Minnesota's 5th congressional district

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Minnesota's 5th congressional district
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Minnesota's 5th congressional district – since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Keith Ellison (DMinneapolis)
Area 124[1] sq mi (320 km2)
Distribution
  • 100[2]% urban
  • 0% rural
Population (2016) 708,082[3]
Median income $59,115
Ethnicity
Cook PVI D+26[4]
External image
This govtrack.us map is a useful representation of the 5th CD's borders, based on Google Maps.

Minnesota's 5th congressional district is a geographically small urban and suburban congressional district in Minnesota. It covers eastern Hennepin County, including the entire city of Minneapolis, along with parts of Anoka and Ramsey counties. It was created in 1883 and was named the "Bloody Fifth" on account of the first election.[5] The district is strongly Democratic with a CPVI of D+26—by far the most Democratic district in the state.[4] The district is represented by Keith Ellison, the first Muslim to ever serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the first person of color to represent Minnesota in that chamber.

Besides Minneapolis, major cities in the district include St. Louis Park, Edina, Richfield, Crystal, Robbinsdale, Golden Valley, and Fridley.

List of representatives[edit]

Congress Representative Party Years Notes
District created March 4, 1883
48th

49th

50th

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Knute Nelson
Republican March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1889 Retired
51st
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Solomon Gilman Comstock
Republican March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891 Lost reelection
52nd
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Kittel Halvorson
Populist March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893 Lost reelection
53rd

54th

55th

56th

57th

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Loren Fletcher
Republican March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1903 Lost reelection
58th
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John Lind
Democratic March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905 Retired
59th
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Loren Fletcher
Republican March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1907 Retired
60th

61st

62nd

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Frank Mellen Nye
Republican March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1913 Retired
63rd

64th

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George Ross Smith
Republican March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1917 Lost reelection
65th
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Ernest Lundeen
Republican March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1919 Lost renomination
66th

67th

68th

69th

70th

71st

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Walter Hughes Newton
Republican March 4, 1919 – June 30, 1929 Resigned after being appointed secretary

to President Herbert Hoover

Vacant June 30, 1929 – July 17, 1929
71st

72nd

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William Ignatius Nolan
Republican July 17, 1929 – March 3, 1933 Lost reelection
73rd March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 District inactive, all representatives elected At-large on a general ticket
74th
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Theodore Christianson
Republican January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1937 Ran for Governor of Minnesota (successful)
75th
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Dewey William Johnson
Farmer-Labor January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939 Lost reelection
76th

77th

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Oscar Ferdinand Youngdahl
Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1943 Lost renomination
78th

79th

80th

81st

82nd

83rd

84th

85th

86th

87th

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Walter Henry Judd
Republican January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1963 Lost reelection
88th

89th

90th

91st

92nd

93rd

94th

95th

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Donald MacKay Fraser
DFL January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1979 Ran for U.S. Senate (lost nomination)
95th

96th

97th

98th

99th

100th

101st

102nd

103rd

104th

105th

106th

107th

108th

109th

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Martin Olav Sabo
DFL January 3, 1979 – January 3, 2007 Retired
110th

111th

112th

113th

114th

115th

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Keith Maurice Ellison
DFL January 3, 2007 – present Incumbent

Elections[edit]

2016[edit]

Minnesota 5th congressional district election, 2016[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Keith Ellison 249,597 69.2 −1.6
Republican Frank Drake 80,660 22.3 −1.7
LMN Dennis Schuller 30,759 8.5 -

2014[edit]

Minnesota 5th congressional district election, 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Keith Ellison 167,079 70.8 −3.7
Republican Doug Daggett 56,577 24.0 −1.2
Independence Lee Bauer 12,001 5.1 -

2012[edit]

Minnesota 5th congressional district election, 2012[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Keith Ellison 262,101 74.5 +6.8
Republican Chris Fields 88,753 25.2 +1.1

2010[edit]

Minnesota 5th congressional district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Keith Ellison 154,833 67.7 −3.2
Republican Joel Demos 55,222 24.1
Independent Lynne Torgerson 8,548 3.7
Independence Tom Schrunk 7,446 3.3
Independent Progressive Michael James Cavlan 2,468 1.1

2008[edit]

Minnesota 5th congressional district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Keith Ellison 228,753 70.9 +14.9
Republican Barb Davis White 71,013 22
Independence Bill McGaughey 22,315 6.9

2006[edit]

Congressman Martin Sabo, DFL retired after 26 years in the House. Keith Ellison, also a DFLer, replaced him. Although Ellison was endorsed by the DFL convention, four non-endorsed candidates ran strong campaigns against him in the DFL primary: Gail Dorfman, Mike Erlandson, Ember Reichgott Junge, and Jack Nelson Pallmeyer. Ellison won the primary with 41% of the vote. In the general election, he won with 56% of the vote against Jay Pond of the Green Party, Tammy Lee of the Independence Party and Alan Fine of the Republican Party. Ellison is the first Muslim member of the U.S. Congress.

Minnesota 5th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Keith Ellison 136,061 56
Republican Alan Fine 52,263 21
Independence Tammy Lee 51,456 21
Green Jay Pond 4,792 2

2004[edit]

2004 Fifth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Martin Sabo 218,411 70 +3
Republican Daniel Mathias 76,598 24 −2
Green Jay Pond 17,983 6

2002[edit]

2002 Fifth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Martin Sabo 171,566 67
Republican Daniel Mathias 66,269 26
Green Tim Davis 17,825 7

Presidential election voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races Political parties that won the district
Year Office Results
2000 President Gore 63–29% Democratic Party (United States)
2004 President Kerry 71–28% Democratic Party (United States)
2008 President Obama 74–24% Democratic Party (United States)
2012 President Obama 74–24% Democratic Party (United States)
2016 President Clinton 74–19% Democratic Party (United States)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003–2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota congressional districts by urban and rural population and land area" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 2010. Retrieved 2007-04-02.
  2. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  3. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Martin, Lawrence (2003-07-15). "Thursday Night Hikes: Capitol Hill/Cathedral Hill Hike Architecture Notes, Part 2". Retrieved 2007-02-27.
  6. ^ "Minnesota U.S. House 5th District Results: Keith Ellison Wins". The New York Times. November 13, 2016. Retrieved November 13, 2016.
  7. ^ "Ballotpedia: Minnesota's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014". Retrieved October 12, 2014.
  8. ^ "2012 General Election Results – Minnesota Secretary of State". 2012-11-06. Archived from the original on November 6, 2012. Retrieved November 9, 2012.
  9. ^ "Results General November 2, 2010; Results from Congressional District 05". Minnesota Secretary of State Election Reporting System. 2011-01-19. Archived from the original on April 3, 2012.

Coordinates: 44°58′52″N 93°17′39″W / 44.98111°N 93.29417°W / 44.98111; -93.29417