Minnesota's 6th congressional district

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Minnesota's 6th congressional district
Minnesota's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Minnesota's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Michele Bachmann (RStillwater)
Area 3081[1] mi² (7980 km²)
Distribution 64% urban, 36% rural
Population (2010) 759,478[2]
Median income $56,862[citation needed]
Ethnicity 95.6% White, 1% Black, 1.4% Asian, 1.3% Hispanic, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% other
Cook PVI R+10[3]
External images
THIS govtrack.us MAP, is a useful representation of the 6th CD's borders, based on Google Maps.

Minnesota's 6th congressional district includes most or all of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, Wright, Anoka, and Washington counties. The district is Republican-leaning with a CPVI of R + 10. It is currently represented by Republican Michele Bachmann, although Bachmann's home is not located in the redrawn version of 6th district that will be used between January 3, 2013 and January 3, 2023.[4]

List of representatives[edit]

Congress Representative Party Years Notes
District created March 4, 1893
53rd Melvin Baldwin Democratic March 4, 1893 - March 3, 1895
54th Charles A. Towne Republican March 4, 1895 - March 3, 1897
55th-57th Robert P. Morris Republican March 4, 1897 - March 3, 1903
58th-59th Clarence Buckman Republican March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1907
60th-64th Charles August Lindbergh Republican March 4, 1907 - March 3, 1917
65th-72nd Harold Knutson Republican March 4, 1917 - March 3, 1933 Redistricted to the At-large district
73rd March 4, 1933 - January 3, 1935 District inactive, all representatives elected At-large on a general ticket
74th-80th Harold Knutson Republican January 3, 1935 - January 3, 1949 Redistricted from the At-large district
81st-87th Fred Marshall DFL January 3, 1949 - January 3, 1963
88th-89th Alec G. Olson DFL January 3, 1963 - January 3, 1967
90th-93rd John Zwach Republican January 3, 1967 - January 3, 1975
94th-96th Richard Nolan DFL January 3, 1975 - January 3, 1981
97th Vin Weber Republican January 3, 1981 - January 3, 1983 Redistricted to the 2nd district
98th-102nd Gerry Sikorski DFL January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1993
103rd Rod Grams Republican January 3, 1993 - January 3, 1995
104th-107th Bill Luther DFL January 3, 1995 - January 3, 2003
108th-109th Mark Kennedy Republican January 3, 2003 - January 3, 2007 Redistricted from the 2nd district
110th- Michele Bachmann Republican January 3, 2007–Present Incumbent

Elections[edit]

2012[edit]

Minnesota's 6th congressional district general election, 2012[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Michele Bachmann 179,241 50.5 -2.0
Democratic Jim Graves 174,944 49.3 +9.5

2010[edit]

2010 Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Michele Bachmann 159,476 52.5 +6.1
Democratic Tarryl Clark 120,846 39.8 -
Independence Bob Anderson 17,698 5.8 -

2008[edit]

2008 Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Michele Bachmann 187,805 46.4 -3.6
Democratic Elwyn Tinklenberg 175,784 43.4 -
Independence Bob Anderson 40,642 10 -

2006[edit]

2006 Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Michele Bachmann 152,317 50 -
Democratic Patty Wetterling 128,342 42 -4
Independence John Binkowski 23,706 8 -

2004[edit]

2004 Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mark Kennedy 205,586 54 -3
Democratic Patty Wetterling 174,828 46 -

2002[edit]

2002 Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mark Kennedy 164,742 57 -
Democratic Janet Robert 100,732 35 -
Independence Becker 21,483 8 -

2006 to 1986[edit]

The elected representatives were:


1984[edit]

Gerry Sikorski was Re-Elected in 1984 to the 99th Congress on Nov. 6th, 1984.
He continued to serve through the 100th Congress, 101st Congress and 102nd Congress.

1984 Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Gerry Sikorski (DFL) 154,603 %
Republican Patrick Trueman (IR) 101,058  %
Write-ins not recorded  %
Totals ' %
Voter turnout  %
DFL gain from Republican

1982[edit]

Gerry Sikorski, (DFL) was elected to the 98th Congress on Nov. 2nd, 1982.

