Kentucky's 6th congressional district

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Kentucky's 6th congressional district
Current Representative Andy Barr (RLexington)
Cook PVI R+9[1]

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.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Characteristics[edit]

As of September 2013, there were 507,252 registered voters: 293,915 (57.94%) Democrats, 171,722 (33.85%) Republicans, and 41,615 (8.20%) "Others". All of the "Others" included 29,934 (5.90%) unclassified Others, 10,760 (2.12%) Independents, 684 (0.13%) Libertarians, 166 (0.03%) Greens, 44 (0.0087%) Constitutionalists, 16 (0.0032%) Reforms, and 11 (0.0022%) Socialist Workers.[2][3]

Until January 1, 2006, Kentucky did not track party affiliation for registered voters who were neither Democratic nor Republican.[4] 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.[5]


List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District Residence Notes
District created March 4, 1803
George M. Bedinger Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 - March 3, 1807
Joseph Desha Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 - March 3, 1813 Redistricted to the 4th district
Solomon P. Sharp Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 - March 3, 1817
David Walker Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 - March 1, 1820 Died
Francis Johnson Democratic-Republican November 13, 1820 - March 3, 1823 Redistricted to the 10th district
David White Adams-Clay D-R March 4, 1823 - March 3, 1825
Joseph Lecompte Jacksonian March 4, 1825 - March 3, 1833
Thomas Chilton Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 - March 3, 1835
John Calhoon Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 - March 3, 1837
Whig March 4, 1837 - March 3, 1839
Willis Green Whig March 4, 1839 - March 3, 1843 Redistricted to the 2nd district
John White Whig March 4, 1843 - March 3, 1845 Redistricted from the 9th district
John P. Martin Democratic March 4, 1845 - March 3, 1847
Green Adams Whig March 4, 1847 - March 3, 1849
Daniel Breck Whig March 4, 1849 - March 3, 1851
Addison White Whig March 4, 1851 - March 3, 1853
John M. Elliott Democratic March 4, 1853 - March 3, 1859
Green Adams Opposition March 4, 1859 - March 3, 1861
George W. Dunlap Unionist March 4, 1861 - March 3, 1863
Green C. Smith Unconditional Unionist March 4, 1863 - July, 1866 Resigned after being appointed Governor of Montana Territory
Andrew H. Ward Democratic December 3, 1866 - March 3, 1867
Thomas L. Jones Democratic March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1871
William E. Arthur Democratic March 4, 1871 - March 3, 1875
Thomas L. Jones Democratic March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1877
John G. Carlisle Democratic March 4, 1877 - May 26, 1890 Speaker of the House from 1883 -1889, Resigned after being elected to U.S. Senate
William W. Dickerson Democratic June 21, 1890 - March 3, 1893
Albert S. Berry Democratic March 4, 1893 - March 3, 1901
Daniel Linn Gooch Democratic March 4, 1901 - March 3, 1905
Joseph L. Rhinock Democratic March 4, 1905 - March 3, 1911
Arthur B. Rouse Democratic March 4, 1911 - March 3, 1927
Orie S. Ware Democratic March 4, 1927 - March 3, 1929
J. Lincoln Newhall Republican March 4, 1929 - March 3, 1931
Brent Spence Democratic March 4, 1931 - March 3, 1933 Redistricted to the At-large district
District redistricted to At-large district March 4, 1933
District re-established January 3, 1935 from At-large district
Emmet O' Neal Democratic January 3, 1935 - January 3, 1937 Redistricted to the 3rd district
Virgil Chapman Democratic January 3, 1937 - January 3, 1949 Redistricted from the 4th district
Thomas R. Underwood Democratic January 3, 1949 - March 17, 1951 Resigned
John C. Watts Democratic April 4, 1951 - September 24, 1971 Died
William P. Curlin, Jr. Democratic December 4, 1971 - January 3, 1973
John B. Breckinridge Democratic January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1979
Larry Hopkins Republican January 3, 1979 - January 3, 1993
Scotty Baesler Democratic January 3, 1993 - January 3, 1999
Ernie Fletcher Republican January 3, 1999 - December 8, 2003 Resigned after being elected Governor of Kentucky
Ben Chandler Democratic February 17, 2004 - January 3, 2013 Defeated for re-election
Andy Barr Republican January 3, 2013 - Present Incumbent

Recent Election Results[edit]

2002[edit]

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%
Totals 160,688 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2004[edit]

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%
Totals 152,594 100.00%
Voter 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%
Totals 299,217 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

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

2008[edit]

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

2010[edit]

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%
Totals 239,224 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

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%
Totals 303,000 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  2. ^ "Registration Statistics: By Congression District". Kentucky State Board of Elections. 2013-09. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  3. ^ "Registration Statistics: Other Political Organizations and Groups". Kentucky State Board of Elections. 2013-09. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  4. ^ "Kentucky Administrative Regulations 31KAR4:150". Kentucky Legislative Research Commission. 2005-11. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  5. ^ "Register To Vote". Kentucky State Board of Elections. 2003-08. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 

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