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Oklahoma's 5th congressional district

Oklahoma's fifth congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. It borders all of the other congressional districts in the state except the 1st District. It is densely populated and covers almost all of Oklahoma County (except a small sliver located in the 4th District) and all of Pottawatomie and Seminole counties.

Oklahoma's 5th congressional district
Oklahoma US Congressional District 5 (since 2013).tif
Oklahoma's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Kendra Horn
DOklahoma City
Area2,073.9[1] sq mi (5,371 km2)
Distribution
  • 87.53% urban
  • 12.47% rural
Population (2017)818,162[2]
Median income$50,441[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+10[4]

Principal cities in the district include Oklahoma City (the state capital), Edmond, Shawnee, and Seminole.

The district is currently represented by Democratic Representative Kendra Horn. In 2018, Horn defeated Republican Steve Russell in his second bid for reelection, marking the first time a Democrat had won the seat in 44 years.[5]

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HistoryEdit

Prior to the opening of the 116th Congress on January 3, 2019, the district had been held by a Republican since January 23, 1975, when Democrat John Jarman changed political parties.[6] Before Jarman, the seat had leaned Democratic since 1931.

George W. Bush received 64 percent of the vote in this district in 2004.

Republican Mary Fallin won 60 percent of the vote in the 2006 election.[7]

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2000 Census, the district is 87.53 percent urban, 26.17 percent non-white, and has a population that is 8.26 percent Latino and 6.76 percent foreign-born.[8] Only 2.74 percent of adults working in the district commute using public transportation, on a bike or on foot. 8.49 percent of adults aged 25 and older in the district have a Master's, PhD or Professional Degree.[8]

Recent election results from state-wide racesEdit

Year Office District winner and results
2000 President Bush 62% - 38%
2004 President Bush 64% - 36%
2008 President McCain 59% - 41%
2012 President Romney 59.2% - 40.8%
2016 President Trump 53.2% - 39.8%[9]

List of members representing the districtEdit

Name Party Years Electoral history
District created November 16, 1907
 
Scott Ferris
Democratic November 16, 1907 –
March 3, 1915
Elected in 1907.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Redistricted to the 6th district.
 
Joseph Bryan Thompson
Democratic March 4, 1915 –
September 18, 1919
Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Died.
Vacant September 18, 1919 –
November 8, 1919
 
John W. Harreld
Republican November 8, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
Elected to finish Thompson's term
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
Fletcher B. Swank
Democratic March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1929
Elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Lost re-election.
 
Ulysses S. Stone
Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1931
Elected in 1928.
Lost re-election.
 
Fletcher B. Swank
Democratic March 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1935
Elected again in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Lost renomination.
 
Joshua B. Lee
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
Elected in 1934.
Retired.
 
Robert P. Hill
Democratic January 3, 1937 –
October 29, 1937
Elected in 1936.
Died.
Vacant October 29, 1937 –
December 10, 1937
 
Gomer Griffith Smith
Democratic December 10, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
Elected to finish Hill's term.[10]
Retired.
 
Mike Monroney
Democratic January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1951
Elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
John Jarman
Democratic January 3, 1951 –
January 24, 1975
Elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Retired.
Republican January 24, 1975 –
January 3, 1977
 
Mickey Edwards
Republican January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1993
Elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Lost renomination.
 
Ernest Istook
Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2007
Elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Retired to run for Governor of Oklahoma.
 
Mary Fallin
Republican January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2011
Elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Retired to run for Governor of Oklahoma.
 
James Lankford
Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2015
Elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
Steve Russell
Republican January 3, 2015 –
January 3, 2019
Elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Lost re-election.
 
Kendra Horn
Democratic January 3, 2019 –
present
Elected in 2018.

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www2.census.gov/geo/maps/cong_dist/cd113/cd_based/ST40/CD113_OK05.pdf
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=40&cd=05
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=40&cd=05
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ "Kendra Horn upsets Steve Russell in an Oklahoma City stunner". NewsOK.com. November 6, 2018. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  6. ^ "Congressman leaves Democratic Party". Lodi News-Sentinel. Google News Archives. United Press International. January 24, 1975. p. 9.
  7. ^ "2006 General Election Results" Archived June 17, 2007, at the Wayback Machine Oklahoma Election Board (accessed March 15, 2010)
  8. ^ a b Rep. Mary Fallin: District Demographics, That's My Congress (accessed May 11, 2010).
  9. ^ https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2012/11/19/1163009/-Daily-Kos-Elections-presidential-results-by-congressional-district-for-the-2012-2008-elections
  10. ^ http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S000543

Coordinates: 35°24′N 97°12′W / 35.4°N 97.2°W / 35.4; -97.2