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Georgia's 6th congressional district

Georgia's 6th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2019 it is represented by Democrat Lucy McBath. The Georgia 6th district's boundaries have been redrawn following the 2010 census, which granted an additional congressional seat to Georgia.[5] The first election using the new district boundaries (listed below) was the 2012 congressional elections.

Georgia's 6th congressional district
Georgia US Congressional District 6 (since 2013).tif
Georgia's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Lucy McBath
DMarietta
Distribution
  • 99.77[1]% urban
  • 0.23% rural
Population (2017)756,389[2]
Median income$92,317[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+8[4]

The district consists of many of the northern suburbs of Atlanta and includes portions of eastern Cobb County, northern Fulton County, and northern Dekalb County. The district includes all or portions of the cities of Roswell, Johns Creek, Tucker, Alpharetta, Marietta, Milton, Mountain Park, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Doraville, and Dunwoody.[6]

The district is known for producing prominent figures in American politics, including former House Speaker and 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, former Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, and U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson. It was also known as a Republican stronghold in elections, with Republicans winning every election from 1978 to 2018, when incumbent Karen Handel, who had won a special election in 2017, lost to Democrat Lucy McBath.

Contents

CountiesEdit

HistoryEdit

Georgia's 6th Congressional District has existed since the 29th Congress (1845–1847), the first Congress in which U.S. Representatives were elected from districts rather than at-large. Georgia gained a sixth U.S. Representative for the first time in the 13th Congress (1813–1815). The district was represented by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich from 1979 to 1999.

The District was represented by a Republican consistently from 1979 to 2019, the longest in the state; however, in the 2018 election it was won by Democrat Lucy McBath.

Recent results in presidential electionsEdit

Year Office Results
2000 President George W. Bush 68% - Al Gore 32%
2004 President George W. Bush 70% - John Kerry 29%
2008 President John McCain 62% - Barack Obama 37%
2012 President Mitt Romney 60.8% - Barack Obama 37.5%
2016 President Donald Trump 48.3% - Hillary Clinton 46.8%


List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District geography
 
Tomlinson Fort
Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
20th Elected in 1826.[7] [Data unknown/missing.]
Inactive March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1845
 
Howell Cobb
Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1851
29th
30th
31st
Re-elected in 1844.
Re-elected in 1846.
Re-elected in 1848.
Elected Governor of Georgia in 1851.[8]
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Junius Hillyer
Unionist March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1855
32nd
33rd
Elected in 1851.
Re-elected in 1853.[9]
[Data unknown/missing.]
Democratic [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Howell Cobb
Democratic March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th Elected in 1855.
[Data unknown/missing.][8]
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James Jackson
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
January 23, 1861
35th
36th
Elected in 1857.
Re-elected in 1859.
Resigned from office in 1861, following Georgia's secession from the Union.[10]
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant January 23, 1861 –
July 25, 1868
  Georgia attempted to secede from the Union and seat remained unclaimed during the Civil War and Reconstruction. [Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant July 25, 1868 –
March 3, 1869
Georgia rejoined the Union, but district failed to elect a member to finish the term.[citation needed] [Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant March 4, 1869 –
December 22, 1870
District failed to elect a member.[citation needed]
 
William P. Price
Democratic December 22, 1870 –
March 3, 1873
41st
42nd
Elected to finish the vacant term.
Re-elected in 1870.
Retired.[11]
 
James H. Blount
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1893
43rd
44th
45th
46th
47th
48th
49th
50th
51st
52nd
Elected in 1872.
Re-elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Re-elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Retired.[12]
 
Thomas B. Cabaniss
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd Elected in 1892.
Lost renomination.[13]
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles L. Bartlett
Democratic March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1915
54th
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
Elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Retired.[14]
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James W. Wise
Democratic March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1925
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
Elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Failed to attend the 68th Congress due to prolonged illness.
Retired.[15]
[clarification needed]
 
Samuel Rutherford
Democratic March 4, 1925 –
February 4, 1932
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Died.[16]
Vacant February 4, 1932 –
March 2, 1932
 
Carlton Mobley
Democratic March 2, 1932 –
March 3, 1933
72nd Elected to finish Rutherford's term.
Retired.[17]
 
Carl Vinson
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1965
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
Redistricted from the 10th district and re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Retired.[18]
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John Flynt
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1979
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Retired.[19]
 
Newt Gingrich
Republican January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1999
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
Elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998, but resigned.[20]
Vacant January 3, 1999 –
February 23, 1999
 
Johnny Isakson
Republican February 23, 1999 –
January 3, 2005
106th
107th
108th
Elected to finish Gingrich's term.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Retired after being elected to the U.S. Senate.[21]
2003–2013
Parts of Cobb, Cherokee, and Fulton counties.
 
 
Tom Price
Republican January 3, 2005 –
February 10, 2017
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
Elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.[22]
2013–2017
Cherokee County and parts of Cobb, DeKalb, and Fulton counties.
 
2017–present
Parts of Cobb, DeKalb, and Fulton counties.
Vacant February 10, 2017 –
June 26, 2017
 
Karen Handel
Republican June 26, 2017 –
January 3, 2019
115th Elected to finish Price's term.
Lost re-election.
 
Lucy McBath
Democratic January 3, 2019 –
present
116th Elected in 2018.

