Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District
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Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District

Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district
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Boundaries since the 2018 elections
Representative
Population (2019)719,973
Median household
income
$71,880
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+13[2]

Pennsylvania's fifth congressional district encompasses all of Delaware County, an exclave of Chester County, a small portion of southern Montgomery County and a section of southern Philadelphia. Democrat Mary Gay Scanlon represents the district.

Prior to 2018, the fifth district was located in north-central Pennsylvania and was the largest in area, and least densely populated, of all of Pennsylvania's congressional districts. It was Republican-leaning and represented by Glenn Thompson (R). However, in February 2018, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania redrew this district after ruling the previous congressional district map unconstitutional due to partisan gerrymandering, assigning its number to a more left-leaning district in southeastern Pennsylvania for the 2018 elections and representation thereafter-essentially, a successor to the old seventh district. Most of Thompson's territory became a new, heavily Republican 15th district.[3] He was re-elected there.

Geography

Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district is located in the southeastern corner of Pennsylvania and includes all or part of the following four counties:[4]

Cities in this district include:

The entirety of Delaware County and the majority of both the Main Line Suburbs and South Philadelphia are part of this district.

Characteristics

The 5th district is mostly suburban, but contains some urban and rural areas as well. The Chester County exclave is rural. The entirety of Delaware County is within the district and is a suburban area. The surrounding northern Montgomery district is also mostly suburban, while the South Philadelphia area in the district is mostly urban. The district is fairly diverse compared to others in Pennsylvania, and is roughly 25% African American.

Economy

The 5th district is largely reliant on industries in finance, education, public works, and private sector jobs.

List of members representing the district

District created in 1791 from the at-large district.

1791-1793: One seat

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
John W. Kittera Pro-Administration March 4, 1791 -
March 3, 1793
2nd Elected in 1791.
Redistricted to the at-large district.

District redistricted in 1793 to the at-large district.

1795-1813: One seat

District restored in 1795.

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
Daniel Hiester Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 -
July 1, 1796
4th Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1794.
Resigned.
Vacant July 1, 1796 -
December 8, 1796
George Ege Federalist December 8, 1796 -
March 3, 1797
Elected October 10, 1797 to finish Hiester's term.
Also elected the next day to the next term.
Resigned.
March 4, 1797 -
October , 1797
5th
Vacant October , 1797 -
December 1, 1797
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Joseph Hiester
Democratic-Republican December 1, 1797 -
March 3, 1799
Elected to finish Ege's term.
Re-elected in 1798.
Re-elected in 1800.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
March 4, 1799 -
March 3, 1803
6th
7th
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Andrew Gregg
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 -
March 3, 1807
8th
9th
Redistricted from the 9th district and re-elected in 1802.
Re-elected in 1804.
Lost re-election.
Daniel Montgomery Jr. Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 -
March 3, 1809
10th Elected in 1806.
Retired.
George Smith Democratic-Republican March 4, 1809 -
March 3, 1813
11th
12th
Re-elected in 1808.
Re-elected in 1810.
Redistricted to the 10th district and lost re-election.

1813-1823: Two seats

Years Cong
ress
Seat A Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
March 4, 1813 -
April 8, 1813
13th William Crawford Democratic-Republican Redistricted from the 6th district and re-elected in 1812.
Re-elected in 1814.
Lost re-election.
Robert Whitehill Democratic-Republican Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 1812.
Died.
April 8, 1813 -
May 11, 1813
Vacant
May 11, 1813 -
March 3, 1815
John Rea Democratic-Republican Elected to finish Whitehill's term.
Retired.
March 4, 1815 -
March 3, 1817
14th William Maclay Democratic-Republican Elected in 1814.
Re-elected in 1816.
Retired.
March 4, 1817 -
March 3, 1819
15th Andrew Boden Democratic-Republican Elected in 1816.
Re-elected in 1818.
Retired.
March 4, 1819 -
May 15, 1820
16th David Fullerton Democratic-Republican Elected in 1818.
Resigned.
May 15, 1820 -
November 13, 1820
Vacant
November 13, 1820 -
March 3, 1821
Thomas Grubb McCullough Federalist Elected October 10, 1820 to finish Fullerton's term and seated November 13, 1820.
Did not run in the same day's election to the next term.
March 4, 1821 -
December 12, 1821
17th Vacant Representative-elect James Duncan resigned before assembly of Congress. James McSherry Federalist Elected in 1820.
Redistricted to the 11th district and lost re-election.
December 12, 1821 -
March 3, 1823
John Findlay Democratic-Republican Elected October 9, 1821 to finish Duncan's term and seated December 12, 1821.
Redistricted to the 11th district.

