Kentucky's 5th congressional district

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Kentucky's 5th congressional district
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Kentucky's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
U.S. Representative
  Hal Rogers
RSomerset
Distribution
  • 23.51[1]% urban
  • 76.49% rural
Population (2016)703,315[2]
Median income$31,731[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+31[4]
Sign in front of the McCracken, Kentucky Courthouse (in Paducah, Kentucky) commemorating early members of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Jackson Purchase (U.S. historical region). The "First District" in the title actually changed over time. It refers to the Jackson Purchase, which was in the 5th district from 1819 to 1823, the 12th district until 1833, and then the 1st district until the end of the sign's lineage in 1855.

Kentucky's 5th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Located in the heart of Appalachia in Southeastern Kentucky, the rural district is the second most impoverished district in the nation[5] and, as of the 2010 U.S. Census, it has the highest percentage of White Americans in the nation. Located within the district are the economic leading cities of Pikeville, Prestonsburg, Middlesborough, Hazard, Jackson, Morehead, Ashland, London, and Somerset.

The current 5th congressional district is one of the few ancestrally Republican regions south of the Ohio River. Much of the region now in the district strongly supported the Union in the Civil War, and identified with the Republicans after hostilities ceased. Much of the eastern portion of the district was once part of the disbanded 7th congressional district, long a Democratic stronghold. The 7th district was disbanded in 1992 after the 1990 census showed that the state's population could no longer support seven districts. Geographically, the district consists of flat land areas to the west, to Appalachia highland mountains to the east and southeast. To the north to northeast of the district are rolling hills that end at the Ohio River.

The district is currently represented by Republican Harold D. "Hal" Rogers, the dean of the Kentucky delegation. Congressman Rogers currently serves in various top leadership positions in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Characteristics[edit]

As of September 2013, there were 510,329 registered voters: 253,798 (49.73%) Democrats, 235,470 (46.14%) Republicans, and 21,061 (4.13%) "Others". All of the "Others" included 15,344 (3.01%) unclassified Others, 5,385 (1.06%) Independents, 241 (0.05%) Libertarians, 43 (0.0084%) Greens, 21 (0.0041%) Constitutionalists, 20 (0.0039%) Reforms, and 7 (0.0014%) Socialist Workers.[6][7]

Until January 1, 2006, Kentucky did not track party affiliation for registered voters who were neither Democratic nor Republican.[8] The Kentucky voter registration card does not explicitly list anything other than Democratic Party, Republican Party, or Other, with the "Other" option having a blank line and no instructions on how to register as something else.[9]

Recent presidential elections[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 57 - 42%
2004 President Bush 61 - 39%
2008 President McCain 67 - 31%
2012 President Romney 75 - 23%
2016 President Trump 80 - 18%


