Virginia's 5th Congressional District

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Virginia's 5th congressional district
Current incumbentRobert Hurt Republican Party
Population726,376
Gender48.4% Male, 51.6% Female
Race75% White, 21% Black, 1.4% Asian
Ethnicity2.9% Hispanic
Unemployment8.7%
Median household income$48,187
High school graduation rate83.4%
College graduation rate25.8%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 5th Congressional District of Virginia is a congressional district in the commonwealth of Virginia.

Virginia's 5th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state, stretching vertically across the state. It includes Brunswick, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Halifax, Charlotte, Prince Edward, Powhatan, Fluvanna, Charlottesville City, Buckinham, Appomattox, Greene, Madison, Fauquier, Rappahannock, Nelson, Campbell, Bedford, Bedford City, Franklin, Pittsylvania, Henry and Danville City counties.[1]

It previously covered all or part of Greene, Campbell, Bedford, Albermarle, Nelson, Fluvanna, Buckingham, Cumberland, Appomattox, Prince Edward, Charlotte, Lunenburg, Franklin, Henry, Pittsylvania, Halifax, Mecklenberg, and Brunswick counties.

The current representative of the 5th congressional district is Robert Hurt (D).

Elections

2014

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

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

2012

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

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

U.S. House, Virginia District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic John Douglass 42.9% 149,214
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Hurt Incumbent 55.4% 193,009
     Green Kenneth Hildebrandt 1.6% 5,500
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 388
Total Votes 348,111
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Robert Hurt won election to the United States House. He defeated Thomas S. P. Perriello (D) and Jeffrey A. Clark (I) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Virginia District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Hurt 50.8% 119,560
     Democratic Thomas S. P. Perriello 47% 110,562
     Independent Jeffrey A. Clark 2.1% 4,992
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 185
Total Votes 235,299

2008
On November 4, 2008, Tom S.P. Perriello won election to the United States House. He defeated Virgil H. Goode, Jr. (R) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Virginia District 5 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom S.P. Perriello 50.1% 158,810
     Republican Virgil H. Goode, Jr. incumbent 49.9% 158,083
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 183
Total Votes 317,076

2006
On November 7, 2006, Virgil H. Goode, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Al C. Weed II (D) and Joseph P. Oddo (Independent Green) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Virginia District 5 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVirgil H. Goode, Jr. incumbent 59.1% 125,370
     Democratic Al C. Weed II 39.9% 84,682
     Independent Green Joseph P. Oddo 0.9% 1,928
     N/A N/A 0% 99
Total Votes 212,079

2004
On November 2, 2004, Virgil H. Goode, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Al C. Weed II (D) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Virginia District 5 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVirgil H. Goode, Jr. incumbent 63.7% 172,431
     Democratic Al C. Weed II 36.3% 98,237
     N/A Write-in 0% 90
Total Votes 270,758

2002
On November 5, 2002, Virgil H. Goode, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Meredith M. Richards (D) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Virginia District 5 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVirgil H. Goode, Jr. incumbent 63.5% 95,360
     Democratic Meredith M. Richards 36.5% 54,805
     N/A Write--in 0% 68
Total Votes 150,233

2000
On November 7, 2000, Virgil H. Goode, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John W. Boyd (D) and Joseph S. Spence (I) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Virginia District 5 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVirgil H. Goode, Jr. incumbent 67.4% 143,312
     Democratic John W. Boyd 30.7% 65,387
     Independent Joseph S. Spence 1.9% 3,936
     N/A Write-in 0% 70
Total Votes 212,705

Redistricting

2010-2011

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

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

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