1823-Present: One seat

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
Philip Swenk Markley Jackson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 -
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
Elected in 1822.
Re-elected in 1824.
Lost re-election.
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 -
March 3, 1827
John Benton Sterigere Jacksonian March 4, 1827 -
March 3, 1831
20th
21st
Elected in 1826.
Re-elected in 1828.
Retired.
Joel Keith Mann Jacksonian March 4, 1831 -
March 3, 1835
22nd
23rd
Elected in 1830.
Re-elected in 1832.
Retired.
Jacob Fry Jr. Jacksonian March 4, 1835 -
March 3, 1837
24th
25th
Elected in 1834.
Re-elected in 1836.
Retired.
Democratic March 4, 1837 -
March 3, 1839
Joseph Fornance Democratic March 4, 1839 -
March 3, 1843
26th
27th
Elected in 1838.
Re-elected in 1840.
[data unknown/missing]
Jacob Senewell Yost Democratic March 4, 1843 -
March 3, 1847
28th
29th
Elected in 1843.
Re-elected in 1844.
[data unknown/missing]
John Freedley Whig March 4, 1847 -
March 3, 1851
30th
31st
Elected in 1846.
Re-elected in 1848.
[data unknown/missing]
John McNair Democratic March 4, 1851 -
March 3, 1855
32nd
33rd
Elected in 1850.
Re-elected in 1852.
[data unknown/missing]
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John Cadwalader
Democratic March 4, 1855 -
March 3, 1857
34th Elected in 1854.
[data unknown/missing]
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Owen Jones
Democratic March 4, 1857 -
March 3, 1859
35th Elected in 1856.
Lost re-election.
John Wood Republican March 4, 1859 -
March 3, 1861
36th Elected in 1858.
Retired.
William M. Davis Republican March 4, 1861 -
March 3, 1863
37th Elected in 1860.
[data unknown/missing]
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Martin Russell Thayer
Republican March 4, 1863 -
March 3, 1867
38th
39th
Elected in 1862.
Re-elected in 1864.
Declined to be a candidate for renomination.
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Caleb Newbold Taylor
Republican March 4, 1867 -
March 3, 1869
40th Elected in 1866.
[data unknown/missing]
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John Roberts Reading
Democratic March 4, 1869 -
April 13, 1870
41st Lost contested election.
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Caleb Newbold Taylor
Republican April 13, 1870 -
March 3, 1871
Won contested election.
[data unknown/missing]
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Alfred C. Harmer
Republican March 4, 1871 -
March 3, 1875
42nd
43rd
Elected in 1870.
Re-elected in 1872.
Lost re-election.
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John Robbins
Democratic March 4, 1875 -
March 3, 1877
44th Elected in 1874.
Declined to be a candidate for re-election.
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Alfred C. Harmer
Republican March 4, 1877 -
March 6, 1900
45th
46th
47th
48th
49th
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
54th
55th
56th
Elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Re-elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Died.
Vacant March 6, 1900 -
November 6, 1900
56th
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Edward de Veaux Morrell
Republican November 6, 1900 -
March 3, 1907
56th
57th
58th
59th
Elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Retired.
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William Walker Foulkrod
Republican March 4, 1907 -
November 13, 1910
60th
61st
Elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Died.
Vacant November 13, 1910 -
March 3, 1911
61st
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Michael Donohoe
Democratic March 4, 1911 -
March 3, 1915
62nd
63rd
Elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Lost re-election.
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Peter E. Costello
Republican March 4, 1915 -
March 3, 1921
64th
65th
66th
Elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Lost re-election.
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James J. Connolly
Republican March 4, 1921 -
January 3, 1935
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
Elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Lost re-election.
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Frank J. G. Dorsey
Democratic January 3, 1935 -
January 3, 1939
74th
75th
Elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Lost re-election.
Fred C. Gartner Republican January 3, 1939 -
January 3, 1941
76th Elected in 1938.
Lost re-election.
Francis R. Smith Democratic January 3, 1941 -
January 3, 1943
77th Elected in 1940.
Lost re-election.
C. Frederick Pracht Republican January 3, 1943 -
January 3, 1945
78th Elected in 1942.
Lost re-election.
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William J. Green Jr.
Democratic January 3, 1945 -
January 3, 1947
79th Elected in 1944.
Lost re-election.
George W. Sarbacher Jr. Republican January 3, 1947 -
January 3, 1949
80th Elected in 1946.
Lost re-election.
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William J. Green Jr.
Democratic January 3, 1949 -
December 21, 1963
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
Elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Died.
Vacant December 21, 1963 -
April 28, 1964
88th
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William J. Green III
Democratic April 28, 1964 -
January 3, 1973
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
Elected to finish his father's term.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
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John H. Ware III
Republican January 3, 1973 -
January 3, 1975
93rd Redistricted from the 9th district and re-elected in 1972.
Retired.
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Richard T. Schulze
Republican January 3, 1975 -
January 3, 1993
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Retired.
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William F. Clinger Jr.
Republican January 3, 1993 -
January 3, 1997
103rd
104th
Redistricted from the 23rd district and re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Retired.
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John E. Peterson
Republican January 3, 1997 -
January 3, 2009
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
Elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Retired.
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Glenn Thompson
Republican January 3, 2009 -
January 3, 2019
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
Elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Redistricted to the 15th district.
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Mary Gay Scanlon
Democratic January 3, 2019 -
present
116th
117th
Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.

