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 ]
The district from 2003 to 2013
List of representatives [ edit ]
March 4, 1893
Democratic March 4, 1893 - March 3, 1895
Charles A. Towne
Republican March 4, 1895 - March 3, 1897
Robert P. Morris
Republican March 4, 1897 - March 3, 1903
Republican March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1907
Charles August Lindbergh
Republican March 4, 1907 - March 3, 1917
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
Republican January 3, 1935 - January 3, 1949
Redistricted from the At-large district
DFL January 3, 1949 - January 3, 1963
Alec G. Olson
DFL January 3, 1963 - January 3, 1967
Republican January 3, 1967 - January 3, 1975
DFL January 3, 1975 - January 3, 1981
Republican January 3, 1981 - January 3, 1983
Redistricted to the 2nd district
DFL January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1993
Republican January 3, 1993 - January 3, 1995
DFL January 3, 1995 - January 3, 2003
Republican January 3, 2003 - January 3, 2007
Redistricted from the 2nd district
Republican January 3, 2007–Present
Elections [ edit ]
2006 to 1986 [ edit ]
The elected representatives were:
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.
Gerry Sikorski, ( DFL) was elected to the 98th Congress on Nov. 2nd, 1982.
Vin Weber was elected to serve in the 97th Congress.
Rick Nolan was Re-Elected in 1978 to the 96th Congress on Nov. 7th, 1978.
1978 Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Republican Russ Bjorhus (
not recorded %
DFL gain from Republican
Rick Nolan was reelected in 1976 to the 95th Congress.
1976 Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Republican James (Jim) Anderson (
not recorded %
DFL gain from Republican
Rick Nolan was elected in his second run in the Nov. 5th, 1974 to the 94th Congress.
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.
References [ edit ]
^ "Minnesota congressional districts by urban and rural population and land area". US Census Bureau. 2000 . Retrieved 2007-04-02.
^ "DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010". . United States. 2010 United States Census Bureau . Retrieved July 19, 2012.
^ 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."
^ "2012 State & Federal Results in Congressional District 6". Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. 14 November 2012 . Retrieved 18 November 2012.
^ MN Legislative Manual, 1985-'86 (i.e.: "The Blue Book"), page 339, Dewey Decimal number: "Ref 353.9776 M".
^ MN Legislative Manual, 1983-'84 (i.e.: "The Blue Book"), page 336, Dewey Decimal number: "Ref 353.9776 M".
^ MN Legislative Manual, 1981-'82 (i.e.: "The Blue Book"), page ?, Dewey Decimal number: "Ref 353.9776 M".
^ MN Legislative Manual, 1979-'80 (i.e.: "The Blue Book"), page 493, Dewey Decimal number: "Ref 353.9776 M".
^ MN Legislative Manual, 1977-'78 (i.e.: "The Blue Book"), page 543, Dewey Decimal no.: "Ref 353.9776 M".
^ MN Legislative Manual, 1975-'76 (i.e.: "The Blue Book"), page 579 & 581, Dewey Decimal number: "Ref 353.9776 M".
^ 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