Michigan's 6th Congressional District

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The 6th Congressional District of Michigan is a congressional district in southwest Michigan.

Michigan's 6th Congressional District is located in the southwestern region of the lower penninsula of Michigan and includes the city of Kalamazoo. It includes Allegan, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Cass and Berrien counties.[1]

It previously consisted of all of Berrien, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van Buren, counties, and included most of southern and eastern Allegan and a portion of western Calhoun counties.

The current representative of the 6th congressional district is Fred Upton (R).

Elections

2012

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

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

U.S. House, Michigan District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Mike O'Brien 42.6% 136,563
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFred Upton Incumbent 54.6% 174,955
     Libertarian Christie Gelineau 2% 6,366
     UST Jason Gatties 0.8% 2,591
Total Votes 320,475
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Primary results

Republican Primary

Michigan's 5th Congressional District[3] Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFred Upton Incumbent 66.3% 34,581
Jack Hoogendyk 33.7% 17,561
Total Votes 52,142

2010
On November 2, 2010, Fred Upton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Don Cooney (D), Melvin Valkner (U.S. Taxpayers), Fred Strand (L) and Pat Foster (G) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Michigan District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFred Upton incumbent 62% 123,142
     Democratic Don Cooney 33.6% 66,729
     U.S. Taxpayers Melvin Valkner 1.8% 3,672
     Libertarian Fred Strand 1.7% 3,369
     Green Pat Foster 0.9% 1,784
Total Votes 198,696

2008
On November 4, 2008, Fred Upton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Don Cooney (D), Greg Merle (L) and Edward Pinkney (G) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Michigan District 6 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFred Upton incumbent 58.9% 188,157
     Democratic Don Cooney 38.6% 123,257
     Libertarian Greg Merle 1.5% 4,720
     Green Edward Pinkney 1.1% 3,512
Total Votes 319,646

2006
On November 7, 2006, Fred Upton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kim Clark (D) and Kenneth Howe (L) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Michigan District 6 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFred Upton incumbent 60.6% 142,125
     Democratic Kim Clark 37.9% 88,978
     Libertarian Kenneth Howe 1.5% 3,480
Total Votes 234,583

2004
On November 2, 2004, Fred Upton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Scott Elliott (D), Randall MacPhee (G), Erwin Haas (L) and W. Dennis FitzSimons (U.S. Taxpayers) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Michigan District 6 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFred Upton incumbent 65.3% 197,425
     Democratic Scott Elliott 32.4% 97,978
     Green Randall MacPhee 0.8% 2,311
     Libertarian Erwin Haas 0.8% 2,275
     U.S. Taxpayers W. Dennis FitzSimons 0.7% 2,169
Total Votes 302,158

2002
On November 5, 2002, Fred Upton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Gary Giguere, Jr. (D) and Richard Overton (Reform) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Michigan District 6 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFred Upton incumbent 69.2% 126,936
     Democratic Gary Giguere, Jr. 29.3% 53,793
     Reform Richard Overton 1.5% 2,788
Total Votes 183,517

2000
On November 7, 2000, Fred Upton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated James Bupp (D), William Bradley (L), Richard Overton (Reform) and C. Dennis James (U.S. Taxpayers) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Michigan District 6 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFred Upton incumbent 67.9% 159,373
     Democratic James Bupp 29.2% 68,532
     Libertarian William Bradley 1.5% 3,573
     Reform Richard Overton 0.8% 1,872
     U.S. Taxpayers C. Dennis James 0.5% 1,290
Total Votes 234,640

1998
On November 3, 1998, Fred Upton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Clarence Annen (D), Glenn Douglas Whitt, Jr. (L) and Ken Asmus (Natural Law) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Michigan District 6 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFred Upton incumbent 70.1% 113,292
     Democratic Clarence Annen 28.1% 45,358
     Libertarian Glenn Douglas Whitt, Jr. 1.1% 1,833
     Natural Law Ken Asmus 0.7% 1,091
     N/A Write-in 0% 53
Total Votes 161,627

1996
On November 5, 1996, Fred Upton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Clarence Annen (D) and Scott Beavers (L) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Michigan District 6 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFred Upton incumbent 67.7% 146,170
     Democratic Clarence Annen 30.7% 66,243
     Libertarian Scott Beavers 1.6% 3,370
     N/A Write-in 0% 51
Total Votes 215,834

1994
On November 8, 1994, Fred Upton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated David Taylor (D) and E. A. Berker (Natural Law) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Michigan District 6 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFred Upton incumbent 73.5% 121,923
     Democratic David Taylor 25.5% 42,348
     Natural Law E. A. Berker 1% 1,667
     N/A Scattering 0% 28
Total Votes 165,966

1992
On November 3, 1992, Fred Upton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Andy Davis (D) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Michigan District 6 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFred Upton incumbent 61.8% 144,083
     Democratic Andy Davis 38.2% 89,020
     N/A Write-in 0% 9
Total Votes 233,112

1990
On November 6, 1990, Bob Carr won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, Michigan District 6 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Carr incumbent 99.8% 97,547
     N/A Write-in 0.2% 244
Total Votes 97,791

Redistricting

2010-2011

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

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

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