Oregon's 5th congressional district
|Oregon's 5th congressional district|
Oregon's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
|Current Representative||Kurt Schrader (D–Canby)|
|Area||5,362 sq mi (13,890 km2)|
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 and Polk Counties, most of Clackamas and Tillamook Counties, plus parts of Benton and Multnomah Counties.
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||January 3, 1983|
|Denny Smith||Republican||January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1991||Salem||Redistricted from the 2nd district
Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1990
|Mike Kopetski||Democratic||January 3, 1991 – January 3, 1995||Keizer||Did not seek reelection in 1994|
|Jim Bunn||Republican||January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1997||Gleneden Beach||Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1996|
|Darlene Hooley||Democratic||January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2009||West Linn||Did not seek reelection in 2008|
|Kurt Schrader||Democratic||January 3, 2009 – present||Canby||Incumbent|
Recent presidential elections
|Election results from presidential races|
|2012||President||Obama 51 - 47%|
|2016||President||Clinton 48 - 44%|
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
|Pacific Green||Christina Lugo||7,516||2.29|
|Constitution (Oregon)||Raymond Baldwin||3,600||1.10|
|Pacific Green||Chris Lugo||7,557||2.67|
|Pacific Green||Alex Polikoff||4,955||1.55|
|Pacific Green||Paul Aranas||4,194||1.54|
|Constitution (Oregon)||Douglas Patterson||4,160||1.53|
|Constitution||Joseph H. Bitz||2,971||0.84|
|Pacific Green||Michael Donnelly||3,637||1.59|
|Natural Law||Jim Burns||2,971||1.30|
|Libertarian||Lawrence Knight Duquesne||5,191||1.91|
Historical district boundaries
In the 2002 redistricting, the district gained its current portion of Multnomah County from the 3rd district, but also lost a significant portion of northern Clackamas County to the 3rd district.
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- Almanac of American Politics, 2002 and 2006 editions.
- Mapes, Jeff (June 29, 2011). "Oregon legislators reach agreement on congressional redistricting". The Oregonian. Retrieved July 27, 2011.
- "Oregon's Congressional Districts (Senate Bill 990)" (PDF). Oregon Legislative Assembly. Retrieved July 27, 2011.
- 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