1982 Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Gerry Sikorski (DFL) 109,246 50.82%
Republican Arlen Erdahl (IR) 105,734 49.18%
Write-ins not recorded  %
Totals ' %
Voter turnout  %
DFL gain from Republican

1980[edit]

Vin Weber was elected to serve in the 97th Congress.

1980 Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Vin Weber (IR) 140,402 52.7%%
DFL Archie Baumann (DFL) 126,173 47.3%
Write-ins not recorded  %
Totals ' %
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from DFL

1978[edit]

Rick Nolan was Re-Elected in 1978 to the 96th Congress on Nov. 7th, 1978.

1978 Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Rick Nolan 115,880 55.3%%
Republican Russ Bjorhus (IR) 93,742 44.7%%
Write-ins not recorded  %
Totals ' %
Voter turnout  %
DFL gain from Republican

1976[edit]

Rick Nolan was reelected in 1976 to the 95th Congress.

1976 Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Rick Nolan 147,507 59.6%
Republican James (Jim) Anderson (IR) 99,201  %
Write-ins not recorded  %
Totals ' %
Voter turnout  %
DFL gain from Republican

1974[edit]

Rick Nolan was elected in his second run in the Nov. 5th, 1974 to the 94th Congress.

1974 Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Rick Nolan 96,465 55.4%%
Republican Jon Grunseth (IR) 77,797  %
Write-ins not recorded  %
Totals ' %
Voter turnout  %
DFL gain from Republican

1972[edit]

Rick Nolan ran unsuccessfully for Minnesota's 6th congressional district seat in the United States House of Representatives in the election of Nov. 7th, 1972.

1972 Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Rick Nolan 109,955 %
Republican John M. Zwach (IR) {incumbent} 114,537  %
Write-ins not recorded  %
Totals ' %
Voter turnout  %
DFL gain from Republican

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota congressional districts by urban and rural population and land area". US Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  2. ^ "DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010". United States Census Bureau. United States. 2010. Retrieved July 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ http://cookpolitical.com/file/2013-04-47.pdf.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Lien, Dennis (February 22, 2012). "Bachmann sidesteps McCollum to stay in new 6th District". Pioneer Press. MediaNews Group, Inc. Retrieved July 19, 2012. "The redistricting, done every 10 years to reflect population shifts, had to cut more than 96,000 residents out of Bachmann's growing 6th District and add more than 48,000 to McCollum's shrinking 4th District. It did that in two ways. It lopped off the far ends of the 6th District - western Stearns County and a portion of Washington County directly east of St. Paul - and added a piece of Carver County in the western suburbs. And it dropped the southern portion of the 4th District, but pushed the eastern border all the way to Wisconsin. That put Bachmann's home in McCollum's district. McCollum is a six-term incumbent and Minnesota's only other female U.S. representative. But because members of Congress don't have to live in the district they represent, Bachmann had an alternative to facing McCollum, and she took it." 
  5. ^ "2012 State & Federal Results in Congressional District 6". Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. 14 November 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  6. ^ MN Legislative Manual, 1985-'86 (i.e.: "The Blue Book"), page 339, Dewey Decimal number: "Ref 353.9776 M".
  7. ^ MN Legislative Manual, 1983-'84 (i.e.: "The Blue Book"), page 336, Dewey Decimal number: "Ref 353.9776 M".
  8. ^ MN Legislative Manual, 1981-'82 (i.e.: "The Blue Book"), page ?, Dewey Decimal number: "Ref 353.9776 M".
  9. ^ MN Legislative Manual, 1979-'80 (i.e.: "The Blue Book"), page 493, Dewey Decimal number: "Ref 353.9776 M".
  10. ^ MN Legislative Manual, 1977-'78 (i.e.: "The Blue Book"), page 543, Dewey Decimal no.: "Ref 353.9776 M".
  11. ^ MN Legislative Manual, 1975-'76 (i.e.: "The Blue Book"), page 579 & 581, Dewey Decimal number: "Ref 353.9776 M".
  12. ^ MN Legislative Manual, 1973-'74 (i.e.: "The Blue Book"), page 531, Dewey Decimal number: "Ref 353.9776 M".

Coordinates: 45°20′13″N 93°51′07″W / 45.33694°N 93.85194°W / 45.33694; -93.85194