Election resultsEdit

1974Edit

Georgia's 6th congressional district election (1974)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jack Flynt (Incumbent) 49,082 51.45%
Republican Newt Gingrich 46,308 48.55%
Total votes 100.00%
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2000Edit

Georgia's 6th congressional district election (2000)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Johnny Isakson (Incumbent) 256,595 74.75%
Democratic Brett DeHart 86,666 25.25%
Total votes 343,261 100.00%
Turnout  
Republican hold

2002Edit

Georgia's 6th congressional district election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Johnny Isakson (Incumbent) 163,209 79.91%
Democratic Jeff Weisberger 41,043 20.09%
Total votes 204,252 100.00%
Turnout  
Republican hold

2004Edit

Georgia's 6th congressional district election (2004)[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Price 267,542 100.00%
Total votes 267,542 100.00%
Turnout  
Republican hold

2006Edit

Georgia's 6th congressional district election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Price (Incumbent) 144,958 72.39%
Democratic Steve Sinton 55,294 27.61%
Total votes 200,252 100.00%
Turnout  
Republican hold

2008Edit

Georgia's 6th congressional district election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Price (Incumbent) 231,520 68.48%
Democratic Bill Jones 106,551 31.52%
Total votes 338,071 100.00%
Turnout  
Republican hold

2010Edit

Georgia's 6th congressional district election (2010)[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Price (Incumbent) 198,100 99.91%
Write-in Sean Greenberg 188 0.09%
Total votes 198,288 100.00%
Turnout  
Republican hold

2012Edit

Georgia's 6th congressional district election (2012)[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Price (Incumbent) 189,669 64.51%
Democratic Jeff Kazanow 104,365 35.49%
Total votes 294,034 100.00%
Turnout  
Republican hold

2014Edit

Georgia's 6th congressional district election (2014)[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Price (Incumbent) 139,018 66.04%
Democratic Robert G. Montigel 71,486 33.96%
Total votes 210,504 100.00%
Turnout  
Republican hold

2016Edit

Georgia's 6th congressional district election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Price (Incumbent) 201,088 61.7%
Democratic Rodney Stooksbury 124,917 38.3%
Total votes 326,005 100.00%
Turnout  
Republican hold

2017 special electionEdit

2017 primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jon Ossoff 92,673 48.2%
Republican Karen Handel 38,071 19.7%
Republican Bob Gray 20,755 10.8%
Republican Dan Moody 16,994 8.8%
Republican Judson Hill 16,848 8.8%
Republican Kurt Wilson 1,812 0.94%
Republican David Abroms 1,637 0.85%
Democratic Ragin Edwards 502 0.26%
Democratic Ron Slotin 488 0.25%
Republican Bruce LeVell 455 0.24%
Republican Mohammad Ali Bhuiyan 414 0.22%
Republican Keith Grawert 414 0.22%
Republican Amy Kremer 349 0.18%
Republican William Llop 326 0.17%
Democratic Rebecca Quigg 304 0.16%
Democratic Richard Keatley 227 0.12%
Independent Alexander Hernandez 121 0.06%
Independent Andre Pollard 55 0.03%
Total votes 192,084 100.00%
Turnout   43.47%
Plurality 54,602 28.35%
2017 run-off election[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Karen Handel 134,799 51.78% -9.9%
Democratic Jon Ossoff 125,517 48.22% +9.9%
Total votes 260,316 99.95%
Majority 9,282 3.57% -19.8%
Turnout 260,455 58.16%
Republican hold

2018Edit

Georgia's 6th congressional district election, 2018[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lucy McBath 160,139 50.51%
Republican Karen Handel (Incumbent) 156,875 49.49%
Total votes 317,014 100.0%
Democratic gain from Republican

Living former membersEdit

As of January 2019, there are four living former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia's 6th congressional district.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Newt Gingrich 1979–1999 (1943-06-17) June 17, 1943 (age 76)
Johnny Isakson 1999–2005 (1944-12-28) December 28, 1944 (age 74)
Tom Price 2005–2017 (1954-10-08) October 8, 1954 (age 64)
Karen Handel 2017–2019 (1962-04-18) April 18, 1962 (age 57)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=13&cd=06
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=13&cd=06
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Justice Department approves Georgia's political maps. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Last accessed 2011-12-27
  6. ^ 2012 Congressional maps - Metro Atlanta, Georgia Legislature. Last accessed 2012-01-01
  7. ^ United States Congress. "Tomlinson Fort (id: F000289)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  8. ^ a b United States Congress. "Howell Cobb (id: C000548)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  9. ^ United States Congress. "Junius Hillyer (id: H000625)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  10. ^ United States Congress. "James Jackson (id: J000016)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  11. ^ United States Congress. "William Pierce Price (id: P000533)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  12. ^ United States Congress. "James Henderson Blount (id: B000568)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  13. ^ United States Congress. "Thomas Banks Cabaniss (id: C000001)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  14. ^ United States Congress. "Charles Lafayette Bartlett (id: B000199)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  15. ^ United States Congress. "James Walter Wise (id: W000650)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  16. ^ United States Congress. "Samuel Rutherford (id: R000549)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  17. ^ United States Congress. "William Carlton Mobley (id: M000835)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  18. ^ United States Congress. "Carl Vinson (id: V000105)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  19. ^ United States Congress. "John James Flynt, Jr. (id: F000229)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  20. ^ United States Congress. "Newton Leroy Gingrich (id: G000225)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  21. ^ United States Congress. "Johnny Isakson (id: I000055)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  22. ^ United States Congress. "Tom Price (id: P000591)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  23. ^ http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/election_results/2004_1102/federal.htm
  24. ^ http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/election_results/2010_1102/swall.htm
  25. ^ http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/42277/113204/en/summary.html
  26. ^ http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/54042/149045/en/summary.html
  27. ^ "GA - Election Night Reporting".
  28. ^ "November 6, 2018 General Election". GA - Election Night Reporting. Georgia Secretary of State. November 10, 2018. Retrieved 10 November 2018.

Further readingEdit

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.

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