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Kentucky's 5th congressional district

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Kentucky's 5th congressional district
Kentucky US Congressional District 5 (since 2013).tif
Kentucky's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Hal Rogers
RSomerset
Distribution
  • 23.51[1]% urban
  • 76.49% rural
Population (2016)703,315[2]
Median income$31,731[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+31[4]
Sign in front of the McCracken, Kentucky Courthouse (in Paducah, Kentucky) commemorating early members of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Jackson Purchase (U.S. historical region).  The "First District" in the title actually changed over time. It refers to the Jackson Purchase, which was in the 5th district from 1819 to 1823, the 12th district until 1833, and then the 1st district until the end of the sign's lineage in 1855.
Sign in front of the McCracken, Kentucky Courthouse (in Paducah, Kentucky) commemorating early members of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Jackson Purchase (U.S. historical region). The "First District" in the title actually changed over time. It refers to the Jackson Purchase, which was in the 5th district from 1819 to 1823, the 12th district until 1833, and then the 1st district until the end of the sign's lineage in 1855.

Kentucky's 5th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Located in the heart of Appalachia in Southeastern Kentucky, the rural district is the second most impoverished district in the nation[5] and, as of the 2010 U.S. Census, has the highest percentage of White Americans in the nation. Within the district are the economic leading cities of Pikeville, Prestonsburg, Middlesborough, Hazard, Jackson, Morehead, Ashland, London, and Somerset.

The 5th congressional district is one of the few ancestrally Republican regions south of the Ohio River. Much of the region now in the district strongly supported the Union in the Civil War, and identified with the Republicans after hostilities ceased. Much of the eastern portion of the district was once part of the disbanded 7th congressional district, long a Democratic stronghold. The 7th was disbanded in 1992 after the 1990 census showed that the state's population no longer merited seven districts. Geographically, the district consists of flat land areas to the west, to Appalachia highland mountains to the east and southeast. To the north to northeast of the district are rolling hills that end at the Ohio River.

The district is represented by Republican Harold D. "Hal" Rogers, the dean of the Kentucky delegation. Rogers serves in various leadership positions in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Contents

Characteristics

As of September 2013, there were 510,329 registered voters: 253,798 (49.73%) Democrats, 235,470 (46.14%) Republicans, and 21,061 (4.13%) "Others". All of the "Others" included 15,344 (3.01%) unclassified Others, 5,385 (1.06%) Independents, 241 (0.05%) Libertarians, 43 (0.0084%) Greens, 21 (0.0041%) Constitutionalists, 20 (0.0039%) Reforms, and 7 (0.0014%) Socialist Workers.[6][7]

Until January 1, 2006, Kentucky did not track party affiliation for registered voters who were neither Democratic nor Republican.[8] The Kentucky voter registration card does not explicitly list anything other than Democratic Party, Republican Party, or Other, with the "Other" option having a blank line and no instructions on how to register as something else.[9]

Recent presidential elections

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 57 - 42%
2004 President Bush 61 - 39%
2008 President McCain 67 - 31%
2012 President Romney 75 - 23%
2016 President Trump 80 - 18%


List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history Location
District created March 4, 1803
John Fowler Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1807
8th
9th
Redistricted from the 2nd district and re-elected in 1803.
Re-elected in 1804.
Retired.
Clarke, Fayette, Jessamine, Montgomery, and Woodford counties
Benjamin-howard.jpg

Benjamin Howard
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 –
April 10, 1810
10th
11th
Elected in 1806.
Re-elected in 1808.
Resigned to become governor of Louisiana Territory.
WBarry.jpg

William T. Barry
Democratic-Republican August 8, 1810 –
March 3, 1811
11th Elected to finish Howard's term.
Retired.
Clay portrait.jpg

Henry Clay
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
12th Elected in 1810.
Redistricted to the 2nd district.
Portrait of Samuel Hopkins.jpg

Samuel Hopkins
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
13th Elected in 1812.
Retired.
Breckinridge, Caldwell, Christian, Grayson, Henderson, Hopkins, Livingston, Muhlenberg, Ohio, and Union counties
Alney McLean c1820.jpg

Alney McLean
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
14th Elected in 1814.
Retired.
Anthony New Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
15th Elected in 1816.
Retired.
Alney McLean c1820.jpg

Alney McLean
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
16th Elected in 1818.
Retired.
Anthony New Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
17th Elected in 1820.
[Data unknown/missing.]
John-Telemachus-Johnson.jpg

John T. Johnson
Jackson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th Redistricted from the 3rd district and re-elected in 1822.
[Data unknown/missing.]
[Data unknown/missing.]
James-Johnson.jpg

James Johnson
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
August 13, 1826
19th [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Robert L. McHatton Jacksonian December 7, 1826 –
March 3, 1829
19th
20th
[Data unknown/missing.]
RichardMentorJohnson.jpg

Richard M. Johnson
Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1833
21st
22nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 13th district.
Vacant March 4, 1833 –
August 6, 1834
House declared new election after election was contested Garrard County added to the district.
RPLetcher.jpg

Robert P. Letcher
Anti-Jacksonian August 6, 1834 –
March 3, 1835
23rd
James Harlan Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
24th
25th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
[Data unknown/missing.]
SimeonHAnderson.jpg

