Connecticut's 5th Congressional District

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Connecticut's 5th Congressional District
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Current incumbentElizabeth Esty Democratic Party
Population709,157
Gender48.77% Male, 51.23% Female
Race79.13% White, 6.61% Black, 2.85% Asian, 0.3% Native American, 0.04% Pacific Islander
Ethnicity15.93% Hispanic
Unemployment10.5%
Median household income$63,275
High school graduation rate87.9%
College graduation rate34.3%
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.[1]

The current representative of the 5th Congressional District is Elizabeth Esty (D). Esty was first elected to the U.S. House in 2012.

Elections

2014

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

The 5th Congressional District of Connecticut held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Elizabeth Esty (D) defeated Mark Greenberg (R) and John Pistone (I) in the general election.

U.S. House, Connecticut District 5 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Esty Incumbent 53% 107,930
     Republican Mark Greenberg 46.1% 93,861
     Independent John Pistone 1% 1,989
Total Votes 203,780
Source: Connecticut Secretary of State (100% reporting) Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2012

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

The 5th Congressional District of Connecticut held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Democrat Elizabeth Esty won the election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Connecticut District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Esty 51.3% 146,098
     Republican Andrew Roraback 48.7% 138,637
     Independent John Pistone 0% 12
Total Votes 284,747
Source: Connecticut Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Chris Murphy won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Sam S.F. Caligiuri (R), John Pistone (I) and Elmon Smith (I) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Connecticut District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher S. Murphy incumbent 53.7% 118,231
     Republican Sam S.F. Caligiuri 46.3% 102,092
     Independent John Pistone 0% 20
     Independent Elmon Smith 0% 2
Total Votes 220,345

2008
On November 4, 2008, Chris Murphy won re-election to the United States House. He defeated David J. Cappiello (R), Thomas L. Winn (I), Harold H. Burbank II (G) and Walter Gengarelly (Write-in) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Connecticut District 5 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher S. Murphy incumbent 56.7% 161,178
     Republican David J. Cappiello 41.4% 117,914
     Independent Thomas L. Winn 1.1% 3,082
     Green Harold H. Burbank II 0.8% 2,324
     Write-in Walter Gengarelly 0% 10
Total Votes 284,508

2006
On November 7, 2006, Chris Murphy won election to the United States House. He defeated Nancy L. Johnson (R) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Connecticut District 5 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher S. Murphy 56.5% 122,980
     Republican Nancy L. Johnson incumbent 43.5% 94,824
Total Votes 217,804

2004
On November 2, 2004, Nancy Johnson won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Theresa B. Ferratana (D), Wildey J. Moore (Concerned Citizens) and Fernando Ramirez (Working Families) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Connecticut District 5 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Johnson incumbent 59.8% 168,268
     Democratic Theresa B. Ferratana 38.2% 107,438
     Concerned Citizens Wildey J. Moore 0.9% 2,545
     Working Families Fernando Ramirez 1.1% 3,196
Total Votes 281,447

2002
On November 5, 2002, Nancy Johnson won election to the United States House. She defeated Jim Maloney (D), Joseph A. Zdonczyk (Concerned Citizens) and Walter J. Gengarelly (L) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Connecticut District 5 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Johnson 54.2% 113,626
     Democratic Jim Maloney incumbent 43.3% 90,616
     Concerned Citizens Joseph A. Zdonczyk 1.8% 3,709
     Libertarian Walter J. Gengarelly 0.7% 1,503
Total Votes 209,454

2000
On November 2, 2004, James H. Maloney won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mark Nielsen (R) and Joseph A. Zdonczyk (Concerned Citizens) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Connecticut District 5 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames H. Maloney incumbent 53.6% 118,932
     Democratic Mark Nielsen 44.3% 98,229
     Concerned Citizens Joseph A. Zdonczyk 2.1% 4,663
     Write-in 0% 7
Total Votes 221,831

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 5th Congressional District of Connecticut after the 2001 redistricting process.
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.

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