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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.
U.S. RepresentativeLuke Messer (RShelbyville)
Area5,550.4 sq mi (14,375 km2)
Distribution
  • 59.23% urban
  • 40.77% rural
Population (2000)675,669
Median income39,002
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+18[1]

The district is currently represented by Republican Luke Messer. On July 26, 2017, Messer announced that he would run for the U.S. Senate in 2018.[2] Greg Pence was elected on November 6th and is congressman-elect. His brother, Mike Pence represented this district before serving as Governor of Indiana and Vice President of the United States.

Contents

List of representativesEdit

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created March 4, 1833
  George L. Kinnard Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
November 26, 1836
Died
Vacant November 26, 1836 –
January 25, 1837
  William Herod Anti-Jacksonian January 25, 1837 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
  William W. Wick Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing.]
  David Wallace Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
  John W. Davis Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
  George G. Dunn Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
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.
  Willis A. Gorman Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
  Thomas A. Hendricks Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Redistricted from the 5th district
  Lucien Barbour Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
  James M. Gregg Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing.]
  Albert G. Porter Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
  Ebenezer Dumont Unionist March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
[Data unknown/missing.]
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
  John Coburn Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
Redistricted to the 5th district
  Daniel W. Voorhees Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
  Morton C. Hunter Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Redistricted to the 8th district
  Milton S. Robinson Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing.]
  William R. Myers Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
[Data unknown/missing.]
  Thomas M. Browne Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1891
Redistricted from the 5th district
  Henry U. Johnson Republican March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing.]
  James E. Watson Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1909
[Data unknown/missing.]
  William O. Barnard Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing.]
  Finly H. Gray Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1917
[Data unknown/missing.]
  Daniel W. Comstock Republican March 4, 1917 –
May 19, 1917
Died
Vacant May 19, 1917 –
June 29, 1917
  Richard N. Elliott Republican June 29, 1917 –
March 3, 1931
[Data unknown/missing.]
  William Larrabee Democratic March 4, 1931 –
March 3, 1933
Redistricted to the 11th district
  Virginia E. Jenckes Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
[Data unknown/missing.]
  Noble J. Johnson Republican January 3, 1939 –
July 1, 1948
Resigned to become judge of the U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
Vacant July 1, 1948 –
January 3, 1949
  Cecil M. Harden Republican January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1959
[Data unknown/missing.]
  Fred Wampler Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1961
[Data unknown/missing.]
  Richard L. Roudebush Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1967
Redistricted to the 10th district
  William G. Bray Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1975
Redistricted from the 7th district
  David W. Evans Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
  Dan Burton Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 2003
Redistricted to the 5th district
  Mike Pence Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted from the 2nd district
Retired to become Governor of Indiana
  Luke Messer Republican January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2019
First elected in 2012. Retired to run for the Indiana U.S. Senate.
  Greg Pence Republican Elect. Term starting January 3, 2019.

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* 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* 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* 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* 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* 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* 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

Living former MembersEdit

As of May 2015, three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana's 6th congressional district are alive.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
David W. Evans 1975–1983 (1946-08-17) August 17, 1946 (age 72)
Dan Burton 1983–2003 (1938-06-21) June 21, 1938 (age 80)
Mike Pence 2003–2013 (1959-06-07) June 7, 1959 (age 59)

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  2. ^ By $${element.Contributor} (2017-07-26). "Indiana Rep. Luke Messer Running for Senate". Rollcall.com. Retrieved 2018-04-17.

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