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Alabama's 6th Congressional District

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Alabama's 6th Congressional District
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Current incumbentSpencer Bachus Republican Party
Population687,709
Gender51.2% Female, 48.8% Male
Race80.8% White, 13.9% Black, 1.8% Asian
Ethnicity5.5% Hispanic
Unemployment8.7%
Median household income$55,897
High school graduation rate87.4%
College graduation rate32.9%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
6th District is located in central Alabama and includes Bibb, Shelby, Chilton and Coosa counties as well as portions of Blount and Jefferson counties.[1]

The current representative of the 6th Congressional District is Spencer Bachus (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Alabama's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 6th Congressional District of Alabama will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Alabama's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 6th Congressional District of Alabama held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Spencer Bachus won re-election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Alabama District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Penny H. Bailey 28.6% 88,267
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSpencer Bachus Incumbent 71.2% 219,262
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 573
Total Votes 308,102
Source: Alabama Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Spencer Bachus won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Alabama District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSpencer Bachus incumbent 100% 205,288
Total Votes 205,288

2008
On November 4, 2008, Spencer Bachus won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Alabama District 6 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSpencer Bachus incumbent 100% 280,902
Total Votes 280,902

2006
On November 7, 2006, Spencer Bachus won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Alabama District 6 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSpencer Bachus incumbent 100% 163,514
Total Votes 163,514

2004
On November 2, 2004, Spencer Bachus won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Alabama District 6 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSpencer Bachus incumbent 100% 264,819
Total Votes 264,819

2002
On November 5, 2002, Spencer Bachus won re-election to the United States House. He defeated J. Holden McAllister (L) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Alabama District 6 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSpencer Bachus incumbent 90.1% 178,171
     Libertarian J. Holden McAllister 9.9% 19,639
Total Votes 197,810

2000
On November 7, 2000, Spencer Bachus won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Terry Reagin (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Alabama District 6 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSpencer Bachus incumbent 88.3% 212,751
     Libertarian Terry Reagin 11.7% 28,189
Total Votes 240,940

1998
On November 3, 1998, Spencer Bachus won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Donna Wesson Smalley (D) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Alabama District 6 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSpencer Bachus incumbent 71.8% 154,761
     Democratic Donna Wesson Smalley 28.2% 60,657
Total Votes 215,418

1996
On November 5, 1996, Spencer Bachus won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mary Lynn Bates (D), T. Franklin Harris (L) and Diane Susan Vogel (Natural Law) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Alabama District 6 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSpencer Bachus incumbent 71% 180,781
     Democratic Mary Lynn Bates 27.3% 69,592
     Libertarian T. Franklin Harris 0.9% 2,293
     Natural Law Diane Susan Vogel 0.8% 2,113
Total Votes 254,779

1994
On November 8, 1994, Spencer Bachus won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Larry Fortenberry (D) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Alabama District 6 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSpencer Bachus incumbent 79.1% 155,047
     Democratic Larry Fortenberry 20.9% 41,030
Total Votes 196,077

1992
On November 3, 1992, Spencer Bachus won election to the United States House. He defeated Ben Erdeich (D), Carla Cloum (I) and Mark Bodenhausen (L) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Alabama District 6 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSpencer Bachus 52.4% 146,599
     Democratic Ben Erdeich incumbent 45% 126,062
     Independent Carla Cloum 1.6% 4,521
     Libertarian Mark Bodenhausen 1% 2,836
Total Votes 280,018

1990
On November 6, 1990, Ben Erdreich won re-election to the United States House. He defeated David Alvarez (I) and Nathaniel Ivory (I) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Alabama District 6 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBen Erdreich incumbent 92.8% 134,412
     Independent David Alvarez 6% 8,640
     Independent Nathaniel Ivory 1.2% 1,745
Total Votes 144,797

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 6th Congressional District of Alabama after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Alabama

In 2011, the Alabama State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census. Alabama did not gain or lose any seats from the reapportionment after the 2010 census. The state population increased by more than 300,000 residents, about 7.5 percent.[14] The Alabama Legislative Committee on Reapportionment is responsible for drafting plans for redistricting and, with majorities in both the state Senate and state House and control of the governorship, Republicans were in charge for the first time in 12 decades.[14]

The map was passed by the legislature in June 2011, quickly signed by the governor and approved by the U.S. Department of Justice on November 21.[15] The map was expected to strengthen the seats of the Republican delegation, allowing them to hold on to their 6-1 majority.

External links

See also

References

  1. Alabama Redistricting "Map" accessed July 7, 2012
  2. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Alabama"
  3. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  4. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  5. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  6. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  7. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. 14.0 14.1 News Courier "Census: Alabama won't gain, lose House seats," December 21, 2010
  15. CNN, "Justice Department approves congressional redistricting for Alabama," November 21, 2011