|Michigan's 5th congressional district|
Michigan's 5th congressional district is a United States congressional district in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. The district is currently represented by Democrat Dan Kildee. His uncle, Dale Kildee, previously represented the district. It is currently a mostly industrial area, with Arenac County, Iosco County, and Tuscola County being the main exceptions. From 2003 to 2013 it encompassed much of the area south of Saginaw Bay. It consisted of all of Tuscola and Genesee counties and the southeast portion of Bay and the eastern portion of Saginaw counties in the eastern-central portion of the state during that time. The district was extended into the upper mitt for the 2012 redistricting and most of Tuscola County was cut out.
From 1873 to 1993, the 5th was based in the Grand Rapids area of Western Michigan. Its most notable member was Gerald Ford, who in 1974 became the 38th President of the United States upon the resignation of Richard Nixon, at the height of the Watergate Scandal.
In 1993, this district essentially became the 3rd district, while the 5th was redrawn to take in Bay City, Saginaw and the Thumb, the core of the old 8th district. After the 2000 census, this district was extended to Flint, previously the core of the 9th district. However, it was geographically and demographically the successor of the 9th.
Recent election results in statewide races
|2000||President||Gore 61 - 37%|
|2004||President||Kerry 59 - 41%|
|2008||President||Obama 64 - 35%|
|2012||President||Obama 61 - 38%|
|2016||President||Clinton 50 - 46%|
|2018||Senate||Stabenow 55 - 43%|
|2018||Governor||Whitmer 57 - 40%|
|2020||President||Biden 51 - 47%|
Jurisdictions in the district
- Bay City
- Flint Township
- Grand Blanc
- Grand Blanc Township
- Fenton Township
- Buena Vista Township
- Vienna Township
- Montrose Township
- Swartz Creek
- Clayton Township
- Davison Township
- Flushing Township
- Mount Morris
- Mount Morris Township
- Hampton Township
List of members representing the district
The following is a list of all occupants of the congressional seat since the district was created at the start of the 38th Congress
Recent election results
|Democratic||Dan Kildee (incumbent)||148,182||66.7|
|Democratic||Dan Kildee (incumbent)||195,279||61.2|
|Democratic||Dan Kildee (incumbent)||164,502||59.5|
|Working Class||Kathy Goodwin||12,646||4.6|
|Democratic||Dan Kildee (incumbent)||196,599||54.4|
|Working Class||Kathy Goodwin||8,180||2.3|
- With a plurality of 10 votes, Richardson received a certificate of election from the board of state canvassers. Incumbent Charles E. Belknap requested a recount in Ionia County, alleging irregularities. The Michigan Supreme Court ordered the recount on February 3, 1893, which counted a plurality of 19 votes for Belknap. The new board of state canvassers then issued a certificate of election to Belknap. The contest was brought to the U.S. House of Representatives on August 8, 1893. Following floor debate on the validity of the contestants’ credentials, the House seated Richardson, referring the matter to the Committee on Elections. Following further examination, the committee issued a report upholding Richardson’s claim to the seat.
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