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.
U.S. RepresentativeHal Rogers (RSomerset)
Distribution
  • 23.51[1]% urban
  • 76.49% rural
Population (2016)703,315[2]
Median income$30,585
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+31[3]
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 one of the most impoverished districts in the nation[citation needed] and, as of the 2010 U.S. Census, it has the highest percentage of White Americans in the nation. Located within the district are the economic leading cities of Pikeville, Prestonsburg, Middlesborough, Hazard, Jackson, Morehead, Ashland, London, Somerset.

The current 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 district was disbanded in 1992 after the 1990 census showed that the state's population could no longer support 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 currently represented by Republican Harold D. "Hal" Rogers, the dean of the Kentucky delegation. Congressman Rogers currently serves in various top leadership positions in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Characteristics[edit]

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.[4][5]

Until January 1, 2006, Kentucky did not track party affiliation for registered voters who were neither Democratic nor Republican.[6] 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.[7]

List of members[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created
March 4, 1803
No image.svg John Fowler March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1807 Redistricted from the 2nd district
Benjamin-howard.jpg Benjamin Howard March 4, 1807 – April 10, 1810 Resigned to become Governor of Louisiana Territory
WBarry.jpg William T. Barry August 8, 1810 – March 3, 1811
Clay.png Henry Clay March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1813 Redistricted to the 2nd district.
Portrait of Samuel Hopkins.jpg Samuel Hopkins March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815 Elected in 1812.

Retired.
Alney McLean c1820.jpg Alney McLean March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817 Elected in 1814.

[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg Anthony New March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819
Alney McLean c1820.jpg Alney McLean March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821
No image.svg Anthony New March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823
John-Telemachus-Johnson.jpg John T. Johnson March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825 Redistricted from the 3rd district
James-Johnson.jpg James Johnson March 4, 1825 – August 13, 1826 Died
No image.svg Robert L. McHatton December 7, 1826 – March 3, 1829
RichardMentorJohnson.png Richard M. Johnson March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1833 Redistricted to the 13th district
RPLetcher.jpg Robert P. Letcher August 6, 1834 – March 3, 1835 House declared new election after election was contested
No image.svg James Harlan March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837
March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
SimeonHAnderson.jpg Simeon H. Anderson March 4, 1839 – August 11, 1840 Died
John Burton Thompson cropped.jpg John B. Thompson December 7, 1840 – March 3, 1843
No image.svg James W. Stone March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
No image.svg Bryan Young March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
John Burton Thompson cropped.jpg John B. Thompson March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1851
No image.svg James W. Stone March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
No image.svg Clement S. Hill March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Joshua H. Jewett, Representative from Kentucky cropped.jpg Joshua Jewett March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859
John Y. Brown 1835-1904 - Brady-Handy.jpg John Y. Brown December 3, 1860 – March 3, 1861 Did not take seat until 2nd session because did not meet age requirement for office
Wickliffe CA.jpg Charles A. Wickliffe March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863
Robert Mallory sitting cropped.jpg Robert Mallory March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865 Redistricted from the 7th district
GenLHRousseau.jpg Lovell Rousseau March 4, 1863 – July 21, 1866 Resigned
GenLHRousseau.jpg Lovell Rousseau December 3, 1866 – March 3, 1867 Re-elected to seat
Asa Porter Grover - Brady Handy cropped.jpg Asa Grover March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1869
Boyd Winchester - Brady Handy cropped.jpg Boyd Winchester March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1873
Elisha-Standiford.jpg Elisha Standiford March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Edward Y. Parsons - Brady Handy cropped.jpg Edward Y. Parsons March 4, 1875 – July 8, 1876 Died
Henry Watterson - Project Gutenberg etext 18422.jpg Henry Watterson August 12, 1876 – March 3, 1877
Albert S. Willis - Brady Handy cropped2.jpg Albert S. Willis March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1887
Asher-Caruth.jpg Asher G. Caruth March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1895
Walter Evans.jpg Walter Evans March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899
No image.svg Oscar Turner March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1901
Harvey-S.-Irwin.jpg Harvey S. Irwin March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903
Joseph Swagar Sherley, 1915.jpg J. Swagar Sherley March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1919
CharlesFOgden.jpg Charles F. Ogden March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1923
Maurice-H.-Thatcher.jpg Maurice Thatcher March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1933
District redistricted to at-large district March 4, 1933
District re-established from at-large district January 3, 1935
Brent Spence.jpg Brent Spence January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1963 Redistricted from the At-large district
Eugene Siler.jpg Eugene Siler January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 Redistricted from the 8th district
Tim Lee Carter.jpg Tim Lee Carter January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1981
Hal Rogers Official Photo 2010.JPG Hal Rogers January 3, 1981 – Present Incumbent

Recent election results[edit]

2002[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races:

Year Office Results
2000 President George W. Bush 57 - Al Gore 42%
2004 President George W. Bush 61 - John Kerry 39%
2008 President John McCain 67 - Barack Obama 31%
2012 President Mitt Romney 75 - Barack Obama 23%
2016 President Donald Trump 80 - Hillary Clinton 17%


Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "Registration Statistics: By Congression District". Kentucky State Board of Elections. September 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  5. ^ "Registration Statistics: Other Political Organizations and Groups". Kentucky State Board of Elections. September 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  6. ^ "Kentucky Administrative Regulations 31KAR4:150". Kentucky Legislative Research Commission. November 2005. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  7. ^ "Register To Vote". Kentucky State Board of Elections. August 2003. Retrieved 2014-02-06.

Coordinates: 37°22′08″N 83°31′19″W / 37.36889°N 83.52194°W / 37.36889; -83.52194