Arizona's 6th congressional district
|Arizona's 6th congressional district|
Arizona's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
|Current Representative||David Schweikert (R–Fountain Hills)|
|Area||724 sq mi (1,880 km2)|
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
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.
|Election results from statewide races|
|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
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%|
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 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- 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 Archived 2011-02-17 at the Wayback Machine.
- 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