Kentucky's 6th Congressional District
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Kentucky's 6th Congressional District
Kentucky's 6th congressional district
Kentucky US Congressional District 6 (since 2013).tif
Kentucky's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Andy Barr(R-Lexington)
Cook PVI R+9[1]

Kentucky's 6th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Based in Central Kentucky, the district contains the cities of Lexington (including its suburbs), Richmond, and Frankfort, the state capital.

The district is currently represented by Republican Andy Barr.

Characteristics

As of September 2013, there were 507,252 registered voters: 293,915 (57.94%) Democrats, 171,722 (33.85%) Republicans, and 41,615 (8.20%) "Others". All of the "Others" included 29,934 (5.90%) unclassified Others, 10,760 (2.12%) Independents, 684 (0.13%) Libertarians, 166 (0.03%) Greens, 44 (0.0087%) Constitutionalists, 16 (0.0032%) Reforms, and 11 (0.0022%) Socialist Workers.[2][3]

Until January 1, 2006, Kentucky did not track party affiliation for registered voters who were neither Democratic nor Republican.[4] The Kentucky voter registration card does not explicitly list anything other than Democratic Party, Republican Party, or Other, with the "Other" option having a blank line and no instructions on how to register as something else.[5]

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Notes
District created
March 4, 1803
George Bedinger.jpg George M. Bedinger March 4, 1803 - March 3, 1807
Joseph Desha by Katherine Helm.jpg Joseph Desha March 4, 1807 - March 3, 1813 Redistricted to the 4th district
Solomon P Sharp.jpg Solomon P. Sharp March 4, 1813 - March 3, 1817
No image.svg David Walker March 4, 1817 - March 1, 1820 Died
No image.svg Francis Johnson November 13, 1820 - March 3, 1823 Redistricted to the 10th district
No image.svg David White March 4, 1823 - March 3, 1825
No image.svg Joseph Lecompte March 4, 1825 - March 3, 1833
No image.svg Thomas Chilton March 4, 1833 - March 3, 1835
John Calhoon.jpg John Calhoon March 4, 1835 - March 3, 1837
March 4, 1837 - March 3, 1839
No image.svg Willis Green March 4, 1839 - March 3, 1843 Redistricted to the 2nd district
John White.jpg John White March 4, 1843 - March 3, 1845 Redistricted from the 9th district
No image.svg John P. Martin March 4, 1845 - March 3, 1847
No image.svg Green Adams March 4, 1847 - March 3, 1849
No image.svg Daniel Breck March 4, 1849 - March 3, 1851
No image.svg Addison White March 4, 1851 - March 3, 1853
No image.svg John M. Elliott March 4, 1853 - March 3, 1859
No image.svg Green Adams March 4, 1859 - March 3, 1861
GeorgeWDunlap.jpg George W. Dunlap March 4, 1861 - March 3, 1863
Green Clay Smith - Brady-Handy.jpg Green C. Smith March 4, 1863 - July, 1866 Resigned after being appointed Governor of Montana Territory
Andrew-H.-Ward.jpg Andrew H. Ward December 3, 1866 - March 3, 1867
Thomas Laurens Jones cropped.jpg Thomas L. Jones March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1871
William-E.-Arthur.jpg William E. Arthur March 4, 1871 - March 3, 1875
Thomas Laurens Jones cropped.jpg Thomas L. Jones March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1877
John Griffin Carlisle, Brady-Handy photo portrait, ca1870-1880.jpg John G. Carlisle March 4, 1877 - May 26, 1890 Resigned after being elected to U.S. Senate
No image.svg William W. Dickerson June 21, 1890 - March 3, 1893
Albert-S.-Berry.jpg Albert S. Berry March 4, 1893 - March 3, 1901
DanielLinnGooch.jpg Daniel Linn Gooch March 4, 1901 - March 3, 1905
No image.svg Joseph L. Rhinock March 4, 1905 - March 3, 1911
Arthur Rouse - Harris Ewing2 cropped.jpg Arthur B. Rouse March 4, 1911 - March 3, 1927
No image.svg Orie S. Ware March 4, 1927 - March 3, 1929
No image.svg J. Lincoln Newhall March 4, 1929 - March 3, 1931
Brent Spence.jpg Brent Spence March 4, 1931 - March 3, 1933 Redistricted to the at-large district
District redistricted to at-large district March 4, 1933
District re-established from at-large district January 3, 1935
Senator Virgil Chapman (1895-1951).jpg Virgil Chapman January 3, 1935 - January 3, 1949 Redistricted from the At-large district
TUnderwood.jpg Thomas R. Underwood January 3, 1949 - March 17, 1951 Resigned
JCWatts.png John C. Watts April 4, 1951 - September 24, 1971 Died
William P. Curlin.jpg William P. Curlin Jr. December 4, 1971 - January 3, 1973
JBBreckinridge.png John B. Breckinridge January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1979
Larry Hopkins.png Larry Hopkins January 3, 1979 - January 3, 1993
Baesler.jpg Scotty Baesler January 3, 1993 - January 3, 1999 Retired to run for United States Senate
Ernie Fletcher.jpg Ernie Fletcher January 3, 1999 - December 8, 2003 Resigned after being elected Governor of Kentucky
Benchandler.jpeg Ben Chandler February 17, 2004 - January 3, 2013 Defeated for re-election
Andy Barr official congressional photo.jpg Andy Barr January 3, 2013 - Present Incumbent

