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Florida's 6th congressional district

Florida's 6th congressional district
Florida's sixth congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Florida's sixth congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Ron DeSantis (RPonte Vedra Beach)
Cook PVI R+8

Florida's 6th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Florida. The district stretches from the southern Jacksonville suburbs to New Smyrna Beach. It includes the cities of St. Augustine and Daytona Beach.

From 2003 to 2013 the district stretched from the St. Johns River and Jacksonville, sweeping through North Central Florida, encompassing portions of Gainesville and Ocala, and meandered down to the northern tip of the Greater Orlando area in Lake County. It included all of Bradford and Gilchrist counties and portions of Alachua, Clay, Duval, Lake, Levy, and Marion counties.

The district is currently represented by Republican Ron DeSantis.

Contents

  • Presidential voting history 1
  • List of representatives 2
  • Election results 3
    • 2002 3.1
    • 2004 3.2
    • 2006 3.3
    • 2008 3.4
    • 2010 3.5
  • Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 6th congressional district 4
  • Historical district boundaries 5
  • References 6

Presidential voting history

The district contains over 525,000 registered voters, of whom just over 39% are Democratic, while slightly more than 41% identify as Republican.

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President John McCain 56 - Barack Obama 42%
2004 President John Kerry 39%

List of representatives

Representative Party Years District home Notes
District created January 3, 1945
Dwight L. Rogers Democratic January 3, 1945 – December 1, 1954 Died
Vacant December 1, 1954 – January 4, 1955
Paul Rogers Democratic January 4, 1955 – January 3, 1967 Redistricted to the 9th district
Sam Gibbons Democratic January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1973 Redistricted from the 10th district, Redistricted to the 7th district
Bill Young Republican January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1983 Redistricted from the 8th district, Redistricted to the 8th district
Buddy MacKay Democratic January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1989
Cliff Stearns Republican January 3, 1989 – January 3, 2013 Lost primary election after being redistricted to the 3rd district
Ron DeSantis Republican January 3, 2013 – present

Election results

2002

Florida's 6th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cliff Stearns* 141,570 65.35
Democratic Dave Bruderly 75,046 34.65
Total votes 216,616 100.00
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2004

Florida's 6th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cliff Stearns* 211,137 64.40
Democratic Dave Bruderly 116,680 35.59
No party Others 36 0.01%
Total votes 327,853 100.00
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2006

Florida's 6th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cliff Stearns* 136,601 59.88
Democratic Dave Bruderly 91,528 40.12
Total votes 228,129 100.00
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2008

Florida's 6th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cliff Stearns* 228,302 60.89
Democratic Tim Cunha 146,655 39.11
Total votes 374,957 100.00
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2010

Florida's 6th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cliff Stearns* 179,349 71.46
Independent Steven E. Schonberg 71,632 28.54
Total votes 250,981 100.00
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 6th congressional district

As of May 2015, these are two former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 6th congressional district who are currently living at this time.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Buddy MacKay 1983–1989 (1933-03-22) March 22, 1933
Cliff Stearns 1989–2013 (1941-04-16) April 16, 1941

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

References

  • 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


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