Florida's 6th Congressional District

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Florida's 6th Congressional District
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Current incumbentRon DeSantis Republican Party
Population709,868
Gender48.6% Male, 51.4% Female
Race84.5% White, 9% Black, 1.6% Asian, 0.3% Native American
Ethnicity7.1% Hispanic
Unemployment11.2%
Median household income$43,375
High school graduation rate87.3%
College graduation rate25.3%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Florida's 6th Congressional District is located in northeastern Florida and includes St. Johns and Flagler counties and portions of Putnam and Volusia counties.[1] The 6th District stretches from the Canaveral National Seashore through Daytona Beach up north past St. Augustine.[2]

Previously, the district included St. Johns and Flagler counties, and portions of Putnam and Volusia counties.[1]

The current representative of the 6th Congressional District is Ron DeSantis (R).

Elections

2014

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

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

2012

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

The 6th Congressional District of Florida held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Republican Ron DeSantis won the election in the district.[3]

U.S. House, Florida District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon DeSantis 57.2% 195,962
     Democratic Heather Beaven 42.8% 146,489
Total Votes 342,451
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Primary results

The primary took place on August 14.[4]

Republican Primary
Florida's 6th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRon Desantis 38.8% 24,132
Fred Costello 22.8% 14,189
Beverly Slough 13.2% 8,229
Craig Miller 13.1% 8,113
Richard Clark 9.8% 6,090
Alec Pueschal 1.2% 739
William Billy Kogut 1% 628
Total Votes 62,120
Democratic Primary
Florida's 6th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHeather Beaven 80.5% 29,909
Vipin Verma 19.5% 7,253
Total Votes 37,162

2010
On November 2, 2010, Cliff Stearns won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Steve Schonberg (I) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Florida District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCliff Stearns incumbent 71.5% 179,349
     Independent Steve Schonberg 28.5% 71,632
Total Votes 250,981

2008
On November 4, 2008, Cliff Stearns won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Tim Cunha (D) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Florida District 6 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCliff Stearns incumbent 60.9% 228,302
     Democratic Tim Cunha 39.1% 146,655
Total Votes 374,957

2006
On November 7, 2006, Cliff Stearns won re-election to the United States House. He defeated David E. Bruderly (D) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Florida District 6 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCliff Stearns incumbent 59.9% 136,601
     Democratic David E. Bruderly 40.1% 91,528
Total Votes 228,129

2004
On November 2, 2004, Cliff Stearns won re-election to the United States House. He defeated David E. Bruderly (D) and N.W. O'Brien (Write-in) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Florida District 6 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCliff Stearns incumbent 64.4% 211,137
     Democratic David E. Bruderly 35.6% 116,680
     Write-in N.W. O'Brien 0% 36
Total Votes 327,853

2002
On November 5, 2002, Cliff Stearns won re-election to the United States House. He defeated David E. Bruderly (D) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Florida District 6 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCliff Stearns incumbent 65.4% 141,750
     Democratic David E. Bruderly 34.6% 75,046
Total Votes 216,796

2000
On November 7, 2000, Cliff Stearns won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Florida District 6 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCliff Stearns incumbent 100% 178,789
     N/A Write-in 0% 31
Total Votes 178,820

Redistricting

2010-2011

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

In 2011, the Florida State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census. Prior to redistricting, the 6th District stretched from the St. Johns River and Jacksonville, sweeping through North Central Florida, encompassing portions of Gainesville and Ocala, and extending down to the northern tip of the Greater Orlando area in Lake County. It included all of Bradford and Gilchrist counties and portions of Alachua, Clay, Duval, Lake, Levy, and Marion counties.

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