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Florida's 12th congressional district

Florida's 12th congressional district is an electoral district for the U.S. Congress and was reassigned in 2012, effective January 2013, along the Gulf coast of central Florida. The district includes New Port Richey north of Tampa. It covers Pasco County and parts of north Pinellas County and Hillsborough County.[6][7]

Florida's 12th congressional district
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Florida's 12th congressional district - since January 3, 2017
U.S. Representative
  Gus Bilirakis
RPalm Harbor
Area1,069[1] sq mi (2,770 km2)
Distribution
  • 93.09[2]% urban
  • 6.91% rural
Population (2016)760,472[3]
Median income$52,573[4]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+8[5]

The district is currently represented by Republican Gus Bilirakis.

Contents

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history Location
District created January 3, 1963
 
William C. Cramer
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1967
88th
89th
Redistricted from the 1st district and re-elected in 1962.
Redistricted to the 8th district.
1963 – 1967
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Dante Fascell
Democratic January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1973
90th
91st
92nd
Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 1966.
Redistricted to the 15th district.
1967 – 1973
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
J. Herbert Burke
Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1979
93rd
94th
95th
Redistricted from the 10th district and re-elected in 1972.
[Data unknown/missing.]
1973 – 1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Edward J. Stack
Democratic January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1981
96th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Clay Shaw
Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1983
97th [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 15th district.
 
Tom Lewis
Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 16th district.
1983 – 1993
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles T. Canady
Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2001
103rd
104th
105th
106th
[Data unknown/missing.] 1993 – 2003
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Adam Putnam
Republican January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2011
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
[Data unknown/missing.]
2003 – 2013
The district covered areas further east and encompassed much of Polk County as well as parts of rural and suburban east Hillsborough County and a small piece of western Osceola County, which later became the center of the 9th district.
 
 
Dennis Ross
Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
112th [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 15th district.
 
Gus Bilirakis
Republican January 3, 2013 –
Present
113th
114th
115th
116th
Redistricted from the 9th district and re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
2003 – 2017
 
2017 – Present
 

Election results from presidential racesEdit

Year Office Results
2004 President George W. Bush 58 - John Kerry 42%
2008 President John McCain 50 - Barack Obama 48%

Recent election resultsEdit

2002Edit

Florida's 12th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Adam Putnam (Incumbent) 100.00
Total votes 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2004Edit

Florida's 12th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Adam Putnam (Incumbent) 179,204 64.89
Democratic Bob Hagenmaier 96,965 35.11
Total votes 276,169 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2006Edit

Florida's 12th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Adam Putnam (Incumbent) 124,452 69.12
Independent Joe Viscusi 34,976 19.42
Independent Ed Bowlin 20,636 11.46
Total votes 180,064 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2008Edit

Florida's 12th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Adam Putnam (Incumbent) 185,698 57.46
Democratic Doug Tudor 137,465 42.54
Total votes 323,163 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2010Edit

Florida's 12th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dennis Ross (Incumbent) 102,704 48.14
Democratic Lori Edwards 87,769 41.14
Independent Randy Wilkinson[a] 22,857 10.71
Total votes 213,330 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

Living former representativesEdit

As of January 2017, there are three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 12th congressional district who are currently living at this time. The most recent representative to die was E. Clay Shaw Jr. (served 1981-1983) on September 10, 2013. The most recently serving representative to die was Tom Lewis (served 1983-1993) on August 1, 2003.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Charles T. Canady 1993–2001 (1954-06-22) June 22, 1954 (age 64)
Adam Putnam 2001–2011 (1974-07-31) July 31, 1974 (age 44)
Dennis Ross 2011–2013 (1959-10-18) October 18, 1959 (age 59)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Randy Wilkinson ran on the Tea Party platform on the ballot.

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=12&cd=12
  4. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=12&cd=12
  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 12th district covering Pasco County and counties below: h9047_35x42L.pdf Congressional Plan: H000C9047. Chapter No. 2012-2, Laws of Florida. www.flsenate.gov. February 16, 2012.
  7. ^ See the 2013 boundaries of the 12th district, covering Pasco County and northern Pinellas County and northwest Hillsborough in the 2013 districts map: H000C9047_map_sw.pdf, for the southwest region of Florida. Congressional Plan: H000C9047. Chapter No. 2012-2, Laws of Florida. www.flsenate.gov. February 2012.

Coordinates: 28°16′07″N 82°29′30″W / 28.26861°N 82.49167°W / 28.26861; -82.49167