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's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
|Area||2,073.9 sq mi (5,371 km2)|
The district is currently represented by Democrat 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.
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. Before Jarman, the seat had leaned Democratic since 1931.
George W. Bush received 64 percent of the vote in this district in 2004.
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. 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.
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%|
List of members representing the districtEdit
Historical district boundariesEdit
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- "Kendra Horn upsets Steve Russell in an Oklahoma City stunner". NewsOK.com. November 6, 2018. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
- "Congressman leaves Democratic Party". Lodi News-Sentinel. Google News Archives. United Press International. January 24, 1975. p. 9.
- "2006 General Election Results" Archived June 17, 2007, at the Wayback Machine Oklahoma Election Board (accessed March 15, 2010)
- Rep. Mary Fallin: District Demographics, That's My Congress (accessed May 11, 2010).
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- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present