Recent election results

2000 election[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John E. Peterson (incumbent) 147,570 82.7%
Libertarian Thomas A. Martin 17,020 9.5%
Green William M. Belitskus 13,875 7.8%
Total votes 178,465 100%
Republican hold
2002 election[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John E. Peterson (incumbent) 124,942 87.4%
Libertarian Thomas A. Martin 18,078 12.6%
Total votes 143,020 100%
Republican hold
2004 election[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John E. Peterson (incumbent) 192,852 88.0%
Libertarian Thomas A. Martin 26,239 12.0%
Total votes 219,091 100%
Republican hold
2006 election[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John E. Peterson (incumbent) 115,126 60.1%
Democratic Donald L. Hilliard 76,456 39.9%
Total votes 191,582 100%
Republican hold
2008 election[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Glenn Thompson 155,513 56.7%
Democratic Mark B. McCracken 112,509 41.0%
Libertarian James Fryman 6,155 2.2%
Total votes 274,177 99.9%
Republican hold
2010 election[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Glenn Thompson (incumbent) 125,740 68.6%
Democratic Michael Pipe 51,848 28.3%
Libertarian Vernon L. Etzel 5,654 3.1%
Total votes 182,972 100%
Republican hold
2012 election[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Glenn Thompson (incumbent) 177,704 62.9%
Democratic Charles Dumas 104,710 37.1%
Total votes 282,414 100%
Republican hold
2014 election[]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Glenn Thompson (Incumbent) 115,018 63.60%
Democratic Kerith Strano Taylor 65,839 36.40%
Total votes 180,857 100%
Republican hold
2016 election[]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Glenn Thompson (Incumbent) 206,761 67.16%
Democratic Kerith Strano Taylor 101,082 32.84%
Total votes 307,843 100%
Republican hold
2018 election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mary Gay Scanlon 198,639 65.2%
Republican Pearl Kim 106,075 34.8%
Total votes 304,714 100%
Democratic gain from Republican


2020 election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mary Gay Scanlon (incumbent) 255,743 64.7
Republican Dasha Pruett 139,552 35.3
Total votes 395,295 100.0
Democratic hold

Historical district boundaries

See also

References

  1. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov.
  2. ^ "New Pennsylvania Map Is a Major Boost for Democrats". The Cook Political Report. February 20, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Cohn, Nate; Bloch, Matthew; Quealy, Kevin (February 19, 2018). "The New Pennsylvania House Districts Are In. We Review the Mapmakers' Choices". The Upshot. The New York Times. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ [1]. pacourts.us. Retrieved on 2020-06-9.
  5. ^ "2000 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 7, 2000. Archived from the original on January 30, 2012. Retrieved 2010.
  6. ^ "2002 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 5, 2002. Archived from the original on October 30, 2008. Retrieved 2010.
  7. ^ "2004 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 2, 2004. Archived from the original on May 22, 2008. Retrieved 2010.
  8. ^ "2006 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 7, 2006. Archived from the original on November 27, 2008. Retrieved 2010.
  9. ^ "2008 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 4, 2008. Archived from the original on December 8, 2008. Retrieved 2010.
  10. ^ "2010 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 2, 2010. Archived from the original on November 6, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  11. ^ "2012 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 6, 2012. Archived from the original on November 16, 2012. Retrieved 2012.

External links

Coordinates: 41°23?14?N 78°34?14?W / 41.38722°N 78.57056°W / 41.38722; -78.57056


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