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Virginia's 6th Congressional District
Virginia's 6th congressional district
Virginia US Congressional District 6 (since 2013).tif
Virginia's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
Distribution
  • 64.34[1]% urban
  • 35.66% rural
Population (2016)754,859[2]
Median income$50,061
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+13[3]

Virginia's sixth congressional district is a United States congressional district in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It covers much of the west-central portion of the state, including Roanoke, Lynchburg and most of the Shenandoah Valley. The current representative is Ben Cline (R), who has held the seat since the 2019 retirement of incumbent Republican Bob Goodlatte.

The district was an open seat in 2018. In November 2017, Goodlatte announced that he would retire from Congress at the end of his current term, and would not seek re-election.[4]

Historically, the 6th district was one of the first areas of Virginia to turn Republican. Many of the old Byrd Democrats in the area began splitting their tickets and voting Republican at the national level as early as the 1930s. It was also one of the first areas of Virginia where Republicans were able to break the long Democratic dominance at the state and local level. The district itself was in Republican hands from 1953 to 1983. Democrat Jim Olin then won the seat in 1982, and held it for a decade before Goodlatte won it.

Some counties in the district have not supported a Democrat for president since Franklin D. Roosevelt. For instance, Highland and Shenandoah counties last voted for a Democratic presidential candidate in 1932, and Augusta and Roanoke counties have not supported a Democrat since 1944.[5] The district as a whole has not supported a Democrat for president since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.

Area covered

It covers all or part of the following political subdivisions:

Counties

The entirety of:

Portions of:

Cities

Recent election results from statewide races

Year Office Results
1996 President Dole 50-40%[]
Senator Warner 54-46%[]
1997 Governor Gilmore 60-38%[]
Lieutenant Governor Hager 53-43%[]
Attorney General Earley 62-38%[]
2000 President Bush 60-37%[]
Senator Allen 58-42%[]
2001 Governor Earley 51-49%[]
Lieutenant Governor Katzen 54-45%[]
Attorney General Kilgore 67-33%[]
2004 President Bush 63-36%[]
2008 President McCain 57-42%[]

List of members representing the district

Representative Party Term Electoral history
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Isaac Coles
Anti-Administration March 4, 1789 -
March 3, 1791
Elected in 1789.
Re-elected in 1790.
Retired.
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Abraham B. Venable
Anti-Administration March 4, 1791 -
March 3, 1793
Elected in 1790.
Redistricted to the 7th district.
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Isaac Coles
Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 -
March 3, 1795
Elected in 1793.
Re-elected in 1795.
Retired.
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 -
March 3, 1797
Matthew Clay Democratic-Republican March 4, 1797 -
March 3, 1803
Elected in 1797.
Re-elected in 1799.
Re-elected in 1801.
Redistricted to the 14th district.
Abram Trigg Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 -
March 3, 1809
Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 1803.
Re-elected in 1805.
Re-elected in 1807.
Retired.
Daniel Sheffey Federalist March 4, 1809 -
March 3, 1817
Elected in 1809.
Re-elected in 1811.
Re-elected in 1813.
Re-elected in 1815.
Retired.
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Alexander Smyth
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 -
March 3, 1823
Elected in 1817.
Redistricted to the 22nd district.
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George Tucker
Crawford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 -
March 3, 1825
Redistricted from the 15th district and re-elected in 1823.
Lost re-election.
Thomas Davenport Jackson March 4, 1825 -
March 3, 1833
Elected in 1825.
Re-elected in 1827.
Re-elected in 1829.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Anti-Jackson March 4, 1833 -
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Walter Coles Jackson March 4, 1835 -
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
Democratic March 4, 1837 -
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
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John W. Jones
Democratic March 4, 1843 -
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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James A. Seddon
Democratic March 4, 1845 -
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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John M. Botts
Whig March 4, 1847 -
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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James A. Seddon
Democratic March 4, 1849 -
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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John S. Caskie
Democratic March 4, 1851 -
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
Paulus Powell Democratic March 4, 1853 -
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Shelton F. Leake Independent Democratic March 4, 1859 -
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
Vacant March 4, 1861 -
January 26, 1870
Civil War
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William Milnes Jr.
Conservative January 27, 1870 -
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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John T. Harris
Democratic March 4, 1871 -
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 7th district.
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Thomas Whitehead
Democratic March 4, 1873 -
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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John R. Tucker
Democratic March 4, 1875 -
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 10th district.
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John W. Daniel
Democratic March 4, 1885 -
March 3, 1887
[Data unknown/missing.]
Elected to the U.S. Senate
Samuel I. Hopkins Labor Party March 4, 1887 -
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Paul C. Edmunds
Democratic March 4, 1889 -
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Peter J. Otey
Democratic March 4, 1895 -
May 4, 1902
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant May 5, 1902 -
November 3, 1902
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E. Carter Glass
Democratic November 4, 1902 -
December 16, 1918
Appointed U.S. Secretary of Treasury
Vacant December 17, 1918 -
February 24, 1919
Special election
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James P. Woods
Democratic February 25, 1919 -
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Clifton A. Woodrum
Democratic March 4, 1923 -
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the at-large seat.
District eliminated March 4, 1933
District recreated January 3, 1935
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Clifton A. Woodrum
Democratic January 3, 1935 -
December 31, 1945
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
Vacant December 31, 1945 -
January 22, 1946
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J. Lindsay Almond Jr.
Democratic January 22, 1946 -
April 17, 1948
Elected January 22, 1946 to finish Woodrum's term.
Elected Attorney General of Virginia.
Vacant April 17, 1948 -
November 2, 1948
Clarence G. Burton Democratic November 2, 1948 -
January 3, 1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Richard H. Poff
Republican January 3, 1953 -
August 29, 1972
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when appointed Virginia Supreme Court justice.
Vacant August 29, 1972 -
November 7, 1972
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M. Caldwell Butler
Republican November 7, 1972 -
January 3, 1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Jim Olin
Democratic January 3, 1983 -
January 3, 1993
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Bob Goodlatte
Republican January 3, 1993 -
January 3, 2019
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Ben Cline
Republican January 3, 2019 -
Present
Elected in 2018.

Living former Members

As of January 2019, there is one living former member. The most recent representative to die was M. Caldwell Butler (served 1972-1983) on July 29, 2014. The most recently serving representative to die was Jim Olin (served 1983-1993) on July 29, 2006.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Bob Goodlatte 1993-2019 (1952-09-22) September 22, 1952 (age 67)

Historical district boundaries

2003-2013

See also

References

  1. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index - Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ Forman, Carmen (November 9, 2017). "After nearly a quarter century in D.C., Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Roanoke County will not seek re-election". The Roanoke Times. Roanoke, VA. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004; pp. 326-330 ISBN 0786422173

Coordinates: 38°7?51.6?N 79°2?38?W / 38.131000°N 79.04389°W / 38.131000; -79.04389


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