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Georgia's 6th congressional district

Georgia's 6th congressional district
Georgia US Congressional District 6 (since 2013).tif
Georgia's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Karen Handel (RRoswell)
Population (2010) 691,975 [1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+8[2]

Georgia's 6th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is currently represented by Republican Karen Handel. The district's boundaries have been redrawn following the 2010 census, which granted an additional congressional seat to Georgia.[3] The first election using the new district boundaries (listed below) was the 2012 congressional elections.

The district consists of many of the northern suburbs of Atlanta and includes portions of eastern Cobb County, northern Fulton County, and northern Dekalb County. The district includes all or portions of the cities of Roswell, Johns Creek, Tucker, Alpharetta, Milton, Mountain Park, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Doraville, and Dunwoody.[4]

Counties

History

Georgia's 6th Congressional District has existed since the 29th Congress (1845–1847), the first Congress in which U.S. Representatives were elected from districts rather than at-large. Georgia gained a sixth U.S. Representative for the first time in the 13th Congress (1813–1815). The district was represented by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich from 1979 to 1999.

The District has been represented by a Republican consistently since 1979, the longest in the state.

Presidential elections results

Election results from presidential races:

Year Office Results
2000 President George W. Bush 68% - Al Gore 32%
2004 President George W. Bush 70% - John Kerry 29%
2008 President John McCain 62% - Barack Obama 37%
2012 President Mitt Romney 61% - Barack Obama 38%
2016 President Donald Trump 48% - Hillary Clinton 47%

List of representatives

Congress Years Representative Party Constituency Electoral history Sources
District established following the 19th Congress.
20th
(1827–1829)
March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
TomlinsonFort.jpg Tomlinson Fort Jacksonian Elected in 1826. [5]
Redistricted to the at-large district beginning with the 21st Congress.
Redistricted from the at-large district following the 28th Congress.
29th
(1845–1847)
March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1851
Howell cobb.jpg Howell Cobb Democratic Re-elected in 1844.
Re-elected in 1846.
Re-elected in 1848.
Elected Governor of Georgia in 1851.
[6]
30th
(1847–1849)



31st
(1849–1851)



32nd
(1851–1853)
March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1855
Junius Hillyer.jpg Junius Hillyer Unionist First elected in 1850.
Re-elected in 1852.
[7]
33rd
(1853–1855)
Democratic
34th
(1855–1857)
March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Howell Cobb-crop.jpg Howell Cobb Democratic Elected again in 1854.
[Data unknown/missing. ]
[6]
35th
(1857–1859)
March 4, 1857 –
January 23, 1861
JamesJacksonGA.jpg James Jackson Democratic First elected in 1856.
Re-elected in 1858.
Resigned from office in 1861, following Georgia's secession from the Union.
[8]
36th
(1859–1861)
Georgia seceded from the Union on January 19, 1861.
January 23, 1861 –
July 25, 1868
Vacant Seat unclaimed during the Civil War and Reconstruction. [citation needed]
37th
(1861–1863)
38th
(1863–1865)
39th
(1865–1867)
40th
(1867–1869)
Georgia rejoined the Union on July 25, 1868.
July 25, 1868 –
March 4, 1869
Vacant [Data unknown/missing. ] District failed to elect a representative in the 1866 election. [citation needed]
41st
(1869–1871)
March 4, 1869 –
December 22, 1870
Vacant District failed to elect a representative in the 1868 election. [citation needed]
December 22, 1870 –
March 3, 1873
WilliamPPrice.jpg William P. Price Democratic First elected in an 1870 special election.
Re-elected in 1870.
Declined to seek re-election in 1872.
[9]
42nd
(1871–1873)
43rd
(1873–1875)
March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1893
James Henderson Blount - Brady-Handy.jpg James H. Blount Democratic [Data unknown/missing. ] First elected in 1872.
Re-elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Re-elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Declined to seek re-election in 1892.
[10]
44th
(1875–1877)
45th
(1877–1879)
46th
(1879–1881)
47th
(1881–1883)
48th
(1883–1885)
[Data unknown/missing. ]
49th
(1885–1887)
50th
(1887–1889)
51st
(1889–1891)
52nd
(1891–1893)
53rd
(1893–1895)
March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Thomas B. Cabaniss.jpg Thomas B. Cabaniss Democratic [Data unknown/missing. ] Elected in 1892.
Failed to receive nomination for re-election in 1894.
[11]
54th
(1895–1897)
March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1915
CharlesLBartlett.jpg Charles L. Bartlett Democratic First elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Declined to seek re-election in 1914.
[12]
55th
(1897–1899)
56th
(1899–1901)
57th
(1901–1903)
58th
(1903–1905)
[Data unknown/missing. ]
59th
(1905–1907)
60th
(1907–1909)
61st
(1909–1911)
62nd
(1911–1913)
63rd
(1913–1915)
[Data unknown/missing. ]
64th
(1915–1917)
March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1925
JamesWWise.jpg James W. Wise Democratic First elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Failed to attend the 68th Congress due to prolonged illness.
Declined to seek re-election in 1924.
[13]
65th
(1917–1919)
66th
(1919–1921)
67th
(1921–1923)
68th
(1923–1925)
[Data unknown/missing. ]
69th
(1925–1927)
March 4, 1925 –
February 4, 1932
SamuelRutherfordGA.jpg Samuel Rutherford Democratic First elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Died in office in 1932.
[14]
70th
(1927–1929)
71st
(1929–1931)
72nd
(1931–1933)
February 4, 1932 –
March 2, 1932
Vacant Vacancy due to Samuel Rutherford's death.
March 2, 1932 –
March 3, 1933
Carlton Mobley 1932.jpg Carlton Mobley Democratic Elected in a 1932 special election.
Declined to seek re-election in 1932.
[15]
Redistricted from the 10th district, based on the 1930 census.


