Indiana's 6th congressional district

Indiana's 6th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Indiana. The district takes in a large portion of eastern and southeastern Indiana, including Columbus, Muncie and Richmond, as well as a few suburbs of both Cincinnati and Indianapolis.

Indiana's 6th congressional district
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Indiana's 6th congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Greg Pence
RColumbus
Area5,550.4 sq mi (14,375 km2)
Distribution
  • 59.23% urban
  • 40.77% rural
Population (2019)720,190
Median household
income
$55,959[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+22[2]
Indiana's 6th congressional district (from 2023)

The district is currently represented by Republican Greg Pence. He is the brother of former U.S. Vice President, Mike Pence, who represented this district before serving as Governor of Indiana and Vice President of the United States. Greg Pence was elected on November 6, 2018 after the previous incumbent, Luke Messer, announced his retirement to run for the U.S. Senate in 2018.[3] With a Cook Partisan Voting Index rating of R+22, it is the most Republican district in Indiana.[2]

Election results from presidential racesEdit

Year Office Results
2000 President George W. Bush 59% - Al Gore 40%
2004 President George W. Bush 64% - John Kerry 35%
2008 President John McCain 55% - Barack Obama 43.6%
2012 President Mitt Romney 60.4% - Barack Obama 37.3%
2016 President Donald Trump 67.7% - Hillary Clinton 27.4%
2020 President Donald Trump 68.8% - Joe Biden 29.1%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1833
George L. Kinnard Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
November 26, 1836
23rd
24th
Elected in 1833.
Re-elected in 1835.
Died.
Vacant November 26, 1836 –
January 25, 1837
24th
William Herod Anti-Jacksonian January 25, 1837 –
March 3, 1837
24th
25th
Elected to finish Kinnard's term.
Re-elected in 1837.
Lost re-election.
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
 
William W. Wick
Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
26th Elected in 1839.
Retired.
 
David Wallace
Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th Elected in 1841.
Redistricted to the 5th district and lost re-election.
 
John W. Davis
Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
28th
29th
Elected in 1843.
Re-elected in 1845.
Retired.
George G. Dunn Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th Elected in 1847.[a]
Retired.
 
Willis A. Gorman
Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
31st
32nd
Elected in 1849.
Re-elected in 1851.
Retired.
 
Thomas A. Hendricks
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd Redistricted from the 5th district and re-elected in 1852.
Lost re-election.
Lucien Barbour Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th Elected in 1854.
Retired.
 
James M. Gregg
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th Elected in 1856.
Retired.
 
Albert G. Porter
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
36th
37th
Elected in 1858.
Re-elected in 1860.
Renominated but declined to run.
 
Ebenezer Dumont
Unionist March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
38th
39th
Elected in 1862.
Re-elected in 1864.
Retired.
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
 
John Coburn
Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
40th Elected in 1866.
Redistricted to the 5th district.
 
Daniel W. Voorhees
Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1873
41st
42nd
Elected in 1868.
Re-elected in 1870.
Lost re-election.
 
Morton C. Hunter
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd Elected in 1872.
Redistricted to the 8th district.
 
Milton S. Robinson
Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
44th
45th
Elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
Retired.
William R. Myers Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
46th Elected in 1878.
Redistricted to the 9th district and lost re-election to Orth.
 
Thomas M. Browne
Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1891
47th
48th
49th
50th
51st
Redistricted from the 5th district and re-elected in 1880.
Re-elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Retired.
 
Henry U. Johnson
Republican March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1899
52nd
53rd
54th
55th
Elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Retired.
 
James E. Watson
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1909
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
Elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Retired to run for Governor of Indiana.
 
William O. Barnard
Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
61st Elected in 1908.
Lost re-election.
 
Finly H. Gray
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1917
62nd
63rd
64th
Elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Lost re-election.
 
Daniel W. Comstock
Republican March 4, 1917 –
May 19, 1917
65th Elected in 1916.
Died.
Vacant May 19, 1917 –
June 29, 1917
65th
 
Richard N. Elliott
Republican June 29, 1917 –
March 3, 1931
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
Elected to finish Comstock's term.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Lost re-election.
 
William Larrabee
Democratic March 4, 1931 –
March 3, 1933
72nd Elected in 1930.
Redistricted to the 11th district.
 
Virginia E. Jenckes
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
73rd
74th
75th
Elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Lost re-election.
 
Noble J. Johnson
Republican January 3, 1939 –
July 1, 1948
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
Elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Resigned to become judge of the U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals.
Vacant July 1, 1948 –
January 3, 1949
80th
 
Cecil M. Harden
Republican January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1959
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
Elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Lost re-election.
 