List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Years Electoral history Location
District created March 4, 1803
John Fowler Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1807
Redistricted from the 2nd district and re-elected in 1803.
Re-elected in 1804.
Retired.
Clarke, Fayette, Jessamine, Montgomery, and Woodford counties
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Benjamin Howard
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 –
April 10, 1810
Elected in 1806.
Re-elected in 1808.
Resigned to become governor of Louisiana Territory.
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William T. Barry
Democratic-Republican August 8, 1810 –
March 3, 1811
Elected to finish Howard's term.
Retired.
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Henry Clay
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
Elected in 1810.
Redistricted to the 2nd district.
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Samuel Hopkins
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Elected in 1812.
Retired.
Breckinridge, Caldwell, Christian, Grayson, Henderson, Hopkins, Livingston, Muhlenberg, Ohio, and Union counties
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Alney McLean
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
Elected in 1814.
Retired.
Anthony New Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
Elected in 1816.
Retired.
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Alney McLean
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
Elected in 1818.
Retired.
Anthony New Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Elected in 1820.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John T. Johnson
Jackson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Redistricted from the 3rd district and re-elected in 1822.
[Data unknown/missing.]
[Data unknown/missing.]
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James Johnson
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
August 13, 1826
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Robert L. McHatton Jacksonian December 7, 1826 –
March 3, 1829
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Richard M. Johnson
Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1833
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 13th district.
Vacant March 4, 1833 –
August 6, 1834
House declared new election after election was contested Garrard County added to the district.
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Robert P. Letcher
Anti-Jacksonian August 6, 1834 –
March 3, 1835
James Harlan Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Simeon H. Anderson
Whig March 4, 1839 –
August 11, 1840
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
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John B. Thompson
Whig December 7, 1840 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
James W. Stone Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
Bryan Young Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John B. Thompson
Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
James W. Stone Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
Clement S. Hill Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
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Joshua Jewett
Democratic March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John Y. Brown
Democratic December 3, 1860 –
March 3, 1861
Did not take seat until 2nd session because did not meet age requirement for office
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Charles A. Wickliffe
Unionist March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Robert Mallory
Unionist March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
Redistricted from the 7th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Lovell Rousseau
Unconditional Unionist March 4, 1863 –
July 21, 1866
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
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Lovell Rousseau
Unconditional Unionist December 3, 1866 –
March 3, 1867
Re-elected to seat
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Asa Grover
Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Boyd Winchester
Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Elisha Standiford
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Edward Y. Parsons
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
July 8, 1876
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
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Henry Watterson
Democratic August 12, 1876 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Albert S. Willis
Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1887
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Asher G. Caruth
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Walter Evans
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing.]
Oscar Turner Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1901
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Harvey S. Irwin
Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
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J. Swagar Sherley
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1919
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles F. Ogden
Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Maurice Thatcher
Republican March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
District not used March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
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Brent Spence
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1943
Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1934.
[Data unknown/missing.]
[Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1943
[Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Eugene Siler
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
Redistricted from the 8th district and re-elected in 1962.
[Data unknown/missing.]
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Tim Lee Carter
Republican January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1973
[Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1981
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Hal Rogers
Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1983
Incumbent
January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
[Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
[Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
2003 – 2013
January 3, 2013 –
Present
2013 – Present

Recent election results[edit]

2002[edit]

Kentucky's 5th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers* 137,986 78.29
Democratic Sidney Jane Bailey 38,254 21.71
Total votes 176,240 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2004[edit]

Kentucky's 5th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers* 177,579 100.00
Total votes 177,579 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2006[edit]

Kentucky's 5th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers* 147,261 73.76
Democratic Kenneth Stepp 52,384 26.24
Total votes 199,645 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2008[edit]

Kentucky's 5th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers* 177,024 84.11
Independent Jim Holbert 33,444 15.89
Total votes 210,468 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2010[edit]

Kentucky's 5th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers* 151,019 77.43
Democratic Jim Holbert 44,034 22.58
Total votes 195,053 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2012[edit]

Kentucky's 5th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers* 195,408 77.90
Democratic Kenneth S. Stepp 55,447 22.10
Total votes 250,855 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2014[edit]

Kentucky's 5th Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers* 171,350 78.30
Democratic Kenneth S. Stepp 47,617 21.70
Total votes 218,967 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2016[edit]

Kentucky's 5th Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers* 221,242 100.00
Total votes 221,242 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  2. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=21&cd=05
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ https://about.bgov.com/news/rich-poor-young-old-congressional-districts-glance/
  6. ^ "Registration Statistics: By Congression District". Kentucky State Board of Elections. September 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  7. ^ "Registration Statistics: Other Political Organizations and Groups". Kentucky State Board of Elections. September 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  8. ^ "Kentucky Administrative Regulations 31KAR4:150". Kentucky Legislative Research Commission. November 2005. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  9. ^ "Register To Vote". Kentucky State Board of Elections. August 2003. Retrieved 2014-02-06.

Coordinates: 37°22′08″N 83°31′19″W / 37.36889°N 83.52194°W / 37.36889; -83.52194