Washington's 6th congressional district

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Washington's 6th congressional district
WA CD 06-2013.pdf
Current Representative Derek Kilmer (DArtondale)
Population (2000) 654,902
Median income 39,205
Cook PVI D+5[1]

Washington's 6th congressional district encompasses the Olympic Peninsula, most of the Kitsap Peninsula, and most of the city of Tacoma. The 6th District has been represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by Derek Kilmer, a Democrat from Artondale, 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.

Presidentially, the 6th leans Democratic. Al Gore and John Kerry carried the district in 2000 and 2004 with 52% and 53% of the vote, respectively. Barack Obama swept the district in 2008 with 57% of the vote.

The district from 2003 to 2013


Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1996 President Clinton 50 - 36%
1992 President Clinton 43 - 31%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Dates District Home Notes
District created March 4, 1933
No image.svg Wesley Lloyd Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 10, 1936 Died
Vacant January 10, 1936 – January 3, 1937
John M. Coffee, 79th Congress.jpg John Main Coffee Democratic January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1947
Thor C. Tollefson.jpg Thor Carl Tollefson Republican January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1965
Floyd Hicks 94th Congress 1975.jpg Floyd Hicks Democratic January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1977
Norman Dicks, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Norm Dicks Democratic January 3, 1977 – January 3, 2013
Derek Kilmer 113th Congress.jpg Derek Kilmer Democratic January 3, 2013 – present Gig Harbor Incumbent

See also[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: 47°10′N 123°30′W / 47.167°N 123.500°W / 47.167; -123.500