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Virginia's 6th congressional district

Virginia's 6th congressional district
Virginia's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Virginia's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Bob Goodlatte (RRoanoke)
Population (2000) 643,504
Median income $37,773
Ethnicity 85.9% White, 11.0% Black, 1.0% Asian, 2.0% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.0% other
Cook PVI R+12[1]

Virginia's sixth congressional district is a United States congressional district in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It covers much of the west-central portion of the state, including Roanoke, Lynchburg and most of the Shenandoah Valley. Due to recent redistricting, the district now covers all or part of Warren, Shenandoah, Page, Rockingham, Highland, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Rockbridge, Botetourt, Roanoke, and Amherst Counties as well as the cities of Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, Lexington, Buena Vista, Lynchburg, and Roanoke. The current representative is Bob Goodlatte (R), who has held the seat since 1993.

Businessman Sam Rasoul received the Democratic Party's nomination, unsuccessfully challenging Goodlatte in 2008. Businesswoman Janice Lee Allen Ph.D. ran as an Independent.

In 2010, Jeffrey Vanke ran for the seat, also as an Independent, with endorsement from the Modern Whig Party as did Libertarian candidate Stuart Bain.

Bob Goodlatte won the Republican nomination in the June 12, 2012 GOP primary, fending off a challenge from Karen Kwiatkowski. Democratic candidate Andy Schmookler challenged Bob Goodlatte in the November 6, 2012 general election.

The district was one of the first areas of Virginia to turn Republican. Many of the old Byrd Democrats in the area began splitting their tickets and voting Republican at the national level as early as the 1930s, and some counties in the district haven't supported a Democrat for president since Franklin D. Roosevelt.


Contents

  • Voting 1
  • List of representatives 2
  • Historical district boundaries 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President McCain 57 - 42%
2004 President Bush 63 - 36%
2001 Governor Earley 51 - 49%
Lieutenant Governor Katzen 54 - 45%
Attorney General Kilgore 67 - 33%
2000 President Bush 60 - 37%
Senator Allen 58 - 42%
1997 Governor Gilmore 60 - 38%
Lieutenant Governor Hager 53 - 43%
Attorney General Earley 62 - 38%
1996 President Dole 50 - 40%
Senator Warner 54 - 46%

List of representatives

Representative Lived Party Term Note
District created: March 4, 1789
Isaac Coles (1747–1813) Anti-Administration March 4, 1789 – March 3, 1791 Defeated
Abraham B. Venable (1758–1811) Anti-Administration March 4, 1791 – March 3, 1793 Elected to VA-7
Isaac Coles (1747–1813) Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1795
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 – March 3, 1797 Declined to run
Matthew Clay (1754–1815) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1797 – March 3, 1803 Elected to VA–14
Abram Trigg (1750-.......) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1809 Declined to run
Daniel Sheffey (1770–1830) Federalist March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1817 Defeated
Alexander Smyth (1765–1830) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1823 Elected to VA-22
George Tucker (1775–1861) Crawford D-R March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825 Defeated
Thomas Davenport (.......–1838) Jackson March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1833
Anti-Jackson March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835 Defeated
Walter Coles (1790–1857) Jackson March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837
Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1843 Elected to VA-3
John W. Jones (1791–1848) Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845 Declined to run
James A. Seddon (1815–1880) Democratic March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847 Declined to run
John M. Botts (1802–1869) Whig March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849 Defeated
James A. Seddon (1815–1880) Democratic March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851 Declined to run
John S. Caskie (1821–1869) Democratic March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853 Elected to VA-3
Paulus Powell (1809–1874) Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1859 Defeated
Shelton F. Leake (1812–1884) Independent Democrat March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861 Declined to run
Vacant March 4, 1861 – January 26, 1870 Civil War
William Milnes, Jr. (1827–1889) Conservative January 27, 1870 – March 3, 1871 Defeated
John T. Harris (1823–1899) Democratic March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873 Elected to VA-7
Thomas Whitehead (1825–1901) Democratic March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 Declined to run
John R. Tucker (1823–1897) Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1885 Elected to VA–10
John W. Daniel (1842–1910) Democratic March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887 Elected to the U.S. Senate
Samuel I. Hopkins (1843–1914) Labor Party March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889 Declined to run
Paul C. Edmunds (1836–1899) Democratic March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1895 Declined to run
Peter J. Otey (1840–1902) Democratic March 4, 1895 – May 4, 1902 Died
Vacant May 5, 1902 – November 3, 1902
E. Carter Glass (1858–1946) Democratic November 4, 1902 – December 16, 1918 Appointed U.S. Secretary of Treasury
Vacant December 17, 1918 – February 24, 1918 Special election
James P. Woods (1868–1948) Democratic February 25, 1918 – March 3, 1923 Defeated
Clifton A. Woodrum (1887–1950) Democratic March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1933 Elected to VA-AL
District eliminated March 4, 1933
District recreated January 3, 1935
Clifton A. Woodrum (1887–1950) Democratic January 3, 1935 – December 31, 1945 Resigned
Vacant December 31, 1945 – January 22, 1946 Special election January 22, 1946
J. Lindsay Almond, Jr. (1898–1986) Democratic January 22, 1946 – April 17, 1948 Elected Attorney General of Virginia
Vacant April 17, 1948 – November 2, 1948
Clarence G. Burton (1886–1982) Democratic November 2, 1948 – January 3, 1953 Defeated
Richard H. Poff (1923-2011) Republican January 3, 1953 – August 29, 1972 Appointed Virginia Supreme Court justice
Vacant August 29, 1972 – November 7, 1972
M. Caldwell Butler (1925-2014) Republican November 7, 1972 – January 3, 1983 Declined to run
James R. Olin (1920-2006) Democratic January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993 Declined to run
Robert W. Goodlatte (b. 1952) Republican January 3, 1993 – present

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References

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

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