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Louisiana's 5th congressional district
Current incumbentRodney Alexander Republican Party
Population765,180
Gender49.8% Male, 50.2% Female
Race61.3% White, 35.9% Black, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% Native American
Ethnicity1.8% Hispanic
Unemployment10.9%
Median household income$32,854
High school graduation rate77.4%
College graduation rate14.7%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 5th Congressional District of Louisiana is a congressional district covering most of the northeastern and central portions of the state.

Louisiana's 5th Congressional District includes the northeastern portion of the state. Morehouse, W Carroll, E Carroll, Madison, Tensas, Franklin, Richland, Ouachita, Lincoln, Jackson, Winn, La Salle, Catahoula, Concordia, Caldwell, Grant, Rapides, Avoyelles, St. Landry, W Feldana, E Feldana, St. Helenda, Washington and Tangipahoa parishes are included in the district.[1]

The district previously contained the cities of Monroe and Alexandria and stretched as far south as Iberville Parish in southern Louisiana.

The current representative of the 5th congressional district is Rodney Alexander (R).

Alexander issued a statement on August 6, 2013, that he decided not to run for re-election in 2014. He cited gridlock in Congress as part of the reason for his decision. “Rather than producing tangible solutions to better this nation, partisan posturing has created a legislative standstill,” Alexander said in a statement. “Unfortunately, I do not foresee this environment to change anytime soon. I have decided not to seek re-election, so that another may put forth ideas on how to break through the gridlock and bring about positive change for our country."[2][3][4]

Elections

2014

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

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

2013

See also: Louisiana's 5th congressional district special election, 2013

The 5th congressional district of Louisiana will hold a special election for the U.S. House in 2013. The election will be held October 19, 2013, with a runoff general election to be held November 16, 2013, if required.[5][6]

The special election will be held to fill the upcoming vacancy that will be left by the resignation of Rep. Rodney Alexander (R).[6]

2012

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

The 5th congressional district of Louisiana held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Rodney Alexander won re-election in the district.[7]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Alexander Incumbent 77.8% 202,536
     Libertarian Ron Ceasar 14.4% 37,486
     None Clay Steven Grant 7.8% 20,194
Total Votes 260,216
Source: Louisiana Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Rodney Alexander won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Tom Gibbs, Jr. (I) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Alexander incumbent 78.6% 122,033
     Independent Tom Gibbs, Jr. 21.4% 33,279
Total Votes 155,312

2008
Alexander ran unopposed to re-election in 2008.

2006
On November 7, 2006, Rodney Alexander won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Gloria Williams Hearn (D), Brent Sanders (L) and John Watts (I) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Alexander incumbent 68.3% 78,211
     Democratic Gloria Williams Hearn 29% 33,233
     Libertarian Brent Sanders 1.6% 1,876
     Independent John Watts 1.1% 1,262
Total Votes 114,582

2004
On November 2, 2004, Rodney Alexander won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John W. "Jock" Scott (R) and Zelma "Tisa" Blakes (D) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Alexander incumbent 59.4% 141,495
     Republican John W. "Jock" Scott 16% 37,971
     Democratic Zelma "Tisa" Blakes 24.6% 58,591
Total Votes 238,057

2002
On November 5, 2002, Rodney Alexander won election to the United States House. He defeated Robert J. Barham (R), Lee Fletcher (R), Clyde C. Holloway (R), Sam Houston Melton, Jr. (D) and Vinson Mouser (I) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Alexander 37.3% 52,952
     Republican Robert J. Barham 31.9% 45,278
     Republican Lee Fletcher 24.3% 34,533
     Republican Clyde C. Holloway 2.5% 3,581
     Democratic Sam Houston Melton Jr. 3.2% 4,595
     Independent Vinson Mouser 0.8% 1,145
Total Votes 142,084

2000
On November 7, 2000, John Cooksey won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Roger Beall (D), Sam Houston Melton, Jr. (D), Raymond A. "Dhuck" Dumas (Other) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Cooksey incumbent 69.1% 123,975
     Democratic Roger Beall 23.9% 42,977
     Democratic Sam Houston Melton, Jr. 4% 7,186
     Independent Raymond A. "Chuck" Dumas 3% 5,335
Total Votes 179,473

Redistricting

2010-2011

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

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


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