Minnesota's 6th congressional district

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Minnesota's 6th congressional district
Minnesota US Congressional District 6 (since 2013).tif
Minnesota's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Tom Emmer (RDelano)
Area 3,081[1] sq mi (7,980 km2)
Distribution
  • 64% urban
  • 36% rural
Population (2010) 759,478[2]
Median income 56,862[citation needed]
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+12[3]
External image
THIS govtrack.us MAP, is a useful representation of the 6th CD's borders, based on Google Maps.

Minnesota's 6th congressional district includes most or all of Benton, Carver, Sherburne, Stearns, Wright, Anoka, and Washington counties. The district is Republican-leaning with a CPVI of R+12. It is currently represented by Republican Tom Emmer.

List of representatives[edit]

Congress Representative Party Years Notes
District created March 4, 1893
53rd Melvin Baldwin.jpeg Melvin Baldwin Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
54th CharlesTowne.jpg Charles A. Towne Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
55th
56th
57th
Page Morris.jpg Robert P. Morris Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
58th
59th
No image.svg Clarence Buckman Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
Charles August Lindbergh.jpg Charles August Lindbergh Republican March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1917
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Harold Knutson in 1917.jpg Harold Knutson Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1933
Redistricted to the At-large district
73rd District inactive, all representatives elected at-large on a general ticket. March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
Knutson.jpg Harold Knutson Republican January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1949
Redistricted from the At-large district
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
No image.svg Fred Marshall DFL January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1963
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
88th
89th
Alec G Olson.png Alec G. Olson DFL January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1967
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
John M. Zwach.jpg John Zwach Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1975
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
94th
96th
Rick Nolan 1977 Congressional photo.jpg Richard Nolan DFL January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1981
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
97th Vin Weber.jpg Vin Weber Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1983
Redistricted to the 2nd district
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
GSikorski.png Gerry Sikorski DFL January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
103rd Rgrams.gif Rod Grams Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
104th
105th
106th
107th
BillLuther-BW.jpg Bill Luther DFL January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
108th
109th
Mark Kennedy, official photo portrait, color.jpg Mark Kennedy Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2007
Redistricted from the 2nd district
110th
111th
112th
113th
Michele Bachmann, smiling.jpg Michele Bachmann Republican January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2015
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
114th
115th
Tom Emmer official portrait 114th Congress.jpg Tom Emmer Republican January 3, 2015 –
present
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]

Recent elections[edit]

1972[edit]

Rick Nolan ran unsuccessfully for Minnesota's 6th congressional district seat in the United States House of Representatives in the election of November 7, 1972.

1972 Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Rick Nolan 109,955 '
Republican John M. Zwach {incumbent} 114,537
Write-ins not recorded
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from DFL

1974[edit]

Rick Nolan was elected in his second run in the November 5, 1974 to the 94th Congress.

1974 Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Rick Nolan 96,465 55.4%
Republican Jon Grunseth 77,797
Write-ins not recorded
Voter turnout  %
DFL gain from Republican

1976[edit]

Rick Nolan was reelected in 1976 to the 95th Congress.

1976 Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Rick Nolan 147,507 59.6%
Republican James (Jim) Anderson (IR) 99,201
Write-ins not recorded
Voter turnout  %
DFL gain from Republican

1978[edit]

Rick Nolan was Re-Elected in 1978 to the 96th Congress on November 7, 1978.

1978 Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Rick Nolan 115,880 55.3%
Republican Russ Bjorhus (IR) 93,742 44.7%
Write-ins not recorded
Voter turnout  %
DFL gain from Republican

1980[edit]

Vin Weber was elected to serve in the 97th Congress.

1980 Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Vin Weber (IR) 140,402 52.7%
DFL Archie Baumann (DFL) 126,173 47.3%
Write-ins not recorded
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from DFL

1982[edit]

Gerry Sikorski, (DFL) was elected to the 98th Congress on November 2, 1982.

1982 Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Gerry Sikorski (DFL) 109,246 50.82%
Republican Arlen Erdahl (IR) 105,734 49.18%
Write-ins not recorded
Voter turnout  %
DFL gain from Republican

1984[edit]

Gerry Sikorski was Re-Elected in 1984 to the 99th Congress on November 6, 1984.
He continued to serve through the 100th Congress, 101st Congress and 102nd Congress.

