Florida's 2nd congressional district

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Florida's 2nd congressional district
Florida's second congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Florida's second congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Steve Southerland (RPanama City)
Area 11,141 mi2
Distribution 62.1% urban, 37.9% rural
Population (2000) 639,295
Median income $34,718
Ethnicity 71.5% White, 22.1% Black, 1.2% Asian, 3.0% Hispanic, 0.5% Native American, 0.1% other
Cook PVI R+6

Florida's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Florida. The district consists of the eastern part of the Florida Panhandle along with much of the Big Bend region along the Emerald Coast, and is anchored in the state capital of Tallahassee and includes Panama City.

The district is currently represented by Republican Steve Southerland, who defeated Democratic incumbent Allen Boyd in 2010. Southerland was himself defeated by Democrat Gwen Graham in 2014.

Characteristics[edit]

Florida's 2nd Congressional District consists of all of Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Taylor, Wakulla and Washington counties, and portions of Holmes and Madison counties.

The largest population center in the district is Tallahassee, the state capital and county seat of Leon County. While the adjacent 1st Congressional District is among the most conservative districts in the state, the 2nd District is more liberal and leans significantly less Republican in presidential elections. Tallahassee is far more liberal than the rest of the district, and Democrat Barack Obama received 62 percent of the Leon County vote in the 2008 presidential election, but Republican John McCain received 54 percent of the 2nd district's vote overall.[1]

Voting[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 42.5 - 37.8%
Senator Graham 70.7 - 29.3%
1994 Senator Mack 68.6 - 31.4%
Governor Chiles 55.9 - 44.1%
Secretary of State Saunders 62.1 - 37.9%
Attorney General Butterworth 71.3 - 28.7%
Comptroller Lewis 65.8 - 34.2%
Treasurer Nelson 63.7 - 36.3%
Education Commissioner Lewis 56.9 - 43.1%
Agriculture Commissioner Crawford 62.9 - 37.1%
1996 President Clinton 47.9 - 41.5%
1998 Senator Graham 70.9 - 29.1%
Governor Bush 52.5 - 47.5%
Secretary of State Harris 51.9 - 48.1%
Attorney General Butterworth 69.0 - 31.0%
Comptroller Milligan 61.8 - 38.2%
Treasurer Nelson 65.5 - 34.5%
Education Commissioner Wallace 52.4 - 47.6%
Agriculture Commissioner Crawford 70.4 - 29.6%
2000 President Bush 49.2 - 48.4%
Senator Nelson 56.7 - 43.3%
Treasurer Gallagher 56.9 - 43.1%
Education Commissioner Sheldon 52.8 - 47.2%
2004 President Bush 54 - 46%
2008 President McCain 54 - 45%

Voter registration[edit]

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of January 3, 2012
Party Voters Percentage
  Republican 158,657 34.45%
  Democratic 234,480 50.92%
  No Party Affiliation 56,039 12.17%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Notes
District created March 4, 1875
Walls josiah.jpg Josiah T. Walls Republican March 4, 1875 - April 19, 1876 Redistricted from the At-large district, Lost contested election
Jesse Finley - Brady-Handy.jpg Jesse J. Finley Democratic April 19, 1876 - March 3, 1877 Won contested election
Bisbee.jpg Horatio Bisbee, Jr. Republican March 4, 1877 - February 20, 1879 Lost contested election
Jesse Finley - Brady-Handy.jpg Jesse J. Finley Democratic February 20, 1879 - March 3, 1879 Won contested election
Noble A Hull.png Noble A. Hull Democratic March 3, 1879 - January 22, 1881 Lost contested election
Bisbee.jpg Horatio Bisbee, Jr. Republican January 22, 1881 - March 3, 1881 Won contested election
Jesse Finley - Brady-Handy.jpg Jesse J. Finley Democratic March 4, 1881 - June 1, 1882 Lost contested election
Bisbee.jpg Horatio Bisbee, Jr. Republican June 1, 1882 - March 3, 1885 Won contested election
Charles Dougherty.jpg Charles Dougherty Democratic March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1889
Robertbullock.jpg Robert Bullock Democratic March 4, 1889 - March 3, 1893
Charles Merian Cooper.jpg Charles M. Cooper Democratic March 4, 1893 - March 3, 1897
Robert Wyche Davis.jpg Robert W. Davis Democratic March 4, 1897 - March 3, 1905
Frank Clark.jpg Frank Clark Democratic March 4, 1905 - March 3, 1925
RobertAGreen.jpg Robert A. Green Democratic March 4, 1925 - January 3, 1943 Redistricted to the At-large district
No image.svg Emory H. Price Democratic January 3, 1943 - January 3, 1949
Charles E. Bennett.jpg Charles E. Bennett Democratic January 3, 1949 - January 3, 1967 Redistricted to the 3rd district
Don Fuqua 1961.jpg Don Fuqua Democratic January 3, 1967 - January 3, 1987 Redistricted from the 9th district
Bill Grant.jpg James W. Grant Democratic January 3, 1987 - February 21, 1989 Changed political affiliation
Republican February 21, 1989 - January 3, 1991
Petepeterson.jpg Pete Peterson Democratic January 3, 1991 - January 3, 1997
Allen Boyd, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Allen Boyd Democratic January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2011 Lost contested election
Steve Southerland, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Steve Southerland Republican January 3, 2011 - January 3, 2015
Gwen Graham Democratic January 3, 2015 -

Election Results[edit]

2002[edit]

Florida's 2nd Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Allen Boyd* 152,164 66.90%
Republican Tom McGurk 75,275 33.10%
Totals 227,439 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

Florida's 2nd Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Allen Boyd* 201,577 61.65%
Republican Bev Kilmer 125,399 38.35%
Totals 326,976 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

Florida's 2nd Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Allen Boyd* ' 100.00%
Totals ' 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

Florida's 2nd Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Allen Boyd* 216,804 61.88%
Republican Mark Mulligan 133,404 38.08%
No party Others 159 0.05%
Totals 350,367 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

Florida's 2nd Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Southerland 136,371 53.60%
Democratic Allen Boyd* 105,211 41.35%
Independent Paul Crandall McKain 7,135 2.80%
Independent Dianne J. Berryhill 5,705 2.24%
No party Others 16 0.00%
Totals 254,438 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

2012[edit]

Florida's 2nd Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Southerland 175,856 52.70%
Democratic Alfred Lawson, Jr.* 157,634 47.20%
No party Floyd Patrick Miller 228 0.01%
Totals 333,718 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

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Coordinates: 30°16′58″N 84°43′49″W / 30.28278°N 84.73028°W / 30.28278; -84.73028