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Florida's 16th congressional district

Florida's 16th congressional district is an electoral district for the U.S. Congress and was reassigned in 2012, effective January 2013, to western Manatee County, Florida and Sarasota County.[6][7] The district stretches from Bradenton, the County Seat, in Manatee County to North Port, in Sarasota County, the county's youngest and most populous incorporated city. The city of Sarasota is the County Seat of Sarasota County.

Florida's 16th congressional district
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Florida's 16th congressional district - since January 3, 2017
Representative
  Vern Buchanan
RSarasota
Area1,664[1] sq mi (4,310 km2)
Distribution
  • 94.26[2]% urban
  • 5.74% rural
Population (2017)814,209[3]
Median income$59,437[4]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+7[5]

The district is currently represented by Republican Vern Buchanan.

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HistoryEdit

When the Florida legislature redistricted in 2002 after the 2000 U.S. Census, a federal court described the boundaries of the 16th Congressional District and the interlocking 23rd Congressional District as an example of gerrymandering and a "raw exercise of majority legislative power."[8]

VotingEdit

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2016 President Donald Trump 54 – Hillary Clinton 43%
2012 President
2008 President John McCain 52 – Barack Obama 47%
2004 President George W. Bush 55 – John Kerry 45%
2000 President George W. Bush 53 – Al Gore 47%

List of members representing the districtEdit

District created January 3, 1983.

Representative Party Years Congress Electoral history
 
Lawrence Smith
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Retired.
 
Tom Lewis
Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
103rd Redistricted from the 12th district.

Retired.
 
Mark Foley
Republican January 3, 1995 –
September 29, 2006
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
Resigned.
Vacant September 29, 2006 –
January 3, 2007
109th
 
Tim Mahoney
Democratic January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2009
110th Lost re-election.
 
Tom Rooney
Republican January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2013
111th
112th
Redistricted to the 17th district.
 
Vern Buchanan
Republican January 3, 2013 –
present
113th
114th
115th
116th
Redistricted from the 13th district.

Election resultsEdit

2002Edit

Florida's 16th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Foley* 176,171 78.88
Constitution Jack McLain 47,169 21.12
Total votes 223,340 100.00
Republican hold

2004Edit

Florida's 16th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Foley* 215,563 68.04
Democratic Jeff Fisher 101,247 31.96
Total votes 316,810 100.00
Republican hold

2006Edit

Florida's 16th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tim Mahoney 115,832 49.55
Republican Mark Foley* (Joe Negron) 111,415 47.66
Independent Emmie Lee Ross 6,526 2.79
Total votes 223,799 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican

2008Edit

Florida's 16th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Rooney 209,847 60.10
Democratic Tim Mahoney* 139,329 39.90
Total votes 349,176 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

2010Edit

Florida's 16th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Rooney* 162,285 66.85
Democratic Jim Horn 80,327 33.09
No party Others 151 0.06%
Total votes 242,763 100.00
Republican hold

2012Edit

Florida's 16th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Vern Buchanan* 187,147 53.6
Democratic Keith Fitzgerald 161,929 46.4
Total votes 349,076 100.00
Republican hold

2014Edit

Florida's 16th Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Vern Buchanan* 168,990 61.6
Democratic Henry Lawrence 105,357 38.4
Total votes 274,347 100.00
Republican hold

2016Edit

Florida's 16th Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Vern Buchanan 230,654 59.8
Democratic Jan Schneider 155,262 40.2
Total votes 385,916 100.00
Republican hold

2018Edit

Florida's 16th Congressional District Election (2018)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Vern Buchanan 197,483 54.56%  5.21%
Democratic David Shapiro 164,463 45.44%  5.21%
Total votes 361,946 100.00%  6.21%
Majority 33,020 9.12%  10.4%
Republican hold

Living former representativesEdit

As of January 2017, there are three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 16th congressional district that are currently living at this time.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Mark Foley 1995–2006 (1954-09-08) September 8, 1954 (age 64)
Tim Mahoney 2007–2009 (1956-08-16) August 16, 1956 (age 62)
Tom Rooney 2009–2013 (1970-11-21) November 21, 1970 (age 48)

Historical district boundariesEdit

The former 16th district in 2003–2012 stretched from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Coast and included parts of Charlotte, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin, and Palm Beach counties. Included within the district were Port Charlotte, Port St. Lucie, and Palm Beach.

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=16
  4. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=12&cd=16
  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 16th district in western Manatee County and Sarasota County, Florida: h9047_35x42L.pdf Congressional Plan: H000C9047. Chapter No. 2012-2, Laws of Florida. www.flsenate.gov. February 16, 2012.
  7. ^ See 2013 borders of 16th district 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.
  8. ^ Martinez v. Bush, 234 F.Supp.2d 1275, S.D.Fla., December 3, 2002 senate.mn
  9. ^ Foley Resigns From Congress Over E-Mails, Guardian Unlimited; Florida Republican Foley Resigns From U.S. House Seat, Bloomberg.com
  10. ^ GOP Regroups After Foley's Departure, CBS News
  11. ^ U.S. House District 16: Mahoney fends off Negron

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