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Missouri's 6th congressional district

Missouri's 6th congressional district
Missouri's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Missouri's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Sam Graves (RTarkio)
Cook PVI R+9[1]

Missouri's 6th congressional district takes in a large swath of land in rural northern Missouri. Its largest voting population is centered in the Kansas City metropolitan area and the town of St. Joseph. The district includes all of Kansas City north of the Missouri River (including Kansas City International Airport).


Rep, Graves (left) with Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri. March, 2007.

The district takes in all or parts of the following counties: Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Chariton, Clay, Clinton, Cooper, Daviess, De Kalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Howard, Jackson, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Platte, Putnam, Ray, Schuyler, Sullivan, Worth.

Notable representatives from the district include governors John Smith Phelps and Austin A. King as well as Kansas City Mayor Robert T. Van Horn. In 1976, Jerry Litton was killed on election night as he flew to a victory party after winning the Democratic nomination for United States Senate. The visitors center at Smithville Lake is named in Litton's memory.

John Kerry in this district 57%-43% in 2004. The district is represented by Republican Sam Graves. Graves easily held on to his seat what was expected to be a tough 2008 election, defeating former Kansas City mayor Kay Waldo Barnes by 22 percentage points.

Redistricting following 2010 Census

After Missouri lost a Congressional seat following the 2010 Census (in part because of losses in population in several rural northern Missouri counties), the 8th was expanded to include most of Missouri north of the Missouri River, stretching from border to border from Kansas to Illinois. The biggest geographic addition will be northeast Missouri (including Kirksville, Missouri and Hannibal, Missouri), most of which was in the northern half of the old 9th district.[2]

List of representatives

Representative Party Years District home Notes
District created March 4, 1853
John S. Phelps Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1863 Redistricted from the 5th district
Austin A. King Unionist March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
Robert T. Van Horn Republican March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1871
Abram Comingo Democratic March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873 Redistricted to the 8th district
Harrison E. Havens Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 Redistricted from the 4th district
Charles H. Morgan Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879
James R. Waddill Democratic March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881
Ira S. Hazeltine Greenback March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
John Cosgrove Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
John T. Heard Democratic March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1893 Redistricted to the 7th district
David A. De Armond Democratic March 4, 1893 – November 23, 1909 Redistricted from the 12th district, Died
Vacant November 23, 1909 – February 1, 1910
Clement C. Dickinson Democratic February 1, 1910 – March 3, 1921
William O. Atkeson Republican March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
Clement C. Dickinson Democratic March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1929
Thomas J. Halsey Republican March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1931
Clement C. Dickinson Democratic March 4, 1931 – March 3, 1933 Redistricted to the At-large district
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 District inactive, all representatives elected At-large on a general ticket
Reuben T. Wood Democratic January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1941 Redistricted from the At-large district
Philip A. Bennett Republican January 3, 1941 – December 7, 1942 Died
Vacant December 7, 1942 – January 12, 1943
Marion T. Bennett Republican January 12, 1943 – January 3, 1949
George H. Christopher Democratic January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951
Orland K. Armstrong Republican January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1953
William C. Cole Republican January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1955
William Raleigh Hull, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1973
Jerry Litton Democratic January 3, 1973 – August 3, 1976 Chillicothe Died in plane crash after winning Democratic Primary for United States Senate
Vacant August 3, 1976 – November 2, 1976
Tom Coleman Republican November 2, 1976 – January 3, 1993
Pat Danner Democratic January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2001
Sam Graves Republican January 3, 2001–present Tarkio Incumbent

Election results

1996199820002002200420062008

1996

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 1996[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Pat Danner 169,006 68.6%
Republican Jeff Bailey 72,064 29.3%
Libertarian Karl H. Wetzel 5,212 2.1%
Total votes 246,282 100%
Majority
Turnout
Democratic hold Swing

1998

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 1998[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Pat Danner (Incumbent) 136,774 70.9%
Republican Jeff Bailey 51,679 26.8%
Libertarian Karl H. Wetzel 4,324 2.2%
Total votes 129,777 100%
Majority
Turnout
Democratic hold Swing

2000

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2000[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Samuel B. Graves, Jr. 138,925 50.9%
Democratic Steve Danner 127,792 46.8%
Libertarian Jimmy Dykes 3,696 1.4%
Independent Marie Richey 2,788 1.0%
Total votes 273,201 100%
Majority
Turnout
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

2002

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2002[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Samuel B. Graves, Jr. (Incumbent) 131,151 63.0%
Democratic Cathy Rinehart 73,202 35.2%
Libertarian Erik Buck 3,735 1.8%
Total votes 208,088 100%
Majority
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

2004

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2004[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Samuel B. Graves, Jr. (Incumbent) 196,516 63.83%
Democratic Charles S. Broomfield 106,987 34.75%
Libertarian Erik Buck 4,352 1.41%
Total votes 307,885 100%
Majority
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

2006

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2006[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Samuel B. Graves, Jr. (Incumbent) 150,882 61.64%
Democratic Sara Jo Shettles 87,477 35.73%
Libertarian Erik Buck 4,757 1.94%
Total votes 244,795 100%
Majority
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

2008

United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2008[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Total votes 330,699 100%
Majority 62,353 18.8%
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References


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local p = {}


-- Helper functions


local function getArgs(frame) -- Fetches the arguments from the parent frame. Whitespace is trimmed and -- blanks are removed. mArguments = require('Module:Arguments') return mArguments.getArgs(frame, {parentOnly = true}) end

local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

function p.findNamespaceId(link, removeColon) -- Finds the namespace id (namespace number) of a link or a pagename. This -- function will not work if the link is enclosed in double brackets. Colons -- are trimmed from the start of the link by default. To skip colon -- trimming, set the removeColon parameter to true. checkType('findNamespaceId', 1, link, 'string') checkType('findNamespaceId', 2, removeColon, 'boolean', true) if removeColon ~= false then link = removeInitialColon(link) end local namespace = link:match('^(.-):') if namespace then local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[namespace] if nsTable then return nsTable.id end end return 0 end

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-- Format link -- -- Makes a wikilink from the given link and display values. Links are escaped -- with colons if necessary, and links to sections are detected and displayed -- with " § " as a separator rather than the standard MediaWiki "#". Used in -- the template.


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end

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  1. ^
  2. ^ http://ozarksfirst.com/fulltext?nxd_id=431886
  3. ^ 1996 Election Results
  4. ^ 1998 Election Results
  5. ^ 2000 Election Results
  6. ^ 2002 Election Results
  7. ^ Official Manual of the State of Missouri, 2005-2006, page 637
  8. ^ Official Manual of the State of Missouri, 2007-2008, page 649
  9. ^ 2008 Election Results
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present
  • http://2010.census.gov/2010census/popmap/

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