Virginia's 6th congressional district

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Virginia's 6th congressional district
Current Representative Bob Goodlatte (RRoanoke)
Population (2000) 643,504
Median income $37,773
Ethnicity 85.9% White, 11.0% Black, 1.0% Asian, 2.0% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.0% other
Cook PVI R+12[1]

Virginia's sixth congressional district is a United States congressional district in the commonwealth of Virginia. Due to recent redistricting, the district now covers all or part of Warren, Shenandoah, Page, Rockingham, Highland, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Rockbridge, Botetourt, Roanoke, and Amherst Counties as well as the cities of Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, Lexington, Buena Vista, Lynchburg, and Roanoke. The current representative is Bob Goodlatte (R).

Businessman Sam Rasoul received the Democratic Party's nomination, unsuccessfully challenging Goodlatte in 2008. Businesswoman Janice Lee Allen Ph.D. ran as an Independent.

In 2010, Jeffrey Vanke ran for the seat, also as an Independent, with endorsement from the Modern Whig Party as did Libertarian candidate Stuart Bain.

Bob Goodlatte won the Republican nomination in the June 12th 2012 GOP primary, fending off a challenge from Karen Kwiatkowski. Democratic candidate Andy Schmookler challenged Bob Goodlatte in the November 6th 2012 general election.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President McCain 57 - 42%[citation needed]
2004 President Bush 63 - 36%[citation needed]
2001 Governor Earley 51 - 49%[citation needed]
Lieutenant Governor Katzen 54 - 45%[citation needed]
Attorney General Kilgore 67 - 33%[citation needed]
2000 President Bush 60 - 37%[citation needed]
Senator Allen 58 - 42%[citation needed]
1997 Governor Gilmore 60 - 38%[citation needed]
Lieutenant Governor Hager 53 - 43%[citation needed]
Attorney General Earley 62 - 38%[citation needed]
1996 President Dole 50 - 40%[citation needed]
Senator Warner 54 - 46%[citation needed]


List of representatives[edit]

Representative Lived Party Term Note
District created: March 4, 1789
Isaac Coles.jpg Isaac Coles (1747-1813) Anti-Administration March 4, 1789 - March 3, 1791 Defeated
A-Bedford-Venable.jpg Abraham B. Venable (1758-1811) Anti-Administration March 4, 1791 - March 3, 1793 Elected to VA-7
Isaac Coles.jpg Isaac Coles (1747-1813) Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 - March 3, 1795
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 - March 3, 1797 Declined to run
Matthew Clay (1754-1815) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1797 - March 3, 1803 Elected to VA-14
Abram Trigg (1750-.......) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 - March 3, 1809 Declined to run
Daniel Sheffey (1770-1830) Federalist March 4, 1809 - March 3, 1817 Defeated
1812 Alexander Smyth.jpg Alexander Smyth (1765-1830) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 - March 3, 1823 Elected to VA-22
Prof. George Tucker.jpg George Tucker (1775-1861) Crawford D-R March 4, 1823 - March 3, 1825 Defeated
Thomas Davenport (.......-1838) Jackson March 4, 1825 - March 3, 1833
Anti-Jackson March 4, 1833 - March 3, 1835 Defeated
Walter Coles (1790-1857) Jackson March 4, 1835 - March 3, 1837
Democratic March 4, 1837 - March 3, 1843 Elected to VA-3
JohnWinstonJones.jpg John W. Jones (1791-1848) Democratic March 4, 1843 - March 3, 1845 Declined to run
James Alexander Seddon 1.jpg James A. Seddon (1815-1880) Democratic March 4, 1845 - March 3, 1847 Declined to run
JMBotts.jpg John M. Botts (1802-1869) Whig March 4, 1847 - March 3, 1849 Defeated
James Alexander Seddon 1.jpg James A. Seddon (1815-1880) Democratic March 4, 1849 - March 3, 1851 Declined to run
John S. Caskie (1821-1869) Democratic March 4, 1851 - March 3, 1853 Elected to VA-3
Paulus Powell (1809-1874) Democratic March 4, 1853 - March 3, 1859 Defeated
Shelton F. Leake (1812-1884) Independent Democrat March 4, 1859 - March 3, 1861 Declined to run
Vacant March 4, 1861 - January 26, 1870 Civil War
WMilnesJr.jpg William Milnes, Jr. (1827-1889) Conservative January 27, 1870 - March 3, 1871 Defeated
JTHarris.jpg John T. Harris (1823-1899) Democratic March 4, 1871 - March 3, 1873 Elected to VA-7
TWhitehead.jpg Thomas Whitehead (1825-1901) Democratic March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1875 Declined to run
John Randolph Tucker 1823-1897 - Brady-Handy.jpg John R. Tucker (1823-1897) Democratic March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1885 Elected to VA-10
John W. Daniel - Brady-Handy.jpg John W. Daniel (1842-1910) Democratic March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1887 Elected to the U.S. Senate
Samuel I. Hopkins (1843-1914) Labor Party March 4, 1887 - March 3, 1889 Declined to run
PaulCEdmunds.jpg Paul C. Edmunds (1836-1899) Democratic March 4, 1889 - March 3, 1895 Declined to run
Peter J. Otey.jpeg Peter J. Otey (1840-1902) Democratic March 4, 1895 - May 4, 1902 Died
Vacant May 5, 1902 - November 3, 1902
CGlass.jpg E. Carter Glass (1858-1946) Democratic November 4, 1902 - December 16, 1918 Appointed U.S. Secretary of Treasury
Vacant December 17, 1918 - February 24, 1918 Special election
James P. Woods (1868-1948) Democratic February 25, 1918 - March 3, 1923 Defeated
CliftonAWoodrum.jpg Clifton A. Woodrum (1887-1950) Democratic March 4, 1923 - March 3, 1933 Elected to VA-AL
District eliminated March 4, 1933
District recreated January 3, 1935
CliftonAWoodrum.jpg Clifton A. Woodrum (1887-1950) Democratic January 3, 1935 - December 31, 1945 Resigned
Vacant December 31, 1945 - January 22, 1946 Special election January 22, 1946
James Lindsay Almond - circa 1945 to 1949 - US House of Representatives.jpg J. Lindsay Almond, Jr. (1898-1986) Democratic January 22, 1946 - April 17, 1948 Elected Attorney General of Virginia
Vacant April 17, 1948 - November 2, 1948
Clarence G. Burton (1886-1982) Democratic November 2, 1948 - January 3, 1953 Defeated
Richard Harding Poff.jpg Richard H. Poff (1923-2011) Republican January 3, 1953 - August 29, 1972 Appointed Virginia Supreme Court justice
Vacant August 29, 1972 - November 7, 1972
M. Caldwell Butler.jpg M. Caldwell Butler (b. 1925) Republican November 7, 1972 - January 3, 1983 Declined to run
Jim Olin.jpg James R. Olin (1920-2006) Democratic January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1993 Declined to run
Bob Goodlatte Official.jpg Robert W. Goodlatte (b. 1952) Republican January 3, 1993 - Present

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 

Coordinates: 38°7′51.6″N 79°2′38″W / 38.131000°N 79.04389°W / 38.131000; -79.04389