Arizona's 5th congressional district
Arizona's 5th congressional district is a congressional district located in the U.S. state of Arizona.
|Arizona's 5th congressional district|
Arizona's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
|Area||1,423 sq mi (3,690 km2)|
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Arizona picked up a fifth district after the 1980 Census. It covered most of the southeastern portion of the state, though the bulk of its population was located in the eastern half of Tucson. It was a Republican-leaning swing district, though a Democrat won it when it was first contested in 1982 before giving way to a Republican in 1984.
After the 2000 census, this district essentially became the 8th District, while most of the Maricopa County portion of the old 6th District became the new 5th District. This version of the 5th covered all of Tempe and Scottsdale and portions of Chandler, Mesa and the Ahwatukee section of Phoenix. Although Republicans outnumbered Democrats by about 40,000 voters, the 5th District was considered far less conservative than other suburban Phoenix districts. George W. Bush received 54% of the vote in this district in 2004 and home state candidate John McCain narrowly won the district in 2008 with 51.70% of the vote while Barack Obama received 47.17%.
After the 2010 census, this district mostly became the 9th District, while the 5th was reconfigured to take in most of the East Valley. This area had previously been the 1st District from 1951 to 2003 and the 6th District from 2003 to 2013. Like its predecessors, this district is heavily Republican.
Recent election results from statewide racesEdit
|2000||President||Bush 54 - 43%|
|2004||President||Bush 54 - 45%|
|2008||President||McCain 52 - 47%|
|2012||President||Romney 64 - 35%|
|2016||President||Trump 58 - 37%|
List of members representing the districtEdit
Arizona began sending a fifth member to the House after the 1980 Census.
Recent election resultsEdit
|Democratic gain from Republican|
|Republican gain from Democratic|
|Republican||Matt J. Salmon||183,470||67.19%|
|Republican||Matt J. Salmon||124,867||69.58%|
Living former MembersEdit
As of January 2017[update], there are five former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's 5th congressional district that are currently living. The most recent representative to die was James F. McNulty, Jr. (served 1983-1985) on June 30, 2009.
|Representative||Term in office||Date of birth (and age)|
|Jim Kolbe||1985 - 2003||June 28, 1942|
|J. D. Hayworth||2003 - 2007||July 12, 1958|
|Harry Mitchell||2007 - 2011||July 18, 1940|
|David Schweikert||2011 - 2013||March 3, 1962|
|Matt Salmon||2013 - 2017||January 21, 1958|
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- Martis, Kenneth C., The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts, 1789-1983. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1982.
- Martis, Kenneth C., The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress, 1789-1989. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1989.
- Congressional Directory: Browse 105th Congress Archived February 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- 1998 Election data from CNN.com
- 2000 Election data from CNN.com
- 2002 Election data from CBSNews.com
- 2004 Election data at CNN.com