Florida's 20th congressional district

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Florida's 20th congressional district
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Florida's 20th congressional district since January 3, 2017
Representative
  Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick
DMiramar
Area2,406[1] sq mi (6,230 km2)
Distribution
  • 99% urban[2]
  • 1% rural
Population (2019)802,463 [3]
Median household
income
$49,223[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+31[4]

Florida's 20th congressional district is a U.S. congressional district in Southeast Florida. It is currently held by Democrat Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, who was elected in a January 2022 special election, following the death of Alcee Hastings on April 6, 2021.[5] With a Cook Partisan Voting Index (CPVI) rating of D+31, it is one of the most Democratic districts in Florida.[4]

The district includes most of the majority-black precincts in and around Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, including places like North Lauderdale, Lauderhill, Lauderdale Lakes, Tamarac, Miramar, Lake Park, Riviera Beach, along with parts of Pompano Beach and Sunrise. It also includes a vast area inland to the southeastern shores of Lake Okeechobee, including the community of Belle Glade. The district also includes Palm Beach International Airport. From 1993 to 2013, the 20th district took in parts of Broward and Miami-Dade counties. The district was based in Fort Lauderdale and included many of its suburbs including Davie. Most of that district is now the 23rd district, while the current 20th covers most of what was the 23rd district from 1993 to 2013.

Statewide election results[edit]

Presidential election results[edit]

Results from previous presidential elections

Year Office Results
2000 President Al Gore 68% – George W. Bush 30%
2004 President John Kerry 63% – George W. Bush 36%
2008 President Barack Obama 63% – John McCain 36%
2012 President Barack Obama 61% – Mitt Romney 39%
2016 President Hillary Clinton 80% – Donald Trump 18%
2020 President Joe Biden 77% – Donald Trump 22%

Non-presidential results[edit]

Results from previous non-presidential statewide elections

Year Office Results
2016 Senate Patrick Murphy 77% – Marco Rubio 21%
2018 Senate Bill Nelson 82% – Rick Scott 18%
2018 Governor Andrew Gillum 82% – Ron DeSantis 17%
2018 Attorney General Sean Shaw 81% – Ashley Moody 18%

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District location
District created January 3, 1993
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Peter Deutsch
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2005
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
Elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
1993–2003
[data unknown/missing]
2003–2013
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Democratic January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2013
109th
110th
111th
112th
Elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Redistricted to the 23rd district.
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Alcee Hastings
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
April 6, 2021
113th
114th
115th
116th
117th
Redistricted from the 23rd district and re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.
Died.
2013–2017
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2017–present
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Vacant April 6, 2021 –
January 18, 2022
117th
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Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick
Democratic January 18, 2022 –
present[6]
Elected to finish Hastings's term.

Election results[edit]

2002[edit]

Florida's 20th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter Deutsch (Incumbent) 96,787 100
Total votes 96,787 100
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

Florida's 20th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debbie Wasserman Schultz 191,195 70
Republican Margaret Hostetter 81,213 30
Total votes 200,408 100
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

Florida's 20th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Incumbent) 124,554 100
Total votes 124,544 100
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

Florida's 20th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Incumbent) 202,832 77
Independent Margaret Hostetter 58,958 23
Total votes 261,790 100
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

Florida's 20th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Incumbent) 100,787 60
Republican Karen Harrington 63,845 38
Independent Stanley Blumenthal 1,663 1
Independent Bob Kunst 1,272 1
Total votes 167,567 100
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alcee Hastings 214,727 88
Independent Randall Terry 29,553 12
Independent Anthony M. Dutrow (write-in) 5 nil
Total votes 244,285 100
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alcee Hastings (incumbent) 128,498 82
Republican Jay Bonner 28,968 18
Total votes 157,466 100
Democratic hold

2016[edit]

2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alcee Hastings (incumbent) 222,914 80
Republican Gary Stein 54,646 20
Total votes 277,560 100
Democratic hold

2018[edit]

2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alcee Hastings (incumbent) 202,659 100
Independent Jay Bonner (write-in) 165 nil
Total votes 202,824 100
Democratic hold

2020[edit]

2020 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alcee Hastings (incumbent) 253,661 79
Republican Greg Musselwhite 68,748 21
Total votes 322,409 100
Democratic hold

2022 (special)[edit]

2022 Florida's 20th congressional district special election[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick 44,707 79
Republican Jason Mariner 10,966 19
Libertarian Mike ter Maat 395 1
Independent Jim Flynn 265 nil
Independent Lenny Serratore 262 nil
Total votes 56,595 100
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Congressional Plan--SC14-1905 (Ordered by The Florida Supreme Court, 2-December-2015)" (PDF). Florida Senate Committee on Reapportionment. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (State-based)". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 2, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "My Congressional District".
  4. ^ a b "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Man, Anthony. "Congressman Alcee Hastings, after career of triumph, calamity and comeback, dies at 84". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved April 6, 2021.
  6. ^ "The newest member of the U.S. Congress, searching for a new superintendent and coping with cars taking back the streets". WLRN-FM. January 14, 2022. Retrieved January 14, 2022.
  7. ^ "Florida Special Election Results: 20th Congressional District". The New York Times. January 11, 2022. Retrieved January 11, 2022.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 26°30′32″N 80°40′38″W / 26.50889°N 80.67722°W / 26.50889; -80.67722