Kentucky's 6th congressional district

Kentucky's 6th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Based in Central Kentucky, the district contains the cities of Lexington (including its suburbs), Richmond, and Frankfort, the state capital. The district is currently represented by Republican Andy Barr.

Kentucky's 6th congressional district
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Kentucky's 6th congressional district – since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Andy Barr
RLexington
Distribution
  • 72.6% urban[1]
  • 27.4% rural
Population (2019)780,800[2]
Median household
income
$55,613[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+9[3]

CharacteristicsEdit

As of January 2022, there were 613,977 registered voters: 307,609 (50.10%) Democrats, 242,695 (39.53%) Republicans. All of the "Others" included 33,285 (5.42%) unclassified "Others", 26,753 (4.36%) Independents, 2,927 (0.477%) Libertarians, 429 (0.07%) Greens, 173 (0.028%) Constitutionalists, 31 (0.005%) Reforms, and 75 (0.01%) Socialist Workers.[4]

Until January 1, 2006, Kentucky did not track party affiliation for registered voters who were neither Democratic nor Republican.[5] The Kentucky voter registration card does not explicitly list anything other than Democratic Party, Republican Party, or Other, with the "Other" option having a blank line and no instructions on how to register as something else.[6]

Recent statewide electionsEdit

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 56 - 42%
2004 President Bush 58 - 41%
2008 President McCain 55 - 43%
2012 President Romney 56 - 42%
2016 President Trump 55 - 39%
2019 Governor Beshear 49.2 - 48.8%
2020 President Trump 54 - 45%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history Location
District created March 4, 1803
 
George M. Bedinger
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1807
8th
9th
Elected in 1803.
Re-elected in 1804.
Retired.
1803–1813
Bourbon, Fleming, Floyd, Mason, and Nicholas counties
 
Joseph Desha
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1813
10th
11th
12th
Elected in 1806.
Re-elected in 1808.
Re-elected in 1810.
Redistricted to the 4th district.
 
Solomon P. Sharp
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
13th
14th
Elected in 1812.
Re-elected in 1814.
Lost re-election.
1813–1823
Barren, Butler, Cumberland, Logan, and Warren counties
David Walker Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 1, 1820
15th
16th
Elected in 1816.
Re-elected in 1818.
Died.
Vacant March 1, 1820 –
November 13, 1820
16th
Francis Johnson Democratic-Republican November 13, 1820 –
March 3, 1823
16th
17th
Elected to finish Walker's term.
Also elected in 1820 to the next term.
Redistricted to the 10th district.
David White Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th Elected in 1822.
Retired.
1823–1833
Franklin, Gallatin, Henry, Owen, and Shelby counties
Joseph Lecompte Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1833
19th
20th
21st
22nd
Elected in 1824.
Re-elected in 1827.
Re-elected in 1829.
Re-elected in 1831.
Retired.
Thomas Chilton Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
23rd Elected in 1833.
Retired.
1833–1843
[data unknown/missing]
 
John Calhoon
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
24th
25th
Elected in 1835.
Re-elected in 1837.
Retired.
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
Willis Green Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
26th
27th
Elected in 1839.
Re-elected in 1841.
Redistricted to the 2nd district.
 
John White
Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
28th Redistricted from the 9th district and re-elected in 1843.
Retired.
1843–1853
[data unknown/missing]
John P. Martin Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
29th Elected in 1845.
Retired.
Green Adams Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th Elected in 1847.
Retired.
Daniel Breck Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st Elected in 1849.
Retired.
Addison White Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd Elected in 1851.
Retired.
John M. Elliott Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1859
33rd
34th
35th
Elected in 1853.
Re-elected in 1855.
Re-elected in 1857.
Retired.
1853–1863
[data unknown/missing]
Green Adams Opposition March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
36th Elected in 1859.
Retired.
 
George W. Dunlap
Unionist March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th Elected in 1861.
Retired.
 
Green C. Smith
Unconditional Unionist March 4, 1863 –
July 13, 1866
38th
39th
Elected in 1863.
Re-elected in 1865.
Resigned to become Governor of Montana Territory.
1863–1873
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant July 13, 1866 –
December 3, 1866
39th
 
Andrew H. Ward
Democratic December 3, 1866 –
March 3, 1867
Elected to finish Smith's term.
Retired.
 
Thomas L. Jones
Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
40th
41st
Elected in 1867.
Re-elected in 1868.
Retired.
 
William E. Arthur
Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
42nd
43rd
Elected in 1870.
Re-elected in 1872.
Retired.
1873–1883
[data unknown/missing]
 
Thomas L. Jones
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th Elected in 1874.
Retired.
 
John G. Carlisle
Democratic March 4, 1877 –
May 26, 1890
45th
46th
47th
48th
49th
50th
51st
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.
Resigned when elected U.S. senator.
1883–1893
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant May 26, 1890 –
June 21, 1890
51st
William W. Dickerson Democratic June 21, 1890 –
March 3, 1893
51st
52nd
Elected to finish Carlisle's term.
Re-elected in 1890.
Lost renomination.
 
Albert S. Berry
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1901
53rd
54th
55th
56th
Elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Lost renomination.
1893–1903
[data unknown/missing]
 
Daniel Linn Gooch
Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1905
57th
58th
Elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Lost renomination.
1903–1913
[data unknown/missing]
 
Joseph L. Rhinock
Democratic March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1911
59th
60th
61st
Elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Retired.
 
