Kentucky's 6th congressional district

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Kentucky's 6th congressional district
Kentucky US Congressional District 6 (since 2013).tif
Kentucky's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Andy Barr
RLexington
Distribution
  • 72.59[1]% urban
  • 27.41% rural
Population (2016)765,591[2]
Median income$52,156[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+9[4]

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[edit]

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.[5][6]

Until January 1, 2006, Kentucky did not track party affiliation for registered voters who were neither Democratic nor Republican.[7] 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.[8]

Recent presidential elections[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 56 - 42%
2004 President Bush 58 - 41%
2008 President McCain 55 - 43%
2012 President Romney 56 - 42%
2016 President Trump 55 - 39%


List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history Location
District created March 4, 1803
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George M. Bedinger
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1807
8th
9th
Elected in 1803.
Re-elected in 1804.
Retired.
1803–1813
Bourbon, Fleming, Floyd, Mason, and Nicholas counties
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Joseph Desha
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1813
10th
11th
12th
Elected in 1806.
Re-elected in 1808.
Re-elected in 1810.
Redistricted to the 4th district.
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Solomon P. Sharp
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
13th
14th
Elected in 1812.
Re-elected in 1814.
Lost re-election.
1813–1823
Barren, Butler, Cumberland, Logan, and Warren counties
David Walker Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 1, 1820
15th
16th
Elected in 1816.
Re-elected in 1818.
Died.
Vacant March 1, 1820 –
November 13, 1820
Francis Johnson Democratic-Republican November 13, 1820 –
March 3, 1823
16th
17th
Elected to finish Walker's term.
Also elected in 1820 to the next term.
Redistricted to the 10th district.
David White Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th Elected in 1822.
Retired.
1823–1833
Franklin, Gallatin, Henry, Owen, and Shelby counties
Joseph Lecompte Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1833
19th
20th
21st
22nd
Elected in 1824.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas Chilton Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
23rd [Data unknown/missing.] 1833–1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John Calhoon
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
24th
25th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
Willis Green Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
26th
27th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 2nd district.
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John White
Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
28th Redistricted from the 9th district and re-elected in 1843.
[Data unknown/missing.]
1843–1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
John P. Martin Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
29th [Data unknown/missing.]
Green Adams Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th [Data unknown/missing.]
Daniel Breck Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st [Data unknown/missing.]
Addison White Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd [Data unknown/missing.]
John M. Elliott Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1859
33rd
34th
35th
[Data unknown/missing.] 1853–1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
Green Adams Opposition March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
36th [Data unknown/missing.]
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George W. Dunlap
Unionist March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Green C. Smith
Unconditional Unionist March 4, 1863 –
July 1866
38th
39th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become Governor of Montana Territory.
1863–1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant July 1866 –
December 3, 1866
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Andrew H. Ward
Democratic December 3, 1866 –
March 3, 1867
39th Elected to finish Smith's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Thomas L. Jones
Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
40th
41st
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William E. Arthur
Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
42nd
43rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
1873–1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Thomas L. Jones
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th [Data unknown/missing.]
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John G. Carlisle
Democratic March 4, 1877 –
May 26, 1890
45th
46th
47th
48th
49th
50th
51st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned after elected U.S. Senator.
Vacant May 26, 1890 –
June 21, 1890
William W. Dickerson Democratic June 21, 1890 –
March 3, 1893
51st
52nd
Elected to finish Carlisle's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Albert S. Berry
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1901
53rd
54th
55th
56th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Daniel Linn Gooch
Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1905
57th
58th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Joseph L. Rhinock Democratic March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1911
59th
60th
61st
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Arthur B. Rouse
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1927
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Orie S. Ware Democratic March 4, 1927 –
March 3, 1929
70th [Data unknown/missing.]
J. Lincoln Newhall Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1931
71st [Data unknown/missing.]
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Brent Spence
Democratic March 4, 1931 –
March 3, 1933
72nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the at-large district.
District not used. March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
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Virgil Chapman
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1949
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1934.
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Thomas R. Underwood
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
March 17, 1951
81st
82nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when appointed U.S. Senator.
Vacant March 17, 1951 –
April 4, 1951
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John C. Watts
Democratic April 4, 1951 –
September 24, 1971
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
Elected to finish Underwood's term.
Died.
Vacant September 24, 1971 –
December 4, 1971
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William P. Curlin Jr.
Democratic December 4, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
92nd Elected to finish Watts's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John B. Breckinridge
Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1979
93rd
94th
95th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Larry Hopkins
Republican January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1993
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Scotty Baesler
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1999
103rd
104th
105th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Ernie Fletcher
Republican January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2003
106th
107th
108th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when elected Governor of Kentucky.
January 3, 2003 –
December 8, 2003
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Vacant December 8, 2003 –
February 17, 2004
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Ben Chandler
Democratic February 17, 2004 –
January 3, 2013
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Elected to finish Fletcher's term.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Lost re-election.
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Andy Barr
Republican January 3, 2013 –
Present
113th
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
2013–Present
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Recent election results[edit]

2002[edit]

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
Turnout  
Republican hold

2004[edit]

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
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
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

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
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

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
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

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
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

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
Turnout  
Republican gain from Democratic

2014[edit]

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
Turnout  
Republican hold

2016[edit]

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
Turnout  
Republican hold

2018[edit]

Kentucky's 6th Congressional District, 2018[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Andy Barr (incumbent) 154,468 51.00% -10.09%
Democratic Amy McGrath 144,730 47.78% +8.87%
Libertarian Frank Harris 2,150 0.71% N/A
Independent Rikka Wallin 1,011 0.33% N/A
Independent James Germalic 522 0.17% N/A
Margin of victory 9,738 3.22% -18.96%
Total votes 302,881 100.0% N/A
Republican hold

Living former members[edit]

As of June 2017, there are five living former members from the district. The most recent representative to die was John B. Breckinridge (served 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 85)
Larry J. Hopkins 1979–1993 (1933-10-25) October 25, 1933 (age 85)
Scotty Baesler 1993–1999 (1941-07-09) July 9, 1941 (age 77)
Ernie Fletcher 1999–2003 (1952-11-12) November 12, 1952 (age 66)
Ben Chandler 2004–2013 (1959-09-12) September 12, 1959 (age 59)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=21&cd=06
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=21&cd=06
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ "Registration Statistics: By Congression District". Kentucky State Board of Elections. September 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  6. ^ "Registration Statistics: Other Political Organizations and Groups". Kentucky State Board of Elections. September 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  7. ^ "Kentucky Administrative Regulations 31KAR4:150". Kentucky Legislative Research Commission. November 2005. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  8. ^ "Register To Vote". Kentucky State Board of Elections. August 2003. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  9. ^ "UNOFFICIAL RESULTS". Kentucky State Board of Elections. November 7, 2018.
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