Florida's 17th congressional district

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Florida's 17th congressional district
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Florida's 17th congressional district - since January 3, 2017
Current Representative Tom Rooney (ROkeechobee)
Area 6,315[1] sq mi (16,360 km2)
Cook PVI R+13[2]

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[edit]

Representative Party Years Congress Note
District created January 3, 1983
WilliamLehman.jpg William Lehman Democratic January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993 98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Redistricted from the 13th district, Retired
Carrie P. Meek.jpg Carrie Meek Democratic January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2003 103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
Retired
Kendrick Meek official portrait.jpg Kendrick Meek Democratic January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2011 108th
109th
110th
111th
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Frederica Wilson official House portrait.jpg Frederica Wilson Democratic January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2013 112th Redistricted to the 24th district
Tom Rooney.jpg Tom Rooney Republican January 3, 2013 – present 113th
114th
115th
Redistricted from the 16th district

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Results
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%

Election results[edit]

2002[edit]

Florida's 17th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kendrick Meek* 113,749 99.94
No party Others 73 0.06%
Total votes 113,822 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

Florida's 17th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kendrick Meek* 178,690 99.59
No party Others 734 0.41%
Total votes 179,424 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

Florida's 17th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kendrick Meek* 90,663 99.97
No party Others 23 0.03%
Total votes 90,686 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

Florida's 17th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kendrick Meek* ' 100.00
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

Florida's 17th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frederica S. Wilson 106,361 86.21
Independent Roderick Vereen 17,009 13.79
Total votes 123,370 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 17th congressional district[edit]

As of January 2017, 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 (1926-04-29) April 29, 1926 (age 91)
Kendrick Meek 2003–2011 (1966-09-06) September 6, 1966 (age 51)
Frederica Wilson 2011–2013 (1942-11-05) November 5, 1942 (age 75)

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. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°19′03″N 81°32′54″W / 27.31750°N 81.54833°W / 27.31750; -81.54833