Iowa's 5th congressional district: Wikis

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Iowa's 5th congressional district
The 5th congressional district of Iowa
The 5th congressional district of Iowa
Current Representative Steve King (R)
Population (2000) 585,171[1]
Median income $36,773[1]
Ethnicity 95.5% White, 0.7% Black, 0.9% Asian, 3.6% Hispanic, 0.5% Native American
Cook PVI R+9

The 5th Iowan Congressional District covers most of western Iowa, (map), which includes the cities of Council Bluffs, and Sioux City. It is currently represented by Republican Steve King. The district is, according to the Cook Partisan Voting Index, the most Republican in Iowa, with a rating of R+9. Rob Hubler was King's Democratic opponent in 2008.

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2001 Iowa Redistricting Plan

On June 22, 2001, Iowa Legislature passed a plan to redistrict the State of Iowa. The plan went into effect in 2002 for the 108th U.S. Congress. The prior districting plan was effective from 1992-2001.[2]

Past Redistricting

Iowa's 5th congressional district was redistricted in 1942. Representative Karl M. LeCompte became the representative of Iowa's 4th congressional district, and representative Paul H. Cunningham was the representative from Iowa's 6th congressional district.

Iowa's 5th congressional district was also redistricted in 1972. Representative Neal Smith was taken out of Iowa's 5th congressional district and put in the 4th congressional district. Representative William J. Scherle was taken out of Iowa's 7th congressional district (which was permanently removed) and put into the 5th congressional district where he ran against Tom Harkin

2008

Year Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes  %
2008 Republican Steve King re-elected Republican Steve King 159,430[3] 60%
Democratic Rob Hubler 99,601 37%[4]

Election History

Year[5] Party Affiliation Winner Number of Votes Party Affiliation Loser Number of Votes Percentage of Votes
1920 Republican James W. Good 58,197 N/A N/A 0 100% - 0%
1922 Republican Cyrenus Cole 32,586 Democrat G. A. Smith 24,532 57% - 43%
1924 Republican Cyrenus Cole 52,237 Democrat W. N. Townsend 22,175 70% - 30%
1926 Republican Cyrenus Cole 31,253 Democrat C. E. Walters 12,263 72% - 28%
1928 Republican Cyrenus Cole 54,703 Democrat Maurice Cahill 27,893 66% - 34%
1930 Republican Cyrenus Cole 23,221 Democrat H. M. Cooper 19,931 54% - 46%
1932 Republican Lloyd Thurston 51,909 Democrat Lloyd Ellis 51,732 50.1% - 49.9%
1934 Republican Lloyd Thurston 54,699 Democrat Ernest H. Fabritz 48,949 52% - 47%
1936 Republican Lloyd Thurston 63,802 Democrat Kenneth F. Baldridge 59,971 51% - 48%
1938 Republican Karl M. LeCompte 50,860 Democrat Ruth F. Hollingshead 43,452 54% - 46%
1940 Republican Karl M. LeCompte 66,940 Democrat Roy E. Stevens 58,718 54% - 46%
1942 Republican Paul H. Cunningham 48,578 Democrat E. Frank Fox 28,287 63% - 37%
1944 Republican Paul H. Cunningham 66,260 Democrat Ralph N. Lynch 56,138 54% - 46%
1946 Republican Paul H. Cunningham 41,679 Democrat Vince L. Browner 28,490 59% - 41%
1948 Republican Paul H. Cunningham 60,103 Democrat William F. Martin 57,370 51% - 48%
1950 Republican Paul H. Cunningham 57,429 Democrat Gibson C. Holliday 43,105 57% - 43%
1952 Republican Paul H. Cunningham 95,057 Democrat Alvin P. Meyer 66,303 59% - 41%
1954 Republican Paul H. Cunningham 61,355 Democrat James A. McLaughlin 49,063 56% - 44%
1956 Republican Paul H. Cunningham 85,178 Democrat William F. Denman 81,418 51% - 49%
1958 Democrat Neal Smith 61,693 Republican Paul H. Cunningham 56,320 52% - 48%
1960 Democrat Neal Smith 91,808 Republican Floyd M. Burgeson 81,474 53% - 47%
1962 Democrat Neal Smith 73,963 Republican Sonja C. Egenes 43,877 63% - 37%
1964 Democrat Neal Smith 108,212 Republican Benjamin J. Gibson, Jr. 46,160 70% - 30%
1966 Democrat Neal Smith 72,875 Republican Don Mahon 46,981 60% - 39%
1968 Democrat Neal Smith 99,586 Republican Don Mahon 60,710 62% - 38%
1970 Democrat Neal Smith 73,820 Republican Don Mahon 37,374 65% - 33%
1972 Republican William J. Scherle 108,596 Democrat Tom Harkin 87,937 55% - 45%
1974 Democrat Tom Harkin 81,146 Republican William J. Scherle 77,683 51% - 49%
1976 Democrat Tom Harkin 135,600 Republican Kenneth R. Fulk 71,377 65% - 34%
1978 Democrat Tom Harkin 82,333 Republican Julian B. Garrett 57,377 59% - 41%
1980 Democrat Tom Harkin 127,895 Republican Cal Hultman 84,472 60% - 40%
1982 Democrat Tom Harkin 93,333 Republican Arlyn E. Danker 65,200 59% - 41%
1984 Republican Jim Ross Lightfoot 104,632 Democrat Jerry Fitzgerald 101,435 51% - 49%
1986 Republican Jim Ross Lightfoot 85,025 Democrat Scott Hughes 58,552 59% - 40%
1988 Republican Jim Ross Lightfoot 117,761 Democrat Gene Freund 66,599 64% - 36%
1990 Republican Jim Ross Lightfoot 99,978 Democrat Mike D. Earll 47,022 68% - 32%
1992 Republican Fred Grandy 196,942 N/A N/A 1,424 99% - 1%
1994 Republican Tom Latham 114,796 Democrat Sheila McGuire 73,627 61% - 39%
1996 Republican Tom Latham 147,576 Democrat MacDonald Smith 75,785 65% - 34%
1998 Republican Tom Latham 132,730 N/A N/A 1,041 99% - 1%
2000 Republican Tom Latham 159,367 Democrat Mike Palecek 67,593 69% - 29%
2002 Republican Steve King 113,257 Democrat Paul Shomshor 68,853 62% - 38%
2004 Republican Steve King 168,583 Democrat E. Joyce Schulte 97,597 63% - 37%
2006 Republican Steve King 105,245 Democrat E. Joyce Schulte 64,004 59% - 36%
2008[6] Republican Steve King 159,430 Democrat Rob Hubler 99,601 60% - 37%

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