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U.S. House district for Florida
Florida's 15th congressional district is an electoral district for the U.S. Congress and is located in the northeastern suburbs of Tampa, including parts of Hillsborough, Pasco, and Polk counties. The district includes Plant City and Zephyrhills, as well as parts of Tampa city proper, Brandon, and Lakeland.
From 2003 to 2013, the prior 15th district contained most of
Brevard County south of the city of Cocoa (including the Kennedy Space Center), all of Indian River County, most of Osceola County, and a very small portion of Polk County. The district took in the cities of Kissimmee, Melbourne, and Vero Beach, as well as Patrick Space Force Base. Boundaries were redrawn due to a lawsuit in 2015. Much of this area is now the  8th district, while the current 15th takes in most of what was previously the 12th district.
From 2013 to 2017, the district included the northern parts of
Hillsborough and Polk counties.  After court-ordered redistricting for the 2016 elections, it also included the southernmost parts of  Lake County.
The district is currently represented by
Republican Laurel Lee.
List of members representing the district [ edit ]
District created January 3, 1973
Dante Fascell (
January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1983
93rd 94th 95th 96th 97th
Redistricted from the and 12th district re-elected in 1972. Re-elected in 1974. Re-elected in 1976. Re-elected in 1978. Re-elected in 1980. Redistricted to the .
Clay Shaw (
January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
98th 99th 100th 101st 102nd
Redistricted from the and 12th district re-elected in 1982. Re-elected in 1984. Re-elected in 1986. Re-elected in 1988. Re-elected in 1990. Redistricted to the .
Jim Bacchus (
January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
Redistricted from the and 11th district re-elected in 1992. Retired.
Dave Weldon (
January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2009
104th 105th 106th 107th 108th 109th 110th
Elected in 1994. Re-elected in 1996. Re-elected in 1998. Re-elected in 2000. Re-elected in 2002. Re-elected in 2004. Re-elected in 2006. Retired.
Bill Posey (
January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2013
Elected in 2008. Re-elected in 2010. Redistricted to the .
Dennis Ross (
January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2019
113th 114th 115th
Redistricted from the and 12th district re-elected in 2012. Re-elected in 2014. Re-elected in 2016. Retired.
Ross Spano (
January 3, 2019 –
January 3, 2021
Elected in 2018. Lost renomination.
Scott Franklin (
January 3, 2021 –
January 3, 2023
Elected in 2020. Redistricted to the .
Laurel Lee ( Tampa)
January 3, 2023 –
Elected in 2022.
Election results [ edit ]
Republican candidate Dennis Ross won the election unopposed, as the Democrats did not nominate a candidate. Ross at the time was already the incumbent of the old  12th District prior to the 2010 reapportionment.
Historical district boundaries [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
"Congressional Plan--SC14-1905 (Ordered by The Florida Supreme Court, 2-December-2015)" (PDF). Florida Senate Committee on Reapportionment . Retrieved . January 11, 2017
"Congressional Districts Relationship Files (State-based)". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 2, 2013.
^ a b
"My Congressional District".
"2022 Cook PVI℠: District Map and List". Cook Political Report . Retrieved . January 10, 2023
Klas, Mary Ellen. "Florida Supreme Court approves congressional map drawn by challengers". Miami Herald . Retrieved . July 17, 2017
^ See whole Florida state map for 2013, with the 15th district in northern
Hillsborough County and Polk County: h9047_35x42L.pdf Congressional Plan: H000C9047. Chapter No. 2012-2, Laws of Florida. www.flsenate.gov. February 16, 2012.
^ See 2013 borders of 15th district in the 2013 districts map:
for the Big Bend region of Florida. Congressional Plan: H000C9047. Chapter No. 2012-2, Laws of Florida. www.flsenate.gov. February 2012.
"Florida's 15th Congressional District elections, 2012". Ballotpedia.
"Florida's 15th Congressional District elections, 2014". Ballotpedia.
"Florida's 15th Congressional District election, 2016". Ballotpedia.
"Florida Election Watch - US Representative". floridaelectionwatch.gov.
External links [ edit ]