Simeon H. Anderson
Whig March 4, 1839 –
August 11, 1840
26th [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
John Burton Thompson cropped.jpg

John B. Thompson
Whig December 7, 1840 –
March 3, 1843
26th
27th
[Data unknown/missing.]
James W. Stone Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
28th [Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
Bryan Young Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
29th [Data unknown/missing.]
John Burton Thompson cropped.jpg

John B. Thompson
Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1851
30th
31st
[Data unknown/missing.]
James W. Stone Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Clement S. Hill Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd [Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
Joshua H. Jewett, Representative from Kentucky cropped.jpg

Joshua Jewett
Democratic March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1859
34th
35th
[Data unknown/missing.]
John Y. Brown 1835-1904 - Brady-Handy.jpg

John Y. Brown
Democratic December 3, 1860 –
March 3, 1861
36th Did not take seat until 2nd session because did not meet age requirement for office
Wickliffe CA.jpg

Charles A. Wickliffe
Unionist March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th [Data unknown/missing.]
Robert Mallory sitting cropped.jpg

Robert Mallory
Unionist March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
38th Redistricted from the 7th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
[Data unknown/missing.]
GenLHRousseau.jpg

Lovell Rousseau
Unconditional Unionist March 4, 1865 –
July 21, 1866
39th [Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
GenLHRousseau.jpg

Lovell Rousseau
Unconditional Unionist December 3, 1866 –
March 3, 1867
39th Re-elected to seat
Asa Porter Grover - Brady Handy cropped.jpg

Asa Grover
Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
40th [Data unknown/missing.]
Boyd Winchester - Brady Handy cropped.jpg

Boyd Winchester
Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1873
41st
42nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Elisha-Standiford.jpg

Elisha Standiford
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Edward Y. Parsons - Brady Handy cropped.jpg

Edward Y. Parsons
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
July 8, 1876
44th [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Henry Watterson - Project Gutenberg etext 18422.jpg

Henry Watterson
Democratic August 12, 1876 –
March 3, 1877
44th [Data unknown/missing.]
Albert S. Willis - Brady Handy cropped2.jpg

Albert S. Willis
Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1887
45th
46th
47th
48th
49th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Asher-Caruth.jpg

Asher G. Caruth
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1895
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Walter Evans.jpg

Walter Evans
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
54th
55th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Oscar Turner Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1901
56th [Data unknown/missing.]
Harvey-S.-Irwin.jpg

Harvey S. Irwin
Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
57th [Data unknown/missing.]
Joseph Swagar Sherley, 1915.jpg

J. Swagar Sherley
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1919
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
[Data unknown/missing.]
CharlesFOgden.jpg

Charles F. Ogden
Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1923
66th
67th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Maurice-H.-Thatcher.jpg

Maurice Thatcher
Republican March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1933
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
District not used March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
Brent Spence.jpg

Brent Spence
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1943
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1934.
[Data unknown/missing.]
[Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1943
[Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
Eugene Siler.jpg

Eugene Siler
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
88th Redistricted from the 8th district and re-elected in 1962.
[Data unknown/missing.]
[Data unknown/missing.]
Tim Lee Carter.jpg

Tim Lee Carter
Republican January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1973
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
[Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1981
[Data unknown/missing.]
Hal Rogers Official Photo 2010.JPG

Hal Rogers
Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1983
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Incumbent
January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
[Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
[Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
2003 – 2013
2003 – 2013
January 3, 2013 –
Present
2013 – Present

Recent election results

2002

Kentucky's 5th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers* 137,986 78.29
Democratic Sidney Jane Bailey 38,254 21.71
Total votes 176,240 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2004

Kentucky's 5th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers* 177,579 100.00
Total votes 177,579 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2006

Kentucky's 5th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers* 147,261 73.76
Democratic Kenneth Stepp 52,384 26.24
Total votes 199,645 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2008

Kentucky's 5th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers* 177,024 84.11
Independent Jim Holbert 33,444 15.89
Total votes 210,468 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2010

Kentucky's 5th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers* 151,019 77.43
Democratic Jim Holbert 44,034 22.58
Total votes 195,053 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2012

Kentucky's 5th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers* 195,408 77.90
Democratic Kenneth S. Stepp 55,447 22.10
Total votes 250,855 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2014

Kentucky's 5th Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers* 171,350 78.30
Democratic Kenneth S. Stepp 47,617 21.70
Total votes 218,967 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2016

Kentucky's 5th Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers* 221,242 100.00
Total votes 221,242 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold


See also

References

  1. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  2. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=21&cd=05
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ https://about.bgov.com/news/rich-poor-young-old-congressional-districts-glance/
  6. ^ "Registration Statistics: By Congression District". Kentucky State Board of Elections. September 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  7. ^ "Registration Statistics: Other Political Organizations and Groups". Kentucky State Board of Elections. September 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  8. ^ "Kentucky Administrative Regulations 31KAR4:150". Kentucky Legislative Research Commission. November 2005. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  9. ^ "Register To Vote". Kentucky State Board of Elections. August 2003. Retrieved 2014-02-06.

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