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Maryland's 5th congressional district

Maryland's 5th congressional district comprises all of Charles, St. Mary's, and Calvert counties, as well as portions of Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties. The district is currently represented by Democrat Steny Hoyer, the current House Majority Leader.

Maryland's 5th congressional district
Maryland US Congressional District 5 (since 2013).tif
Maryland's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Steny Hoyer
DMechanicsville
Area1,504.25 sq mi (3,896.0 km2)
Distribution
  • 75.19% urban
  • 25.81% rural
Population (2000)662,060
Median income$96,325[1]
Ethnicity
Occupation
Cook PVID+16[2]

Contents

HistoryEdit

When it was defined in 1788, the 5th Congressional District centered on Salisbury, Maryland. It consisted of the current Maryland counties of Caroline, Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset, and Worcester.

In 1792 the boundaries of Maryland's congressional districts were redrawn, and the 5th District was made to include Baltimore and Baltimore County.

Recent election results from presidential racesEdit

Year Results
2000 Gore 57% – 41%
2004 Kerry 57% – 42%
2008 Obama 65% – 33%
2012 Obama 66.2% – 32.3%
2016 H. Clinton 63.6% – 32.6%

Recent electionsEdit

Maryland's 5th congressional district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steny Hoyer (inc.) 166,231 65.09
Republican Thomas E. Hutchins 89,109 34.89
N/A Write-ins 125 0.05
Total votes 255,375 100.00
Democratic hold
Maryland's 5th congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steny Hoyer (inc.) 137,903 69.36
Republican Joseph T. Crawford 60,758 30.56
Green Bob S. Auerbach (write-in) 158 0.08
Total votes 198,819 100.00
Democratic hold
Maryland's 5th congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Steny Hoyer (inc.) 204,867 68.72% -0.64
Republican Brad Jewitt 87,189 29.25% -1.31
Green Bob S. Auerbach 4,224 1.42% +1.34
Constitution Steve Krukar 1,849 0.62% +0.62
Total votes 298,129 100.00
Democratic hold
Maryland's 5th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Steny Hoyer (inc.) 168,114 82.68% +13.96
Green Steve Warner 33,464 16.46% +15.04
Constitution Peter Kuhnert 635 0.31% -0.31
Write-ins 1,110 0.55% +0.55
Total votes 203,323 100.00
Democratic hold
Maryland's 5th Congressional District Election: 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Steny Hoyer 253,854 73.65% -9.03
Republican Collins Bailey 82,631 23.97% +23.97
Libertarian Darlene H. Nicolas 7,829 2.27% +2.27
No party Write-ins 377 0.11%
Total votes 344,691 100.00
Democratic hold Swing
Maryland's 5th Congressional District Election: 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Steny Hoyer 155,110 64.26% -9.39
Republican Charles Lollar 83,575 34.62% +10.65
Libertarian H Gavin Shickle 2,578 1.07% -1.20
No party Write-ins 120 0.05%
Total votes 241,383 100.00
Democratic hold
Maryland's 5th Congressional District: 2012[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steny H. Hoyer 238,618 69.4
Republican Tony O'Donnell 95,271 27.7
Green Bob Auerbach 5,040 1.5
Libertarian Arvin Vohra 4,503 1.3
N/A Others (write-in) 388 0.1
Total votes 343,820 100
Democratic hold
Maryland's 5th Congressional District Election: 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steny H. Hoyer 144,725 64
Republican Chris Chaffee 80,752 35.7
N/A Others 563 .3
Total votes 226,040 100
Democratic hold
Maryland's 5th Congressional District Election: 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steny H. Hoyer 223,582 67.3
Republican Mark Arness 98,768 29.7
Total votes 322,350 100
Democratic hold
Maryland's 5th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steny Hoyer (incumbent) 213,796 70.3
Republican William Devine III 82,361 27.1
Green Patrick Elder 4,082 1.3
Libertarian Jacob Pulcher 3,592 1.2
n/a Write-ins 279 0.1
Republican Johnny Rice (write-in) 99 0.0
Total votes 304,479 100.0
Democratic hold

List of members representing the districtEdit

1789–1803: One seatEdit

Name Years Party Electoral history
 
George Gale
March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1791
Pro-Administration Elected in 1789.
Lost re-election.
 
William Vans Murray
March 4, 1791 –
March 3, 1793
Pro-Administration Elected in 1790.
Redistricted to the 8th district.
 
Samuel Smith
March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1803
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1792.
Re-elected in 1794.
Re-elected in 1796.
Re-elected in 1798.
Re-elected in 1801.
Retired to run for U.S. Senate.

1803–1833: Two seatsEdit

From 1803 to 1833, two seats were apportioned, elected at-large on a general ticket.

