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North Carolina's 5th Congressional District
North Carolina's 5th congressional district
North Carolina US Congressional District 5 (since 2017).tif
North Carolina's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2017.
Representative
Distribution
  • 58.99[1]% urban
  • 41.01% rural
Population (2016)751,232[2]
Median income$46,513[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+10[4]

North Carolina's 5th congressional district covers the northwestern corner of North Carolina from the Appalachian Mountains to the Piedmont Triad. While the bulk of its territory is in the mountains, it stretches just far enough east to grab its largest city, Winston-Salem. Although that city is heavily Democratic, and the college town of Boone leans Democratic, the rest of the district is overwhelmingly Republican. Large portions were controlled by Republicans even during the "Solid South" era as much of northwestern North Carolina was Quaker[5] or mountaineer and therefore resisted secession.[6] Two counties in the district - Avery and Yadkin - have never voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate since their creation, and Wilkes County has never done so since before the Second Party System.

The fifth district is currently represented by Virginia Foxx, a Republican.

Counties covered

The entirety of:

Portions of:

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District location
John Sevier.jpg
John Sevier
Pro-Administration June 16, 1790 -
March 3, 1791
1st Elected in 1790.
District ceded by the state to the Federal government in 1789 but permitted to serve anyway although he wasn't representing any part of a state.
1790-1791
"Western division"
William B. Grove Pro-Administration March 4, 1791 -
March 3, 1793
2nd Elected in 1791.
Redistricted to the 7th district after original district ceded to federal government to later become Tennessee.
1791-1793
"Cape Fear division"
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Nathaniel Macon
Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 -
March 3, 1795
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
Redistricted from the 2nd districtand re-elected in 1793.
Re-elected in 1795.
Re-elected in 1796.
Re-elected in 1798.
Re-elected in 1800.
Redistricted to the 6th district.
1793-1803
[Data unknown/missing.]
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 -
March 3, 1803
James Gillespie Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 -
March 3, 1805
8th Elected in 1803.
Re-elected in 1804.
Died.
Thomas Kenan Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 -
March 3, 1811
9th
10th
11th
Elected August 8, 1805 to begin Gillespie's term.
Re-elected in 1806.
Re-elected in 1808.
Retired.
William Rufus DeVane King 1839 portrait.jpg
William R. King
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 -
November 4, 1816
12th
13th
14th
Elected in 1810.
Re-elected in 1813.
Re-elected in 1815.
Resigned.
Vacant November 4, 1816 -
December 2, 1816
Charles Hooks Democratic-Republican December 2, 1816 -
March 3, 1817
14th Elected to finish King's term.
Lost re-election.
James Owen Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 -
March 3, 1819
15th Elected in 1817.
Lost re-election.
Charles Hooks Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 -
March 3, 1823
16th
17th
18th
Elected in 1819.
Re-elected in 1821.
Re-elected in 1823.
Lost re-election.
Crawford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 -
March 3, 1825
Gabriel Holmes Jacksonian March 4, 1825 -
September 26, 1829
19th
20th
21st
Elected in 1825.
Re-elected in 1827.
Re-elected in 1829.
Died.
Vacant September 26, 1829 -
November 10, 1829
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Edward B. Dudley
Jacksonian November 10, 1829 -
March 3, 1831
21st Elected November 10, 1829 to finish Holmes's term and seated December 14, 1829.
[Data unknown/missing.]
James I. McKay Jacksonian March 4, 1831 -
March 3, 1837
22nd
23rd
24th
25th
26th
27th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 6th district.
Democratic March 4, 1837 -
March 3, 1843
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Romulus M. Saunders
Democratic March 4, 1843 -
March 3, 1845
28th Redistricted from the 8th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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James C. Dobbin
Democratic March 4, 1845 -
March 3, 1847
29th [Data unknown/missing.]
Abraham W. Venable Democratic March 4, 1847 -
March 3, 1853
30th
31st
32nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
John Kerr Jr. Whig March 4, 1853 -
March 3, 1855
33rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Edwin G. Reade Know Nothing March 4, 1855 -
March 3, 1857
34th [Data unknown/missing.]
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John A. Gilmer
Know Nothing March 4, 1857 -
March 3, 1859
35th
36th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Opposition March 4, 1859 -
March 3, 1861
Vacant March 3, 1861 -
July 20, 1868
Civil War and Reconstruction
Israel G. Lash Republican July 20, 1868 -
March 3, 1871
40th
41st
[Data unknown/missing.]
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James M. Leach
Democratic March 4, 1871 -
March 3, 1875
42nd
43rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Alfred M. Scales
Democratic March 4, 1875 -
December 30, 1884
44th
45th
46th
47th
48th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when elected Governor of North Carolina.
Vacant December 30, 1884 -
January 28, 1885
James W. Reid Democratic January 28, 1885 -
December 31, 1886
48th
49th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
Vacant December 31, 1886 -
March 3, 1887
John M. Brower Republican March 4, 1887 -
March 3, 1891
50th
51st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Archibald H. A. Williams Democratic March 4, 1891 -
March 3, 1893
52nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas Settle III Republican March 4, 1893 -
March 3, 1897
53rd
54th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William W. Kitchin
Democratic March 4, 1897 -
January 11, 1909
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when elected Governor of North Carolina.
Vacant January 11, 1909 -
March 3, 1909
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John M. Morehead
Republican March 4, 1909 -
March 3, 1911
61st [Data unknown/missing.]
Charles M Stedman.jpg
Charles M. Stedman
Democratic March 4, 1911 -
September 23, 1930
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant September 23, 1930 -
November 4, 1930
Franklin W. Hancock Jr. Democratic November 4, 1930 -
January 3, 1939
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Alonzo Dillard Folger.jpg
Alonzo D. Folger
Democratic January 3, 1939 -
April 30, 1941
76th
77th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant April 30, 1941 -
June 14, 1941
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John H. Folger
Democratic June 14, 1941 -
January 3, 1949
77th
78th
79th
80th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Richard Thurmond Chatham.jpg
Richard T. Chatham
Democratic January 3, 1949 -
January 3, 1957
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Ralph J. Scott Democratic January 3, 1957 -
January 3, 1967
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Nick Galifianakis.jpg
Nick Galifianakis
Democratic January 3, 1967 -
January 3, 1969
90th [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 4th district.
Wilmer Mizell.jpg
Vinegar Bend Mizell
Republican January 3, 1969 -
January 3, 1975
91st
92nd
93rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Stephen L. Neal.jpg
Stephen L. Neal
Democratic January 3, 1975 -
January 3, 1995
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Richard Burr
Republican January 3, 1995 -
January 3, 2005
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
Elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator in 2004.
2003-2013
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Virginia Foxx
Republican January 3, 2005 -
Present
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
2013-2017
North Carolina US Congressional District 5 (since 2013).tif
2017-Present
North Carolina US Congressional District 5 (since 2017).tif

