Louisiana's 6th Congressional District

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Louisiana's 6th congressional district
Current incumbentBill Cassidy Republican Party
Population763,016
Gender49.1% Male, 50.9% Female
Race73.6% White, 22.1% Black, 2.1% Asian, 0.4% Native American
Ethnicity4.2% Hispanic
Unemployment7.4%
Median household income$54,406
High school graduation rate87.4%
College graduation rate27.6%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 6th Congressional District of Louisiana is a congressional district located in south-central Louisiana.

Louisiana's 6th Congressional District encompasses southcentral portions of the state. Point Coupee, WBR, EBR, Livingston, St. Helena, E Feldana, St. John, St. Charles, Assumption and Iberville parishes are included in the district.[1]

The district previously included the state capital of Baton Rouge and its suburbs and the western half of the Florida Parishes and areas west and south of Baton Rouge sometimes associated with Acadiana.

The current representative of the 6th congressional district is Bill Cassidy (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Louisiana's 6th congressional district elections, 2014

The 6th congressional district of Louisiana will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Louisiana's 6th congressional district elections, 2012

The 6th congressional district of Louisiana held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Bill Cassidy won re-election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Cassidy Incumbent 79.4% 243,553
     Libertarian Rufus Holt Craig,Jr 10.5% 32,185
     None Richard Torregano 10.1% 30,975
Total Votes 306,713
Source: Louisiana Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Bill Cassidy won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Merritt E. McDonald, Sr. (D) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Cassidy incumbent 65.6% 138,607
     Democratic Merritt E. McDonald, Sr. 34.4% 72,577
Total Votes 211,184

2008
On November 4, 2008, Bill Cassidy won election to the United States House. He defeated Donald J. Cazayoux, Jr (D) and Michael Jackson (I) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 6 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Cassidy 48.1% 150,332
     Democratic Donald J. Cazayoux 40.3% 125,886
     Independent Michael Jackson 11.6% 36,198
Total Votes 312,416

2006
On November 7, 2006, Richard H. Baker won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Richard M. Fontanesi (L) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 6 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard H. Baker incumbent 82.8% 94,658
     Libertarian Richard M. Fontanesi 17.2% 19,648
Total Votes 114,306

2004
On November 2, 2004, Richard H. Baker won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Rufus Holt Craig, Jr. (D) and Edward Anthony "Scott" Galmon (D) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 6 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard H. Baker incumbent 72.2% 189,106
     Democratic Rufus Holt Craig, Jr. 19.4% 50,732
     Democratic Edward Anthony "Scott" Galmon 8.4% 22,031
Total Votes 261,869

2002
On November 5, 2002, Richard H. Baker won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Rick Moscatello (Independent) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 6 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard H. Baker incumbent 84% 146,932
     Independent Rick Moscatello 16% 27,898
Total Votes 174,830

2000
On November 7, 2000, Richard H. Baker won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kathy J. Rogillo (D) and Michael S. Wolf (Other) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 6 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard H. Baker incumbent 68% 165,637
     Democratic Kathy J. Rogillo 29.7% 72,192
     Independent Independent 2.3% 5,649
Total Votes 243,478

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 6th congressional district of Louisiana after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Louisiana

In 2011, the Louisiana State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.


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