Cong
ress
Years Seat A Seat B
Member Party Electoral history Member Party Electoral history
7th March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
Nicholas R. Moore Democratic-Republican Elected in 1803.
Re-elected in 1804.
Re-elected in 1806.
Re-elected in 1808.
Lost re-election.
William McCreery Democratic-Republican Elected in 1803.
Re-elected in 1804.
Re-elected in 1806.
Retired.
8th March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1807
9th March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
10th March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
Alexander McKim Democratic-Republican Elected in 1808.
Re-elected in 1810.
Re-elected in 1812.
Retired.
11th March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
Peter Little Democratic-Republican Elected in 1810.
Lost re-election.
12th March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Nicholas R. Moore Democratic-Republican Elected in 1812.
Re-elected in 1814.
Resigned.
13th March 4, 1815 –
????, 1815
 
William Pinkney
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1814.
Resigned to become U.S. Minister Plenipotentiary to Russia.
???, 1815 –
February 4, 1816
Vacant
February 4, 1816 –
April 18, 1816
 
Samuel Smith
Democratic-Republican Elected January 27, 1816 to finish Moore's term and seated February 4, 1816.
Re-elected later in 1816.
Re-elected in 1818.
Re-elected in 1820.
Re-elected in 1822, but resigned when elected U.S. Senator.
April 18, 1816 –
December 2, 1816
Vacant
December 2, 1816 –
March 3, 1817
Peter Little Democratic-Republican Elected September 3, 1816 to finish Pinkney's term and seated December 2, 1816.
Re-elected later in 1816.
Re-elected in 1818.
Re-elected in 1820.
Re-elected in 1822.
Re-elected in 1824.
Re-elected in 1826.
Lost re-election.
14th March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
15th March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
16th March 4, 1821 –
December 17, 1822
December 17, 1822 –
January 4, 1823
Vacant
January 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1823
 
Isaac McKim
Democratic-Republican Elected to finish Smith's term and seated January 8, 1823.
Also elected to finish Smith's term in the next Congress.
Lost re-election.
17th March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Jacksonian Democratic-Republican Jacksonian Democratic-Republican
18th March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
John Barney Anti-Jacksonian Elected in 1824.
Re-elected in 1826.
Lost re-election.
Anti-Jacksonian
19th March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
20th March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
Elias Brown Jacksonian Elected in 1829.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Benjamin C. Howard
Jacksonian Elected in 1829.
[Data unknown/missing.]
21st March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
John T. H. Worthington Jacksonian [Data unknown/missing.]

1833 - present: One seatEdit

Name Years Party Electoral history
 
Isaac McKim
March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
Jacksonian Redistricted to the 4th district
George C. Washington March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
Anti-Jacksonian [Data unknown/missing.]
William C. Johnson March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1843
Whig [Data unknown/missing.]
Jacob A. Preston March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
Whig [Data unknown/missing.]
Albert Constable March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
Democratic [Data unknown/missing.]
Alexander Evans March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1853
Whig [Data unknown/missing.]
Henry May March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Democratic [Data unknown/missing.]
Henry W. Hoffman March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Know Nothing [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Jacob M. Kunkel
March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
Democratic [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Francis Thomas
March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
Unionist Redistricted to the 4th district
 
Benjamin G. Harris
March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1867
Democratic [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Frederick Stone
March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
Democratic [Data unknown/missing.]
 
William M. Merrick
March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
Democratic [Data unknown/missing.]
 
William J. Albert
March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Republican [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Eli J. Henkle
March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1881
Democratic [Data unknown/missing.]
Andrew G. Chapman March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
Democratic [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Hart Benton Holton
March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
Republican [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Barnes Compton
March 4, 1885 –
March 20, 1890
Democratic Lost election contest.
 
Sydney E. Mudd I
March 20, 1890 –
March 3, 1891
Republican Successfully contested election.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Barnes Compton
March 4, 1891 –
May 15, 1894
Democratic Resigned.
 
Charles E. Coffin
November 6, 1894 –
March 3, 1897
Republican [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Sydney E. Mudd I
March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1911
Republican [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Thomas Parran, Sr.
March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
Republican [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Frank O. Smith
March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Democratic [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Sydney E. Mudd II
March 4, 1915 –
October 11, 1924
Republican Died.
 
Stephen W. Gambrill
November 4, 1924 –
December 19, 1938
Democratic Died.
 
Lansdale Sasscer
February 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1953
Democratic [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Frank Small Jr.
January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1955
Republican [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Richard E. Lankford
January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1965
Democratic [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Hervey G. Machen
January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1969
Democratic [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Lawrence Hogan
January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1975
Republican Ran for governor.
 
Gladys Spellman
January 3, 1975 –
February 24, 1981
Democratic Seat declared vacant for health reasons.
 
Steny Hoyer
May 19, 1981 –
Present
Democratic Elected to finish Spellman's term.

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - Present

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=24&cd=05
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Unofficial 2012 Presidential General Election results for Representative in Congress". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved Nov 12, 2012.

Coordinates: 38°33′N 76°57′W / 38.55°N 76.95°W / 38.55; -76.95