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Georgia's 5th Congressional District

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The 5th Congressional District of Georgia is a congressional district based around Atlanta.

Georgia's 5th Congressional District is based in central Fulton and parts of Dekalb and Clayton counties and also includes the state capital and largest city of Atlanta, as well as many of the surrounding suburbs including Decatur, East Point and Druid Hills in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area.[1]

The current representative of the 5th congressional district is John Lewis (D).

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia's 5th congressional district elections, 2014

The 5th congressional district of Georgia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Georgia's 5th congressional district elections, 2012

The 5th congressional district of Georgia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent John Lewis won re-election in the district. [2]

U.S. House, Georgia District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Lewis Incumbent 84.4% 234,330
     Republican Howard Stopeck 15.6% 43,335
Total Votes 277,665
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, John Lewis won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Fenn Little (R) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Georgia District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Lewis incumbent 73.7% 130,782
     Republican Fenn Little 26.3% 46,622
Total Votes 177,404

2008
On November 4, 2008, John Lewis won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Shira Kash (Write-in) and Jeanne Fitzmaurice (Write-in) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Georgia District 5 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Lewis incumbent 100% 231,368
     Write-in Shira Kash 0% 81
     Write-in 0% 25
Total Votes 231,474

2006
Lewis ran unopposed for re-election in 2006.

2004
Lewis ran unopposed for re-election in 2004.

2002
Lewis ran unopposed for re-election in 2002.

2000
On November 7, 2000, John Lewis won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Hank Schwab (R) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Georgia District 5 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Lewis incumbent 77.2% 137,333
     Republican Hank Schwab 22.8% 40,606
     N/A Write-in 0% 3
Total Votes 177,942

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 5th congressional district of Georgia after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Georgia

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

On August 22, 2011, Georgia Republican leadership released their proposed Congressional redistricting map. Due to population growth, Georgia gained a 14th Congressional district following the 2010 census. The new district, according to the plan, is located in the northwestern part of the state.[6] U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R) was drawn into the new district, leaving his 9th District seat open in 2012. The new 9th District leans Republican.[6] In addition, the plan displaced U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D), but Barrow (who had been displaced before) planned to move in order to remain in the 12th District.[6] U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop's (D) district became a majority-minority district. Also, U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey's (R) 11th District picked up part of Atlanta. Overall, the plan was expected to bolster the Republican majority in the state's Congressional delegation.[6]

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