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Indiana's 6th congressional district

Indiana's 6th congressional district
Indiana's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Indiana's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Luke Messer (RShelbyville)
Area 5,550.4 mi2 (14,375.54 km2)
Distribution 59.23% urban, 40.77% rural
Population (2000) 675,669
Median income $39,002
Ethnicity 94% White, 3.8% Black, 0.5% Asian, 1.3% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% other
Cook PVI R+12[1]

Indiana's 6th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Indiana. The district takes in a large portion of eastern Indiana, including Muncie and Richmond, as well as a few suburbs of both Cincinnati, and Indianapolis.

The district is currently represented by Republican Luke Messer.

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created March 4, 1833
George L. Kinnard Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
November 26, 1836
Died
Vacant November 26, 1836 –
January 25, 1837
William Herod Anti-Jacksonian January 25, 1837 –
March 3, 1837
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
William W. Wick Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
David Wallace Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
John W. Davis Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
George G. Dunn Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
Willis A. Gorman Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
Thomas A. Hendricks Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Redistricted from the 5th district
Lucien Barbour Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
James M. Gregg Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
Albert G. Porter Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
Ebenezer Dumont Unionist March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
John Coburn Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
Redistricted to the 5th district
Daniel W. Voorhees Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1873
Morton C. Hunter Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Redistricted to the 8th district
Milton S. Robinson Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
William R. Myers Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
Thomas M. Browne Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1891
Redistricted from the 5th district
Henry U. Johnson Republican March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1899
James E. Watson Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1909
William O. Barnard Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
Finly H. Gray Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1917
Daniel W. Comstock Republican March 4, 1917 –
May 19, 1917
Died
Vacant May 19, 1917 –
June 29, 1917
Richard N. Elliott Republican June 29, 1917 –
March 3, 1931
William Larrabee Democratic March 4, 1931 –
March 3, 1933
Redistricted to the 11th district
Virginia E. Jenckes Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
Noble J. Johnson Republican January 3, 1939 –
July 1, 1948
Resigned to become judge of the U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
Vacant July 1, 1948 –
January 3, 1949
Cecil M. Harden Republican January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1959
Fred Wampler Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1961
Richard L. Roudebush Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1967
Redistricted to the 10th district
William G. Bray Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1975
Redistricted from the 7th district
David W. Evans Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
Dan Burton Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 2003
Redistricted to the 5th district
Mike Pence Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted from the 2nd district
Luke Messer Republican January 3, 2013 –
Present
First elected in 2012

Election Results

2002

Indiana's 6th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Pence 118,436 63.79
Democratic Melina Ann Fox 63,871 34.40
Libertarian Doris Robertson 3,346 1.80
Total votes 185,653 100.00
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2004

Indiana's 6th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Pence* 182,529 67.09
Democratic Melina Ann Fox 85,123 31.29
Libertarian Chad (Wick) Roots 4,397 1.62
Total votes 272,049 100.00
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2006

Indiana's 6th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Pence* 115,266 60.01
Democratic Barry A. Welsh 76,812 39.99
Total votes 192,078 100.00
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2008

Indiana's 6th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Pence* 180,549 63.96
Democratic Barry A. Welsh 94,223 33.38
Libertarian George T. Holland 7,534 2.67
Total votes 282,306 100.00
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2010

Indiana's 6th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Pence* 126,027 66.57
Democratic Barry A. Welsh 56,647 29.92
Libertarian Talmage "T.J." Thompson, Jr. 6,635 3.51
Total votes 189,309 100.00
Voter turnout 41%
Republican hold

2012

Indiana's 6th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Luke Messer 162,613 59.08
Democratic Brad Bookout 96,678 35.12
Libertarian Rex Bell 15,962 5.80
Total votes 275,253 100.00
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana's 5th congressional district

As of May 2015, three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana's 5th congressional district are alive.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
David W. Evans 1975–1983 (1946-08-17) August 17, 1946
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Dan Burton 1983-2003 (1938-06-21) June 21, 1938
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Mike Pence 2003–2013 (1959-06-07) June 7, 1959
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Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References


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  1. ^
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

External links

  • Congressman Mike Pence Official House site

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