Connecticut's 5th congressional district
Connecticut's 5th congressional district is located in the northwestern portion of the state. Salisbury, North Canaan, Caanan, Norfolk, Goshen, Canton, Simsbury, Avon, Farmington, Burlington, Litchfield, Morris, Bethlehem, Watertown, Plymouth, Wolcott, Waterbury, Cheshire, Meriden, Southbury, Newtown, Bethel, Danbury, Sherman, Brookfield, New Milford, Washingotn, Roxbury, Kent, Sharon, Cornwall, and Torrington counties are included in the new district boundaries. 
Previously, the district ran from Meriden and New Britain in central Connecticut, to Waterbury, the Litchfield Hills, and the Farmington River Valley.
The current representative of the 5th congressional district is Elizabeth Esty (D). Esty was first elected to the U.S. House in 2012.
|U.S. House, Connecticut, District 5 General Election, 2012|
|Source: Connecticut Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
- See also: Redistricting in Connecticut
In 2011, the Connecticut State Legislature re-drew the Congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.