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Texas's 5th congressional district
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Current Representative Jeb Hensarling (R)
Population (2000) 651,619
Median income $41,007
Ethnicity 77.5% White, 12.5% Black, 1.5% Asian, 12.9% Hispanic, 0.6% Native American, 0.4% other
Cook PVI R+17

Texas District 5 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves an area that includes the southeast portion of Dallas County including Mesquite plus a number of smaller counties south and east of Dallas including Anderson, Freestone, Henderson and Limestone counties. As of the 2000 census, District 5 represents 651,620 people. The current Representative from District 5 is Jeb Hensarling and has been since 1992.

List of representatives

Please note that U.S. Congressional District borders are periodically redrawn and some District Residence locations may no longer be in the 5th District.

Name Took Office Left Office Party District Residence
John Hancock 1875 1877 Democrat Austin
Dewitt Clinton Giddings 1877 1879 Democrat Brenham
George Washington Jones 1879 1883 Greenback Bastrop
James W. Throckmorton 1883 1887 Democrat McKinney
Silas Hare 1887 1891 Democrat Sherman
Joseph W. Bailey 1891 1901 Democrat Gainesville
Choice B. Randell 1901 1903 Democrat Sherman
Jack Beall 1903 1915 Democrat Waxahachie
Hatton W. Sumners 1915 1947 Democrat Dallas
J. Frank Wilson 1947 1955 Democrat Dallas
Bruce Reynolds Alger 1955 1965 Republican Dallas
Earle Cabell 1965 1973 Democrat Dallas
Alan Steelman 1973 1977 Republican Dallas
Jim Mattox 1977 1983 Democrat Dallas
John W. Bryant 1983 1997 Democrat Dallas
Pete Sessions 1997 2003 Republican Dallas
Jeb Hensarling 2003 currently serving Republican Dallas

* Died in office.

Election results

US House election, 2004: Texas District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jeb Hensarling 148,816 64.5 +6.3
Democratic Bill Bernstein 75,911 32.9 -7.4
Libertarian John Gonzalez 6,118 2.7 +1.7
Majority 72,905 31.6
Turnout 230,845
Republican hold Swing +6.9



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