Florida's 17th congressional district

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Florida's 17th congressional district
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Florida's 17th congressional district - since January 3, 2017
Current Representative Tom Rooney (ROkeechobee)
Area 6,315[1] sq mi (16,360 km2)
Distribution
  • 82.08[2]% urban
  • 17.92% rural
Population (2016) 768,138[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+13[4]

Florida's 17th congressional district is an electoral district for the U.S. Congress, located in south-central Florida. The district includes a large area of central Florida from eastern Tampa Bay to the western shores of Lake Okeechobee.

From 2003 to 2013 it was located in South Florida, and was a majority African American district. It included the southern parts of Broward County and the eastern parts of Miami-Dade County. Included within the district were Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Miramar, and North Miami. Most of this district is now the 24th District.

The current 17th was created after the 2010 census from portions of the old 12th and 16th Districts. Most of the district's territory came from the western portion of the old 16th. That district's second-term congressman, Republican Tom Rooney, ran for reelection in the 17th in 2012 and won. He was re-elected in 2014 and 2016, but is retiring and not running for re-election in 2018.[5][6]

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Congress Electoral history Congressional map
District created January 3, 1983
WilliamLehman.jpg William Lehman Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Redistricted from the 13th district.

Retired.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Carrie P. Meek.jpg Carrie Meek Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
Retired. [Data unknown/missing.]
Kendrick Meek official portrait.jpg Kendrick Meek Democratic January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2011
108th
109th
110th
111th
Retired to run for U.S. Senator. FL-17th.gif
Frederica Wilson official House portrait.jpg Frederica Wilson Democratic January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
112th Redistricted to the 24th district.
Tom Rooney.jpg Tom Rooney Republican January 3, 2013 –
present
113th
114th
115th
Redistricted from the 16th district.

Retiring.
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Recent results in presidential races[edit]

Year Results
1992 Bill Clinton 74% - George H. W. Bush 18% - Ross Perot 7%
1996 Bill Clinton 85% - Bob Dole 12%
2000 Al Gore 84% - George W. Bush 15%
2004 John Kerry 83% - George W. Bush 17%
2008 Barack Obama 87% - John McCain 12%
2012 Mitt Romney 58% - Barack Obama 41%
2016 Donald Trump 62% - Hillary Clinton 35%

Election results[edit]

2002[edit]

Florida's 17th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kendrick Meek* 113,749 99.94
No party Others 73 0.06%
Total votes 113,822 100.00
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

Florida's 17th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kendrick Meek* 178,690 99.59
No party Others 734 0.41%
Total votes 179,424 100.00
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

Florida's 17th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kendrick Meek* 90,663 99.97
No party Others 23 0.03%
Total votes 90,686 100.00
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

Florida's 17th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kendrick Meek* ' 100.00
Total votes 100.00
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

Florida's 17th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frederica S. Wilson 106,361 86.21
Independent Roderick Vereen 17,009 13.79
Total votes 123,370 100.00
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Democratic hold

Living former representatives[edit]

As of January 2017, there are three living former members of the House from the district.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Carrie P. Meek 1993–2003 (1926-04-29) April 29, 1926 (age 92)
Kendrick Meek 2003–2011 (1966-09-06) September 6, 1966 (age 51)
Frederica Wilson 2011–2013 (1942-11-05) November 5, 1942 (age 75)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Congressional Plan--SC14-1905 (Ordered by The Florida Supreme Court, 2-December-2015)" (PDF). Florida Senate Committee on Reapportionment. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=12&cd=17
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  5. ^ Leary, Alex (February 19, 2018). "Rep. Tom Rooney will not seek re-election". Tampa Bay Times. Tampa, FL. Retrieved February 19, 2018. 
  6. ^ Persons, Sally (February 19, 2018). "Rep. Tom Rooney will not seek re-election: Report". Washington Times. Washington, DC. Retrieved February 19, 2018. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°19′03″N 81°32′54″W / 27.31750°N 81.54833°W / 27.31750; -81.54833