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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. The district also includes Palm Beach International Airport.

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.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District location
District created January 3, 1993
 
Peter Deutsch
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2005
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
1993–2003
[Data unknown/missing.]
2003–2013
 
 
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Democratic January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2013
109th
110th
111th
112th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 23rd district.
 
Alcee Hastings
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
present
113th
114th
115th
116th
Redistricted from the 23rd district. 2013–2017
 
2017–present
 

Recent results in statewide electionsEdit

Year Office Results
2000 U.S. President Al Gore 68% - George W. Bush 30%
2004 U.S. President John Kerry 63% - George W. Bush 36%
2008 U.S. President Barack Obama 63% - John McCain 36%

Election resultsEdit

2002Edit

Florida's 20th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter Deutsch (Incumbent) 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 (Incumbent) 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 (Incumbent) 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 (Incumbent) 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 (Incumbent) 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 membersEdit

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

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 53)

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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