Texas's 6th congressional district
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Texas' 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Ron Wright
RArlington
Distribution
  • 88.69[1]% urban
  • 11.31% rural
Population (2016)770,255[2]
Median income$66,965[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+9[4]

Texas District 6 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves Ellis and Navarro counties to the south and southeast of the Dallas/Fort Worth area plus the southeast corner of Tarrant County. As of the 2000 census, District 6 represents 651,620 people. The current Representative from District 6 is Ron Wright, who took office in 2019. The district was represented by Joe Barton from 1985 until 2019. In November 2017, Barton announced that he would retire from Congress and would not seek re-election in 2018.[5]

2012 redistricting

The 2012 redistricting process removed all of Trinity, Houston, Leon, Freestone, and Limestone counties from the district, while making the district more compact in southeastern Tarrant County.[6]

Election results from presidential races

Year Office Result
2000 President Bush 66 - 34%
2004 President Bush 66 - 34%
2008 President McCain 57 - 42%
2012 President Romney 58 - 40.8%
2016 President Trump 54.2 - 42%

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1875
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Gustave Schleicher
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
January 10, 1879
44th
45th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant January 10, 1879 –
April 15, 1879
45th
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Christopher C. Upson
Democratic April 15, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
46th
47th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Olin Wellborn Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
48th
49th
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Jo Abbott
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1897
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
54th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Robert E. Burke
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
June 5, 1901
55th
56th
57th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant June 5, 1901 –
July 13, 1901
57th
Dudley G. Wooten Democratic July 13, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
Scott Field Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
58th
59th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Rufus Hardy Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1923
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Luther Alexander Johnson
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
July 17, 1946
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become U.S. Tax Judge
Vacant July 17, 1946 –
August 24, 1946
79th
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Olin E. Teague
Democratic August 24, 1946 –
December 31, 1978
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
Vacant December 31, 1978 –
January 3, 1979
95th
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Phil Gramm
Democratic January 3, 1979 –
January 5, 1983
96th
97th
98th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to run as a Republican.
Vacant January 5, 1983 –
February 12, 1983
98th
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Phil Gramm
Republican February 12, 1983 –
January 3, 1985
Elected to finish his own term.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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Joe Barton
Republican January 3, 1985 –
January 3, 2019
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
Elected in 1984.
Retired due to scandal.
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Ron Wright
Republican January 3, 2019 –
present
116th Elected in 2018.

Election results

US House election, 2004: Texas District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joe Barton 168,767 66.0 -4.3
Democratic Morris Meyer 83,609 32.7 +5.0
Libertarian Stephen Schrader 3,251 1.3 +0.1
Turnout 255,627
Republican hold Swing -4.7
US House election, 2006: Texas District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joe Barton 91,927 60.5 -5.5
Democratic David Harris 56,369 37.1 +4.4
Libertarian Carl Nulsen 3,740 2.5 +1.2
Turnout 152,036
Republican hold Swing
US House election, 2008: Texas District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joe Barton 174,008 62 +1.5
Democratic Ludwig Otto 99,919 35.6 -1.5
Libertarian Max Kock, III 6,655 2.4 -0.1
Turnout 280,582
Republican hold Swing
US House election, 2010: Texas District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joe Barton 107,140 65.9 +3.9
Democratic David Cozad 50,717 31.2 -4.4
Libertarian Byron Severns 4,700 2.9 +0.5
Turnout 162,557
Republican hold Swing
US House election, 2012: Texas District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joe Barton 145,019 58 -7.9
Democratic Kenneth Sanders 98,053 39.2 +8.0
Libertarian Hugh Chauvin 4,847 1.9 -2.1
Green Brandon Parmer 2,017 0.8 +0.8
Turnout 249,936
Republican hold Swing
US House election, 2014: Texas District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joe Barton 92,334 61.1 +3.1
Democratic David Cozad 55,027 36.4 -2.8
Libertarian Hugh Chauvin 3,635 2.4 +1.6
Turnout 150,996
Republican hold Swing
US House election, 2016: Texas District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joe Barton 159,444 58.3 -2.8
Democratic Ruby Faye Woolridge 106,667 39 +2.6
Green Darrel Smith 7,185 2.6 +2.6
Turnout 273,296
Republican hold Swing
US House of Representatives elections, 2018: Texas District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Ronald Wright 135,779 53.1 -5.2
Democratic Jana Lynne Sanchez 116,040 45.4 +6.4
Libertarian Jason Harber 3,724 1.5 +2.6
Turnout 255,543
Republican hold Swing

Historical district boundaries

2007 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=48&cd=06
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=48&cd=06
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Leslie, Katie (November 30, 2017). "Rep. Joe Barton: I will not seek re-election". Dallas Morning News. Dallas, TX. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  6. ^ http://gis1.tlc.state.tx.us/
  • 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

Coordinates: 32°14′06″N 96°39′57″W / 32.23500°N 96.66583°W / 32.23500; -96.66583