|Florida's 6th congressional district|
Florida's 6th congressional district since January 3, 2017
|Area||2,682 sq mi (6,950 km2)|
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 city of 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. Most of this district is now the 3rd District, while the current 6th covers most of the territory that was previously in the 7th district.
The district is currently represented by Republican Michael Waltz.
Recent results in statewide elections
|2004||President||George W. Bush 61 - John Kerry 39%|
|2008||President||John McCain 56 - Barack Obama 42%|
|2012||President||Mitt Romney 53 - Barack Obama 47%|
|2016||President||Donald Trump 57 - Hillary Clinton 40%|
List of members representing the district
|District created January 3, 1945|
Dwight L. Rogers
|Democratic||January 3, 1945 –
December 1, 1954
Re-elected in 1954 but died.
|Vacant||December 1, 1954 –
January 11, 1955
|Democratic||January 11, 1955 –
January 3, 1967
|Elected to finish his father's term.|
Redistricted to the 9th district.
|Democratic||January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1973
|Redistricted from the 10th district.|
Redistricted to the 7th district.
|Republican||January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1983
|Redistricted from the 8th district.|
Redistricted to the 8th district.
|Democratic||January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1989
Retired to run for U.S. Senator
|Republican||January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted to the 3rd district and lost renomination.
|Republican||January 3, 2013 –
September 10, 2018
Resigned to run for Governor of Florida
|Vacant||September 10, 2018 –|
January 3, 2019
|Republican||January 3, 2019 –
|116th||Elected in 2018.|
|Republican||Cliff Stearns (Incumbent)||141,570||65.35|
|Republican||Cliff Stearns (Incumbent)||211,137||64.40|
|Republican||Cliff Stearns (Incumbent)||136,601||59.88|
|Republican||Cliff Stearns (Incumbent)||228,302||60.89|
|Republican||Cliff Stearns (Incumbent)||179,349||71.46|
|Independent||Steven E. Schonberg||71,632||28.54|
Living former representatives
As of September 2018[update], there are three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 6th congressional district who are still alive. The most recent representative to die was Bill Young (served 1973–1983) on October 18, 2013.
|Representative||Term in office||Date of birth (and age)|
|Buddy MacKay||1983–1989||March 22, 1933|
|Cliff Stearns||1989–2013||April 16, 1941|
|Ron DeSantis||2013–2018||September 14, 1978|
Historical district boundaries
- "Congressional Plan--SC14-1905 (Ordered by The Florida Supreme Court, 2-December-2015)" (PDF). Florida Senate Committee on Reapportionment. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- Farrington, Brendan (January 5, 2018). "Trump's tweeted choice for Florida governor enters the race". Associated Press News. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
- 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