Living former members

As of February 2019, there are three living former members. The most recent representative to die was Wilmer Mizell (served 1969-1975) on February 21, 1999.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Nick Galifianakis 1967-1969 (1928-07-22) July 22, 1928 (age 91)
Stephen L. Neal 1975-1995 (1934-11-07) November 7, 1934 (age 85)
Richard Burr 1995-2005 (1955-11-30) November 30, 1955 (age 63)

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013
2013-2017

Election Results

2004

US House Election 2004: North Carolina 5th district[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Virginia Foxx 167,546 58.83
Democratic Jim A. Harrell, Jr. 117,271 41.17
Total votes 284,817 100

2006

US House Election 2006: North Carolina 5th district[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Virginia Foxx (incumbent) 96,138 57.16
Democratic Roger Sharpe 72,061 42.84
Total votes 168,199 100

2008

US House Election 2008: North Carolina 5th district[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Virginia Foxx (incumbent) 190,820 58.37
Democratic Roy Carter 136,103 41.63
Total votes 326,923 100

2010

US House Election 2010: North Carolina 5th district[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Virginia Foxx (incumbent) 140,525 65.89
Democratic Billy Kennedy 72,762 34.11
Total votes 213,287 100

2012

US House Election 2012: North Carolina 5th district[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Virginia Foxx (incumbent) 200,945 57.54
Democratic Elisabeth Motsinger 148,252 42.46
Total votes 349,197 100

2014

US House Election 2014: North Carolina 5th district[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Virginia Foxx (incumbent) 139,279 61
Democratic Joshua Brannon 88,973 39
Total votes 228,252 100

2016

US House Election 2016: North Carolina 5th district[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Virginia Foxx (incumbent) 207,625 58.4
Democratic Josh Brannon 147,887 41.6
Total votes 355,512 100

2018

US House Election 2018: North Carolina 5th district[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Virginia Foxx (incumbent) 159,917 57.0
Democratic Denise D. Adams 120,468 43.0
Total votes 280,385 100

See also

References

  1. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=37&cd=05
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index - Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ Auman, William T. and Scarboro, David D.; 'The Heroes of America in Civil War North Carolina', The North Carolina Historical Review, volume. 58, no. 4 (October, 1981), pp. 327-363
  6. ^ Auman, William T.; Civil War in the North Carolina Quaker Belt: The Confederate Campaign Against Peace Agitators, Deserters and Draft Dodgers, pp. 11, 66-68 ISBN 078647663X
  7. ^ "2004 General Election Results US House (5th District)". North Carolina State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2010.
  8. ^ "2006 General Election Results US House (5th District)". North Carolina State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2010.
  9. ^ "2008 General Election". North Carolina State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2010.
  10. ^ "US House of Representatives district 5". North Carolina State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2014.
  11. ^ "North Carolina General Elections Results 2012". North Carolina State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013.
  12. ^ a b Cite error: The named reference Generalelection was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  13. ^ "District 5, North Carolina State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement". North Carolina State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement. Retrieved 2018.

External links

Coordinates: 36°08?42?N 80°57?38?W / 36.14500°N 80.96056°W / 36.14500; -80.96056


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