Washington's 6th congressional district encompasses the Olympic Peninsula, most of the Kitsap Peninsula, and most of the city of Tacoma. The 6th District has been represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by Derek Kilmer, a Democrat from Artondale, since January 2013. He succeeded 36-year incumbent and fellow Democrat Norm Dicks, at the time the dean of the Washington delegation.
Established after the
1930 U.S. Census, the 6th District is a working class district, with many of its jobs provided by tourism and a declining timber industry on the Pacific and Juan de Fuca coasts, and by the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton.
Presidentially, the 6th leans Democratic.
Al Gore and John Kerry carried the district in 2000 and 2004 with 52% and 53% of the vote, respectively. Barack Obama swept the district in 2008 with 57% of the vote.
The district from 2003 to 2013
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March 4, 1933
Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 10, 1936
January 10, 1936 – January 3, 1937
John Main Coffee
Democratic January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1947
Thor Carl Tollefson
Republican January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1965
Floyd Verne Hicks
Democratic January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1977
Democratic January 3, 1977 – January 3, 2013
Democratic January 3, 2013 – present
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Coordinates: 47°10′N 123°30′W / 47.167°N 123.500°W