Georgia's 6th congressional district: Wikis

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Georgia's 6th congressional district
United States House of Representatives, Georgia District 06, 110th Congress.png
Current Representative Tom Price (R)
Population (2000) 629,725
Median income $71,669
Ethnicity 85.6% White, 7.0% Black, 4.0% Asian, 4.5% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% other
Occupation 11.3% blue collar, 79.7% white collar, 9% gray collar
Cook PVI R+19

Georgia's 6th Congressional District has been represented in the United States House of Representatives by Tom Price (Republican) since 2005. Price won re-election in 2006 defeating Democratic challenger Steve Sinton 72%-28%. Had the district covered the area it does currently in 2004, George W. Bush would have received 70% of the vote.[1]

The district has existed since the 29th Congress (1845-1847), the first Congress in which Representatives were elected from districts, rather than at-large. Georgia gained a sixth Representative for the first time in the 13th Congress (1813-1815).

The district is made up of Atlanta's northern suburbs. Redistricted by the 111th Congress in 2007, the district is made up of eastern Cobb County, northern Fulton County, the Dunwoody area of northern DeKalb County, as well as all of Cherokee County.

The 6th is Georgia's most affluent and educated district. 51% of residents in the district have at least a Bachelor's Degree.[1] According to a 2006 report, this district is the fourth wealthiest in the nation, behind Virginia's 11th congressional district, New Jersey's 11th congressional district, and California's 14th congressional district.[2] It is the second-wealthiest district to be represented by a Republican.


The residents in this district are largely white, very affluent, well-educated, and overwhelmingly Republican with fiscal conservatism being by far the most salient feature. The district is largely a suburban bedroom community for those who commute to downtown Atlanta.[1]

The district was represented by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich from 1978–1999 before he resigned.

Contents

Counties

List of Representatives

The district in the form used in the 2002 and 2004 elections.
Representative Party Years District Home Note
District created in 1827
Tomlinson Fort Jacksonian March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1829
Redistricted to the At-large district in 1829
Redistricted from the At-large district in 1845
Howell Cobb Democratic March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1851 redistricted from the At-large district, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1849-1851
Junius Hillyer Unionist March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1855
Howell Cobb Democratic March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
James Jackson Democratic March 4, 1857 – January 23, 1861 retired
January 23, 1861 - July 25, 1868 Civil War and Reconstruction, Seat was vacant
Vacant July 25, 1868 - December 22, 1870
William P. Price Democratic December 22, 1870 – March 3, 1873
James H. Blount Democratic March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1893
Thomas B. Cabaniss Democratic March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
Charles L. Bartlett Democratic March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1915
James W. Wise Democratic March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1925
Samuel Rutherford Democratic March 4, 1925 – February 4, 1932 died
Vacant February 4, 1932 - March 2, 1932
W. Carlton Mobley Democratic March 2, 1932 – March 3, 1933
Carl Vinson Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1965 redistricted from the 10th district
John J. Flynt, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1979 redistricted from the 4th district
Newt Gingrich Republican January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1999 Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995-1999, re-elected January 3, 1999 but did not take his seat
Vacant January 6, 1999 - February 23, 1999
Johnny Isakson Republican February 23, 1999 – January 3, 2005
Tom Price Republican January 3, 2005 – Present Incumbent

References

  1. ^ a b c "CQ Politics". http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?docID=district-GA-06.  
  2. ^ Barr, Andy (February 28, 2006). "Washington Area Tops List for Income". The Hill (Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.). http://thehill.com/homenews/news/10308-washington-area-tops-list-for-income. Retrieved 2009-06-07.  

External links

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Massachusetts-1
Home district of the Speaker of the House
December 22, 1849-March 4, 1851
Succeeded by
Kentucky-1
Preceded by
Washington-5
Home district of the Speaker of the House
January 4, 1995-January 3, 1999
Succeeded by
Illinois-14

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