73rd
(1933–1935)
March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1965
Carl Vinson 1943 Portrait.jpg Carl Vinson Democratic [Data unknown/missing. ] Re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Declined to seek re-election in 1964.
[16]
74th
(1935–1937)
75th
(1937–1939)
76th
(1939–1941)
77th
(1941–1943)
78th
(1943–1945)
[Data unknown/missing. ]
79th
(1945–1947)
80th
(1947–1949)
81st
(1949–1951)
82nd
(1951–1953)
83rd
(1953–1955)
[Data unknown/missing. ]
84th
(1955–1957)
85th
(1957–1959)
86th
(1959–1961)
87th
(1961–1963)
88th
(1963–1965)
[Data unknown/missing. ]
89th
(1965–1967)
January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1979
John James Flynt.jpg Jack Flynt Democratic First elected in 1964, after having represented the 4th district since the 83rd Congress.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Declined to seek re-election in 1978.
[17]
90th
(1967–1969)
91st
(1969–1971)
92nd
(1971–1973)
93rd
(1973–1975)
[Data unknown/missing. ]
94th
(1975–1977)
95th
(1977–1979)
96th
(1979–1981)
January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1999
NewtGingrich.jpg Newt Gingrich Republican First elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998, but resigned from office prior to the start of the new term.
[18]
97th
(1981–1983)
98th
(1983–1985)
[Data unknown/missing. ]
99th
(1985–1987)
100th
(1987–1989)
101st
(1989–1991)
102nd
(1991–1993)
103rd
(1993–1995)
[Data unknown/missing. ]
104th
(1995–1997)
105th
(1997–1999)
106th
(1999–2001)
January 3, 1999 –
February 23, 1999
Vacant Vacancy due to Newt Gingrich's retirement.
February 23, 1999 –
January 3, 2005
Johnny Isakson.jpg Johnny Isakson Republican First elected in a 1999 special election.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Retired to run for U.S. Senate.
[19]
107th
(2001–2003)
108th
(2003–2005)
Parts of Cobb, Cherokee, and Fulton counties.
United States House of Representatives, Georgia District 6 map.png
109th
(2005–2007)
January 3, 2005 –
February 10, 2017
Tom Price.jpg Tom Price Republican First elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.
[20]
110th
(2007–2009)
Cherokee County and parts of Cobb, DeKalb, and Fulton counties.
United States House of Representatives, Georgia District 06, 110th Congress.png
111th
(2009–2011)
112th
(2011–2013)
113th
(2013–2015)
Parts of Cobb, DeKalb, and Fulton counties.
114th
(2015–2017)
115th
(2017–2019)
February 10, 2017 –
June 26, 2017
vacant Vacancy due to Tom Price's resignation
June 26, 2017 –
United States Representative Karen C. Handel.jpg Karen Handel Republican Elected to finish Price's term
Congress Years Representative Party Constituency Electoral history Sources

Election results

1974

Georgia's 6th congressional district election (1974)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jack Flynt* 49,082 51.45
Republican Newt Gingrich 46,308 48.55
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2002

Georgia's 6th congressional district election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Johnny Isakson* 163,209 79.91
Democratic Jeff Weisberger 41,043 20.09
Total votes 204,252 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2004

Georgia's 6th congressional district election (2004)[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Price 267,542 100.00
Total votes 267,542 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2006

Georgia's 6th congressional district election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Price* 144,958 72.39
Democratic Steve Sinton 55,294 27.61
Total votes 200,252 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2008

