South Carolina's 5th Congressional District

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South Carolina's 5th congressional district
Current incumbentMichael "Mick" Mulvaney Republican Party
Population662,829
Gender48.6% Male, 51.4% Female
Race67.6% White, 27.9% Black, 1.1% Asian
Ethnicity4.1% Hispanic
Unemployment13.1%
Median household income$41,942
High school graduation rate82.1%
College graduation rate21.2%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 5th Congressional District of South Carolina is a congressional district in the northern portion of the state bordering North Carolina.

The 5th District is located in northern South Carolina along the border of North Carolina. The district includes Kershaw, Lee, Sumter, Fairfield, Newberry, Union, Chester, Lancaster,York, Cherokee and Union counties.[1]

The district previously included all of Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Marlboro, Newberry and York counties and parts of Florence, Lee and Sumter counties.

The current representative of the 5th congressional district is Mick Mulvaney.

Elections

2014

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

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

2012

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

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

U.S. House, South Carolina District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Joyce Knott 44.4% 123,443
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMick Mulvaney Incumbent 55.5% 154,324
     N/A Write-In 0.1% 236
Total Votes 278,003
Source: South Carolina State Election Commission "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Mick Mulvaney won election to the United States House. He defeated incumbent John Spratt (D) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMick Mulvaney 55.2% 125,834
     Democratic John Spratt incumbent 44.8% 102,296
     N/A Write-in 0% 0
Total Votes 228,130

2008
On November 4, 2008, John M. Spratt, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Albert F. Spencer (R) and Frank Waggoner (Constitution) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 5 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn M. Spratt, Jr. incumbent 61.6% 188,785
     Republican Albert F. Spencer 37% 113,282
     Constitution Frank Waggoner 1.3% 4,093
     N/A Write-in 0% 125
Total Votes 306,285

2006
On November 7, 2006, John M. Spratt, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Ralph Norman (R) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 5 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn M. Spratt, Jr. incumbent 56.9% 99,669
     Republican Ralph Norman 43.1% 75,422
     N/A Write-in 0% 63
Total Votes 175,154

2004
On November 2, 2004, John M. Spratt, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Albert F. Spencer (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 5 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn M. Spratt, Jr. incumbent 63% 152,867
     Republican Albert F. Spencer 36.9% 89,568
     N/A Write-in 0% 83
Total Votes 242,518

2002
On November 5, 2002, John M. Spratt, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Doug Kendall (L) and Steve Lefemine (Constitution) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 5 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn M. Spratt, Jr. incumbent 85.9% 121,912
     Libertarian Doug Kindall 7.8% 11,013
     Constitution Steve Lefemine 6.3% 8,930
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 117
Total Votes 141,972

2000
On November 7, 2000, John M. Spratt, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Carl L. Gullick (R) and Tom Campbell (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 5 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn M. Spratt, Jr. incumbent 58.8% 126,877
     Republican Carl L. Gullick 39.5% 85,247
     Libertarian Tom Campbell 1.7% 3,665
     N/A Write-in 0% 49
Total Votes 215,838

Redistricting

2010-2011

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

In 2010, South Carolina was granted an additional seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, bringing the state total to seven. This drastically altered the shape of the existing six districts.

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