Florida's 26th congressional district
|Florida's 26th congressional district|
|Area||5,171 sq mi (13,390 km2)|
Florida's 26th congressional district is an electoral district for the U.S. Congress, which was created in South Florida during 2012, effective January 2013, as a result of the 2010 Census. The first candidates ran in the 2012 House elections, and the winner was seated for the 113th Congress on January 3, 2013.
The 26th district is located in far South Florida, and contains all of Monroe County as well as a portion of south-west Miami-Dade County. Geographically, it is the successor to the old 25th District. This district includes Homestead, Key Largo, Marathon, and Key West. This district includes Florida International University and Key West International Airport. All three of Florida's National Parks, the Everglades, Biscayne, and the Dry Tortugas, lie in this district.
According to the APM Research Lab's Voter Profile Tools (featuring the U.S. Census Bureau's 2019 American Community Survey), the district contained about 482,000 potential voters (citizens, age 18+). Of these, 68% are Latino, 18% White, and 12% Black. Nearly half (49%) of the district's potential voters are immigrants. Median income among households (with one or more potential voter) in the district is about $68,200, while 11% of households live below the poverty line. As for the educational attainment of potential voters in the district, 15% of those 25 and older have not earned a high school degree, while 28% hold a bachelor's or higher degree.
Statewide election results
Presidential election results
Results from previous presidential elections
|2012||President||Barack Obama 55.4% - Mitt Romney 43.9%|
|2016||President||Hillary Clinton 56.7% - Donald Trump 40.6%|
|2020||President||Donald Trump 52.4% - Joe Biden 46.9%|
State election results
Results from previous non-presidential statewide elections
|2016||Senate||Marco Rubio 49.4% - Patrick Murphy 48.1%|
|2018||Senate||Bill Nelson 54.4% - Rick Scott 45.6%|
|2018||Governor||Andrew Gillum 53.5% - Ron DeSantis 45.3%|
|2018||Attorney General||Sean Shaw 52.0% - Ashley Moody 45.9%|
List of members representing the district
|District created January 3, 2013|
|Democratic||January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2015
|113th||Elected in 2012.
|Republican||January 3, 2015 –
January 3, 2019
|Elected in 2014.|
Re-elected in 2016.
|Democratic||January 3, 2019 –
January 3, 2021
|116th||Elected in 2018.|
|Republican||January 3, 2021 -
|117th||Elected in 2020.|
|Democratic||Joe Garcia (Incumbent)||78,306||48.5|
|Republican gain from Democratic|
|Republican||Carlos Curbelo (Incumbent)||148,547||53.0|
|Republican||Carlos Curbelo (Incumbent)||115,678||49.1|
|Democratic gain from Republican|
|Republican||Carlos A. Giménez||177,211||51.7|
|Democratic||Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (Incumbent)||165,377||48.3|
|Republican gain from Democratic|
- "Congressional Plan--SC14-1905 (Ordered by The Florida Supreme Court, 2-December-2015)" (PDF). Florida Senate Committee on Reapportionment. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
- Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov.
- Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
- "Introducing the 2021 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index". The Cook Political Report. April 15, 2021. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
- "Census 2010 shows Red states gaining congressional districts". Washington Post. Retrieved December 21, 2010.
- See whole Florida state map for 2013, with the 26th district covering Monroe County and Miami-Dade County: h9047_35x42L.pdf Congressional Plan: H000C9047. Chapter No. 2012-2, Laws of Florida. www.flsenate.gov. February 16, 2012.
- See the 2013 boundaries of the 26th district, covering Monroe County and western Miami-Dade in the 2013 districts map: H000C9047_map_se.pdf, for the southeast region of Florida. Congressional Plan: H000C9047. Chapter No. 2012-2, Laws of Florida. www.flsenate.gov. February 2012.