Louisiana's 5th Congressional District

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Louisiana's 5th Congressional District
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Current incumbentVance McAllister Republican Party
Population765,180
Gender49.8% Male, 50.2% Female
Race61.3% White, 35.9% Black, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% Native American
Ethnicity1.8% Hispanic
Unemployment10.9%
Median household income$32,854
High school graduation rate77.4%
College graduation rate14.7%
Louisiana's 5th Congressional District includes the northeastern portion of the state. Morehouse, W Carroll, E Carroll, Madison, Tensas, Franklin, Richland, Ouachita, Lincoln, Jackson, Winn, La Salle, Catahoula, Concordia, Caldwell, Grant, Rapides, Avoyelles, St. Landry, W Feldana, E Feldana, St. Helenda, Washington and Tangipahoa parishes are included in the district.[1]

The current representative of the 5th Congressional District is Vance McAllister (R). McAllister did not receive enough votes to make the runoff on December 6, 2014.[2][3]

Elections

2014

See also: Louisiana's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 5th Congressional District of Louisiana held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Ralph Abraham (R) and Jamie Mayo (D) secured enough votes to participate in a runoff on December 6, 2014. Incumbent Vance McAllister (R) did not receive enough votes to participate in the runoff. Ralph Abraham (R) was ultimately successful in the runoff.

U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 Runoff Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Abraham 64.2% 134,612
     Democratic Jamie Mayo 35.8% 75,004
Total Votes 209,616
Source: Politico 100 Percent Reporting Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Vance McAllister Incumbent 11.11% 26,606
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Abraham 23.16% 55,489
     Republican Harris Brown 4.13% 9,890
     Republican Zach Dasher 22.39% 53,628
     Republican Clyde Holloway 7.46% 17,877
     Republican Ed Tarpley Jr. 1.92% 4,594
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJamie Mayo 28.22% 67,611
     Libertarian Charles Saucier 0.92% 2,201
     Green Eliot Barron 0.69% 1,655
Total Votes 239,551
Source: Ralph Abraham and Jamie Mayo are headed to a runoff election on December 6, 2014.' Louisiana Secretary of State

Withdrew

Failed to file

Rumored candidates

Declined to run

2013

See also: Louisiana's 5th Congressional District special election, 2013

The 5th Congressional District of Louisiana held a special election for the U.S. House in 2013. The election was held October 19, 2013, with a runoff general election held November 16, 2013.[22][23][24]

The special election was held to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Rep. Rodney Alexander (R).[23]

2012

See also: Louisiana's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 5th Congressional District of Louisiana held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Rodney Alexander won re-election in the district.[25]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Alexander Incumbent 77.8% 202,536
     Libertarian Ron Ceasar 14.4% 37,486
     None Clay Steven Grant 7.8% 20,194
Total Votes 260,216
Source: Louisiana Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Rodney Alexander won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Tom Gibbs, Jr. (I) in the general election.[26]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Alexander incumbent 78.6% 122,033
     Independent Tom Gibbs, Jr. 21.4% 33,279
Total Votes 155,312

2008
Alexander ran unopposed to re-election in 2008.

2006
On November 7, 2006, Rodney Alexander won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Gloria Williams Hearn (D), Brent Sanders (L) and John Watts (I) in the general election.[27]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Alexander incumbent 68.3% 78,211
     Democratic Gloria Williams Hearn 29% 33,233
     Libertarian Brent Sanders 1.6% 1,876
     Independent John Watts 1.1% 1,262
Total Votes 114,582

2004
On November 2, 2004, Rodney Alexander won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John W. "Jock" Scott (R) and Zelma "Tisa" Blakes (D) in the general election.[28]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Alexander incumbent 59.4% 141,495
     Republican John W. "Jock" Scott 16% 37,971
     Democratic Zelma "Tisa" Blakes 24.6% 58,591
Total Votes 238,057

2002
On November 5, 2002, Rodney Alexander won election to the United States House. He defeated Robert J. Barham (R), Lee Fletcher (R), Clyde C. Holloway (R), Sam Houston Melton, Jr. (D) and Vinson Mouser (I) in the general election.[29]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Alexander 37.3% 52,952
     Republican Robert J. Barham 31.9% 45,278
     Republican Lee Fletcher 24.3% 34,533
     Republican Clyde C. Holloway 2.5% 3,581
     Democratic Sam Houston Melton Jr. 3.2% 4,595
     Independent Vinson Mouser 0.8% 1,145
Total Votes 142,084

2000
On November 7, 2000, John Cooksey won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Roger Beall (D), Sam Houston Melton, Jr. (D), Raymond A. "Dhuck" Dumas (Other) in the general election.[30]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Cooksey incumbent 69.1% 123,975
     Democratic Roger Beall 23.9% 42,977
     Democratic Sam Houston Melton, Jr. 4% 7,186
     Independent Raymond A. "Chuck" Dumas 3% 5,335
Total Votes 179,473

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 5th Congressional District of Louisiana after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Louisiana

In 2011, the Louisiana State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

See also

External links

References

  1. Louisiana Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 NOLA.com, "Vance McAllister won't seek re-election, The News-Star reports ," accessed April 28, 2014
  3. The News Star, "UPDATE: McAllister won't seek re-election, will finish term," accessed April 28, 2014
  4. The News Star, "UPDATE: McAllister won't seek re-election, will finish term," accessed April 28, 2014
  5. KALB, "Ed Tarpley, Former DA for Grant Parish, announce Congress bid," accessed April 12, 2014
  6. The New Orleans Advocate, "Both sides gear up to unseat McAllister," accessed April 12, 2014
  7. KNOE, "Tarpley announces intention to run for 5th District seat," accessed April 12, 2014
  8. NOLA.com, "Ed Tarpley to run for Vance McAllister's US House seat," accessed April 16, 2014
  9. Shreveport Times, "Monroe businessman Harris Brown to run for 5th District," accessed May 21, 2014
  10. Ralph Abraham for Congress, "Ralph Abraham For Congress," accessed June 3, 2014
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  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Louisiana Elections and Voting, "Candidate list," accessed August 27, 2014
  13. The Town Talk, "Monroe Mayor Mayo to make second run at Congress," accessed July 7, 2014
  14. My ARKLAMISS, "UPDATE: Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo Enters 5th Congressional District Race," accessed July 7, 2014
  15. Herford for Congress, "Home," accessed January 6, 2014
  16. The Town Talk, "Boyce businessman Grant announces run for Congress; Hazel won't run for seat," accessed April 30, 2014
  17. The Town Talk, "Marksville's Rep. Johnson won't rule out 2014 run for Congress," accessed October 24, 2013
  18. The Hill, "GOP senator moves toward run for McAllister's House seat," accessed July 9, 2014
  19. NOLA.com, "Vance McAllister's runoff opponent Louisiana state Senator Neil Riser won't rule out run for spot," accessed April 30, 2014
  20. LA Politics, "Riser Will Not Run in 5th District," accessed June 23, 2014
  21. The Town Talk, "Boyce businessman Grant announces run for Congress; Hazel won't run for seat," accessed April 30, 2014
  22. Louisiana Secretary of State, "Upcoming elections," accessed August 8, 2013
  23. 23.0 23.1 The News Star, "Special election set Oct. 19; qualifying this month," accessed August 8, 2013
  24. Louisiana Secretary of State, "November 16, 2013, Election Results," accessed November 16, 2013
  25. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Louisiana"
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013