Florida's 6th Congressional District
Florida's 6th congressional district
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Florida's 6th congressional district since January 3, 2017
U.S. RepresentativeVacant
Area2,682[1] sq mi (6,950 km2)
  • 86.15[2]% urban
  • 13.85% rural
Population (2016)765,005
Cook PVIR+7[3]

Florida's 6th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Florida. The district stretches from the southern Jacksonville suburbs to New Smyrna Beach. It includes the city of Daytona Beach.

From 2003 to 2013 the district stretched from the St. Johns River and Jacksonville, sweeping through North Central Florida, encompassing portions of Gainesville and Ocala, and meandered down to the northern tip of the Greater Orlando area in Lake County. It included all of Bradford and Gilchrist counties and portions of Alachua, Clay, Duval, Lake, Levy, and Marion counties.

The district was most recently represented by Republican Ron DeSantis, who resigned on September 10, 2018, to focus on his campaign for governor.[4] Republican Michael Waltz was elected in the November 6, 2018 special election.

Presidential voting history

The district contains over 525,000 registered voters, of whom just over 39% are Democratic, while slightly more than 41% identify as Republican.

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President John McCain 56 - Barack Obama 42%
2004 President George W. Bush 61 - John Kerry 39%

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Notes
District created January 3, 1945
Dwight Laing Rogers.jpg Dwight L. Rogers Democratic January 3, 1945 - December 1, 1954 Died
Vacant December 1, 1954 - January 3, 1955
Paul Grant Rogers.jpg Paul Rogers Democratic January 3, 1955 - January 3, 1967 Redistricted to the 9th district
Sam Melville Gibbons.jpg Sam Gibbons Democratic January 3, 1967 - January 3, 1973 Redistricted from the 10th district, Redistricted to the 7th district
C.W. "Bill" Young.jpg Bill Young Republican January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1983 Redistricted from the 8th district, Redistricted to the 8th district
Buddy MacKay (official portrait).jpg Buddy MacKay Democratic January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1989 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Cliff Stearns.jpg Cliff Stearns Republican January 3, 1989 - January 3, 2013 Lost renomination after being redistricted to the 3rd district
Ron DeSantis, Official Portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Ron DeSantis Republican January 3, 2013 - September 10, 2018 Resigned to run for Governor of Florida[5]
Vacant September 10, 2018 - present
Michael Waltz Republican TBD elected in November 6th special election

Election results


Florida's 6th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cliff Stearns* 141,570 65.35
Democratic Dave Bruderly 75,046 34.65
Total votes 216,616 100.00
Republican hold


Florida's 6th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cliff Stearns* 211,137 64.40
Democratic Dave Bruderly 116,680 35.59
No party Others 36 0.01%
Total votes 327,853 100.00
Republican hold


Florida's 6th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cliff Stearns* 136,601 59.88
Democratic Dave Bruderly 91,528 40.12
Total votes 228,129 100.00
Republican hold


Florida's 6th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cliff Stearns* 228,302 60.89
Democratic Tim Cunha 146,655 39.11
Total votes 374,957 100.00
Republican hold


Florida's 6th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cliff Stearns* 179,349 71.46
Independent Steven E. Schonberg 71,632 28.54
Total votes 250,981 100.00
Republican hold

Living former representatives

As of September 2018, these are three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 6th congressional district who are still alive. The most recent representative to die was Bill Young (1973-1983) on October 18, 2013.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Buddy MacKay 1983-1989 (1933-03-22) March 22, 1933 (age 85)
Cliff Stearns 1989-2013 (1941-04-16) April 16, 1941 (age 77)
Ron DeSantis 2013-2018 (1978-09-14) September 14, 1978 (age 40)

Historical district boundaries


  1. ^ "Congressional Plan--SC14-1905 (Ordered by The Florida Supreme Court, 2-December-2015)" (PDF). Florida Senate Committee on Reapportionment. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index - Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ Greenwood, Mark (September 10, 2018). "DeSantis resigns House seat to focus on governor's race". The Hill. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ Farrington, Brendan (January 5, 2018). "Trump's tweeted choice for Florida governor enters the race". Associated Press News. Retrieved 2018.

Coordinates: 29°27?28?N 81°21?07?W / 29.45778°N 81.35194°W / 29.45778; -81.35194

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