Washington's 6th congressional district
|Washington's 6th congressional district|
Washington's 6th congressional district encompasses the Olympic Peninsula, most of the Kitsap Peninsula, and most of the city of Tacoma. Its counties include the entirety of Clallam, Kitsap, Jefferson, and Grays Harbor counties and part of Mason and Pierce counties. The 6th District has been represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by Derek Kilmer, a Democrat from Gig Harbor, since January 2013. He succeeded 36-year incumbent and fellow Democrat Norm Dicks, at the time the dean of the Washington delegation.
Established after the 1930 U.S. Census, the 6th District is a working class district, with many of its jobs provided by tourism and a declining timber industry on the Pacific and Juan de Fuca coasts, and by the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton.
Recent election results from presidential races
|1992||President||Clinton 43 - 31%|
|1996||President||Clinton 50 - 36%|
|2000||President||Gore 52 - 37|
|2004||President||Kerry 53 - 36%|
|2008||President||Obama 57 - 40%|
|2012||President||Obama 56 - 41%|
|2016||President||Clinton 51 - 39%|
List of members representing the district
|District created||March 4, 1933|
|Democratic||March 4, 1933 –
January 10, 1936
|Vacant||January 10, 1936 –
January 3, 1937
John M. Coffee
|Democratic||January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1947
Thor C. Tollefson
|Republican||January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1965
|Democratic||January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1977
|Democratic||January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 2013
|Democratic||January 3, 2013 –
|Elected in 2012.|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Washington, 2008
- United States House of Representatives elections in Washington, 2010
- United States House of Representatives elections in Washington, 2012
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present
- Washington State Redistricting Commission
- Find your new congressional district: a searchable map, Seattle Times, January 13, 2012