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Arizona's 6th congressional district

Arizona's 6th congressional district is a congressional district located in the U.S. state of Arizona and encompasses parts of Maricopa County. It consists mostly of the northeastern suburbs of Phoenix, including Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek and Fountain Hills.

Arizona's 6th congressional district
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Arizona's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  David Schweikert
RFountain Hills
Area724 sq mi (1,880 km2)
Distribution
  • 96.8% urban
  • 3.2% rural
Population (2015)749,808[1]
Median income$73,425[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+9[3]

The district is currently represented by Republican David Schweikert.

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HistoryEdit

Arizona picked up a sixth district after the 1990 census. It covered the northeast quadrant of the state, from Flagstaff to the New Mexico border. Most of its population, however, was located in the northeastern portion of the Valley of the Sun, including Tempe and Scottsdale.

After the 2000 census, most of the Maricopa County portion of the old 6th became the 5th District, while the 6th was reconfigured to take in most of the former 1st District. It included parts of Mesa, Chandler and all of Gilbert as well as the fast-growing town of Queen Creek. It also contained the city of Apache Junction in Pinal County. For the first time since its creation in 1951, it didn't include any of Phoenix itself. The district and its predecessors had seen its share of Phoenix gradually reduced amid the Valley's explosive growth in the second half of the 20th century.

George W. Bush received 64% of the vote in this district in 2004. Native son John McCain—who represented this district (then numbered as the 1st) from 1983 to 1987—received 61.32% of the vote in the district in 2008, making it his best showing in his home state.

After the 2010 census, the old 6th essentially became the 5th District, while the 6th was redrawn to take in most of the old 3rd district.

Recent election results in statewide electionsEdit

Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 61% - 37%
2004 President Bush 64% - 35%
2008 President McCain 61% - 38%
2012 President Romney 60% - 39%
2016 President Trump 52% - 42%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Arizona began sending a sixth member to the House after the 1990 Census.

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District location[4][5][6]
 
Karan English
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
103rd Elected in 1992.
Lost re-election.
1993–2003
NE Arizona, including parts of Metro Phoenix:
Apache, Gila, Greenlee, Coconino (part), Graham (part), Maricopa (part), Navajo (part), Pinal (part)
 
J. D. Hayworth
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
104th
105th
106th
107th
First elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Redistricted to the 5th district.
 
Jeff Flake
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Redistricted from the 1st district.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Retired after being elected U.S. Senator.
2003–2013
 
Parts of Metro Phoenix:
Maricopa (part), Pinal (part)
 
David Schweikert
Republican January 3, 2013 –
present
113th
114th
115th
116th
Redistricted from the 5th district.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
2013–present
[Data unknown/missing.]

Recent election resultsEdit

2002Edit

Arizona’s 6th Congressional District House Election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jeff Flake 103,094 65.94%
Democratic Deborah Thomas 49,355 31.57%
Libertarian Andy Wagner 3,888 2.49%
Majority 53,739 34.37%
Total votes 156,337 100.00
Republican hold

2004Edit

Arizona’s 6th Congressional District House Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jeff Flake* 202,882 79.38%
Libertarian Craig Stritar 52,695 20.62%
Majority 150,187 58.76%
Total votes 255,577 100.00
Republican hold

2006Edit

Arizona’s 6th Congressional District House Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jeff Flake* 152,201 74.80%
Libertarian Jason M. Blair 51,285 25.20%
Majority 100,916 49.60%
Total votes 203,486 100.00
Republican hold

2008Edit

Arizona’s 6th Congressional District House Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jeff Flake* 208,582 62.42%
Democratic Rebecca Schneider 115,457 34.55%
Libertarian Rick Biondi 10,137 3.03%
Majority 93,125 27.87%
Total votes 334,176 100.00
Republican hold

2010Edit

Arizona’s 6th Congressional District House Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jeff Flake* 165,649 66.42%
Democratic Rebecca Schneider 72,615 29.12%
Libertarian Darell Tapp 7,712 3.09%
Green Richard Grayson 3,407 1.37%
Majority 93,034 37.30%
Total votes 249,383 100.00
Republican hold

2012Edit

Arizona’s 6th Congressional District House Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican David Schweikert* 179,706 61.30%
Democratic Matt Jette 97,666 33.31%
Libertarian Jack Anderson 10,167 3.47%
Green Mark Salazar 5,637 1.92%
Majority 82,040 27.99%
Total votes 293,176 100.00
Republican hold

2014Edit

Arizona’s 6th Congressional District House Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican David Schweikert* 129,578 64.86%
Democratic John Williamson 70,198 35.14%
Majority 58,380 29.82%
Total votes 199,776 100.00
Republican hold

2016Edit

Arizona’s 6th Congressional District House Election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican David Schweikert* 201,578 62.13%
Democratic John Williamson 122,866 37.87%
Majority 78,712 24.26%
Total votes 324,444 100
Republican hold

2018Edit

Arizona’s 6th Congressional District House Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican David Schweikert* 173,140 55.19%
Democratic Anita Malik 140,559 44.81%
Majority 32,581 10.38%
Total votes 313,699 100
Republican hold

Living former MembersEdit

As of April 2015, there are three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's 6th congressional district that are currently living.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Karan English 1993 - 1995 (1949-03-23) March 23, 1949 (age 70)
J. D. Hayworth 1995 - 2003 (1958-07-12) July 12, 1958 (age 61)
Jeff Flake 2003 - 2013 (1962-12-31) December 31, 1962 (age 56)

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=04&cd=06
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ Martis, Kenneth C., The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts, 1789-1983. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1982.
  5. ^ Martis, Kenneth C., The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress, 1789-1989. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1989.
  6. ^ Congressional Directory: Browse 105th Congress Archived 2011-02-17 at the Wayback Machine

ReferencesEdit