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Oregon's 5th congressional district

Oregon's 5th congressional district represents Oregon's central coast through Salem, north to the southern Portland suburbs, and east to the summit of Mount Hood. It includes Lincoln, Marion and Polk Counties, most of Clackamas and Tillamook Counties, plus parts of Benton and Multnomah Counties.

Oregon's 5th congressional district
Oregon US Congressional District 5 (since 2013).tif
Oregon's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Kurt Schrader
DCanby
Area5,362 sq mi (13,890 km2)
Distribution
  • 80.34% urban
  • 19.66% rural
Population (2000)684,280
Median income$63,710[1]
Ethnicity
Occupation
Cook PVIEVEN[2]

The district is currently represented by Democrat Kurt Schrader, who was elected in 2008 to replace the retiring Darlene Hooley. This marked the first time in the district's history that a new representative had the same party affiliation as the outgoing representative.

Every single representative from this district since its creation after the 1980 census has gotten divorced while in office.[3][4]

HistoryEdit

The district was created in 1982 when Oregon was granted a new congressional district as a result of reapportionment from the 1980 census. Denny Smith, who had represented Oregon's 2nd congressional district in the previous Congress, was re-elected in the 5th district in 1982.

In 2002, the district shrank slightly in area due to redistricting. About half of the portion of the district that had been in Benton County, Oregon was moved into the 4th district and portions of west-central Clackamas County were moved into the 3rd district. At the same time, small portions of northern Clackamas and southern Multnomah County that had previously been part of the 1st district were moved into the 5th district.[5]

The district is one of the few in the country that is not safe for either party on paper. Since the 1990s, congressional races here have usually been very competitive.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Representative Party Term Cong
ress
District Home Electoral history
District created January 3, 1983
 
Denny Smith
Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1991
98th
99th
100th
101st
Salem Redistricted from the 2nd district.
Lost re-election.
 
Mike Kopetski
Democratic January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1995
102nd
103rd
Keizer [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
Jim Bunn
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 1997
104th Gleneden Beach [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Darlene Hooley
Democratic January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2009
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
West Linn [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
Kurt Schrader
Democratic January 3, 2009 –
present
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Canby Incumbent

Recent presidential electionsEdit

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2012 President Obama 51 - 47%
2016 President Clinton 48 - 44%

Election resultsEdit

Sources (official results only):

1996Edit

1996 United States House election: Oregon District 5
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Darlene Hooley 139,521 51.24
Republican Jim Bunn 125,409 46.06
Libertarian Lawrence Knight Duquesne 5,191 1.91
Socialist Trey Smith 2,124 0.78
Misc. Misc. 39 0.00

1998Edit

1998 United States House election: Oregon District 5
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Darlene Hooley 124,916 54.71
Republican Marylin Shannon 92,215 40.38
Pacific Green Michael Donnelly 3,637 1.59
Libertarian Blaine Thallheimer 2,979 1.30
Natural Law Jim Burns 2,971 1.30
Socialist Ed Dover 1,378 0.60
Misc. Misc. 248 0.11

2000Edit

2000 United States House election: Oregon District 5
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Darlene Hooley 156,315 56.77
Republican Brian Boquist 118,631 43.08
Misc. Misc. 402 0.15

2002Edit

2002 United States House election: Oregon District 5
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Darlene Hooley 137,713 54.75
Republican Brian Boquist 113,441 45.10
Misc. Misc. 383 0.15

2004Edit

2004 United States House election: Oregon District 5
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Darlene Hooley 184,833 52.86
Republican Jim Zupancic 154,993 44.33
Libertarian Jerry Defoe 6,463 1.84
Constitution Joseph H. Bitz 2,971 0.84
Misc. Misc. 374 0.10

2006Edit

2006 United States House election: Oregon District 5
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Darlene Hooley 146,973 53.99
Republican Mike Erickson 116,424 42.77
Pacific Green Paul Aranas 4,194 1.54
Constitution Douglas Patterson 4,160 1.53
Misc. Misc. 483 0.18

2008Edit

2008 United States House election: Oregon District 5
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kurt Schrader 173,413 54.34
Republican Mike Erickson 122,348 38.34
Independent Sean Bates 6,450 2.02
Constitution Douglas Patterson 6,180 1.94
Pacific Green Alex Polikoff 4,955 1.55
Libertarian Steve Milligan 4,577 1.43
Misc. Misc. 1,195 0.37

2010Edit

2010 United States House election: Oregon District 5
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kurt Schrader 145,319 51.25
Republican Scott Bruun 130,313 45.96
Pacific Green Chris Lugo 7,557 2.67
Misc. Misc. 367 0.13

2012Edit

2012 United States House election: Oregon District 5
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kurt Schrader 177,229 54.04
Republican Fred Thompson 139,223 42.45
Pacific Green Christina Lugo 7,516 2.29
Constitution Raymond Baldwin 3,600 1.10
Misc. Misc. 402 0.12

2014Edit

2014 United States House election: Oregon District 5
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kurt Schrader 150,944 53.7
Republican Tootie Smith 110,332 39.3
Independent Marvin Sannes 7,674 2.7
Constitution Raymond Baldwin 6,208 2.2
Libertarian Daniel K. Souza 5,198 1.8
Misc. Misc. 732 0.3

2016Edit

2016 United States House election: Oregon District 5
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kurt Schrader 199,505 53.5
Republican Colm Willis 160,443 43.0
Pacific Green Marvin Sandnes 12,542 3.3
Misc. Misc. 618 0.2

2018Edit

2018 United States House election: Oregon District 5
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kurt Schrader 197,187 55.0
Republican Mark Callahan 149,887 41.8
Libertarian Dan Souza 6,054 1.7
Pacific Green Marvin Sandnes 4,802 1.3
Misc. Misc. 539 0.2

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

In the 2002 redistricting, the district gained its current portion of Multnomah County from the 3rd district, but also lost a significant portion of northern Clackamas County to the 3rd district.[6][7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=41&cd=05
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Schraders continue divorce curse of Oregon's 5th District". OregonLive.com. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  4. ^ "Oregon District Where Every Member of Congress Divorces While in Office". AllGov. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  5. ^ Almanac of American Politics, 2002 and 2006 editions.
  6. ^ Mapes, Jeff (June 29, 2011). "Oregon legislators reach agreement on congressional redistricting". The Oregonian. Retrieved July 27, 2011.
  7. ^ "Oregon's Congressional Districts (Senate Bill 990)" (PDF). Oregon Legislative Assembly. Retrieved July 27, 2011.

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