Florida's 5th congressional district

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Florida's 5th congressional district
Florida's fifth congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Florida's fifth congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Corrine Brown (DJacksonville)
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Florida's 5th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Florida. It stretches from Jacksonvile to Orlando. It is one of the most-gerrymandered congressional districts in the country.[1]

From 2002 to 2013 comprised all of Citrus, Hernando, and Sumter counties and most of Lake, Levy, and Pasco counties and portions of Marion and Polk counties. The district included northern exurbs of Tampa and western exurbs of Orlando within the high-growth Interstate 4 Corridor.

The district is currently represented by Democrat Corrine Brown.

Historic boundaries[edit]

From 1973 to 1993 the district was based in Orange County, including Walt Disney World and most of Orlando.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 42 - 34%
1996 President Clinton 50 - 37%
2000 President Gore 50 - 46%
2004 President Bush 58 - 41%
2008 President McCain 56 - 43%

Voter registration[edit]

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of January 3, 2012
Party Voters Percentage
  Republican 260,112 42.12%
  Democratic 217,300 35.19%
  No Party Affiliation 113,380 18.36%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Notes
District created January 3, 1937
Joe Hendricks.jpg Joe Hendricks Democratic January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1949
AS Herlong.jpg Albert S. Herlong, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1967 Redistricted to the 4th district
Edward J Gurney.jpg Edward Gurney Republican January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1969 Redistricted from the 11th district
Louis Frey.jpg Louis Frey, Jr. Republican January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1973 Redistricted to the 9th district
Bill Gunter.jpg Bill Gunter Democratic January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1975
Congressman Richard Kelly.jpg Richard Kelly Republican January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1981
McCollum bio photo.jpg Bill McCollum Republican January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1993 Redistricted to the 8th district
Karen Thurman.jpg Karen Thurman Democratic January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2003
Ginny Waite-Brown.jpg Ginny Brown-Waite Republican January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2011
Rich Nugent, Official Portrait, 112th Congress 2.jpg Rich Nugent Republican January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2013 Redistricted to the 11th district
Corrinebrown.jpeg Corrine Brown Democratic January 3, 2013 – Redistricted from the 3rd district

Election Results[edit]

2002[edit]

Florida's 5th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ginny Brown-Waite 121,998 47.90%
Democratic Karen L. Thurman* 117,758 46.24%
Independent Jack Gargan 8,639 3.39%
Independent Brian P. Moore 6,223 2.44%
No party Others 53 0.02%
Totals 254,671 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

2004[edit]

Florida's 5th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ginny Brown-Waite* 240,315 65.93%
Democratic Robert G. Whittel 124,140 34.06%
No party Others 33 0.01%
Totals 364,488 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2006[edit]

Florida's 5th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ginny Brown-Waite* 162,421 59.85%
Democratic John T. Russell 108,959 40.15%
Totals 271,380 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2008[edit]

Florida's 5th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ginny Brown-Waite* 265,186 61.15%
Democratic John T. Russell 168,446 38.85%
Totals 433,632 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2010[edit]

Florida's 5th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rich Nugent 208,815 67.43%
Democratic Jim Piccillo 100,858 32.57%
Totals 309,673 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ingraham, Christopher (May 15, 2014). "America’s most gerrymandered congressional districts". washingtonpost.com. Retrieved May 21, 2014. 

Coordinates: 29°23′07″N 81°45′04″W / 29.38528°N 81.75111°W / 29.38528; -81.75111