Oregon's 5th congressional district


Oregon's 5th congressional district
Oregon's 5th congressional district
District map as of 2002
District map as of 2002
Current Representative Kurt Schrader (DCanby)
Area 5,362 mi² (13,888 km²)
Distribution 80.34% urban, 19.66% rural
Population (2000) 684,280
Median income $44,409
Ethnicity 87.1% White, 0.7% Black, 1.9% Asian, 10.3% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% other
Occupation 24.5% blue collar, 60.6% white collar, 14.9% gray collar
Cook PVI D+1

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, Polk, and Tillamook counties, most of Clackamas County, and part of Benton and Multnomah counties. It gained its current portion of Multnomah County from the 3rd district in the 2002 redistricting, but also lost a significant portion of northern Clackamas County to the 3rd district.

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.

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History

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.[1]

List of representatives

Representative Party Years District home Notes
District created January 3, 1983
Denny Smith Republican January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1991 Salem Redistricted from the 2nd district
Mike Kopetski Democratic January 3, 1991 – January 3, 1995 Keizer
Jim Bunn Republican January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1997 Gleneden Beach
Darlene Hooley Democratic January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2009 West Linn
Kurt Schrader Democratic January 3, 2009 – present Canby Incumbent

Election results

Sources (official results only):

2010

United States House election, 2010: Oregon District 5
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
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%

2008

United States House election, 2008: Oregon District 5
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
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%

2006

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

2004

United States House election, 2004: Oregon District 5
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
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%

2002

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

2000

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

1998

United States House election, 1998: Oregon District 5
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
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%

1996

United States House election, 1996: Oregon District 5
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
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%

References

  1. ^ Almanac of American Politics, 2002 and 2006 editions.


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