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Oklahoma's 5th congressional district
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Current Representative Mary Fallin (R)
Population (2000) 690,131
Median income $33,893
Ethnicity 70.9% White, 13.7% Black, 2.6% Asian, 8.3% Hispanic, 4.7% Native American, 0.6% other
Cook PVI R+13

Oklahoma's Fifth Congressional District is located in central Oklahoma and borders all of the other congressional districts (except district 1). It is a densely populated district that covers only three counties: most of Oklahoma County (the part not included in district 4), Pottawatomie County, and Seminole County.

Principal cities in the district include Oklahoma City (the state capital), Edmond, Shawnee, and Seminole.

The district is represented by Republican Mary Fallin. She won 60 percent of the vote in the 2006 election.[1]

George W. Bush received 64 percent of the vote in this district in 2004. The district has been held by a Republican since January 23, 1975, when Democrat John Jarman changed political parties.[2] Before Jarman, the seat had leaned Democratic since 1931.

List of representatives

Name Took office Left office Party District residence
Scott Ferris 1907 1913 Democratic Lawton
James S. Davenport 1913 1919 Democratic Pauls Valley
John W. Harreld 1919 1921 Republican Oklahoma City
Fletcher B. Swank 1921 1929 Democratic Oklahoma
Ulysses S. Stone 1929 1931 Republican Oklahoma
Fletcher B. Swank 1931 1935 Democratic Oklahoma
Joshua B. Lee 1935 1937 Democratic Oklahoma
Robert P. Hill 1937 1937 Democratic Oklahoma
Gomer Griffith Smith 1937 1939 Democratic Oklahoma
A.S. Mike Monroney 1939 1951 Democratic Oklahoma
John Jarman 1951 1977 Democratic, Republican Oklahoma City
Mickey Edwards 1977 1993 Republican Oklahoma City
Ernest Istook 1993 2007 Republican Warr Acres
Mary Fallin 2007 Present Republican Oklahoma City


  1. ^ "2006 General Election Results" Oklahoma Election Board (accessed March 15, 2010)
  2. ^ John Jarman



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