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Florida's 18th congressional district

Florida's 18th congressional district is an electoral district for the U.S. Congress, located in southeastern Florida. The district includes an area stretching from Ft. Pierce to Palm Beach.

Florida's 18th congressional district
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Florida's 18th congressional district - since January 3, 2017
Representative
  Brian Mast
RPalm City
Area1,889[1] sq mi (4,890 km2)
Distribution
  • 96.37[2]% urban
  • 3.63% rural
Population (2016)754,652[3]
Median income$58,754[4]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+5[5]

Since 2012, the district contains the whole of St. Lucie County and Martin County as well as the northeastern part of Palm Beach County.[6]

The district is currently represented by Republican Brian Mast.

Contents

HistoryEdit

From 2003 to 2012, it was based in South Florida. The district included portions of Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. The Miami-Dade section included most of the city of Miami, the South Beach section of Miami Beach, and many of the southern Miami suburbs, including Coral Gables and Coral Terrace. The Monroe County section of the district included all of the Florida Keys.

List of members representing the districtEdit

District created January 3, 1983.

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District boundaries
 
Claude Pepper
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
May 30, 1989
98th
99th
100th
101st
Redistricted from the 14th district.

Died.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant May 30, 1989 –
August 29, 1989
101st
 
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Republican August 29, 1989 –
January 3, 2013
101st
102nd
Elected to finish Pepper's term.

Redistricted to the 27th district.
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
[Data unknown/missing.]
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
 
The District from 2003 to 2013
 
Patrick Murphy
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2017
113th
114th
Elected in 2012.

Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
The District since 2013
 
Brian Mast
Republican January 3, 2017 –
Present
115th
116th
Incumbent

Election results from recent presidential racesEdit

Election resultsEdit

2002Edit

Florida's 18th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen* 103,512 69.11
Democratic Ray Chote 42,852 28.61
Independent Orin Opperman 3,423 2.29
Total votes 149,787 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2004Edit

Florida's 18th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen* 143,647 64.73
Democratic Sam Sheldon 78,281 35.27
Total votes 221,928 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2006Edit

Florida's 18th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen* 79,631 62.15
Democratic Dave Patlak 48,499 37.85
Total votes 128,130 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2008Edit

Florida's 18th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen* 140,617 57.87
Democratic Annette Taddeo 102,372 41.11
Total votes 242,989 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2010Edit

Florida's 18th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen* 102,360 68.89
Democratic Rolando A. Banciella 46,235 31.11
Total votes 148,595 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2012Edit

Florida's 18th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patrick Murphy 166,799 50.4
Republican Allen West* 164,370 49.6
Total votes 331,169 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic gain from Republican

2014Edit

Florida's 18th Congressional District election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patrick Murphy 151,478 59.78
Republican Carl J. Domino 101,896 40.22
Total votes 253,374 100.00
Democratic hold

2016Edit

Florida’s 18th congressional district election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Mast 201,488 53.60
Democratic Randy Perkins 161,918 43.07
No Party Affiliation Carla Spalding 12,503 3.33
No Party Affiliation Marilyn Holloman 9 0.00
Total votes 375,918 100
Republican gain from Democratic

2018Edit

Florida's 18th congressional district election (2018)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Mast (incumbent) 185,905 54.3
Democratic Lauren Baer 156,454 45.7
Total votes 342,359 100.0
Republican hold

Living former representativesEdit

As of January 2017, there are two former members from the district who are currently living.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 1989 – 2013 (1952-07-15) July 15, 1952 (age 67)
Patrick Murphy 2013 – 2017 (1983-03-30) March 30, 1983 (age 36)

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=18
  4. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=12&cd=18
  5. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  6. ^ Florida Redistricted Map, 2012 Retrieved June 14, 2013

External linksEdit