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Massachusetts's 5th congressional district
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Current Representative Niki Tsongas (D)
Area 565.75 mi²
Distribution 60.11% urban, 39.89% rural
Population (2000) 635,223
Median income $56,217
Ethnicity 79.6% White, 1.6% Black, 5.3% Asian, 11.7% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 1.6% other
Occupation 20.9% blue collar, 66.9% white collar, 12.1% gray collar
Cook PVI D + 8

Massachusetts Congressional District 5 is a congressional district in northeastern Massachusetts. It contains the cities of Lowell, Lawrence, Haverhill, and Methuen. The seat is held by Democrat Niki Tsongas having won a special election on October 16, 2007.

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Cities and towns in the district

The district currently contains the following municipalities:

In Essex County:

Andover, Haverhill, Lawrence, Methuen.

In Middlesex County

Acton, Ayer, Billerica, Boxborough, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Groton, Hudson, Littleton, Lowell, Maynard, Shirley, Stow, Sudbury, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, Wayland (Precincts 1, 3, and 4), Westford.

In Worcester County:

Berlin, Bolton, Harvard, Lancaster.

Demographics

This District is considered safely Democratic.[citation needed] No Republican has been elected since 1972. However it is one of the more moderate districts in heavily Democratic Massachusetts. In state races, it supported Republican candidates for Governor William Weld, Paul Celluci, and Mitt Romney and only narrowly supported Deval Patrick, who won by a large margin statewide.[citation needed] In the 2007 special election to replace Martin Meehan, Republican candidate Jim Ogonowski ran a very competitive campaign, ultimately losing 51-45%.

Recent election results

U.S. House election, 1990: Massachusetts District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Chester G. Atkins 110,232 49.85
Republican John MacGovern 101,017 45.68
Other 9,891 4.47
Turnout 221,140
Democratic hold Swing
U.S. House election, 1992: Massachusetts District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Marty Meehan 133,844 52.17 +2.32
Republican Paul W. Cronin 96,206 37.50 -8.18
Independent Mary Farinelli 19,077 7.44 +7.44
Independent David E. Coleman 7,214 2.81 +2.81
Write-in 223 0.09 -4.38
Turnout 256,564
Democratic hold Swing +2.32
U.S. House election, 1994: Massachusetts District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Marty Meehan 140,725 69.83 +17.66
Republican David E. Coleman 60,734 30.14 -7.36
Write-in 65 0.03 -0.06
Turnout 201,524
Democratic hold Swing +17.66
U.S. House election, 1996: Massachusetts District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Marty Meehan 183,429 99.08 +29.25
Republican Unopposed -30.14
Write-in 1,708 0.92 +0.89
Turnout 185,137
Democratic hold Swing +29.25
U.S. House election, 1998: Massachusetts District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Marty Meehan 127,418 70.70 -28.38
Republican David E. Coleman 52,725 29.25 +29.25
Write-in 87 0.05 -0.87
Turnout 180,230
Democratic hold Swing -28.38
U.S. House election, 2000: Massachusetts District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Marty Meehan 199,601 98.02 +27.32
Republican Unopposed -29.25
Write-in 4,040 1.98 +1.93
Turnout 203,641
Democratic hold Swing +27.32
U.S. House election, 2002: Massachusetts District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Marty Meehan 122,562 60.15 -37.87
Republican Charles McCarthy 69,337 34.03 +34.03
Libertarian Ilana Freedman 11,729 5.76 +5.76
Write-in 149 0.07 -1.91
Turnout 203,777
Democratic hold Swing -37.87
U.S. House election, 2004: Massachusetts District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Marty Meehan 179,652 66.99 +6.84
Republican Thomas Tierney 88,232 32.90 -1.13
Write-in 305 0.11 +0.04
Turnout 268,189
Democratic hold Swing +6.84
U.S. House election, 2006: Massachusetts District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Marty Meehan 159,120 98.98 +31.99
Republican Unopposed -32.90
Write-in 3,152 1.02 +0.91
Turnout 216,832
Democratic hold Swing +31.99
Special election, 2007: Massachusetts District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Niki Tsongas 54,363 51.32 -47.66
Republican Jim Ogonowski 47,770 45.10 +45.10
Independent Patrick Murphy 2,170 2.05 +2.05
Independent Kurt Hayes 1,125 1.06 +1.06
Constitution Kevin Thompson 494 0.47 +0.47
Turnout 105,922
Democratic hold Swing -47.66
U.S. House election, 2008: Massachusetts District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Niki Tsongas 225,947 98.71 +37.39
Republican Unopposed -45.10
All Others 2,960 1.29 -2.29
Turnout 302,397
Democratic hold Swing +37.39

