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Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District

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Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District
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Current incumbentGlenn Thompson Republican Party
Population706,147
Gender50.8% Male, 49.2% Female
Race94.25% White, 2.26% Black, 1.72% Asian
Ethnicity1.7% Hispanic
Unemployment8.1%
Median household income$43,583
High school graduation rate90.0%
College graduation rate21.3%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District is located in the north central portion of Pennsylvania and includes Erie, Warren, Venango, Clarion, Forest, McKean, Jefferson, Clearfield, Cameron, Potter, Clinton, Huntingdom and Centre counties. The 5th District is the largest congressional district in the state.[1]

The current representative of the 5th Congressional District is Glenn Thompson (R).

Elections

2014

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

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

2012

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

The 5th Congressional District of Pennsylvania held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Glenn Thompson won re-election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGlenn Thompson 62.9% 177,740
     Democratic Charles Dumas 37.1% 104,725
Total Votes 282,465

2010

On November 2, 2010, Glenn Thompson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Michael Pipe (D) and Vernon L. Etzel (L) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGlenn Thompson incumbent 68.7% 127,427
     Democratic Michael Pipe 28.2% 52,375
     Libertarian Vernon L. Etzel 3.1% 5,710
Total Votes 185,512

2008

On November 4, 2008, Glenn Thompson won election to the United States House. He defeated Mark B. McCracken (D) and James Fryman (L) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 5 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGlenn Thompson 56.7% 155,513
     Democratic Mark B. McCracken 41% 112,509
     Libertarian James Fryman 2.2% 6,155
Total Votes 274,177

2006

On November 7, 2006, John E. Peterson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Donald L. Hilliard (D) and various Write-in challengers in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 5 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn E. Peterson 60% 115,126
     Democratic Donald L. Hilliard 39.9% 76,456
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 145
Total Votes 191,727

2004

On November 2, 2004, John E. Peterson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Thomas A. Martin (Libertarian) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 5 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn E. Peterson incumbent 88% 192,852
     Libertarian Thomas A. Martin 12% 26,239
Total Votes 219,091

2002

On November 5, 2002, John E. Peterson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Thomas E. Martin (Libertarian) and various Write-in challengers in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 5 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn E. Peterson incumbent 87.2% 124,942
     Libertarian Thomas A. Martin 12.6% 18,078
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 191
Total Votes 143,211

2000

On November 7, 2000, John E. Peterson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated William M. Belitskus (Green) and Thomas A. Martin (Libertarian) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 5 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn E. Peterson incumbent 85.6% 147,570
     Green William M. Belitskus 8% 13,857
     Libertarian Thomas A. Martin 6.4% 11,020
Total Votes 172,447

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 5th Congressional District prior to the 2010 redistricting.
See also: Redistricting in Pennsylvania

The Legislative Reapportionment Commission in Pennsylvania approved the GOP-proposed map. It was signed into law on December 22, 2001.[9][10]

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