|Arizona's 6th congressional district|
Arizona's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
|Area||724 sq mi (1,880 km2)|
Arizona's 6th congressional district is a congressional district located in the U.S. state of Arizona and encompasses parts of Maricopa County. It consists mostly of the northeastern suburbs of Phoenix, including Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek and Fountain Hills.
Arizona picked up a sixth district after the 1990 census. It covered the northeast quadrant of the state, from Flagstaff to the New Mexico border. Most of its population, however, was located in the northeastern portion of the Valley of the Sun, including Tempe and Scottsdale.
After the 2000 census, most of the Maricopa County portion of the old 6th became the 5th District, while the 6th was reconfigured to take in most of the former 1st District. It included parts of Mesa, Chandler and all of Gilbert as well as the fast-growing town of Queen Creek. It also contained the city of Apache Junction in Pinal County. For the first time since its creation in 1951, it didn't include any of Phoenix itself. The district and its predecessors had seen its share of Phoenix gradually reduced amid the Valley's explosive growth in the second half of the 20th century.
George W. Bush received 64% of the vote in this district in 2004. Native son John McCain--who represented this district (then numbered as the 1st) from 1983 to 1987--received 61.32% of the vote in the district in 2008, making it his best showing in his home state.
|2000||President||Bush 61% - 37%|
|2004||President||Bush 64% - 35%|
|2008||President||McCain 61% - 38%|
|2012||President||Romney 60% - 39%|
|2016||President||Trump 52% - 42%|
Arizona began sending a sixth member to the House after the 1990 Census.
|Electoral history||District location|
|Democratic||January 3, 1993 -
January 3, 1995
|103rd||Elected in 1992.
NE Arizona, including parts of Metro Phoenix:
Apache, Gila, Greenlee, Coconino (part), Graham (part), Maricopa (part), Navajo (part), Pinal (part)
J. D. Hayworth
|Republican||January 3, 1995 -
January 3, 2003
|First elected in 1994.|
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Redistricted to the 5th district.
|Republican||January 3, 2003 -
January 3, 2013
|Redistricted from the 1st district.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Retired after being elected U.S. Senator.
Parts of Metro Phoenix:
Maricopa (part), Pinal (part)
|Republican||January 3, 2013 -
|Redistricted from the 5th district.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
|Libertarian||Jason M. Blair||51,285||25.20%|
As of April 2015, there are three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's 6th congressional district that are currently living.
|Representative||Term in office||Date of birth (and age)|
|Karan English||1993 - 1995||March 23, 1949|
|J. D. Hayworth||1995 - 2003||July 12, 1958|
|Jeff Flake||2003 - 2013||December 31, 1962|