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North Carolina's 5th Congressional District

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North Carolina's 5th congressional district
Current incumbentVirginia Foxx Republican Party
Population726,638
Gender51.9% Female, 48.1% Male
Race81.1% White, 12.6% Black, 1.4% Asian
Ethnicity9.1% Hispanic
Unemployment10.9%
Median household income$41,781
High school graduation rate83.9%
College graduation rate25.1%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
North Carolina's 5th Congressional District is located in the northwestern portion of the state and includes Watauga, Ashe, Wilkes, Alexander, Iredell, Davie, Yadkin, Surry, Alleghany, Forsyth, Stokes and Reckingham counties.[1]

The district previously included an area from the Appalachian Mountains to the Piedmont Triad. It included Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Davie, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin counties and parts of Forsyth, Iredell, and Rockingham counties.

The current representative of the 5th congressional district is Virginia Foxx (R).

Elections

2014

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

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

2012

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

The 5th congressional district of North Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Virginia Foxx (R) won re-election. She defeated Elisabeth Motsinger (D) in the general election.[2]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Elisabeth Motsinger 42.5% 148,252
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVirginia Foxx Incumbent 57.5% 200,945
Total Votes 349,197
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Virginia Foxx won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Billy Kennedy (D) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVirginia Foxx incumbent 65.9% 140,525
     Democratic Billy Kennedy 34.1% 72,762
Total Votes 213,287

2008
On November 4, 2008, Virginia Foxx won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Roy Carter in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 5 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVirginia Foxx incumbent 58.4% 190,820
     Democratic Roy Carter 41.6% 136,103
Total Votes 326,923

2006
On November 7, 2006, Virginia Foxx won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Roger Sharpe in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 5 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVirginia Foxx incumbent 57.2% 96,138
     Democratic Roger Sharpe 42.8% 72,061
Total Votes 168,199

2004
On November 2, 2004, Virginia Foxx won election to the United States House. She defeated Jom Harrell in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 5 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVirginia Foxx 58.8% 167,546
     Democratic Jim Harrell 41.2% 117,271
Total Votes 284,817

2002
On November 5, 2002, Richard Burr won re-election to the United States House. He defeated David Crawford (D) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 5 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Burr incumbent 70.2% 137,879
     Democratic David Crawford 29.8% 58,558
Total Votes 196,437

2000
On November 7, 2000, Richard Burr won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Steven Francis LeBoeuf (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 5 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Burr incumbent 92.8% 172,489
     Libertarian Steven Francis LeBoeuf 7.2% 13,366
Total Votes 185,855

Redistricting

2010-2011

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

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

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