Arizona's 6th congressional district

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Arizona's 6th congressional district
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Arizona's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative David Schweikert (RFountain Hills)
Area 724 sq mi (1,880 km2)
Distribution
  • 96.8% urban
  • 3.2% rural
Population (2015) 749,808[1]
Median income 47,976
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+9[2]

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.

The district is currently represented by Republican David Schweikert.

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History[edit]

Arizona picked up a sixth district after the 1990 census. It covered the northeast quadrant of the state, from Flagstaff to the New Mexico border. Most of its population, however, was located in the northeastern portion of the Valley of the Sun, including Tempe and Scottsdale.

After the 2000 census, most of the Maricopa County portion of the old 6th became the 5th District, while the 6th was reconfigured to take in most of the former 1st District. It included 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. For the first time since its creation in 1951, it didn't include any of Phoenix itself. The district and its predecessors had seen its share of Phoenix gradually reduced amid the Valley's explosive growth in the second half of the 20th century.

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.

After the 2010 census, the old 6th essentially became the 5th District, while the 6th was redrawn to take in most of the old 3rd district.

Voting[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2016 President Trump 52 - 42%
2012 President Romney 60 - 39%
2008 President McCain 61 - 38%
2004 President Bush 64 - 35%
2000 President Bush 61 - 37%

List of representatives[edit]

Arizona began sending a sixth member to the House after the 1990 Census.

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District location[3][4][5]
Karanenglish.jpg 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.jpg J. D. Hayworth Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
104th
105th
106th
107th
Redistricted to the 5th district
Jeff Flake, official portrait, 112th Congress 2.jpg Jeff Flake Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Redistricted from the 1st district
Retired to run for the U.S. Senate
AZ-districts-109-06.png
Parts of Metro Phoenix:
Maricopa (part), Pinal (part)
David Schweikert 2011-06-15.jpg David Schweikert Republican January 3, 2013 –
present
113th
114th
Redistricted from the 5th district [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]

Recent election results[edit]

2002[edit]

Arizona’s 6th Congressional District House Election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jeff Flake 103,094 65.94%
Democratic Deborah Thomas 49,355 31.57%
Libertarian Andy Wagner 3,888 2.49%
Majority 53,739 34.37%
Total votes 156,337 100.00
Republican hold

2004[edit]

Arizona’s 6th Congressional District House Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jeff Flake* 202,882 79.38%
Libertarian Craig Stritar 52,695 20.62%
Majority 150,187 58.76%
Total votes 255,577 100.00
Republican hold

2006[edit]

Arizona’s 6th Congressional District House Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jeff Flake* 152,201 74.80%
Libertarian Jason M. Blair 51,285 25.20%
Majority 100,916 49.60%
Total votes 203,486 100.00
Republican hold

2008[edit]

Arizona’s 6th Congressional District House Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jeff Flake* 208,582 62.42%
Democratic Rebecca Schneider 115,457 34.55%
Libertarian Rick Biondi 10,137 3.03%
Majority 93,125 27.87%
Total votes 334,176 100.00
Republican hold

2010[edit]

Arizona’s 6th Congressional District House Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Jeff Flake* 165,649 66.42%
Democratic Rebecca Schneider 72,615 29.12%
Libertarian Darell Tapp 7,712 3.09%
Green Richard Grayson 3,407 1.37%
Majority 93,034 37.30%
Total votes 249,383 100.00
Republican hold

2012[edit]

Arizona’s 6th Congressional District House Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican David Schweikert* 179,706 61.30%
Democratic Matt Jette 97,666 33.31%
Libertarian Jack Anderson 10,167 3.47%
Green Mark Salazar 5,637 1.92%
Majority 82,040 27.99%
Total votes 293,176 100.00
Republican hold

2014[edit]

Arizona’s 6th Congressional District House Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican David Schweikert* 129,578 64.86%
Democratic John Williamson 70,198 35.14%
Majority 58,380 29.82%
Total votes 199,776 100.00
Republican hold

2016[edit]

Arizona’s 6th Congressional District House Election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican David Schweikert* 201,578 62.13%
Democratic John Williamson 122,866 37.87%
Majority 78,712 24.26%
Total votes 322,444 100
Republican hold

Living former Members[edit]

As of April 2015, 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 (1949-03-23) March 23, 1949 (age 68)
J. D. Hayworth 1995 - 2003 (1958-07-12) July 12, 1958 (age 59)
Jeff Flake 2003 - 2013 (1962-12-31) December 31, 1962 (age 54)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  3. ^ Martis, Kenneth C., The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts, 1789-1983. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1982.
  4. ^ Martis, Kenneth C., The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress, 1789-1989. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1989.
  5. ^ Congressional Directory: Browse 105th Congress Archived 2011-02-17 at the Wayback Machine.

References[edit]

  1. Demographic information at census.gov
  2. 2004 Election data at CNN.com
  3. 2002 Election data from CBSNews.com
  4. 2000 Election data from CNN.com
  5. 1998 Election data from CNN.com

Coordinates: 33°40′01″N 111°53′19″W / 33.66694°N 111.88861°W / 33.66694; -111.88861