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District 5: Previous Election Results

2010 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Tom GibbsIndependent33,27921.4%
Rodney AlexanderRepublican122,03378.6%

2010 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Rodney AlexanderRepublican14,03188.9%
Todd SlavantRepublican1,74411.1%

2008 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Rodney AlexanderRepublican27,81989.7%
Andrew ClackRepublican3,20310.3%

2006 House La. Style Nonpartisan Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Gloria HearnDemocratic33,23329.0%
Rodney AlexanderRepublican78,21168.3%

2004 House La. Style Nonpartisan Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Zelma BlakesDemocratic58,59124.6%
Rodney AlexanderRepublican141,49559.4%
Jock ScottRepublican37,97116.0%

2002 House Nonpartisan Runoff Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Rodney AlexanderDemocratic86,71850.3%
Lee FletcherRepublican85,74449.7%

2002 House La. Style Nonpartisan Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Rodney AlexanderDemocratic52,95228.7%
Sam Melton Jr.Democratic4,5952.5%
Robert BarhamRepublican34,53318.7%
Lee FletcherRepublican45,27824.5%
Clyde HollowayRepublican42,57323.1%

2000 House La. Style Nonpartisan Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Roger BeallDemocratic42,97723.9%
Sam Melton Jr.Democratic7,1864.0%
Raymond DumasIndependent5,3353.0%
John CookseyRepublican123,97569.1%

1996 House La. Style Nonpartisan Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Michael CaireDemocratic9,2865.1%
Francis ThompsonDemocratic50,14427.7%
John CookseyRepublican60,85333.6%
Clyde HollowayRepublican48,22626.7%
Ben MarshallRepublican7,1063.9%
Tim RobinsonRepublican5,2682.9%

1996 House Nonpartisan Runoff Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Francis ThompsonDemocratic97,36341.7%
John CookseyRepublican135,99058.3%

District 5: Demographics

Population638,517
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up13.2%

Ethnicity

Percentage White64.1%
Percentage Black33.9%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native0.4%
Percentage Asian0.5%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander0.0%
Percentage Mixed Race0.7%
Percentage Other Race0.4%
Percentage Hispanic1.3%
Percentage Non Hispanic White63.4%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black33.7%
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English2.2%

Income

Median Household Income$27,453
Percentage Income in Poverty in 200923.6%

Energy

Percentage Homes heated by Electricity41.5%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas45.2%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal0.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil0.2%

Employment & Education

Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up38.4%
Percentage with a College Degree15.5%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers28.0%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers25.5%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers15.1%

Marriage

Percentage Married Couples49.8%
Percentage Married Couples with Children22.0%
Percentage Married Couple Both Work31.7%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male0.2%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female0.3%

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