Fred Wampler
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1961
86th Elected in 1958.
Lost re-election.
 
Richard L. Roudebush
Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1967
87th
88th
89th
Elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Redistricted to the 10th district.
 
William G. Bray
Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1975
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Lost re-election.
 
David W. Evans
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
94th
95th
96th
97th
Elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Redistricted to the 10th district and lost renomination.
 
Dan Burton
Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 2003
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
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.
Re-elected in 2000.
Redistricted to the 5th district.
 
Mike Pence
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Redistricted from the 2nd district and re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Retired to run for Governor of Indiana.
 
Luke Messer
Republican January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2019
113th
114th
115th
Elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
Greg Pence
Republican January 3, 2019 –
Present
116th
117th
Elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.


CompositionEdit

As of 2013.

#
County
#
County
#
County
#
County
#
County
15
Dearborn

Lawrenceburg
50,047
3
Bartholomew

Columbus
82,208
52
Decatur

Greensburg
25,740
18
Delaware

Muncie
111,903
21
Fayette

Connersville
24,277
24
Franklin

Brookville
23,087
30
Hancock

Greenfield
70,002
33
Henry

New Castle
49,462
39
Jefferson

Madison
32,208
40
Jennings

Vernon
28,525
58
Ohio

Rising Sun
6,128
68
Randolph

Winchester
26,171
69
Ripley

Versailles
28,818
70
Rush

Rushville
17,392
72*
Scott

Scottsburg
24,181
73
Shelby

Shelbyville
44,436
78
Switzerland

Vevay
10,613
81
Union

Liberty
7,516
89
Wayne

Richmond
68,917

Election resultsEdit

2002Edit

Indiana's 6th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Pence 118,436 63.79
Democratic Melina Ann Fox 63,871 34.40
Libertarian Doris Robertson 3,346 1.80
Total votes 185,653 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2004Edit

Indiana's 6th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Pence (Incumbent) 182,529 67.09
Democratic Melina Ann Fox 85,123 31.29
Libertarian Chad (Wick) Roots 4,397 1.62
Total votes 272,049 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2006Edit

Indiana's 6th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Pence (Incumbent) 115,266 60.01
Democratic Barry A. Welsh 76,812 39.99
Total votes 192,078 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2008Edit

Indiana's 6th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Pence (Incumbent) 180,549 63.96
Democratic Barry A. Welsh 94,223 33.38
Libertarian George T. Holland 7,534 2.67
Total votes 282,306 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2010Edit

Indiana's 6th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Pence (Incumbent) 126,027 66.57
Democratic Barry A. Welsh 56,647 29.92
Libertarian Talmage "T.J." Thompson Jr. 6,635 3.51
Total votes 189,309 100.00
Turnout   41
Republican hold

2012Edit

Indiana's 6th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Luke Messer 162,613 59.08
Democratic Brad Bookout 96,678 35.12
Libertarian Rex Bell 15,962 5.80
Total votes 275,253 100.00
Turnout   57
Republican hold

2014Edit

Indiana's 6th Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Luke Messer (Incumbent) 102,187 65.90
Democratic Susan Hall Heitzman 45,509 29.35
Libertarian Eric Miller 7,375 4.76
Total votes 155,071 100.00
Turnout   32
Republican hold

2016Edit

Indiana's 6th Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Luke Messer (Incumbent) 204,920 69.14
Democratic Barry A. Welsh 79,135 26.70
Libertarian Rich Turvey 12,330 4.16
Total votes 296,385 100.00
Turnout   59
Republican hold

2018Edit

Indiana's 6th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Pence 154,260 63.8
Democratic Jeannine Lee Lake 79,430 32.9
Libertarian Tom Ferkinhoff 8,030 3.3
Independent John Miller (write-in) 5 0.0
Independent Heather Leigh Meloy (write-in) 1 0.0
Total votes 241,726 100.0
Republican hold

2020Edit

Indiana's 6th congressional district, 2020[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Pence (incumbent) 225,318 68.6
Democratic Jeannine Lake 91,103 27.8
Libertarian Tom Ferkinhoff 11,791 3.6
Total votes 328,212 100.0
Republican hold

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In 1847, Whig George G. Dunn defeated Democrat David M. Dobson by 1 vote, 7,455–7,454, in one of the closest elections in state history.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=18&cd=06
  2. ^ a b "Introducing the 2021 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index". The Cook Political Report. April 15, 2021. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  3. ^ By $${element.Contributor} (July 26, 2017). "Indiana Rep. Luke Messer Running for Senate". Rollcall.com. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  4. ^ "Indiana Election Results November 3, 2020". Indiana Election Division. Retrieved November 26, 2020.


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