Recent election results

2002

Kentucky's 6th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ernie Fletcher* 115,622 71.95
Independent Gatewood Galbraith 41,753 25.98
Libertarian Mark Gailey 3,313 2.06
Total votes 160,688 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2004

Kentucky's 6th Congressional District Special Election (February 17, 2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Chandler 84,168 55.16
Republican Alice Forgy Kerr 65,474 42.91
Libertarian Mark Gailey 2,952 1.94
Total votes 152,594 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican
Kentucky's 6th Congressional District General Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Chandler* 175,355 58.61
Republican Tom Buford 119,716 40.01
Independent Stacy Abner 2,388 0.80
Libertarian Mark Gailey 1,758 0.59
Total votes 299,217 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2006

Kentucky's 6th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Chandler* 158,869 85.46
Libertarian Paul Ard 27,024 14.54
Total votes 185,893 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2008

Kentucky's 6th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Chandler* 203,764 64.66
Republican Jon Larson 111,378 35.34
Total votes 315,142 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2010

Kentucky's 6th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Chandler* 119,812 50.08
Republican Andy Barr 119,165 49.81
No party C. Wes Collins 225 0.09%
No party Randolph S. Vance 22 0.01%
Total votes 239,224 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2012

Kentucky's 6th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andy Barr 153,222 50.57
Democratic Ben Chandler* 141,438 46.70
No party Randolph S. Vance 8,340 2.75%
Total votes 303,000 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

2014

Kentucky's 6th Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andy Barr* 147,404 59.99
Democratic Elisabeth Jensen 98,290 40.00
Total votes 245,694 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2016

Kentucky's 6th Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andy Barr* 202,099 61.09
Democratic Nancy Jo Kemper 128,728 38.91
Total votes 330,827 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

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

As of June 2017, five former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky's 6th congressional district are alive. The most recent representative to die was John B. Breckinridge (1973-1979) on July 29, 1979.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
William P. Curlin Jr. 1972-1973 (1933-11-30) November 30, 1933 (age 84)
Larry J. Hopkins 1979-1993 (1933-10-25) October 25, 1933 (age 84)
Scotty Baesler 1993-1999 (1941-07-09) July 9, 1941 (age 76)
Ernie Fletcher 1999-2003 (1952-11-12) November 12, 1952 (age 65)
Ben Chandler 2004-2013 (1959-09-12) September 12, 1959 (age 58)

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index - Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  2. ^ "Registration Statistics: By Congression District". Kentucky State Board of Elections. September 2013. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "Registration Statistics: Other Political Organizations and Groups". Kentucky State Board of Elections. September 2013. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ "Kentucky Administrative Regulations 31KAR4:150". Kentucky Legislative Research Commission. November 2005. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ "Register To Vote". Kentucky State Board of Elections. August 2003. Retrieved . 
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ohio's 8th congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the House
December 3, 1883 - March 4, 1889
Succeeded by
Maine's 1st congressional district

Coordinates: 38°03?12?N 84°09?17?W / 38.05333°N 84.15472°W / 38.05333; -84.15472


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