1861 - January 26, 1870 Civil War
RRidgeway2.jpg Robert Ridgway (1823-1870) Conservative January 27, 1870 - October 16, 1870 Died
Vacant October 17, 1870 - November 7, 1870 Special election November 1870
Richard T. W. Duke, Jr. (1822-1898) Conservative November 8, 1870 - March 4, 1871
Democratic March 4, 1871 - March 3, 1873 Defeated
Alexander M. Davis (1833-1889) Democratic March 4, 1873 - March 5, 1874 Election invalidated
Christopher Y. Thomas (1818-1879) Republican March 5, 1874 - March 4, 1875 Defeated
GCCabell.jpg George C. Cabell (1836-1906) Democratic March 4, 1875 - March 4, 1887 Defeated
John R. Brown (1842-1927) Republican March 4, 1887 - March 4, 1889 Defeated
Posey G. Lester (1850-1929) Democratic March 4, 1889 - March 4, 1893 Declined to run
Claude Augustus Swanson.jpg Claude A. Swanson (1862-1939) Democratic March 4, 1893 - January 30, 1906 Elected Governor of Virginia
Vacant January 31, 1906 - November 5, 1906
Edward W. Saunders (1860-1921) Democratic November 6, 1906 - February 29, 1920 Elected Virginia Supreme Court justice
Vacant March 1, 1920 - May 31, 1920 Special election
RorerAJames.jpg Rorer A. James (1859-1921) Democratic June 1, 1920 - August 6, 1921 Died
Vacant August 7, 1921 - November 7, 1921
J. Murray Hooker (1873-1940) Democratic November 8, 1921 - March 4, 1925 Declined to run
Joseph Whitehead (1867-1938) Democratic March 4, 1925 - March 4, 1931 Defeated
Thomas Granville Burch.jpg Thomas G. Burch (1869-1951) Democratic March 4, 1931 - March 4, 1933 Elected to VA-AL
District eliminated March 4, 1933
District recreated: January 3, 1935
Thomas Granville Burch.jpg Thomas G. Burch (1869-1951) Democratic January 3, 1935 - May 31, 1946 Appointed to U.S. Senate
Vacant May 31, 1946 - November 5, 1946
Thomas Bahnson Stanley.jpg Thomas B. Stanley (1890-1970) Democratic November 5, 1946 - February 3, 1953 Resigned to run for Governor of Virginia
Vacant February 3, 1953 - April 14, 1953 Special election April 14, 1953
William M. Tuck.jpg William M. Tuck (1896-1983) Democratic April 14, 1953 - January 3, 1969 Declined to run
W. C. "Dan" Daniel (1914-1988) Democratic January 3, 1969 - January 23, 1988 Died
Vacant January 23, 1988 - June 14, 1988 Special election June 14, 1988
LewisPayneJr.jpg Lewis F. Payne, Jr. (b. 1945) Democratic June 14, 1988 - January 3, 1997 Declined to run
Rep Virgil Goode.jpg Virgil H. Goode, Jr. (b. 1946) Democratic January 3, 1997 - January 27, 2000
Independent January 27, 2000 - August 1, 2002
Republican August 1, 2002 - January 3, 2009 Defeated
Tom Perriello, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Thomas S. P. Perriello (b. 1974) Democratic January 3, 2009 - January 3, 2011 Defeated
Robert Hurt, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Robert Hurt (b. 1969) Republican January 3, 2011 - Present Incumbent

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 37°3′31.8″N 79°5′11.2″W / 37.058833°N 79.086444°W / 37.058833; -79.086444