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Florida's 6th congressional district

Florida's 6th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Florida. The district stretches from the southern Jacksonville suburbs to New Smyrna Beach. It includes the city of Daytona Beach.

Florida's 6th congressional district
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Florida's 6th congressional district since January 3, 2017
Representative
  Michael Waltz
RSt. Augustine Beach
Area2,682[1] sq mi (6,950 km2)
Distribution
  • 86.15[2]% urban
  • 13.85% rural
Population (2016)765,005
Median income$48,197[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+7[4]

From 2003 to 2013 the district stretched from the St. Johns River and Jacksonville, sweeping through North Central Florida, encompassing portions of Gainesville and Ocala, and meandered down to the northern tip of the Greater Orlando area in Lake County. It included all of Bradford and Gilchrist counties and portions of Alachua, Clay, Duval, Lake, Levy, and Marion counties.

The district is currently represented by Republican Michael Waltz.

Recent results in statewide electionsEdit

The district contains over 525,000 registered voters, of whom just over 39% are Democratic, while slightly more than 41% identify as Republican.

Year Office Results
2004 President George W. Bush 61 - John Kerry 39%
2008 President John McCain 56 - Barack Obama 42%
2012 President Mitt Romney 53 - Barack Obama 47%
2016 President Donald Trump 57 - Hillary Clinton 40%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created January 3, 1945
 
Dwight L. Rogers
Democratic January 3, 1945 –
December 1, 1954
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Re-elected in 1954 but died.
Vacant December 1, 1954 –
January 11, 1955
83rd
84th
 
Paul Rogers
Democratic January 11, 1955 –
January 3, 1967
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
Elected to finish his father's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 9th district.
 
Sam Gibbons
Democratic January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1973
90th
91st
92nd
Redistricted from the 10th district.
Redistricted to the 7th district.
 
Bill Young
Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1983
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
Redistricted from the 8th district.
Redistricted to the 8th district.
 
Buddy MacKay
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1989
98th
99th
100th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator
 
Cliff Stearns
Republican January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 2013
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 3rd district and lost renomination.
 
Ron DeSantis
Republican January 3, 2013 –
September 10, 2018
113th
114th
115th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to run for Governor of Florida[5]
Vacant September 10, 2018 –
January 3, 2019
 
Michael Waltz
Republican January 3, 2019 –
present
116th Elected in 2018.

Election resultsEdit

2002Edit

Florida's 6th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cliff Stearns (Incumbent) 141,570 65.35
Democratic Dave Bruderly 75,046 34.65
Total votes 216,616 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2004Edit

Florida's 6th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cliff Stearns (Incumbent) 211,137 64.40
Democratic Dave Bruderly 116,680 35.59
No party Others 36 0.01%
Total votes 327,853 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2006Edit

Florida's 6th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cliff Stearns (Incumbent) 136,601 59.88
Democratic Dave Bruderly 91,528 40.12
Total votes 228,129 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2008Edit

Florida's 6th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cliff Stearns (Incumbent) 228,302 60.89
Democratic Tim Cunha 146,655 39.11
Total votes 374,957 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2010Edit

Florida's 6th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cliff Stearns (Incumbent) 179,349 71.46
Independent Steven E. Schonberg 71,632 28.54
Total votes 250,981 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

Living former representativesEdit

As of September 2018, there are three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 6th congressional district who are still alive. The most recent representative to die was Bill Young (served 1973–1983) on October 18, 2013.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Buddy MacKay 1983–1989 (1933-03-22) March 22, 1933 (age 86)
Cliff Stearns 1989–2013 (1941-04-16) April 16, 1941 (age 78)
Ron DeSantis 2013–2018 (1978-09-14) September 14, 1978 (age 41)

Historical district boundariesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Congressional Plan--SC14-1905 (Ordered by The Florida Supreme Court, 2-December-2015)" (PDF). Florida Senate Committee on Reapportionment. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=12&cd=06
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Farrington, Brendan (January 5, 2018). "Trump's tweeted choice for Florida governor enters the race". Associated Press News. Retrieved January 5, 2018.

Coordinates: 29°27′28″N 81°21′07″W / 29.45778°N 81.35194°W / 29.45778; -81.35194