Texas's 6th congressional district

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Texas's 6th congressional district
Texas's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Texas's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Joe Barton (REnnis)
Population (2000) 651,619
Median income $45,857
Ethnicity 73.0% White, 13.0% Black, 3.5% Asian, 15.9% Hispanic, 0.5% Native American, 0.6% other
Cook PVI R+13 (2012)

Texas District 6 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves an area including four counties to the south of the Dallas/Fort Worth area plus the southeast corner of Tarrant County. As of the 2000 census, District 6 represents 651,620 people. The current Representative from District 6 is Joe Barton and has been since 1985.

2012 redistricting[edit]

The 2012 redistricting process removed all of Trinity, Houston, Leon, Freestone, and Limestone counties from the district, while making the district more compact in southeastern Tarrant County.[1]

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created March 4, 1875
Gustav-Schleicher.jpg Gustave Schleicher Democratic March 4, 1875 –
January 10, 1879
Died
Vacant January 10, 1879 –
April 15, 1879
No image.svg Christopher C. Upson Democratic April 15, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
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No image.svg Olin Wellborn Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
Joseph Abbott Texas politician - Brady-Handy.jpg Jo Abbott Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1897
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No image.svg Robert E. Burke Democratic March 4, 1897 –
June 15, 1901
Died
Vacant June 15, 1901 –
July 13, 1901
No image.svg Dudley G. Wooten Democratic July 13, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
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No image.svg Scott Field Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
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No image.svg Rufus Hardy Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1923
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Luther Alexander Johnson.jpg Luther Alexander Johnson Democratic March 4, 1923 –
July 17, 1946
Resigned to become U.S. Tax Judge
Vacant July 17, 1946 –
August 24, 1946
Olin E. Teague 94th Congress 1975.jpg Olin E. Teague Democratic August 24, 1946 –
December 31, 1978
Resigned
Vacant December 31, 1978 –
January 3, 1979
PhilGramm.jpg Phil Gramm Democratic January 3, 1979 –
January 5, 1983
Resigned to run as a Republican
Vacant January 5, 1983 –
February 12, 1983
PhilGramm.jpg Phil Gramm Republican February 12, 1983 –
January 3, 1985
Won a special election to finish his own term
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Joe Barton Official.jpg Joe Barton Republican January 3, 1985 –
present
First elected in 1984

Election results[edit]

US House election, 2004: Texas District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Joe Barton 168,767 66.0 -4.3
Democratic Morris Meyer 83,609 32.7 +5.0
Libertarian Stephen Schrader 3,251 1.3 +0.1
Turnout 255,627
Republican hold Swing -4.7

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2007 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 32°14′06″N 96°39′57″W / 32.23500°N 96.66583°W / 32.23500; -96.66583