Florida's 18th congressional district

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Florida's 18th congressional district
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Florida's 18th congressional district - since January 3, 2017
Current Representative Brian Mast (RHutchinson Island)
Area 1,889[1] sq mi (4,890 km2)
Cook PVI R+5[2]

Florida's 18th congressional district is an electoral district for the U.S. Congress, located in southeastern Florida. The district includes an area stretching from Ft. Pierce to Palm Beach.

Since of 2012, the district contains the whole of St. Lucie County and Martin County as well as the northeastern part of Palm Beach County.[3]

The district is currently represented by Republican Brian Mast.

History[edit]

From 2003 to 2012, it was based in South Florida. The district included portions of Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. The Miami-Dade section included most of the city of Miami, the South Beach section of Miami Beach, and many of the southern Miami suburbs, including Coral Gables and Coral Terrace. The Monroe County section of the district included all of the Florida Keys.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Congress Note
District created January 3, 1983
Claude Denson Pepper.jpg Claude Pepper Democratic January 3, 1983 –
May 30, 1989
98th
99th
100th
101st
Redistricted from the 14th district.

Died.
Vacant May 30, 1989 –
August 29, 1989
101st
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen official photo.jpg Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican August 29, 1989 –
January 3, 2013
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
First elected to finish Pepper's term.

Redistricted to the 27th district.
Patrick Murphy, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Patrick Murphy Democratic January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2017
113th
114th
First elected in 2012.

Retired after unsuccessfully running for U.S. Senate.
Brian Mast official congressional photo (cropped).jpgBrian Mast Republican January 3, 2017 –
Present
115th Incumbent

Election results from recent presidential races[edit]

Year Results
2000 George W. Bush 56% - Al Gore 42%
2004 George W. Bush 54% - John Kerry 45%
2008 Barack Obama 51% - John McCain 48%
2012 Mitt Romney 52% - Barack Obama 48%
2016

Donald Trump 53% - Hillary Clinton 44%

Election results[edit]

2002[edit]

Florida's 18th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen* 103,512 69.11
Democratic Ray Chote 42,852 28.61
Independent Orin Opperman 3,423 2.29
Total votes 149,787 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2004[edit]

Florida's 18th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen* 143,647 64.73
Democratic Sam Sheldon 78,281 35.27
Total votes 221,928 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2006[edit]

Florida's 18th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen* 79,631 62.15
Democratic Dave Patlak 48,499 37.85
Total votes 128,130 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2008[edit]

Florida's 18th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen* 140,617 57.87
Democratic Annette Taddeo 102,372 41.11
Total votes 242,989 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2010[edit]

Florida's 18th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen* 102,360 68.89
Democratic Rolando A. Banciella 46,235 31.11
Total votes 148,595 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2012[edit]

Florida's 22nd Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patrick Murphy 166,799 50.4
Republican Allen West* 164,370 49.6
Total votes 331,169 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

Living former members from the district[edit]

As of January 2017, there are two former members from the district who are currently living.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 1989 – 2013 (1952-07-15) July 15, 1952 (age 65)
Patrick Murphy 2013 – 2017 (1983-03-30) March 30, 1983 (age 34)

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. ^ Florida Redistricted Map, 2012 Retrieved June 14, 2013

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°08′18″N 80°22′46″W / 27.13833°N 80.37944°W / 27.13833; -80.37944