Indiana's 6th congressional district

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Indiana's 6th congressional district
Indiana's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Indiana's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Luke Messer (RShelbyville)
Area 5,550.4 mi2 (14,375.54 km2)
Distribution 59.23% urban, 40.77% rural
Population (2000) 675,669
Median income $39,002
Ethnicity 94% White, 3.8% Black, 0.5% Asian, 1.3% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% other
Cook PVI R+12[1]

Indiana's 6th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Indiana. The district takes in a large portion of eastern Indiana, including Muncie and Richmond, as well as a few suburbs of both Cincinnati, and Indianapolis.

The district is currently represented by Republican Luke Messer.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created March 4, 1833
No image.svg George L. Kinnard Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
November 26, 1836
Died
Vacant November 26, 1836 –
January 25, 1837
No image.svg William Herod Anti-Jacksonian January 25, 1837 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
No image.svg William W. Wick Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Gov David Wallace Portrait.jpg David Wallace Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Wesley Davis.jpg John W. Davis Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg George G. Dunn Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
WillisAGorman1872.jpg Willis A. Gorman Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Thomas Andrews Hendricks.jpg Thomas A. Hendricks Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Redistricted from the 5th district
No image.svg Lucien Barbour Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
JamesMGregg.jpg James M. Gregg Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Albert-G-Porter.jpeg Albert G. Porter Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Ebenezerdumontindiana.jpg Ebenezer Dumont Unionist March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
John Coburn congressman.jpg John Coburn Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
Redistricted to the 5th district
Sen Daniel W Voorhees 04790r.jpg Daniel W. Voorhees Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
GenMCHunter.jpg Morton C. Hunter Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Redistricted to the 8th district
MiltonSRobinson.jpg Milton S. Robinson Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg William R. Myers Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
ThomasMBrowne.jpg Thomas M. Browne Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1891
Redistricted from the 5th district
Henry Underwood Johnson.jpg Henry U. Johnson Republican March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
James Eli Watson.jpg James E. Watson Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1909
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg William O. Barnard Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Gray 4408106753 38ef3c478a o.jpg Finly H. Gray Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1917
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
DanielWebsterComstock.jpg Daniel W. Comstock Republican March 4, 1917 –
May 19, 1917
Died
Vacant May 19, 1917 –
June 29, 1917
Richard N. Elliott.jpg Richard N. Elliott Republican June 29, 1917 –
March 3, 1931
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg William Larrabee Democratic March 4, 1931 –
March 3, 1933
Redistricted to the 11th district
Virginia Ellis Jenckes.jpg Virginia E. Jenckes Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
NobleJohnson.jpg Noble J. Johnson Republican January 3, 1939 –
July 1, 1948
Resigned to become judge of the U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
Vacant July 1, 1948 –
January 3, 1949
Cecil Harden.jpg Cecil M. Harden Republican January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1959
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Fred Wampler Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1961
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Richard L. Roudebush Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1967
Redistricted to the 10th district
William G. Bray.jpg William G. Bray Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1975
Redistricted from the 7th district
David W Evans.png David W. Evans Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Dan Burton, Official Portrait, 108th Congress.jpg Dan Burton Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 2003
Redistricted to the 5th district
Mike Pence, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Mike Pence Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted from the 2nd district
Messer-Indiana-Representative-.jpg Luke Messer Republican January 3, 2013 –
Present
First elected in 2012

Election Results[edit]

2002[edit]

Indiana's 6th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Pence 118,436 63.79
Democratic Melina Ann Fox 63,871 34.40
Libertarian Doris Robertson 3,346 1.80
Total votes 185,653 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2004[edit]

Indiana's 6th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Pence* 182,529 67.09
Democratic Melina Ann Fox 85,123 31.29
Libertarian Chad (Wick) Roots 4,397 1.62
Total votes 272,049 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2006[edit]

Indiana's 6th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Pence* 115,266 60.01
Democratic Barry A. Welsh 76,812 39.99
Total votes 192,078 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2008[edit]

Indiana's 6th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Pence* 180,549 63.96
Democratic Barry A. Welsh 94,223 33.38
Libertarian George T. Holland 7,534 2.67
Total votes 282,306 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2010[edit]

Indiana's 6th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Pence* 126,027 66.57
Democratic Barry A. Welsh 56,647 29.92
Libertarian Talmage "T.J." Thompson, Jr. 6,635 3.51
Total votes 189,309 100.00
Voter turnout 41%
Republican hold

2012[edit]

Indiana's 6th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Luke Messer 162,613 59.08
Democratic Brad Bookout 96,678 35.12
Libertarian Rex Bell 15,962 5.80
Total votes 275,253 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana's 5th congressional district[edit]

As of May 2015, three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana's 5th congressional district are alive.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
David W. Evans 1975–1983 (1946-08-17) August 17, 1946 (age 69)
Dan Burton 1983-2003 (1938-06-21) June 21, 1938 (age 77)
Mike Pence 2003–2013 (1959-06-07) June 7, 1959 (age 56)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 40°N 85°W / 40°N 85°W / 40; -85