1984 Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Gerry Sikorski (DFL) 154,603 '
Republican Patrick Trueman (IR) 101,058
Write-ins not recorded
Voter turnout  %
DFL gain from Republican

1986 to 2006[edit]

The elected representatives were:

2002[edit]

2002 Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mark Kennedy 164,742 57% -
Democratic Janet Robert 100,732 35% -
Independence Becker 21,483 8% -

2004[edit]

2004 Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mark Kennedy 205,586 54% -3
Democratic Patty Wetterling 174,828 46% -

2006[edit]

2006 Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Michele Bachmann 152,317 50% -
DFL Patty Wetterling 128,342 42% -4
Independence John Binkowski 23,706 8% -

2008[edit]

2008 Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Michele Bachmann 187,805 46.4% -3.6
DFL Elwyn Tinklenberg 175,784 43.4% -
Independence Bob Anderson 40,642 10% -

2010[edit]

2010 Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota Elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Michele Bachmann 159,476 52.5% +6.1
DFL Tarryl Clark 120,846 39.8% -
Independence Bob Anderson 17,698 5.8% -

2012[edit]

Although Bachmann's home was not located within the new boundaries of the 6th district, she legally ran for re-election and won.[11]

Minnesota's 6th congressional district general election, 2012[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Michele Bachmann 179,241 50.5% -2.0
DFL Jim Graves 174,944 49.3% +9.5

2014[edit]

Minnesota's 6th congressional district general election, 2014[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tom Emmer 133,332 56.3% +5.8
DFL Joe Perske 90,926 38.4% -10.9
Independence John Denney 12,459 5.3% +5.3

2016[edit]

Minnesota's 6th congressional district general election, 2016[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tom Emmer 235,385 65.6% +9.3
DFL David Snyder 123,010 34.3% -4.1

Presidential election voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races Political parties that won the district
Year Office Results
2016 President Trump 59 - 33% Republican Party (United States)
2012 President Romney 57 - 42% Republican Party (United States)
2008 President McCain 53 - 45% Republican Party (United States)
2004 President Bush 57 - 42% Republican Party (United States)
2000 President Bush 52 - 42% Republican Party (United States)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota congressional districts by urban and rural population and land area" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  2. ^ "DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010". United States Census Bureau. United States. 2010. Retrieved July 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  4. ^ MN Legislative Manual, 1973-'74 (i.e.: "The Blue Book"), page 531, Dewey Decimal Classification number: "Ref 353.9776 M".
  5. ^ MN Legislative Manual, 1975-'76 (i.e.: "The Blue Book"), page 579 & 581, Dewey Decimal Classification number: "Ref 353.9776 M".
  6. ^ MN Legislative Manual, 1977-'78 (i.e.: "The Blue Book"), page 543, Dewey Decimal Classification no.: "Ref 353.9776 M".
  7. ^ MN Legislative Manual, 1979-'80 (i.e.: "The Blue Book"), page 493, Dewey Decimal Classification number: "Ref 353.9776 M".
  8. ^ MN Legislative Manual, 1981-'82 (i.e.: "The Blue Book"), page ?, Dewey Decimal Classification number: "Ref 353.9776 M".
  9. ^ MN Legislative Manual, 1983-'84 (i.e.: "The Blue Book"), page 336, Dewey Decimal Classification number: "Ref 353.9776 M".
  10. ^ MN Legislative Manual, 1985-'86 (i.e.: "The Blue Book"), page 339, Dewey Decimal Classification number: "Ref 353.9776 M".
  11. ^ Lien, Dennis (February 22, 2012). "Bachmann sidesteps McCollum to stay in new 6th District". Pioneer Press. MediaNews Group, Inc. Retrieved July 19, 2012. The redistricting, done every 10 years to reflect population shifts, had to cut more than 96,000 residents out of Bachmann's growing 6th District and add more than 48,000 to McCollum's shrinking 4th District. It did that in two ways. It lopped off the far ends of the 6th District - western Stearns County and a portion of Washington County directly east of St. Paul - and added a piece of Carver County in the western suburbs. And it dropped the southern portion of the 4th District, but pushed the eastern border all the way to Wisconsin. That put Bachmann's home in McCollum's district. McCollum is a six-term incumbent and Minnesota's only other female U.S. representative. But because members of Congress don't have to live in the district they represent, Bachmann had an alternative to facing McCollum, and she took it. 
  12. ^ "2012 State & Federal Results in Congressional District 6". Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. November 14, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  13. ^ http://electionresults.sos.state.mn.us/20141104/ElecRslts.asp?M=CG&CD=06
  14. ^ "Office of the House Clerk – Electoral Statistics". Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Archived from the original on July 30, 2008. 
  15. ^ "November 8, 2016 General Election Unofficial Results". Minnesota Secretary of State. November 8, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2016. 

Coordinates: 45°20′13″N 93°51′07″W / 45.33694°N 93.85194°W / 45.33694; -93.85194