Arizona's_5th_congressional_district

Arizona's 5th congressional district

Arizona's 5th congressional district in Arizona, USA contains the northeastern suburbs of Phoenix, including the cities of Scottsdale and Tempe.

It is currently represented by Harry Mitchell, a Democrat. George W. Bush received 54% of the vote in this district in 2004.

Statistics

  • Male 49.8%, Female 50.2%
  • Median age: 34.0


Competitiveness

This district covers all of Tempe and Scottsdale and portions of Chandler, Mesa and the Ahwatukee portion of Phoenix. Republicans outnumber Democrats by about 40,000 voters. There is, however, a libertarian streak in some of these voters, particularly in Scottsdale. This was a factor in Harry Mitchell's upset victory over J.D. Hayworth in 2006 . Mitchell's popularity in Tempe and adjacent areas are factors that may keep this seat in Democratic hands until the next reapportionment.

Recent results

1998

Party Candidate Votes % Republican Party Jim Kolbe 96,144 52 Democratic Party Thomas Volgy 83,992 46

2000

Party Candidate Votes % Republican Party Jim Kolbe 162,278 61 Democratic Party George Cunningham 95,840 36

2002

Party Candidate Votes % Republican Party J. D. Hayworth 86,191 61 Democratic Party Craig Columbus 52,192 37 Libertarian Party William Severin 3,703 2

2004

Party Candidate Votes % Republican Party J. D. Hayworth 159,455 60 Democratic Party Elizabeth Rogers 102,363 38 Libertarian Party Michael Kielsky 6,189 2

2006

Party Candidate Votes % Democratic Party Harry Mitchell 101,838 50.4 Republican Party J. D. Hayworth 93,815 46.4 Libertarian Party Warren Severin 6,357 3.1

Historical representation

Representative Party Years District home Notes
James Francis McNulty, Jr. Democratic 1983 -1985

Jim Kolbe Republican 1985 - 2003 Redistricted to the
J. D. Hayworth Republican 2003 - 2007

Harry Mitchell Democratic 2007 - present Incumbent

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