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Louisiana's 6th congressional district

Louisiana's 6th congressional district
Louisiana's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Louisiana's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Garret Graves (RBaton Rouge)
Cook PVI R+19[1]

Louisiana's 6th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Located in south-central Louisiana, the district contains most of the state capital of Baton Rouge, the bulk of Baton Rouge's suburbs, and continues south to Houma. It also includes the western shores of Lake Pontchartrain.

The district is currently represented by Republican Garret Graves.

Contents

  • History 1
  • List of representatives 2
  • Recent election results 3
    • 2002 3.1
    • 2004 3.2
    • 2006 3.3
    • 2008 3.4
    • 2010 3.5
    • 2014 3.6
  • Historical district boundaries 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6

History

Since the 6th Congressional District's creation, its boundaries have migrated from a position astraddle the Mississippi River to completely east of the Mississippi River and more recently astraddle the river again.

For decades prior to 1974, the district was virtually coterminous with the Florida Parishes centered on Hammond. In 1974, the 6th Congressional District shed St. Tammany Parish to the 1st Congressional District, and since then several redistrictings have incrementally moved the 6th Congressional District's boundaries westward so that it has shed both Washington and Tangipahoa parishes (including Hammond, home of James H. Morrison, who represented the district for 24 years, the longest tenure of anyone ever to represent the district). Washington and Tangipahoa parishes switched, like St. Tammany Parish, to the strongly Republican 1st Congressional District.

For most of its existence, the district's lines generally followed parish lines. In the 1990s redistricting, however, most of the district's black voters were transferred to the black-majority 4th District. Those lines, however, were thrown out in 1995 when the 4th was ruled to be an unconstitutional racial gerrymander, and for the 1996 election the 6th included all of Baton Rouge. After the 2010 redistricting, a gash in western Baton Rouge, including most of the city's black precincts, was transferred to the New Orleans-based 2nd District.

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created March 4, 1875
Charles E. Nash Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
Edward White Robertson Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
Edward Taylor Lewis Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
Won special election after the death of Representative-elect Andrew S. Herron
Alfred Briggs Irion Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
Edward White Robertson Democratic March 4, 1887 –
August 2, 1887
Died
Vacant August 2, 1887 –
December 5, 1887
Samuel Matthews Robertson Democratic December 5, 1887 –
March 3, 1907
George Kent Favrot Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1909
Robert Charles Wickliffe Democratic March 4, 1909 –
June 11, 1912
Died
Vacant June 11, 1912 –
November 5, 1912
Lewis Lovering Morgan Democratic November 5, 1912 –
March 3, 1917
Jared Young Sanders Democratic March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1921
George Kent Favrot Democratic March 4, 1921 –
March 4, 1925
Bolivar E. Kemp Democratic March 4, 1925 –
June 19, 1933
Died
Vacant June 19, 1933 –
May 1, 1934
Jared Y. Sanders, Jr. Democratic May 1, 1934 –
January 3, 1937
John K. Griffith Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1941
Jared Y. Sanders, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
James H. Morrison Democratic January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1967
Lost bid for re-election in 1966
John R. Rarick Democratic January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1975
Lost Democratic renomination to left-wing Jeff LaCaze in 1974
Henson Moore Republican January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1987
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Richard Baker Republican January 3, 1987 –
February 2, 2008
Resigned
Vacant February 2, 2008 –
May 3, 2008
Don Cazayoux Democratic May 3, 2008 –
January 3, 2009
Elected to finish Baker's term
Lost election for full term
Bill Cassidy Republican January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2015
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Garret Graves Republican January 3, 2015 –
Present

Recent election results

2002

Louisiana's 6th Congressional District Runoff Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard H. Baker* 146,932 84.04
Libertarian Rick Moscatello 27,898 15.96
Total votes 174,830 100.00
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2004

Louisiana's 6th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard H. Baker* 188,980 72.24
Democratic Rufus Craig, Jr. 50,642 19.36
Democratic Edward "Scott" Galmon 21,987 8.41
Total votes 261,609 100.00
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2006

Louisiana's 6th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard H. Baker* 94,658 82.81
Libertarian Richard Fontanesi 19,648 17.19
Total votes 114,306 100.00
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2008

Louisiana's 6th Congressional District Special Election (May 3, 2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Don Cazayoux 49,703 49.20
Republican Woody Jenkins 46,746 46.78
Independent Ashley Casey 3,718 3.68
Independent Peter J. Aranyosi 448 0.44
Constitution Randall T. Hayes 402 0.40
Total votes 101,017 100.00
Voter turnout %
Democratic gain from Republican
Louisiana's 6th Congressional District General Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Cassidy 150,332 48.12
Democratic Don Cazayoux* 125,886 40.29
Independent Michael Jackson 36,198 11.59
Total votes 312,416 100.00
Voter turnout %
Republican gain from Democratic

2010

Louisiana's 6th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Cassidy* 138,607 65.63
Democratic Merritt E. McDonald, Sr. 72,577 34.37
Total votes 211,184 100.00
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2014

Louisiana's 6th Congressional District Runoff Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Garret Graves 139,209 62.4
Democratic Edwin Edwards 83,781 37.6
Total votes 222,990 100.00
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

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