Representatives

Representative Party Years ↑ District home Note
George Partridge Pro-Administration March 4, 1789 – August 14, 1790 Duxbury Resigned
Vacant August 15, 1790 - March 3, 1791
Shearjashub Bourne Pro-Administration March 4, 1791 - March 3, 1793 Boston Redistricted to 3rd district
District eliminated March 4, 1793 - March 3, 1795
Nathaniel Freeman, Jr. Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 - March 3, 1799 Sandwich
Lemuel Williams Federalist March 4, 1799 - March 3, 1803 New Bedford Redistricted to 8th district
Thomas Dwight Federalist March 4, 1803 - March 3, 1805 Springfield
William Ely Federalist March 4, 1805 - March 3, 1815 Springfield
Elijah H. Mills Federalist March 4, 1815 - March 3, 1819 Northampton
Samuel Lathrop Federalist March 4, 1819 - March 3, 1823 West Springfield Redistricted to the 8th district
Jonas Sibley Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 - March 3, 1825 Sutton Lost re-election
John Davis Adams March 4, 1825 - March 3, 1829 Worcester Resigned after election to Governor
National Republican March 4, 1829 - January 14, 1834
Vacant January 15, 1834 - February 16, 1834
Levi Lincoln, Jr. National Republican February 17, 1834 - March 3, 1837 Worcester Resigned after appointment to Collector of the Port of Boston
Whig March 4, 1837 - March 16, 1841
Vacant March 17, 1841 - May 2, 1841
Charles Hudson Whig May 3, 1841 - March 3, 1849 Westminster
Charles Allen Free Soil March 4, 1849 - March 3, 1853 Worcester Redistricted to the 9th district
William Appleton Whig May 3, 1853 - March 3, 1855 Boston Redistricted from the 1st district
Lost re-election
Anson Burlingame American March 4, 1855 - March 3, 1857 Boston
Republican March 4, 1857 - March 3, 1861
William Appleton Constitutional Unionist March 4, 1861 - September 27, 1861 Boston Resigned because of failing health
Vacant September 28, 1861 - December 1, 1861
Samuel Hooper Republican December 2, 1861 - March 3, 1863 Boston Redistricted to the 4th district
John B. Alley Republican March 4, 1863 - March 3, 1867 Lynn Redistricted from 6th district
Benjamin F. Butler Republican March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1873 Lowell Redistricted to the 6th district
Daniel W. Gooch Republican March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1875 Melrose Lost re-election
Nathaniel P. Banks American March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1877 Waltham
Republican March 4, 1877 - March 3, 1879
Selwyn Z. Bowman Republican March 4, 1879 - March 3, 1883 Somerville
Leopold Morse Democratic March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1885 Boston Redistricted from the 4th district
Edward D. Hayden Republican March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1889 Woburn
Nathaniel P. Banks Republican March 4, 1889 - March 3, 1891 Waltham Redistricted from the 8th district
Retired
Sherman Hoar Democratic March 4, 1891 - March 3, 1893 Concord
Moses T. Stephens Democratic March 4, 1893 - March 3, 1895 North Andover Redistricted from the 8th district
William S. Knox Republican March 4, 1895 - March 3, 1903 Lawrence Retired
Butler Ames Republican March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1913 Lowell Retired
John Jacob Rogers Republican March 4, 1913 - March 28, 1925 Lowell Died
vacant March 28, 1925 - June 30, 1925
Edith Nourse Rogers Republican June 30, 1925 - September 10, 1960 Lowell Died
Vacant September 10, 1960 - January 3, 1961
Frank Bradford Morse Republican January 3, 1961 - May 1, 1972 Lowell Resigned after appointment to Under Secretary General for Political and General Assembly Affairs at the United Nations
Vacant May 1, 1972 - January 3, 1973
Paul W. Cronin Republican January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1975 Andover Lost re-election to Tsongas
Paul Tsongas Democratic January 3, 1975 - January 3, 1979 Lowell Retired when elected to U.S. Senate
James Shannon Democratic January 3, 1979 - January 3, 1985 Lawrence Retired in unsuccessful run for Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate
Chester G. Atkins Democratic January 3, 1985 - January 3, 1993 Concord Lost renomination to Marty Meehan
Marty Meehan Democratic January 3, 1993 - July 1, 2007 Lowell Resigned after appointment to Chancellor of University of Massachusetts Lowell
Vacant July 1, 2007 - October 18, 2007
Niki Tsongas Democratic October 18, 2007 - present Lowell Special election
Representative Party Years ↑ District home Note

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