Florida's 6th congressional district

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Florida's 6th congressional district
Florida's sixth congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Florida's sixth congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Ron DeSantis (RPonte Vedra Beach)
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Florida's 6th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Florida. The district stretches from the southern Jacksonville suburbs to New Smyrna Beach. It includes the cities of St. Augustine and Daytona Beach.

From 2003 to 2013 the district stretched from the St. Johns River and Jacksonville, sweeping through North Central Florida, encompassing portions of Gainesville and Ocala, and meandered down to the northern tip of the Greater Orlando area in Lake County. It included all of Bradford and Gilchrist counties and portions of Alachua, Clay, Duval, Lake, Levy, and Marion counties.

The district is currently represented by Republican Ron DeSantis.

Presidential voting history[edit]

The district contains over 525,000 registered voters, of whom just over 39% are Democratic, while slightly more than 41% identify as Republican.

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President John McCain 56 - Barack Obama 42%
2004 President George W. Bush 61 - John Kerry 39%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Notes
District created January 3, 1945
Dwight Laing Rogers.jpg Dwight L. Rogers Democratic January 3, 1945 – December 1, 1954 Died
Vacant December 1, 1954 – January 4, 1955
Paul Grant Rogers.jpg Paul Rogers Democratic January 4, 1955 – January 3, 1967 Redistricted to the 9th district
Sam Melville Gibbons.jpg Sam Gibbons Democratic January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1973 Redistricted from the 10th district, Redistricted to the 7th district
CW Bill Young Portrait.jpg Bill Young Republican January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1983 Redistricted from the 8th district, Redistricted to the 8th district
49 Mackay.jpg Buddy MacKay Democratic January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1989
Cliff Stearns Official.jpg Cliff Stearns Republican January 3, 1989 – January 3, 2013 Lost primary election after being redistricted to the 3rd district
Ron DeSantis, Official Portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Ron DeSantis Republican January 3, 2013 –

Election results[edit]

2002[edit]

Florida's 6th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cliff Stearns* 141,570 65.35%
Democratic Dave Bruderly 75,046 34.65%
Totals 216,616 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2004[edit]

Florida's 6th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cliff Stearns* 211,137 64.40%
Democratic Dave Bruderly 116,680 35.59%
No party Others 36 0.01%
Totals 327,853 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2006[edit]

Florida's 6th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cliff Stearns* 136,601 59.88%
Democratic Dave Bruderly 91,528 40.12%
Totals 228,129 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2008[edit]

Florida's 6th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cliff Stearns* 228,302 60.89%
Democratic Tim Cunha 146,655 39.11%
Totals 374,957 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2010[edit]

Florida's 6th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cliff Stearns* 179,349 71.46%
Independent Steven E. Schonberg 71,632 28.54%
Totals 250,981 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

References[edit]

Coordinates: 29°27′28″N 81°21′07″W / 29.45778°N 81.35194°W / 29.45778; -81.35194