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.
- Male 49.8%, Female 50.2%
- Median age: 34.0
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.