Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District

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The 6th Congressional District of Tennessee is a congressional district in Middle Tennessee. From 2003 to 2013 it included all of Bedford, Cannon, Clay, DeKalb, Jackson, Macon, Marshall, Overton, Putnam, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, and Trousdale Counties, as well as a portion of Wilson County. Republican Diane Black represents the district as of 2011. The district is located in north-central Tennessee and borders Kentucky. Its present configuration dates from the 1980 Census, when Tennessee picked up a district. At that time, a large portion of the old 4th District was shifted to the new 4th District, and the remainder of the old 4th was renumbered as the 6th District. Two men who would later achieve national prominence in politics represented most of the territory now in the 6th District--President James K. Polk and Vice President Al Gore. Ancestrally Democratic since the days of Andrew Jackson, the 6th has become increasingly friendly to Republicans in the last decade as Nashville's suburbs have spread further into this once-rural district, especially into Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties. With close access to interstates 24, 40, and 65, subdivisions are sprouting almost exponentially, fast filling with new economy managers. Not surprisingly, it has voted for Republican presidential candidates in all but one election since 1980, even against Gore in 2000 by a narrow margin. (More from Freebase)

Senators

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Lamar Alexander Republican 11 years in office

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Bob Corker Republican 7 years in office

Representative

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6th District Diane Black MyOC Group Republican 3 years in office

District Boundary Map

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