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Michigan's 5th congressional district

Michigan's 5th congressional district is a United States congressional district in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.

Michigan's 5th congressional district
Michigan US Congressional District 5 (since 2013).tif
Michigan's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Dan Kildee
DFlint Township
Distribution
  • 77.49[1]% urban
  • 22.51% rural
Population (2016)681,278[2]
Median income$44,383[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+5[4]

It is currently a mostly industrial area,[5] with Arenac County, Iosco County, and Tuscola County being the main exceptions. From 2003 to 2013 it encompassed much of the area south of Saginaw Bay. It consisted of all of Tuscola and Genesee counties and the southeast portion of Bay and the eastern portion of Saginaw counties in the eastern-central portion of the state during that time. The district was extended into the upper mitt for the 2012 redistricting and most of Tuscola County was cut out.

The seat of the district is currently occupied by Democrat Dan Kildee. His uncle, Dale E. Kildee, previously represented the district.[6]

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PredecessorsEdit

From 1873 to 1993, the 5th was based in the Grand Rapids area of Western Michigan. Its most notable occupant was Gerald Ford, who in 1974 became the 38th President of the United States upon the resignation of Richard Nixon, at the height of the infamous Watergate Scandal. From 1993 to 2003, it was drawn as a district including Bay City, Saginaw and the Thumb.

VotingEdit

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Gore 61 - 37%
2004 President Kerry 59 - 41%
2008 President Obama 64 - 35%
2012 President Obama 61 - 38%
2016 President Clinton 50 - 46%


Jurisdictions in the districtEdit

List of members representing the districtEdit

The following is a list of all occupants of the congressional seat since the district was created at the start of the 38th Congress

Member Party Years Congress Electoral history Location
District created March 4, 1863
 
Augustus C. Baldwin
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
38th [Data unknown/missing.] 1863 – 1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Rowland E. Trowbridge
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1869
39th
40th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Omar D. Conger
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1873
41st
42nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 7th district.
 
Wilder D. Foster
Republican March 4, 1873 –
September 20, 1873
43rd Redistricted from the 4th district.
Died.
1873 – 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant September 20, 1873 –
December 1, 1873
 
William B. Williams
Republican December 1, 1873 –
March 3, 1877
43rd
44th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John W. Stone
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1881
45th
46th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
George W. Webber
Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
47th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Julius Houseman
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th [Data unknown/missing.] 1883 – 1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles C. Comstock
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
49th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Melbourne H. Ford
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
50th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles E. Belknap
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
51st [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Melbourne H. Ford
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
April 20, 1891
52nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant April 20, 1891 –
November 3, 1891
 
Charles E. Belknap
Republican November 3, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd [Data unknown/missing.]
 
George F. Richardson
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd Elected in 1892.[a]
[Data unknown/missing.]
1893 – 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William Alden Smith
Republican March 4, 1895 –
February 9, 1907
54th
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when elected U.S. Senator.
1903 – 1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant February 9, 1907 –
March 17, 1908
 
Gerrit J. Diekema
Republican March 17, 1908 –
March 3, 1911
60th
61st
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Edwin F. Sweet
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
62nd [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Carl Mapes
Republican March 4, 1913 –
December 12, 1939
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
1913 – 1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
1933 – 1943
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant December 12, 1939 –
February 19, 1940
 
Bartel J. Jonkman
Republican February 19, 1940 –
January 3, 1949
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
[Data unknown/missing.]
1943 – 1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Gerald Ford
Republican January 3, 1949 –
December 6, 1973
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become U.S. Vice President.
1953 – 1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
1963 – 1973
[Data unknown/missing.]
1973 – 1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant December 6, 1973 –
February 18, 1974
 
Richard Vander Veen
Democratic February 18, 1974 –
January 3, 1977
93rd
94th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Harold S. Sawyer
Republican January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1985
95th
96th
97th
98th
[Data unknown/missing.]
1983 – 1993
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Paul B. Henry
Republican January 3, 1985 –
January 3, 1993
99th
100th
101st
102nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
 
James A. Barcia
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
[Data unknown/missing.]  
 
Dale Kildee
Democratic January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Redistricted from the 9th district.
Retired.
 
 
Dan Kildee
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
113th
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 2012.  

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ With a plurality of 10 votes, Richardson received a certificate of election from the board of state canvassers. Incumbent Charles E. Belknap requested a recount in Ionia County, alleging irregularities. The Michigan Supreme Court ordered the recount on February 3, 1893, which counted a plurality of 19 votes for Belknap. The new board of state canvassers then issued a certificate of election to Belknap. The contest was brought to the U.S. House of Representatives on August 8, 1893. Following floor debate on the validity of the contestants’ credentials, the House seated Richardson, referring the matter to the Committee on Elections. Following further examination, the committee issued a report upholding Richardson’s claim to the seat.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-08-17. Retrieved 2018-02-14.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov. Archived from the original on 6 May 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=26&cd=05
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Archived (PDF) from the original on June 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Congressman Dale Kildee - 5th District of Michigan Archived 2007-01-05 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Thorne, Blake (November 7, 2012). "Dan Kildee (D) wins in Michigan 5th Congressional District election 2012 results". Flint Journal. MLive Media Group. Archived from the original on October 10, 2017. Retrieved October 9, 2017.

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