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Florida's 17th congressional district

Florida's 17th congressional district is an electoral district for the U.S. Congress, located in south-central Florida. The district includes a large area of central Florida from eastern Tampa Bay to the western shores of Lake Okeechobee.

Florida's 17th congressional district
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Florida's 17th congressional district - since January 3, 2017
Representative
  Greg Steube
RSarasota
Area6,315[1] sq mi (16,360 km2)
Distribution
  • 82.08[2]% urban
  • 17.92% rural
Population (2016)768,138[3]
Median income$49,449[4]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+13[5]

From 2003 to 2013 it was located in South Florida, and was a majority African American district. It included the southern parts of Broward County and the eastern parts of Miami-Dade County. Included within the district were Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Miramar, and North Miami. Most of this district is now the 24th District.

The current 17th was created after the 2010 census from portions of the old 12th and 16th Districts. Most of the district's territory came from the western portion of the old 16th. That district's second-term congressman, Republican Tom Rooney, ran for reelection in the 17th in 2012 and won. He was re-elected in 2014 and 2016, but did not for re-election in 2018.[6][7] Greg Steube was elected on November 6th.

List of members representing the districtEdit

District created January 3, 1983.

Representative Party Years Congress Electoral history Congressional map
 
William Lehman
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Redistricted from the 13th district.

Retired.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Carrie Meek
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
Retired. [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Kendrick Meek
Democratic January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2011
108th
109th
110th
111th
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.  
 
Frederica Wilson
Democratic January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
112th Redistricted to the 24th district.
 
Tom Rooney
Republican January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2019
113th
114th
115th
Redistricted from the 16th district.

Retired.
 
 
Greg Steube
Republican January 3, 2019 –
Present
116th Elected in 2018.

Recent results in presidential racesEdit

Election resultsEdit

2002Edit

Florida's 17th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kendrick Meek* 113,749 99.94
No party Others 73 0.06%
Total votes 113,822 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2004Edit

Florida's 17th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kendrick Meek* 178,690 99.59
No party Others 734 0.41%
Total votes 179,424 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2006Edit

Florida's 17th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kendrick Meek* 90,663 99.97
No party Others 23 0.03%
Total votes 90,686 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2008Edit

Florida's 17th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kendrick Meek* 100.00
Total votes 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2010Edit

Florida's 17th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frederica S. Wilson 106,361 86.21
Independent Roderick Vereen 17,009 13.79
Total votes 123,370 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

Living former representativesEdit

As of January 2017, there are four living former members of the House from the district.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Carrie P. Meek 1993–2003 (1926-04-29) April 29, 1926 (age 93)
Kendrick Meek 2003–2011 (1966-09-06) September 6, 1966 (age 53)
Frederica Wilson 2011–2013 (1942-11-05) November 5, 1942 (age 76)
Tom Rooney 2013–2019 (1970-11-21) November 21, 1970 (age 48)

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=17
  4. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=12&cd=17
  5. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  6. ^ Leary, Alex (February 19, 2018). "Rep. Tom Rooney will not seek re-election". Tampa Bay Times. Tampa, FL. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  7. ^ Persons, Sally (February 19, 2018). "Rep. Tom Rooney will not seek re-election: Report". Washington Times. Washington, DC. Retrieved February 19, 2018.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 27°19′03″N 81°32′54″W / 27.31750°N 81.54833°W / 27.31750; -81.54833