Arizona's 6th congressional district

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Arizona's 6th congressional district
Current Representative David Schweikert (RFountain Hills)
Area 724 mi²
Distribution 96.8% urban, 3.2% rural
Population (2000) 641,329
Median income $47,976
Ethnicity 76.6% White, 1.9% Black, 1.8% Asian, 17.2% Hispanic, 0.8% Native American, 0.1% other
Cook PVI R+12[1]

Arizona's 6th congressional district is a congressional district located in the U.S. state of Arizona and encompasses parts of Maricopa County. It consists mostly of the southeastern suburbs of Phoenix.

The district is currently represented by Republican David Schweikert.

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The district from 2003 to 2013

History[edit]

From 2003 to 2013, this former East Valley seat in Maricopa County contained parts of Mesa, Chandler and all of Gilbert as well as the fast-growing town of Queen Creek. It also contained the city of Apache Junction in Pinal County.

George W. Bush received 64% of the vote in this district in 2004. Native son John McCain—who represented this district (then numbered as the 1st) from 1983 to 1987—received 61.32% of the vote in the district in 2008, making it his best showing in his home state.

Voting[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2012 President Romney 60 - 39%
2008 President McCain 61 - 38%
2004 President Bush 64 - 35%
2000 President Bush 61 - 37%

List of representatives[edit]

Arizona began sending a sixth member to the House after the 1990 Census.

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District location[2][3][4]
Karanenglish.jpg Karan English Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
103 Lost re-election NE Arizona, including parts of Metro Phoenix:
Apache, Gila, Greenlee, Coconino (part), Graham (part), Maricopa (part), Navajo (part), Pinal (part)
J.D.Hayworth.jpg J. D. Hayworth Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
104
105
106
107
Redistricted to the 5th district
Jeff Flake, official portrait, 112th Congress 2.jpg Jeff Flake Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
108
109
110
111
112
Redistricted from the 1st district
Retired to run for the U.S. Senate
Parts of Metro Phoenix:
Maricopa (part), Pinal (part)
David Schweikert 2011-06-15.jpg David Schweikert Republican January 3, 2013 –
Present
113 Redistricted from the 5th district [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]

Election results[edit]

2010[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party Jeff Flake 165,649 66.42
  Democratic Party Rebecca Schneider 72,615 29.12
  Libertarian Party Darell Tapp 7,712 3.09
  Green Party Richard Grayson 3,407 1.32

2008[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party Jeff Flake 208,582 62.42
  Democratic Party Rebecca Schneider 115,457 34.55
  Libertarian Party Rick Biondi 10,137 3.03

2006[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party Jeff Flake 109,288 74.1
  Libertarian Party Jason Blair 38,230 25.9

2004[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party Jeff Flake 202,882 79
  Libertarian Party Craig Stritar 52,695 21

2002[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party Jeff Flake 84,854 65
  Democratic Party Deborah Thomas 42,653 32
  Libertarian Party Andy Wagner 3,735 3

2000[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party J. D. Hayworth 171,446 61
  Democratic Party Lawrence Robert Nelson 101,697 37

1998[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party J. D. Hayworth 96,063 53
  Democratic Party Steve Owens 81,962 45

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  2. ^ Martis, Kenneth C., The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts, 1789-1983. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1982.
  3. ^ Martis, Kenneth C., The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress, 1789-1989. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1989.
  4. ^ Congressional Directory: Browse 105th Congress

References[edit]

  1. Demographic information at census.gov
  2. 2004 Election data at CNN.com
  3. 2002 Election data from CBSNews.com
  4. 2000 Election data from CNN.com
  5. 1998 Election data from CNN.com

Coordinates: 33°40′01″N 111°53′19″W / 33.66694°N 111.88861°W / 33.66694; -111.88861