Florida's 18th congressional district is an electoral district for the U.S. Congress, located in the Florida Heartland. In the 2020 redistricting cycle, the district was created as a new district, which includes the inland counties of DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, and Okeechobee, as well as most of Polk County (including Bartow, eastern Lakeland, and Winter Haven) and some of Immokalee in Collier County. The previous 18th district, located in the Treasure Coast, was instead renamed the 21st district.
From 2013 to 2023, the district contained the whole of
St. Lucie County and Martin County as well as the northeastern part of Palm Beach County, and included Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, Stuart, and Jupiter, as well as Treasure Coast International Airport.
The 18th district was created as a result of the
redistricting cycle after the 1980 Census.
From 2003 to 2012, it was based in South Florida. The district included portions of Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. The Miami-Dade section included most of the city of Miami, the South Beach section of Miami Beach, and many of the southern Miami suburbs, including Coral Gables and Coral Terrace. The Monroe County section of the district included all of the Florida Keys. The district is currently represented by
Republican Scott Franklin.
List of members representing the district [ edit ]
District created January 3, 1983
Claude Pepper (
January 3, 1983 –
May 30, 1989
98th 99th 100th 101st
Redistricted from the
and 14th district re-elected in 1982. Re-elected in 1984. Re-elected in 1986. Re-elected in 1988. Died.
May 30, 1989 –
September 7, 1989
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (
September 7, 1989 –
January 3, 2013
101st 102nd 103rd 104th 105th 106th 107th 108th 109th 110th 111th 112th
Elected to finish Pepper's term. Re-elected in 1990. Re-elected in 1992. Re-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. Re-elected in 2008. Re-elected in 2010. Redistricted to the .
2003–2013 Miami-Dade and Monroe
Patrick Murphy (
January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2017
Elected in 2012. Re-elected in 2014. Retired to run for U.S. senator.
2013–2017 Martin, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie
Brian Mast (
January 3, 2017 –
January 3, 2023
115th 116th 117th
Elected in 2016. Re-elected in 2018. Re-elected in 2020. Redistricted to the .
21st district 2017–2023 Martin, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie
Scott Franklin (
January 3, 2023 –
Redistricted from the and 15th district re-elected in 2022.
Election results [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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