Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District

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The 5th Congressional District of Oklahoma is a congressional district that is located in the central region of the state.

Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes Oklahoma, Pottawatomie and Seminole counties.[1]

The district previously was very densely populated, and covered only three counties. It included the cities of Oklahoma City, Edmond, Shawnee and Seminole.

The current representative of the 5th congressional district is James Lankford (R).

Elections

2012

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

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

U.S. House, Oklahoma District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Tom Guild 37.3% 97,504
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Lankford Incumbent 58.7% 153,603
     Independent Pat Martin 2.1% 5,394
     Libertarian Robert T. Murphy 2% 5,176
Total Votes 261,677
Source: Oklahoma Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Lankford won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Billy Coyle, Clark Duffe, and Dave White in the general election.[3]

U.S. House of Representatives, Oklahoma Congressional District 5 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Lankford 62.5% 123,236
     Democratic Billy Coyle 34.5% 68,074
     Independent Clark Duffe 1.6% 3,067
     Independent Dave White 1.4% 2,728
Total Votes 197,105

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 5th congressional district prior to the 2010 redistricting.
See also: Redistricting in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Legislature, in April 2011, approved a new map of the Congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census. Governor Mary Fallin signed the new map into law on May 20, 2011.[4]

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