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Florida's 17th congressional district

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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% urban[2]
  • 17.92% rural
Population (2019)804,754[3]
Median household
income
$53,693[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+13[4]

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. This district includes all of Charlotte County, DeSoto County, Glades County, Hardee County, Highlands County and Okeechobee County, plus parts of Lee County, Polk County and Sarasota County. Major cities in the district include North Port, Punta Gorda, Venice, and Okeechobee.

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 run for re-election in 2018.[5][6] Greg Steube was elected on November 6.

Recent results in presidential races

Year Results
1992 Bill Clinton 74% – George H. W. Bush 18% – Ross Perot 7%
1996 Bill Clinton 85% – Bob Dole 12%
2000 Al Gore 84% – George W. Bush 15%
2004 John Kerry 83% – George W. Bush 17%
2008 Barack Obama 87% – John McCain 12%
2012 Mitt Romney 58% – Barack Obama 41%
2016 Donald Trump 62% – Hillary Clinton 35%
2020 Donald Trump 63% – Joe Biden 35%

List of members representing the district

Representative Party Years Cong–
ress
Electoral history Congressional map
District created January 3, 1983
WilliamLehman.jpg

William Lehman
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Redistricted from the 13th district and re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 1990.
Retired.
1983–1993
[data unknown/missing]
Carrie P. Meek.jpg

Carrie Meek
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
Elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Retired.
1993–2003
[data unknown/missing]
Kendrick Meek official portrait.jpg

Kendrick Meek
Democratic January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2011
108th
109th
110th
111th
Elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
2003–2013
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Frederica Wilson official House portrait.jpg

Frederica Wilson
Democratic January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
112th Elected in 2010.
Redistricted to the 24th district.
Tom Rooney.jpg

Tom Rooney
Republican January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2019
113th
114th
115th
Redistricted from the 16th district and re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Retired.
2013–2017
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2017–present
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Greg Steube, official portrait, 116th congress.jpg

Greg Steube
Republican January 3, 2019 –
Present
116th
117th
Elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.

Election results

2002

Florida's 17th Congressional District Election (2002)[7]
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

2004

Florida's 17th Congressional District Election (2004)[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kendrick Meek (Incumbent) 178,690 99.59%
No party Others 734 0.41%
Total votes 179,424 100.00%
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2006

Florida's 17th Congressional District Election (2006)[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kendrick Meek (Incumbent) 90,663 99.97%
No party Others 23 0.03%
Total votes 90,686 100.00%
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2008

Florida's 17th Congressional District Election (2008)[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kendrick Meek (Incumbent) 100.00%
Total votes 100.00%
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2010

Florida's 17th Congressional District Election (2010)[11]
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

2012

2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Rooney (incumbent) 165,488 58.6
Democratic William Bronson 116,766 41.4
Independent Tom Baumann (write-in) 12 0.0
Total votes 282,266 100.0
Republican win (new seat)

2014

2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Rooney (incumbent) 141,493 63.2
Democratic Will Bronson 82,263 36.8
Total votes 223,756 100.0
Republican hold

2016

2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Rooney (incumbent) 209,348 61.8
Democratic April Freeman 115,974 34.2
Independent John W Sawyer, III 13,353 4.0
Total votes 338,675 100.0

2018

2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Steube 193,326 62.3
Democratic Allen Ellison 117,194 37.7
Total votes 310,520 100.0
Republican hold

2020

2020 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Steube (incumbent) 266,514 64.6%
Democratic Allen Ellison 140,487 34.1%
Independent Theodore "Pink Tie" Murray 5,396 1.3%
Total votes 412,397 100.0
Republican hold

References

  1. ^ "Congressional Plan--SC14-1905 (Ordered by The Florida Supreme Court, 2-December-2015)" (PDF). Florida Senate Committee on Reapportionment. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  3. ^ a b Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Leary, Alex (February 19, 2018). "Rep. Tom Rooney will not seek re-election". Tampa Bay Times. Tampa, Fla. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  6. ^ Persons, Sally (February 19, 2018). "Rep. Tom Rooney will not seek re-election: Report". The Washington Times. Washington, D.C. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  7. ^ "November 5, 2002 General Election". Florida Division of Elections. Retrieved January 15, 2021.
  8. ^ "November 2, 2004 General Election". Florida Division of Elections. Retrieved January 15, 2021.
  9. ^ "November 7, 2006 General Election". Florida Division of Elections. Retrieved January 15, 2021.
  10. ^ "November 4, 2008 General Election". Florida Division of Elections. Retrieved January 15, 2021.
  11. ^ "November 2, 2010 General Election". Florida Division of Elections. Retrieved January 15, 2021.
  12. ^ "November 6, 2012 General Election". Florida Division of Elections. Retrieved January 15, 2021.
  13. ^ "November 4, 2014 General Election". Florida Division of Elections. Retrieved January 15, 2021.
  14. ^ "November 8, 2016 General Election". Florida Division of Elections. Retrieved January 15, 2021.
  15. ^ "November 6, 2018 General Election". Florida Division of Elections. Retrieved January 15, 2021.
  16. ^ "November 3, 2020 General Election". Florida Division of Elections. Retrieved January 15, 2021.

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