Missouri's 5th congressional district

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Missouri's 5th congressional district
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Missouri's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Emanuel Cleaver
DKansas City
Population (2010)757,920
Median income$50,663[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+7[2]

Missouri's 5th Congressional District has been represented in the United States House of Representatives by Democrat Emanuel Cleaver, the former Mayor of Kansas City, since 2005.

The district primarily consists of the inner ring of the Kansas City metropolitan area, including nearly all of Kansas City south of the Missouri River. The district stretches east to Marshall.

List of members representing the district[edit]

Representative Party Years Notes
District created March 4, 1847
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John S. Phelps
Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1853
Redistricted from the at-large district

Redistricted to the 6th district.
John G. Miller Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 4, 1855
Redistricted from the 3rd district.
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
May 11, 1856
Died.
Vacant May 11, 1856 –
August 18, 1856
Thomas P. Akers Know Nothing Party August 18, 1856 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Samuel H. Woodson
Know Nothing Party March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John W. Reid
Democratic March 4, 1861 –
August 3, 1861
Expelled for taking up arms against the Union
Vacant August 3, 1861 –
January 21, 1862
Thomas L. Price Democratic January 21, 1862 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Joseph W. McClurg
Unconditional Unionist March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
[Data unknown/missing.]
Republican March 4, 1865 –
1868
Resigned after being elected Governor
Vacant ???, 1868 –
December 7, 1868
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John H. Stover
Republican December 7, 1868 –
March 3, 1869
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Samuel S. Burdett
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Richard P. Bland
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1883
Redistricted to the 11th district.
Alexander Graves Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William Warner
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing.]
John C. Tarsney Democratic March 4, 1889 –
February 27, 1896
Lost contested election
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Robert T. Van Horn
Republican February 27, 1896 –
March 3, 1897
Won contested election
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William S. Cowherd
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1905
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Edgar C. Ellis
Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1909
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William P. Borland
Democratic March 4, 1909 –
February 20, 1919
Died.
Vacant February 20, 1919 –
March 4, 1919
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William T. Bland
Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
Lost re-election.
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Edgar C. Ellis
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
Lost re-election.
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Henry L. Jost
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
Lost re-election.
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Edgar C. Ellis
Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1927
Lost re-election.
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George H. Combs, Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1927 –
March 3, 1929
Lost re-election.
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Edgar C. Ellis
Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1931
Lost re-election.
Joe Shannon Democratic March 4, 1931 –
March 3, 1933
Redistricted to the at-large district.
March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
District inactive, all representatives elected at-large.
Joe Shannon Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1943
Redistricted from the at-large district.

Retired.
Roger C. Slaughter Democratic January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1947
Lost re-election.
Albert L. Reeves, Jr. Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
Lost re-election.
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Richard W. Bolling
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1983
Retired.
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Alan Wheat
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1995
Retired to run for U.S. Senate.
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Karen McCarthy
Democratic January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2005
Retired.
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Emanuel Cleaver
Democratic January 3, 2005 –
Present
Incumbent

Election results from presidential races[edit]

Year Office Results Political parties that won the district
2000 President Al Gore 60 - George W. Bush 37% Democratic Party (United States)
2004 President John Kerry 59 - George W. Bush 40% Democratic Party (United States)
2008 President Barack Obama 64 - John McCain 35% Democratic Party (United States)
2012 President Barack Obama 59 - Mitt Romney 39% Democratic Party (United States)
2016 President Hillary Clinton 54 - Donald Trump 41% Democratic Party (United States)

Election results[edit]

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2002[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Karen McCarthy (Incumbent) 122,645 65.88%
Republican Stephen J. Gordeon 60,245 32.36%
Libertarian Jeanne F. Bojarski 3,277 1.76%
Total votes 186,167 100%
Majority
Turnout
Democratic hold Swing

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2004[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Emanuel Cleaver 161,727 55.19%
Republican Jeanne M. Patterson 123,431 42.12%
Libertarian Richard Alan Bailie 5,827 1.99%
Constitution Darin Rodenberg 2,040 0.70%
Total votes 293,025 100%
Majority
Turnout
Democratic hold Swing

2006[edit]

US House election, 2006: Missouri District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Emanuel Cleaver (Incumbent) 136,149 64.2
Republican Jacob Turk 68,456 32.3
Libertarian Randall Langkraehr 7,314 3.5
Majority 67,693 31.9
Turnout 211,919
Democratic hold Swing

2008[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2008[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Emanuel Cleaver (Incumbent) 197,249 64.37%
Republican Jacob Turk 109,166 35.63%
Total votes 306,415 100%
Democratic hold Swing

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2010[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Emanuel Cleaver (Incumbent) 102,076 53.30%
Republican Jacob Turk 84,578 44.20%
Total votes 191,423 100%
Democratic hold Swing

2012[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2012[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Emanuel Cleaver (Incumbent) 196,467 60.2%
Republican Jacob Turk 121,437 37.2%
Libertarian Randy Langkraehr 8,342 2.6%
Democratic hold Swing

2014[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2014[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Emanuel Cleaver (Incumbent) 79,256 51.59%
Republican Jacob Turk 69,071 44.96%
Libertarian Roy Welborn 5,308 3.45%
Democratic hold Swing

2016[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2016[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Emanuel Cleaver (Incumbent) 190,766 58.8%
Republican Jacob Turk 123,771 38.2%
Libertarian Roy Welborn 9,733 3%
Democratic hold Swing

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

The 5th Congressional District in MO has historically included most of Jackson County and parts of neighboring counties made up of urban and suburban areas. After the 2010 Census, the district was redrawn to exclude the house of Jacob Turk, Emanuel Cleaver's political rival who came close to unseating the Congressman in 2010. Despite numerous public forums and over the overwhelming objection of nearly all the citizens who participated, the new district excluding the "Turk Peninsula" was approved. In order to replace the lost population of the Turk Peninsula, three rural counties were added to the 5th district.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=29&cd=05
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ Official Manual of Missouri, 2003-2004, page 627
  4. ^ Official Manual of Missouri, 2005-2006, page 637
  5. ^ Official Manual of Missouri
  6. ^ Official Manual of Missouri
  7. ^ Official Manual of Missouri
  8. ^ Official Manual of Missouri
  9. ^ Official Manual of Missouri

Coordinates: 39°08′29″N 93°47′02″W / 39.14139°N 93.78389°W / 39.14139; -93.78389