Georgia's 5th Congressional District
|Georgia's 5th congressional district|
|Current incumbent||John Lewis|
|Gender||48.8% Male, 51.2% Female|
|Race||33.4% White, 58.3% Black, 3.7% Asian, 0.2% Native American|
|Median household income||$40,708|
|High school graduation rate||85.7%|
|College graduation rate||38.1%|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
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.
The current representative of the 5th congressional district is John Lewis (D).
The 5th congressional district of Georgia will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
|U.S. House, Georgia District 5 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||John Lewis Incumbent||84.4%||234,330|
|Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, Georgia District 5 General Election, 2010|
|Democratic||John Lewis incumbent||73.7%||130,782|
|U.S. House, Georgia District 5 General Election, 2008|
|Democratic||John Lewis incumbent||100%||231,368|
Lewis ran unopposed for re-election in 2006.
Lewis ran unopposed for re-election in 2004.
Lewis ran unopposed for re-election in 2002.
|U.S. House, Georgia District 5 General Election, 2000|
|Democratic||John Lewis incumbent||77.2%||137,333|
- 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. 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. 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. 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.
- Georgia Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 5, 2012
- Politico "2012 Election Map, Georgia"
- 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
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
- Atlanta Journal Constitution, "GOP redistricting plan would tighten grip on congressional delegation," August 22, 2011