Florida's 17th congressional district
|Florida's 17th congressional district|
Florida's 17th congressional district - since January 3, 2017
|Current Representative||Tom Rooney (R–Okeechobee)|
|Area||6,315 sq mi (16,360 km2)|
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, and was a majority African American district. It 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. Most of this district is now the 24th District.
The current 17th was created after the 2010 census from portions of the old 12th and 16th Districts. Most of the district's territory came from the western portion of the old 16th. That district's second-term congressman, Republican Tom Rooney, ran for reelection in the 17th in 2012 and won; he continues to represent the district today.
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|
|2012||Mitt Romney 58% - Barack Obama 41%|
|2008||Barack Obama 87% - John McCain 12%|
|2004||John Kerry 83% - George W. Bush 17%|
|2000||Al Gore 84% - George W. Bush 15%|
|1996||Bill Clinton 85% - Bob Dole 12%|
|1992||Bill Clinton 74% - George H. W. Bush 18% - Ross Perot 7%|
|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 January 2017[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
- "Congressional Plan--SC14-1905 (Ordered by The Florida Supreme Court, 2-December-2015)" (PDF). Florida Senate Committee on Reapportionment. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- 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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