Georgia's 6th congressional district election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Price* 231,520 68.48
Democratic Bill Jones 106,551 31.52
Total votes 338,071 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2010

Georgia's 6th congressional district election (2010)[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Price* 198,100 99.91
Write-in Sean Greenberg 188 0.09
Total votes 198,288 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2012

Georgia's 6th congressional district election (2012)[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Price* 189,669 64.51
Democratic 104,365 35.49
Total votes 294,034 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2014

Georgia's 6th congressional district election (2014)[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Price* 139,018 66.04
Democratic Robert G. Montigel 71,486 33.96
Total votes 210,504 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2016

Georgia's 6th congressional district election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Price* 201,088 61.7
Democratic Rodney Stooksbury 124,917 38.3
Total votes 326,005 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2017 special election

Primary

Georgia's 6th congressional district special election (2017)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jon Ossoff 92,673 48.2
Republican Karen Handel 38,071 19.7
Republican Bob Gray 20,755 10.8
Republican Dan Moody 16,994 8.8
Republican Judson Hill 16,848 8.8
Republican Kurt Wilson 1,812 0.94
Republican David Abroms 1,637 0.85
Democratic Ragin Edwards 502 0.26
Democratic Ron Slotin 488 0.25
Republican Bruce LeVell 455 0.24
Republican Mohammad Ali Bhuiyan 414 0.22
Republican Keith Grawert 414 0.22
Republican Amy Kremer 349 0.18
Republican William Llop 326 0.17
Democratic Rebecca Quigg 304 0.16
Democratic Richard Keatley 227 0.12
Independent Alexander Hernandez 121 0.06
Independent Andre Pollard 55 0.03
Total votes 192,084 100
Voter turnout 43.47%
Runoff election

Results

Georgia's 6th congressional district special election (2017)[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Karen Handel 134,799 51.78 -9.9%
Democratic Jon Ossoff 125,517 48.22 +9.9%
Total votes 260,316 99.95
Majority 9,282 3.57 -19.8%
Turnout 260,455 58.16
Republican hold

Living former members

As of April 2017, there are three living former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia's 6th congressional district.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Newt Gingrich 1979–1999 (1943-06-17) June 17, 1943 (age 74)
Johnny Isakson 1999–2005 (1944-12-28) December 28, 1944 (age 72)
Tom Price 2005–2017 (1954-10-08) October 8, 1954 (age 63)

See also

References

  1. ^ Statistical Analysis of 2012 Congressional maps, Georgia Legislature. Last accessed 2012-01-01
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  3. ^ Justice Department approves Georgia's political maps. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Last accessed 2011-12-27
  4. ^ 2012 Congressional maps - Metro Atlanta, Georgia Legislature. Last accessed 2012-01-01
  5. ^ United States Congress. "Tomlinson Fort (id: F000289)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. 
  6. ^ a b United States Congress. "Howell Cobb (id: C000548)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. 
  7. ^ United States Congress. "Junius Hillyer (id: H000625)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. 
  8. ^ United States Congress. "James Jackson (id: J000016)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. 
  9. ^ United States Congress. "William Pierce Price (id: P000533)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. 
  10. ^ United States Congress. "James Henderson Blount (id: B000568)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. 
  11. ^ United States Congress. "Thomas Banks Cabaniss (id: C000001)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. 
  12. ^ United States Congress. "Charles Lafayette Bartlett (id: B000199)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. 
  13. ^ United States Congress. "James Walter Wise (id: W000650)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. 
  14. ^ United States Congress. "Samuel Rutherford (id: R000549)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. 
  15. ^ United States Congress. "William Carlton Mobley (id: M000835)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. 
  16. ^ United States Congress. "Carl Vinson (id: V000105)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. 
  17. ^ United States Congress. "John James Flynt, Jr. (id: F000229)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. 
  18. ^ United States Congress. "Newton Leroy Gingrich (id: G000225)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. 
  19. ^ United States Congress. "Johnny Isakson (id: I000055)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. 
  20. ^ United States Congress. "Tom Price (id: P000591)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. 
  21. ^ http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/election_results/2004_1102/federal.htm
  22. ^ http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/election_results/2010_1102/swall.htm
  23. ^ http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/42277/113204/en/summary.html
  24. ^ http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/54042/149045/en/summary.html
  25. ^ "GA - Election Night Reporting". 

Further reading

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 

External links

Preceded by
Massachusetts's 1st congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
December 22, 1849 – March 4, 1851
Succeeded by
Kentucky's 1st congressional district
Preceded by
Washington's 5th congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
January 4, 1995 – January 3, 1999
Succeeded by
Illinois's 14th congressional district

Coordinates: 34°00′47″N 84°20′44″W / 34.01306°N 84.34556°W / 34.01306; -84.34556