Florida's 7th congressional district
|Florida's 7th congressional district|
Florida's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2017
|Current Representative||Stephanie Murphy (D–Winter Park)|
|Area||436 sq mi (1,130 km2)|
Florida's 7th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Florida. The district is centered in the north central portion of the state and includes much of downtown Orlando.
The district from 2003 to 2013 consisted of the suburban area between Orlando and Daytona Beach and included St. Augustine, the first post-Columbian settlement in the United States. The district included all of Flagler and St. Johns counties, a very small portion of eastern Putnam County, parts of Volusia County including the central area of (DeLand, Deltona) and the northeastern coastal areas of (Ormond Beach and Daytona Beach), much of western Seminole County, and a small, predominantly suburban portion of Orange County.
Following court-ordered redistricting in 2015, the district now includes all of Seminole County and northern Orange County, including much of downtown Orlando and the cities of Maitland and Winter Park. The district is also home to the University of Central Florida - the nation's second largest university as of 2016.
List of representatives
|Representative||Party||Years||Electoral history||District map|
|District created January 3, 1953|
|James A. Haley||Democratic||January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1973
|Redistricted to the 8th district.|
|Sam Gibbons||Democratic||January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1993
|Redistricted from the 6th district.
Redistricted to the 11th district.
|John Mica||Republican||January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2017
|Stephanie Murphy||Democratic||January 3, 2017 –
|Elected in 2016.|
Recent results in statewide elections
|2000||President||George W. Bush 53 - Al Gore 45%|
|2004||President||George W. Bush 57 - John Kerry 43%|
|2008||President||John McCain 53 - Barack Obama 45%|
|2012||President||Barack Obama 49.4 - Mitt Romney 49.4%|
|2016||President||Hillary Clinton 51.4 - Donald Trump 44.1%|
|Republican||John L. Mica*||142,147||59.58|
|Republican||John L. Mica*||'||100.00|
|Republican||John L. Mica*||149,656||59.88|
|Democratic||John F. Chagnon||87,584||36.92|
|Republican||John L. Mica*||238,721||62.00|
|Republican||John L. Mica*||185,470||69.03|
|Republican||John Mica (Incumbent)||185,518||58.7|
|Democratic||Jason H. Kenall||130,479||41.3|
|No Party Affiliation||Al Krulick||9,679||4.26|
|No Party Affiliation||Mike Plaskon||33||0.01|
|Democratic gain from Republican|
Living former representatives
As of January 2017[update], there is one former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 7th congressional district who is currently living at this time. The most recent representative to die was Sam Gibbons (1973-1993) on October 10, 2012.
|Representative||Term in office||Date of birth (and age)|
|John Mica||1993–2017||January 27, 1943|
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- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
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- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present