Oregon's 5th Congressional District
|Oregon's 5th Congressional District|
|Current incumbent||Kurt Schrader|
|Gender||49.2% Male, 50.8% Female|
|Race||84.30% White, 2.83% Asian, 1.04% American Indian and Alaska Native|
|Median household income||$49,677|
|High school graduation rate||88.4%|
|College graduation rate||27.6%|
The district previously ran through the city of Salem and into the southern suburbs of Portland.
The current representative of the 5th Congressional District is Kurt Schrader (D).
The 5th Congressional District of Oregon held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Kurt Schrader (D) defeated Tootie Smith (R), Raymond Baldwin (Constitution Party), Daniel Souza (L) and Marvin Sannes (I) in the general election.
|U.S. House, Oregon District 5 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Kurt Schrader Incumbent||53.7%||150,944|
|Source: Oregon Secretary of State|
The 5th Congressional District of Oregon held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. Incumbent Kurt Schrader defeated Fred Thompson (R), Christina Jean Lugo (Pacific Green Party) and Raymond Baldwin (CST) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, Oregon District 5 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Kurt Schrader Incumbent||54%||177,229|
|Green||Christina Jean Lugo||2.3%||7,516|
|Source: Oregon Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, Oregon District 5 General Election, 2010|
|Democratic||Kurt Schrader incumbent||51.3%||145,319|
|Pacific Green||Chris Lugo||2.7%||7,557|
On November 4, 2008, Kurt Schrader won election to the United States House. He defeated Mike Erickson (R), Sean Bates (I), Douglas Patterson (Constitution), Alex Polikoff (Pacific Green) and Steve Milligan (Libertarian) in the general election.
- See also: Redistricting in Oregon
In 2011, the Oregon State Legislature approved a new map of the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census. It was the first time in 60 years the Oregon legislature agreed on a bipartisan redistricting map.
- Oregon Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed August 9, 2012
- Oregon Live, "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 7, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
- katu.com, "Legislature approves redistricting plan, Kitzhaber to sign it," accessed December 29, 2011