Arizona's 6th congressional district
|Arizona's 6th congressional district|
|Current Representative||David Schweikert (R–Fountain Hills)|
|Distribution||96.8% urban, 3.2% rural|
|Ethnicity||76.6% White, 1.9% Black, 1.8% Asian, 17.2% Hispanic, 0.8% Native American, 0.1% other|
Arizona's 6th congressional district is a congressional district located in the U.S. state of Arizona and encompasses parts of Maricopa County. It consists mostly of the northeastern suburbs of Phoenix.
- External links
- Maps of Congressional Districts first in effect for the 2002 election
- Tentative Final Congressional Maps for the 2012 election
From 2003 to 2013, this former East Valley seat in Maricopa County contained parts of Mesa, Chandler and all of Gilbert as well as the fast-growing town of Queen Creek. It also contained the city of Apache Junction in Pinal County.
George W. Bush received 64% of the vote in this district in 2004. Native son John McCain—who represented this district (then numbered as the 1st) from 1983 to 1987—received 61.32% of the vote in the district in 2008, making it his best showing in his home state.
|Election results from statewide races|
|2012||President||Romney 60 - 39%|
|2008||President||McCain 61 - 38%|
|2004||President||Bush 64 - 35%|
|2000||President||Bush 61 - 37%|
List of representatives
Arizona began sending a sixth member to the House after the 1990 Census.
|Electoral history||District location|
|Karan English||Democratic||January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
|103rd||Lost re-election||NE Arizona, including parts of Metro Phoenix:
Apache, Gila, Greenlee, Coconino (part), Graham (part), Maricopa (part), Navajo (part), Pinal (part)
|J. D. Hayworth||Republican||January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
|Redistricted to the 5th district|
|Jeff Flake||Republican||January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
|Redistricted from the 1st district
Retired to run for the U.S. Senate
Parts of Metro Phoenix:
Maricopa (part), Pinal (part)
|David Schweikert||Republican||January 3, 2013 –
|Redistricted from the 5th district|
Recent election results
|Libertarian||Jason M. Blair||51,285||25.20%|
Source: "STATE OF ARIZONA OFFICIAL CANVASS 2014 General Election - November 4, 2014" (PDF). Arizona Secretary of State. December 1, 2014. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
Living former Members
As of April 2015[update], there are three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's 6th congressional district that are currently living.
|Representative||Term in office||Date of birth (and age)|
|Karan English||1993 - 1995||March 23, 1949|
|J. D. Hayworth||1995 - 2003||July 12, 1958|
|Jeff Flake||2003 - 2013||December 31, 1962|
- "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10.
- Martis, Kenneth C., The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts, 1789-1983. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1982.
- Martis, Kenneth C., The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress, 1789-1989. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1989.
- Congressional Directory: Browse 105th Congress
- Demographic information at census.gov
- 2004 Election data at CNN.com
- 2002 Election data from CBSNews.com
- 2000 Election data from CNN.com
- 1998 Election data from CNN.com