Florida's 12th congressional district

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Florida's 12th congressional district
Florida's 12th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Florida's 12th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Gus Bilirakis (RPalm Harbor)
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Florida's 12th congressional district is an electoral district for the U.S. Congress and was reassigned in 2012, effective January 2013, along the Gulf coast of central Florida. The district includes New Port Richey north of Tampa. It covers Pasco County and parts of north Pinellas County and Hillsborough County.[1][2]

The district is currently represented by Republican Gus Bilirakis.

List of representatives[edit]

The following list includes the names of the former representatives of the 12th congressional district, who are elected for 2-year terms, but can be re-elected to serve multiple terms.

Representative Party Years District home Notes
District created January 3, 1963
William Cato Cramer.jpg William C. Cramer Republican January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1967 Redistricted from the 1st district, Redistricted to the 8th district
Dante Fascell official portrait.jpg Dante Fascell Democratic January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1973 Redistricted from the 4th district, Redistricted to the 15th district
J. Herbert Burke.jpg J. Herbert Burke Republican January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1979 Redistricted from the 10th district
No image.svg Edward J. Stack Democratic January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1981
E Clay Shaw.png E. Clay Shaw, Jr. Republican January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1983 Redistricted to the 15th district
Congressman Tom Lewis.jpg Tom Lewis Republican January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993 Redistricted to the 16th district
Charlescanady.jpg Charles T. Canady Republican January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2001
Adam Putnam.jpg Adam Putnam Republican January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2011
Dennis Ross, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Dennis A. Ross Republican January 3, 2011 - January 3, 2013 Redistricted to the 15th district
Gusbilirakis.jpeg Gus Bilirakis Republican January 3, 2013 - Redistricted from the 9th district

Presidential Voting History[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President John McCain 50 - Barack Obama 48%
2004 President George W. Bush 58 - John Kerry 42%

Election Results[edit]

2002[edit]

Florida's 12th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Adam Putnam* ' 100.00%
Totals ' 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2004[edit]

Florida's 12th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Adam Putnam* 179,204 64.89%
Democratic Bob Hagenmaier 96,965 35.11%
Totals 276,169 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2006[edit]

Florida's 12th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Adam Putnam* 124,452 69.12%
Independent Joe Viscusi 34,976 19.42%
Independent Ed Bowlin 20,636 11.46%
Totals 180,064 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2008[edit]

Florida's 12th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Adam Putnam* 185,698 57.46%
Democratic Doug Tudor 137,465 42.54%
Totals 323,163 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2010[edit]

Florida's 12th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dennis A. Ross* 102,704 48.14%
Democratic Lori Edwards 87,769 41.14%
Independent Randy Wilkinson 22,857 10.71%
Totals 213,330 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold
  • NOTE: Randy Wilkinson ran on the Tea Party platform on the ballot.

Historical district boundaries[edit]

The former 12th district, during 2003–2012, covered areas further east and encompassed much of Polk County as well as parts of rural and suburban east Hillsborough County and a small piece of western Osceola County, which became the center of the 9th district.

2003 - 2013
Former 12th district, centered at Polk County.

References[edit]

  1. ^ See whole Florida state map for 2013, with the 12th district covering Pasco County and counties below: h9047_35x42L.pdf Congressional Plan: H000C9047. Chapter No. 2012-2, Laws of Florida. www.flsenate.gov. February 16, 2012.
  2. ^ See the 2013 boundaries of the 12th district, covering Pasco County and northern Pinellas County and northwest Hillsborough in the 2013 districts map: H000C9047_map_sw.pdf, for the southwest region of Florida. Congressional Plan: H000C9047. Chapter No. 2012-2, Laws of Florida. www.flsenate.gov. February 2012.

Coordinates: 28°16′07″N 82°29′30″W / 28.26861°N 82.49167°W / 28.26861; -82.49167