Arthur B. Rouse
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1927
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
Elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Retired.
1913–1923
[data unknown/missing]
1923–1933
[data unknown/missing]
Orie S. Ware Democratic March 4, 1927 –
March 3, 1929
70th Elected in 1926.
Retired.
J. Lincoln Newhall Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1931
71st Elected in 1928.
Lost re-election.
 
Brent Spence
Democratic March 4, 1931 –
March 3, 1933
72nd Elected in 1930.
Redistricted to the at-large district.
District not used. March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
73rd 1933–1943
[data unknown/missing]
 
Virgil Chapman
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1949
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
Redistricted from the at-large district and 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.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
1943–1953
[data unknown/missing]
 
Thomas R. Underwood
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
March 17, 1951
81st
82nd
Elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Resigned when appointed U.S. senator.
Vacant March 17, 1951 –
April 4, 1951
82nd
 
John C. Watts
Democratic April 4, 1951 –
September 24, 1971
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
Elected to finish Underwood's term.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Died.
1953–1963
[data unknown/missing]
1963–1973
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant September 24, 1971 –
December 4, 1971
92nd
 
William P. Curlin Jr.
Democratic December 4, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
Elected to finish Watts's term.
Retired.
 
John B. Breckinridge
Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1979
93rd
94th
95th
Elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Lost renomination.
1973–1983
[data unknown/missing]
 
Larry Hopkins
Republican January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1993
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
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.
Retired.
1983–1993
[data unknown/missing]
 
Scotty Baesler
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1999
103rd
104th
105th
Elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
1993–2003
[data unknown/missing]
 
Ernie Fletcher
Republican January 3, 1999 –
December 8, 2003
106th
107th
108th
Elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Resigned after being elected Governor of Kentucky.
2003–2013
 
Vacant December 8, 2003 –
February 17, 2004
108th
 
Ben Chandler
Democratic February 17, 2004 –
January 3, 2013
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Elected to finish Fletcher's term.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Lost re-election.
 
Andy Barr
Republican January 3, 2013 –
Present
113th
114th
115th
116th
117th
Elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.
2013–Present
 

Recent election resultsEdit

2002Edit

Kentucky's 6th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ernie Fletcher* 115,622 71.95
Independent Gatewood Galbraith 41,753 25.98
Libertarian Mark Gailey 3,313 2.06
Total votes 160,688 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2004Edit

Kentucky's 6th Congressional District Special Election (February 17, 2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Chandler 84,168 55.16
Republican Alice Forgy Kerr 65,474 42.91
Libertarian Mark Gailey 2,952 1.94
Total votes 152,594 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic gain from Republican
Kentucky's 6th Congressional District General Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Chandler* 175,355 58.61
Republican Tom Buford 119,716 40.01
Independent Stacy Abner 2,388 0.80
Libertarian Mark Gailey 1,758 0.59
Total votes 299,217 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2006Edit

Kentucky's 6th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Chandler* 158,869 85.46
Libertarian Paul Ard 27,024 14.54
Total votes 185,893 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2008Edit

Kentucky's 6th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Chandler* 203,764 64.66
Republican Jon Larson 111,378 35.34
Total votes 315,142 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2010Edit

Kentucky's 6th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Chandler* 119,812 50.08
Republican Andy Barr 119,165 49.81
No party C. Wes Collins 225 0.09
No party Randolph S. Vance 22 0.01
Total votes 239,224 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2012Edit

Kentucky's 6th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andy Barr 153,222 50.57
Democratic Ben Chandler* 141,438 46.70
No party Randolph S. Vance 8,340 2.75
Total votes 303,000 100.00
Turnout  
Republican gain from Democratic

2014Edit

Kentucky's 6th Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andy Barr* 147,404 59.99
Democratic Elisabeth Jensen 98,290 40.00
Total votes 245,694 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2016Edit

Kentucky's 6th Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andy Barr* 202,099 61.09
Democratic Nancy Jo Kemper 128,728 38.91
Total votes 330,827 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2018Edit

Kentucky's 6th Congressional District, 2018[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Andy Barr (incumbent) 154,468 51.00% -10.09%
Democratic Amy McGrath 144,730 47.78% +8.87%
Libertarian Frank Harris 2,150 0.71% N/A
Independent Rikka Wallin 1,011 0.33% N/A
Independent James Germalic 522 0.17% N/A
Margin of victory 9,738 3.22% -18.96%
Total votes 302,881 100.0% N/A
Republican hold

2020Edit

Kentucky's 6th congressional district, 2020[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andy Barr (incumbent) 216,948 57.3
Democratic Josh Hicks 155,011 41.0
Libertarian Frank Harris 6,491 1.7
Total votes 378,450 100.0
Republican hold

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (State-based)". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 17, 2017. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "Election Statistics Registration Statistics". elect.ky.gov. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  5. ^ "Kentucky Administrative Regulations 31KAR4:150". Kentucky Legislative Research Commission. November 2005. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  6. ^ "Register To Vote". Kentucky State Board of Elections. August 2003. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  7. ^ "UNOFFICIAL RESULTS". Kentucky State Board of Elections. November 7, 2018.
  8. ^ "November 3, 2020 - Official 2020 General Election Results" (PDF). Kentucky Secretary of State. November 20, 2020. p. 12–19. Retrieved November 21, 2020.
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December 3, 1883 – March 4, 1889
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