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Oregon's 5th congressional district
Current incumbentKurt Schrader Democratic Party
Population772,980
Gender49.2% Male, 50.8% Female
Race84.30% White, 2.83% Asian, 1.04% American Indian and Alaska Native
Ethnicity15.62% Hispanic
Unemployment12.5%
Median household income$49,677
High school graduation rate88.4%
College graduation rate27.6%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 5th Congressional District of Oregon is a congressional district that is located in the center of the state's west coast.

Oregon's 5th Congressional District is located in the northwestern portion of the state and includes Clackamas, Marion, Polk and Lincoln counties.[1]

The district previously ran through the city of Salem and into the southern suburbs of Portland.

The current representative of the 5th congressional district is Kurt Schrader (D). He won re-election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Elections

2014

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

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

2012

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

The 5th congressional district of Oregon held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. Incumbent Kurt Schrader defeated Fred Thompson (R), Christina Jean Lugo (Pacific Green Party), and Raymond Baldwin (CST) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

U.S. House, Oregon District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKurt Schrader Incumbent 54% 177,229
     Republican Fred Thompson 42.4% 139,223
     Green Christina Jean Lugo 2.3% 7,516
     Constitution Raymond Baldwin 1.1% 3,600
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 402
Total Votes 327,970
Source: Oregon Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


2010

On November 2, 2010, Kurt Schrader won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Scott Bruun (R) and Chris Lugo (Pacific Green) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Oregon District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKurt Schrader incumbent 51.3% 145,319
     Republican Scott Bruun 46% 130,313
     Pacific Green Chris Lugo 2.7% 7,557
Total Votes 283,189

2008

On November 4, 2008, Kurt Schrader won election to the United States House. He defeated Mike Erickson (R), Sean Bates (I), Douglas Patterson (Constitution), Alex Polikoff (Pacific Green) and Steve Milligan (Libertarian) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House of Representatives, Oregon District 5 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKurt Schrader 54.3% 181,577
     Republican Mike Erickson 38.3% 128,297
     Independent Sean Bates 2% 6,830
     Constitution Douglas Patterson 2% 6,558
     Pacific Green Alex Polikoff 1.6% 5,272
     Libertarian Steve Milligan 1.4% 4,814
     N/A Miscellaneous 0.4% 1,326
Total Votes 334,674

Redistricting

2010-2011

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

The Oregon State Legislature recently approved a new map of the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census. It was the first time in 60 years the Oregon legislature agreed on a bipartisan redistricting map. [6]

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