Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District

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Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District
MA 5th District Map.PNG
Current incumbentKatherine Clark Democratic Party
Population737,545
Gender51.9% Female, 48.1% Male
Race79.9% White, 4.7% Black, 10% Asian
Ethnicity7.4% Hispanic
Unemployment7.4%
Median household income$75,564
High school graduation rate92.1%
College graduation rate52%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Middlesex, Norfolk and Suffolk counties.[1]

The representative of the 5th Congressional District is Katherine Clark (D).

Elections

2014

See also: Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 5th Congressional District of Massachusetts held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Katherine Clark (D) won an uncontested general election.

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 5 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKatherine Clark Incumbent 98.3% 182,100
Total Votes 182,100
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

General election candidates


September 9, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

2013

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

The 5th Congressional District of Massachusetts held a special election for the U.S. House in 2013. The primary election was held on October 15, 2013, and the general election was held on December 10, 2013.[3][4]

The special election was held to fill the vacancy left by the special election victory by Rep. Ed Markey for the vacant Senate seat.[5] Markey won election to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts, for the seat vacated by John Kerry, on June 25, 2013.[6][7]

2012

See also: Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 5th District of Massachusetts held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Niki Tsongas (D) ran for the 3rd District seat due to redistricting in 2012. The 7th District incumbent Ed Markey won the 5th District seat. He defeated Tom Tierney (R) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEd Markey Incumbent 70.7% 257,490
     Republican Tom Tierney 22.8% 82,944
     N/A All Others 0.2% 675
     N/A Blank Votes 6.3% 23,092
Total Votes 364,201
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State "Return of Votes"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Niki Tsongas won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Jon Golnik (R), Dale E. Brown (Liberty) and Robert M. Clark (Citizen Legislator) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNiki Tsongas incumbent 54.8% 122,676
     Republican Jon Golnik 42.2% 94,501
     Liberty Dale E. Brown 2% 4,387
     Citizen Legislator Robert M. Clark 0.9% 1,991
     N/A All Others 0.1% 147
Total Votes 223,702

2008
On November 4, 2008, Niki Tsongas won re-election to the United States House. She ran unopposed in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 5 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNiki Tsongas incumbent 74.7% 225,947
     N/A All Others 1% 2,960
     N/A Blank/Scattering 24.3% 73,490
Total Votes 302,397

2006
On November 7, 2006, Marty Meehan won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 5 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarty Meehan incumbent 73.4% 159,120
     N/A Other 1.5% 3,152
     N/A Blank/Scattering 25.2% 54,560
Total Votes 216,832

2004
On November 2, 2004, Marty Meehan won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Thomas P. Tierney (R) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 5 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarty Meehan incumbent 64.1% 179,652
     Republican Thomas P. Tierney 31.5% 88,232
     N/A All Others 0.1% 305
     N/A Blank/Scattering 4.3% 12,121
Total Votes 280,310

2002
On November 5, 2002, Marty Meehan won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Charles McCarthy (R) and Ilana Freedman (L) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 5 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarty Meehan incumbent 57.3% 122,562
     Republican Charles McCarthy 32.4% 69,337
     Libertarian Ilana Freedman 5.5% 11,729
     N/A Other 0.1% 149
     N/A Blank/Scattering 4.8% 10,245
Total Votes 214,022

2000
On November 7, 2000, Marty Meehan won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 5 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarty Meehan incumbent 74.4% 199,601
     N/A Other 1.5% 4,040
     N/A Blank/Scattering 24.1% 64,820
Total Votes 268,461

Redistricting

2010-2011

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

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

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