Florida's 15th congressional district

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Florida's 15th congressional district
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Florida's 15th congressional district - since January 3, 2017
Current Representative Dennis A. Ross (RLakeland)
Area 1,170[1] sq mi (3,000 km2)
Cook PVI R+6[2]

Florida's 15th congressional district is an electoral district for the U.S. Congress and was reassigned in 2012, effective January 2013, to the northern parts of Hillsborough County, Florida and Polk County.[3][4] The district includes many of the eastern suburbs of Tampa including Brandon, Plant City, Lakeland and Bartow.

From 2003–2012, the prior 15th district contained most of Brevard County south of the city of Cocoa (including the Kennedy Space Center), all of Indian River County, most of Osceola County, and a very small portion of Polk County. The district took in the cities of Kissimmee, Melbourne and Vero Beach, and Patrick Air Force Base. Boundaries were redrawn due to a lawsuit in 2015.[5]

The district is currently represented by Republican Dennis A. Ross.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Congress Note
District created January 3, 1973
Dante Fascell official portrait.jpg Dante Fascell Democratic January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1983 93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
Redistricted from the 12th district, Redistricted to the 19th district
E Clay Shaw.png Clay Shaw Republican January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993 98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Redistricted from the 12th district, Redistricted to the 22nd district
Jim Bacchus.jpg Jim Bacchus Democratic January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995 103rd Redistricted from the 11th district, Retired
David Weldon.jpg Dave Weldon Republican January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2009 104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
Retired
Bill Posey.jpg Bill Posey Republican January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2013 111th
112th
Redistricted to the 8th district
Dennis Ross, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Dennis A. Ross Republican January 3, 2013 – present 113th
114th
115th
Redistricted from the 12th district

Election results[edit]

2002[edit]

Florida's 15th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Weldon* 146,414 63.15
Democratic Jim Tso 85,433 36.85
Total votes 231,847 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2004[edit]

Florida's 15th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Weldon* 210,388 65.35
Democratic Simon Pristoop 111,538 34.65
Total votes 321,926 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2006[edit]

Florida's 15th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Weldon* 125,965 56.29
Democratic Robert Bowman 97,834 43.71
Total votes 223,799 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2008[edit]

Florida's 15th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Posey 192,151 53.10
Democratic Stephen Lee Blythe 151,951 41.99
Independent Frank Zilaitis 14,274 3.94
Independent Trevor Lowing 3,495 0.97
Total votes 361,871 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2010[edit]

Florida's 15th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Posey* 157,079 64.76
Democratic C. Shannon Roberts 85,595 35.27
Total votes 242,674 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 15th congressional district[edit]

As of January 2017, there are three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 15th congressional district who are currently living at this time. The most recent representative to die was E. Clay Shaw Jr. (1983-1993) on September 10, 2013.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Jim Bacchus 1993–1995 (1949-06-21) June 21, 1949 (age 68)
Dave Weldon 1995–2009 (1953-08-31) August 31, 1953 (age 64)
Bill Posey 2009-2011 (1947-12-18) December 18, 1947 (age 69)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

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. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  3. ^ See whole Florida state map for 2013, with the 15th district in northern Hillsborough County and Polk County: h9047_35x42L.pdf Congressional Plan: H000C9047. Chapter No. 2012-2, Laws of Florida. www.flsenate.gov. February 16, 2012.
  4. ^ See 2013 borders of 15th district in the 2013 districts map: H000C9047_map_bb.pdf, for the Big Bend region of Florida. Congressional Plan: H000C9047. Chapter No. 2012-2, Laws of Florida. www.flsenate.gov. February 2012.
  5. ^ Klas, Mary Ellen. "Florida Supreme Court approves congressional map drawn by challengers". Miami Herald. Retrieved 17 July 2017. 

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