Texas' 6th Congressional District

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Texas' 6th congressional district
Current incumbentJoe Barton Republican Party
Population722,452
Gender50.5% Female, 49.5% Male
Race69.0% White, 19.3% Black, 5.3% Asian
Ethnicity22.7% Hispanic
Unemployment9.1%
Median household income$55,788
High school graduation rate87.3%
College graduation rate27.0%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Texas' 6th Congressional District is located in the northeastern portion of the state and includes Tarrant, Dallas, Ellis and Navarro counties.[1]

The district previously served an area including four counties to the south of the Dallas/Fort Worth area as well as the southeast corner of Tarrant County.

The current representative of the 6th congressional district is Joe Barton (R).

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 6th congressional district elections, 2012

The 6th congressional district of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Joe Barton (R) won re-election. He defeated Kenneth Sanders (D), Hugh Chauvin (L) and Brandon Parmer (G) in the general election.[2]

U.S. House, Texas District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Barton Incumbent 58% 145,019
     Democratic Kenneth Sanders 39.2% 98,053
     Libertarian Hugh Chauvin 1.9% 4,847
     Green Brandon Parmer 0.8% 2,017
Total Votes 249,936
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Joe Barton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated David Cozad (D) and Byron Severns (L) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Texas District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Barton incumbent 65.9% 107,140
     Democratic David Cozad 31.2% 50,717
     Libertarian Byron Severns 2.9% 4,700
Total Votes 162,557

2008
On November 4, 2008, Joe Barton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Ludwig Otto (D) and Max Koch, III (L) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Texas District 6 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Barton incumbent 62% 174,008
     Democratic Ludwig Otto 35.6% 99,919
     Libertarian Max Koch, III 2.4% 6,655
Total Votes 280,582

2006
On November 7, 2006, Joe Barton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated David Harris (D) and Carl Nulsen (L) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Texas District 6 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Barton incumbent 60.5% 91,927
     Democratic David Harris 37.1% 56,369
     Libertarian Carl Nulsen 2.5% 3,740
Total Votes 152,036

2004
On November 2, 2004, Joe Barton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Morris Meyer (D) and Stephen Schrader (L) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Texas District 6 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Barton incumbent 66% 168,767
     Democratic Morris Meyer 32.7% 83,609
     Libertarian Stephen Schrader 1.3% 3,251
Total Votes 255,627

2002
On November 5, 2002, Joe Barton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Felix Alvarado (D), Frank Brady (L) and B. J. Armstrong (G) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Texas District 6 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Barton incumbent 70.3% 115,396
     Democratic Felix Alvarado 27.7% 45,404
     Libertarian Frank Brady 1.2% 1,992
     Green B. J. Armstrong 0.8% 1,245
Total Votes 164,037

2000
On November 7, 2000, Joe Barton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Frank Brady (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Texas District 6 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Barton incumbent 88.1% 222,685
     Libertarian Frank Brady 11.9% 30,056
Total Votes 252,741

1998
On November 3, 1998, Joe Barton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Ben Boothe (D) and Richard Bandlow (L) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Texas District 6 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Barton incumbent 72.9% 112,957
     Democratic Ben Boothe 25.9% 40,112
     Libertarian Richard Bandlow 1.2% 1,817
Total Votes 154,886

1996
On November 5, 1996, Joe Barton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Janet Carroll Richardson (I), Catherine Anderson (L) and Doug Williams (U.S. Taxpayers) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Texas District 6 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Barton incumbent 77.1% 160,800
     Independent Janet Carroll Richardson 12.8% 26,713
     Libertarian Catherine Anderson 6.9% 14,456
     U.S. Taxpayers Doug Williams 3.1% 6,547
Total Votes 208,516

1994
On November 8, 1994, Joe Barton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Terry Jesmore (D) and Bill Baird (L) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Texas District 6 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Barton incumbent 75.6% 152,038
     Democratic Terry Jesmore 22% 44,286
     Libertarian Bill Baird 2.3% 4,688
Total Votes 201,012

1992
On November 3, 1992, Joe Barton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John Dietrich (D) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Texas District 6 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Barton incumbent 71.9% 189,140
     Democratic John Dietrich 28.1% 73,933
Total Votes 263,073

1990
On November 6, 1990, Joe Barton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John Welch (D) and Michael Worsham (Write-in) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Texas District 6 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Barton incumbent 66.5% 125,049
     Democratic John Welch 33.1% 62,344
     Write-in Michael Worsham 0.4% 737
Total Votes 188,130

1988
On November 8, 1988, Joe Barton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Pat Kendrick (D) in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, Texas District 6 General Election, 1988
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Barton incumbent 67.6% 164,692
     Democratic Pat Kendrick 32.4% 78,786
Total Votes 243,478

1986
On November 4, 1986, Joe Barton won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Pete Geren (D) in the general election.[15]

U.S. House, Texas District 6 General Election, 1986
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Barton incumbent 55.8% 86,190
     Democratic Pete Geren 44.2% 68,270
Total Votes 154,460

1984
On November 6, 1984, Joe Barton won election to the United States House. He defeated Dan Kubiak (D) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, Texas District 6 General Election, 1984
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Barton 56.6% 131,482
     Democratic Dan Kubiak 43.4% 100,799
Total Votes 232,281

Redistricting

The 6th Congressional District of Texas, prior to the 2010-2011 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Texas

Texas was redistricted in 2011. The controversial map approved by the Texas Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Perry has been appealed, and the case has been taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court.[17]

External links

See also

References

  1. Texas Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  2. Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
  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. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1988," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 1986," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1984," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. Washington Times "High court to ponder Texas redistricting," Accessed December 14, 2011