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Florida's 11th congressional district

Florida's 11th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Florida. It was reassigned in 2012, effective January 3, 2013, from the Tampa area north to four other counties: Sumter County, Citrus County, Hernando and central Marion County, as well as the far northwestern corner of Lake County.[6][7] The district stretches from Ocala southwest to Spring Hill. The Villages, a large retirement and golfing community for seniors, is situated in this district, aiding Republican and Democratic candidates in the district and statewide.[8]

Florida's 11th congressional district
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Florida's 11th congressional district since January 3, 2017
Representative
  Daniel Webster
RClermont
Area2,888[1] sq mi (7,480 km2)
Distribution
  • 75.19[2]% urban
  • 24.81% rural
Population (2016)758,331[3]
Median income$46,001[4]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+15[5]

From 1993 to 2013, the former 11th district had encompassed most of the city of Tampa and its suburbs and the shoreline of southeastern Hillsborough County. It also included two areas in other counties: urban neighborhoods of south St. Petersburg in Pinellas County and neighborhoods in and around Bradenton in Manatee County.

The district is currently represented by Republican Daniel Webster.

Contents

List of members representing the districtEdit

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created on January 3, 1963.
 
Edward Gurney
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1967
88th
89th
Redistricted to the 5th district.
 
Claude Pepper
Democratic January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1973
90th
91st
92nd
Redistricted from the 3rd district, redistricted to the 14th district.
 
Paul Rogers
Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1979
93rd
94th
95th
Redistricted from the 9th district.
 
Dan Mica
Democratic January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1983
96th
97th
Redistricted to the 14th district.
 
Bill Nelson
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1991
98th
99th
100th
101st
Redistricted from the 9th district.
 
Jim Bacchus
Democratic January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1993
102nd Redistricted to the 15th district.
 
Sam Gibbons
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1997
103rd
104th
Redistricted from the 7th district.
 
Jim Davis
Democratic January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2007
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
Retired to run for Governor of Florida.
 
Kathy Castor
Democratic January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2013
110th
111th
112th
Redistricted to the 14th district.
 
Rich Nugent
Republican January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2017
113th
114th
Redistricted from the 5th district.
 
Daniel Webster
Republican January 3, 2017 –
Present
115th
116th
Incumbent.

Presidential voting since 2000Edit

Election results from presidential races:

Year Results
2000 Gore 61% – Bush 39%
2004 Kerry 58% – Bush 41%
2008 Obama 66% – John McCain 33%
2012 Romney 70% – Obama 29%
2016 Trump 67% – Clinton 29%

Election resultsEdit

2002Edit

Florida's 11th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Davis* 100.00
Total votes 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2004Edit

Florida's 11th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Davis* 191,780 85.82
Libertarian Robert Edward Johnson 31,579 14.13
Socialist Workers Karl M. Butts 122 0.06
Total votes 223,481 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2006Edit

Florida's 11th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kathy Castor 97,470 69.65
Republican Eddie Adams, Jr. 42,454 30.34
No party Others 18 0.01%
Total votes 139,942 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2008Edit

Florida's 11th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kathy Castor* 184,106 71.66
Republican Eddie Adams, Jr. 72,825 28.34
Total votes 256,931 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2010Edit

Florida's 11th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kathy Castor* 91,328 59.64
Republican Mike Pendergast 61,817 40.36
Total votes 153,145 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2016Edit

Florida's 11th Congressional District Election (2016)[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Daniel Webster 258,016 65.4
Democratic Dave Koller 124,713 31.6
None Bruce Ray Riggs 11,990 3.0
Total votes 394,719 100.00
Republican hold

Living former representativesEdit

As of January 2017, there are four former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 11th congressional district who are currently living at this time. The most recent representative to die was Sam Gibbons (served 1993-1997) on October 10, 2012

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Bill Nelson 1983–1991 (1942-09-29) September 29, 1942 (age 76)
Jim Bacchus 1991–1993 (1949-06-21) June 21, 1949 (age 70)
Jim Davis 1997–2007 (1957-10-11) October 11, 1957 (age 61)
Kathy Castor 2007–2013 (1966-08-20) August 20, 1966 (age 52)
Rich Nugent 2013–2017 (1951-05-26) May 26, 1951 (age 68)

Historical district boundariesEdit

Over 3 decades earlier, from 1983 to 1993, the district was based in Brevard County, including the Kennedy Space Center. In 1986, weeks before the Challenger disaster, the district's then-congressman, Bill Nelson, (who later served as U.S. Senator from Florida from 2001 to 2019) flew on board the Space Shuttle Columbia as part of mission STS-61-C.

From 1993 to 2013 the district was based in Tampa plus the shoreline of Tampa Bay; the city's long-serving congressman Sam Gibbons retired in 1997 after nearly 35 years in the House.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Congressional Plan--SC14-1905 (Ordered by The Florida Supreme Court, 2-December-2015)" (PDF). Florida Senate Committee on Reapportionment. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=11&cd=16
  4. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=12&cd=11
  5. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  6. ^ See whole Florida state map for 2013, with the 11th district covering Sumter County, Hernando to Marion County: h9047_35x42L.pdf Congressional Plan: H000C9047. Chapter No. 2012-2, Laws of Florida. www.flsenate.gov. February 16, 2012.
  7. ^ See 2013 borders of 11th district in the 2013 districts map: H000C9047_map_bb.pdf, for the Big Bend region of Florida. Congressional Plan: H000C9047. Chapter No. 2012-2, Laws of Florida. www.flsenate.gov. February 2012.
  8. ^ Leary, Alex. "Still booming with retirees, The Villages gives Trump, GOP edge in Florida". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  9. ^ ""Florida Department of State Division of Elections"".

Coordinates: 28°51′31″N 82°14′29″W / 28.85861°N 82.24139°W / 28.85861; -82.24139