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Florida's 20th congressional district

Florida's 20th congressional district is an electoral district for the U.S. Congress, located in southeast Florida. The district includes most of the majority-black precincts in and around Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. It also includes a vast area inland to the southeastern shores of Lake Okeechobee, including the community of Belle Glade.

Florida's 20th congressional district
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Florida's 20th congressional district – since January 3, 2017
Representative
  Alcee Hastings
DDelray Beach
Area2,406[1] sq mi (6,230 km2)
Distribution
  • 99.09[2]% urban
  • 0.91% rural
Population (2016)794,621 [3]
Median income$44,436[4]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+31[5]

From 2003 to 2012, the 20th district took in parts of Broward and Miami-Dade counties. The district was based in Fort Lauderdale and included many of its suburbs including Davie.

The district is currently represented by Democrat Alcee Hastings.

Contents

List of representativesEdit

Representative Party Years Congress Note
District created January 3, 1993
  Peter Deutsch Democratic January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2005 103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
  Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2013 109th
110th
111th
112th
Redistricted to the 23rd district
  Alcee Hastings Democratic January 3, 2013 – present 113th
114th
115th
116th
Redistricted from the 23rd district

VotingEdit

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President Barack Obama 63 - John McCain 36%
2004 President John Kerry 63 - George W. Bush 36%
2000 President Al Gore 68 - George W. Bush 30%

Election resultsEdit

2002Edit

Florida's 20th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter Deutsch* 96,787 100.00
Total votes 96,787 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2004Edit

Florida's 20th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debbie Wasserman Schultz* 191,195 70.19
Republican Margaret Hostetter 81,213 29.81
Total votes 200,408 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2006Edit

Florida's 20th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debbie Wasserman Schultz* 124,554 100.00
Total votes 124,544 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2008Edit

Florida's 20th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debbie Wasserman Schultz* 202,832 77.48
Independent Margaret Hostetter 58,958 22.52
Total votes 261,790 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2010Edit

Florida's 20th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debbie Wasserman Schultz* 100,787 60.15
Republican Karen Harrington 63,845 38.10
Independent Stanley Blumenthal 1,663 0.99
Independent Bob Kunst 1,272 0.76
Total votes 167,567 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 20th congressional districtEdit

As of January 2017, there are two former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 20th congressional district who are currently living at this time.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Peter Deutsch 1993–2005 (1957-04-01) April 1, 1957 (age 62)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz 2005–2013 (1966-09-27) September 27, 1966 (age 52)

Historical district boundariesEdit

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=20
  4. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=12&cd=20
  5. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.

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