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Florida's 26th congressional district

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Florida's 26th congressional district
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Florida's 26th congressional district since January 3, 2017
  Mario Diaz-Balart
Area5,171[1] sq mi (13,390 km2)
  • 97.7% urban[2]
  • 2.3% rural
Population (2021)784,436[3]
Median household
Cook PVIR+8[4]

Florida's 26th congressional district is an electoral district for the U.S. Congress, which was created in South Florida during 2012, effective January 2013, as a result of the 2010 Census.[5] The first candidates ran in the 2012 House elections, and the winner was seated for the 113th Congress on January 3, 2013.

The 26th district is located in far South Florida, and contains all of Monroe County as well as a portion of south-west Miami-Dade County.[6][7] Geographically, it is the successor to the old 25th District. This district includes Homestead, Key Largo, Marathon, and Key West. This district includes Florida International University and Key West International Airport. All three of Florida's National Parks, the Everglades, Biscayne, and the Dry Tortugas, lie in this district.

Republican Mario Díaz-Balart currently represents the district.


According to the APM Research Lab's Voter Profile Tools (featuring the U.S. Census Bureau's 2019 American Community Survey), the district contained about 482,000 potential voters (citizens, age 18+). Of these, 68% are Latino, 18% White, and 12% Black. Nearly half (49%) of the district's potential voters are immigrants. Median income among households (with one or more potential voter) in the district is about $68,200, while 11% of households live below the poverty line. As for the educational attainment of potential voters in the district, 15% of those 25 and older have not earned a high school degree, while 28% hold a bachelor's or higher degree.

Statewide election results

Presidential election results

Results from previous presidential elections. Florida's 26th district was the only congressional district to vote for the Democratic candidate for President in 2012 and 2016, then flip to the Republican candidate (Donald Trump) in 2020.[8]

Year Office Results
2012 President Barack Obama 55.4% - Mitt Romney 43.9%
2016 President Hillary Clinton 56.7% - Donald Trump 40.6%
2020 President Donald Trump 52.4% - Joe Biden 46.9%

State election results

Results from previous non-presidential statewide elections

Year Office Results
2016 Senate Marco Rubio 49.4% -  Patrick Murphy 48.1%
2018 Senate Bill Nelson 54.4% - Rick Scott 45.6%
2018 Governor Andrew Gillum 53.5% - Ron DeSantis 45.3%
2018 Attorney General Sean Shaw 52.0% - Ashley Moody 45.9%

List of members representing the district

Representative Party Years Cong
Electoral history Geography
District created January 3, 2013
Joe Garcia Off Port 113Cong.jpg

Joe Garcia
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2015
113th Elected in 2012.
Lost re-election.
Florida US Congressional District 26 (since 2013).tif
Carlos Curbelo official photo.jpg

Carlos Curbelo
Republican January 3, 2015 –
January 3, 2019
Elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Lost re-election.
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Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, official portrait, 116h Congress.jpg

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell
Democratic January 3, 2019 –
January 3, 2021
116th Elected in 2018.
Lost re-election.
Rep. Carlos Gimenez official photo, 117th Congress.jpg

Carlos Giménez
Republican January 3, 2021 –
January 3, 2023
117th Elected in 2020.
Redistricted to the 28th district.
Mario Díaz-Balart official photo.jpg

Mario Díaz-Balart
Republican January 3, 2023 –
118th Redistricted from the 25th district and re-elected in 2022. 2023–present:
all of Hendry County, most of Collier County excluding the coastal fringe, and the northwest of Miami-Dade County

Election results


2012 Florida's 26th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Garcia 135,694 53.6
Republican David Rivera 108,820 43.0
Total votes 252,957 100.0


2014 Florida's 26th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carlos Curbelo 83,031 51.5
Democratic Joe Garcia (Incumbent) 78,306 48.5
Total votes 161,337 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic


2016 Florida's 26th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carlos Curbelo (Incumbent) 148,547 53.0
Democratic Joe Garcia 115,493 41.2
Total votes 280,542 100.0
Republican hold


2018 Florida's 26th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debbie Mucarsel-Powell 119,797 50.9
Republican Carlos Curbelo (Incumbent) 115,678 49.1
Total votes 235,475 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican


2020 Florida's 26th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carlos A. Giménez 177,211 51.7
Democratic Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (Incumbent) 165,377 48.3
Total votes 342,588 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic


2022 Florida's 26th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mario Díaz-Balart (incumbent) 143,240 70.8
Democratic Christine Olivo 58,868 29.1
Total votes 202,108 100.0
Republican hold


  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. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)".
  3. ^ a b Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District".
  4. ^ "2022 Cook PVI℠: District Map and List". Cook Political Report. Retrieved January 10, 2023.
  5. ^ "Census 2010 shows Red states gaining congressional districts". Washington Post. Retrieved December 21, 2010.
  6. ^ See whole Florida state map for 2013, with the 26th district covering Monroe County and Miami-Dade County: h9047_35x42L.pdf Congressional Plan: H000C9047. Chapter No. 2012-2, Laws of Florida. February 16, 2012.
  7. ^ See the 2013 boundaries of the 26th district, covering Monroe County and western Miami-Dade in the 2013 districts map: H000C9047_map_se.pdf, for the southeast region of Florida. Congressional Plan: H000C9047. Chapter No. 2012-2, Laws of Florida. February 2012.
  8. ^ "Just 47 House districts flipped in the last three presidential elections. What do they tell us?".

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