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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 Electoral history Location
District created March 4, 1863
 
Augustus C. Baldwin
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
[Data unknown/missing.] 1863 – 1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Rowland E. Trowbridge
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1869
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Omar D. Conger
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 7th district.
 
Wilder D. Foster
Republican March 4, 1873 –
September 20, 1873
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
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John W. Stone
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1881
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
George W. Webber
Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Julius Houseman
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.] 1883 – 1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles C. Comstock
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Melbourne H. Ford
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles E. Belknap
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Melbourne H. Ford
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
April 20, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant April 20, 1891 –
November 3, 1891
 
Charles E. Belknap
Republican November 3, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
George F. Richardson
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Elected in 1892.[a]
[Data unknown/missing.]
1893 – 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William Alden Smith
Republican March 4, 1895 –
February 9, 1907
[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
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Edwin F. Sweet
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Carl Mapes
Republican March 4, 1913 –
December 12, 1939
[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
[Data unknown/missing.]
1943 – 1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Gerald Ford
Republican January 3, 1949 –
December 6, 1973
[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
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Harold S. Sawyer
Republican January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1985
[Data unknown/missing.]
1983 – 1993
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Paul B. Henry
Republican January 3, 1985 –
January 3, 1993
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
 
James A. Barcia
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
[Data unknown/missing.]  
 
Dale E. Kildee
Democratic January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted from the 9th district.
Retired.
 
 
Dan Kildee
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
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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