Texas's 6th congressional district

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Texas's 6th congressional district
Texas US Congressional District 6 (since 2013).tif
Texas' 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Joe Barton (REnnis)
Distribution
  • 88.69[1]% urban
  • 11.31% rural
Population (2016) 770,255[2]
Median income $65,758
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+9[3]

Texas District 6 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves an area including two counties to the south of the Dallas/Fort Worth area plus the southeast corner of Tarrant County. As of the 2000 census, District 6 represents 651,620 people. The current Representative from District 6 is Joe Barton and has been since 1985. Barton came to national attention when nude selfie photos of himself - taken from video of him masturbating, that he had shared with women - surfaced online in 2017, along with messages with sexual overtones that he had sent to a female constituent while he was married.[4][5][6] In November 2017, Barton announced that as a result of the scandal he will retire from Congress at the end of his current term, and will not seek re-election in 2018.[7]

2012 redistricting[edit]

The 2012 redistricting process removed all of Trinity, Houston, Leon, Freestone, and Limestone counties from the district, while making the district more compact in southeastern Tarrant County.[8]

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created March 4, 1875
Gustav-Schleicher.jpg Gustave Schleicher Democratic March 4, 1875 –
January 10, 1879
Died
Vacant January 10, 1879 –
April 15, 1879
Combats and conquests of immortal heroes (1910) (14745127416).jpg Christopher C. Upson Democratic April 15, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg Olin Wellborn Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
Joseph Abbott Texas politician - Brady-Handy.jpg Jo Abbott Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1897
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg Robert E. Burke Democratic March 4, 1897 –
June 5, 1901
Died
Vacant June 5, 1901 –
July 13, 1901
No image.svg Dudley G. Wooten Democratic July 13, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg Scott Field Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg Rufus Hardy Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing.]
Luther Alexander Johnson.jpg Luther Alexander Johnson Democratic March 4, 1923 –
July 17, 1946
Resigned to become U.S. Tax Judge
Vacant July 17, 1946 –
August 24, 1946
Olin E. Teague 94th Congress 1975.jpg Olin E. Teague Democratic August 24, 1946 –
December 31, 1978
Resigned
Vacant December 31, 1978 –
January 3, 1979
Phil Gramm--98th Congress.png Phil Gramm Democratic January 3, 1979 –
January 5, 1983
Resigned to run as a Republican
Vacant January 5, 1983 –
February 12, 1983
Phil Gramm--98th Congress.png Phil Gramm Republican February 12, 1983 –
January 3, 1985
Won a special election to finish his own term
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Joe Barton official congressional photo.jpg Joe Barton Republican January 3, 1985 –
present
First elected in 1984

Election results[edit]

US House election, 2004: Texas District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joe Barton 168,767 66.0 -4.3
Democratic Morris Meyer 83,609 32.7 +5.0
Libertarian Stephen Schrader 3,251 1.3 +0.1
Turnout 255,627
Republican hold Swing -4.7
US House election, 2006: Texas District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joe Barton 91,927 60.5 -5.5
Democratic David Harris 56,369 37.1 +4.4
Libertarian Carl Nulsen 3,740 2.5 +1.2
Turnout 152,036
Republican hold Swing
US House election, 2008: Texas District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joe Barton 174,008 62 +1.5
Democratic Ludwig Otto 99,919 35.6 -1.5
Libertarian Max Kock, III 6,655 2.4 -0.1
Turnout 280,582
Republican hold Swing
US House election, 2010: Texas District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joe Barton 107,140 65.9 +3.9
Democratic David Cozad 50,717 31.2 -4.4
Libertarian Byron Severns 4,700 2.9 +0.5
Turnout 162,557
Republican hold Swing
US House election, 2012: Texas District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joe Barton 145,019 58 -7.9
Democratic Kenneth Sanders 98,053 39.2 +8.0
Libertarian Hugh Chauvin 4,847 1.9 -2.1
Green Brandon Parmer 2,017 0.8 +0.8
Turnout 249,936
Republican hold Swing
US House election, 2014: Texas District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joe Barton 92,334 61.1 +3.1
Democratic David Cozad 55,027 36.4 -2.8
Libertarian Hugh Chauvin 3,635 2.4 +1.6
Turnout 150,996
Republican hold Swing
US House election, 2016: Texas District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joe Barton 159,444 58.3 -2.8
Democratic Ruby Faye Woolridge 106,667 39 +2.6
Green Darrel Smith 7,185 2.6 +2.6
Turnout 273,296
Republican hold Swing

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2007 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=48&cd=06
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "Republican Rep. Joe Barton apologizes after lewd photo surfaces," Fox News.
  5. ^ "GOP congressman Barton apologizes for nude selfie" - POLITICO
  6. ^ "After cringe-worthy photo, let voters decide on Rep. Joe Barton's future" | Editorials | Dallas News
  7. ^ Leslie, Katie (November 30, 2017). "Rep. Joe Barton: I will not seek re-election". Dallas Morning News. Dallas, TX. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  8. ^ http://gis1.tlc.state.tx.us/

Coordinates: 32°14′06″N 96°39′57″W / 32.23500°N 96.66583°W / 32.23500; -96.66583