Florida's 17th congressional district
|Florida's 17th congressional district|
|Current Representative||Tom Rooney (R–Okeechobee)|
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, the majority African American district 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.
List of representatives
|District created||January 3, 1983|
|William Lehman||Democratic||January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993||98th
|Redistricted from the 13th district, Retired|
|Carrie Meek||Democratic||January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2003||103rd
|Kendrick Meek||Democratic||January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2011||108th
|Retired to run for U.S. Senate|
|Frederica Wilson||Democratic||January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2013||112th||Redistricted to the 24th district|
|Tom Rooney||Republican||January 3, 2013 – present||113th
|Redistricted from the 16th district|
|Election results from presidential races|
|2008||Barack Obama 87 - John McCain 12%|
|2004||John Kerry 83 - George W. Bush 17%|
|2000||Al Gore 84 - George W. Bush 15%|
|Democratic||Frederica S. Wilson||106,361||86.21|
Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 17th congressional district
As of May 2015[update], there are three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 17th congressional district who are currently living at this time.
|Representative||Term of office||Date of birth (and age)|
|Carrie P. Meek||1993–2003||April 29, 1926|
|Kendrick Meek||2003–2011||September 6, 1966|
|Frederica Wilson||2011–2013||November 5, 1942|
Historical district boundaries
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present
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