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Louisiana's 5th congressional district
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Current Representative Rodney Alexander (R)
Population (2000) 638,517
Median income $27,453
Ethnicity 64.1% White, 33.9% Black, 0.5% Asian, 1.3% Hispanic, 0.4% Native American, 0.0% other
Cook PVI R+14

The 5th Louisiana Congressional District contains northeastern and central Louisiana. It contains the cities of Monroe and Alexandria.

The seat is currently held by Rodney Alexander, a Republican.

See also

List of Representatives

Representative Party Years District home Notes
Civil War and Reconstruction
W. Jasper Blackburn Republican July 18, 1868 - March 3, 1869
Frank Morey Republican March 4, 1869 - June 8, 1876 Lost contested election
William B. Spencer Democratic June 8, 1876 - January 8, 1877 Won contested election, Resigned after being appointed associate justice of Louisiana Supreme Court
Vacant January 8, 1877 - March 4, 1877
John E. Leonard Republican March 4, 1877 - March 15, 1878 Died
Vacant March 15, 1878 - November 5, 1878
J. Smith Young Democratic November 5, 1878 - March 3, 1879
J. Floyd King Democratic March 4, 1879 - March 3, 1887
Cherubusco Newton Democratic March 4, 1887 - March 3, 1889
Charles J. Boatner Democratic March 4, 1889 - March 20, 1896 House declared seat vacant after election was contested by Alexis Benoit
Vacant March 20, 1896 - June 10, 1896
Charles J. Boatner Democratic June 10, 1896 - March 3, 1897 Elected to fill vacancy of open seat
Samuel T. Baird Democratic March 4, 1897 - April 22, 1899 Died
Vacant April 22, 1899 - August 29, 1899
Joseph E. Ransdell Democratic August 29, 1899 - March 3, 1913
James Walter Elder Democratic March 4, 1913 - March 3, 1915
Riley J. Wilson Democratic March 4, 1915 - January 3, 1937
Newt V. Mills Democratic January 3, 1937 - January 3, 1943
Charles E. McKenzie Democratic January 3, 1943 - January 3, 1947
Otto Passman Democratic January 3, 1947 - January 3, 1977
Jerry Huckaby Democratic January 3, 1977 - January 3, 1993
Jim McCrery Republican January 3, 1993 - January 3, 1997 Shreveport Redistricted from 4th district, Redistricted to 4th district
John Cooksey Republican January 3, 1997 - January 3, 2003 Monroe
Rodney Alexander Democratic January 3, 2003 - August 9, 2004 Quitman Changed political party
Republican August 9, 2004 - present Incumbent

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