Florida's 11th congressional district

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Florida's 11th congressional district
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Florida's 11th congressional district - since January 3, 2017
Current Representative Daniel Webster (RWinter Garden)
Area 2,888[1] sq mi (7,480 km2)
Cook PVI R+15[2]

Florida's 11th congressional district is an electoral district for the U.S. Congress and was reassigned in 2012, effective January 2013, from the Tampa area north to 4 other Florida counties: Sumter County, Citrus County, Hernando, and central Marion County, as well as the far northwestern corner of Lake County.[3][4] The district stretches from Ocala southwest to Spring Hill.

From 1993 to 2013, the former 11th district had encompassed most of the city of Tampa and its suburbs and the shoreline of southeastern Hillsborough County. It also included two areas in other counties: urban neighborhoods of south St. Petersburg in Pinellas County and neighborhoods in and around Bradenton in Manatee County.

The district is currently represented by Republican Daniel Webster.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Notes
District created January 3, 1963
Edward J Gurney.jpg Edward Gurney Republican January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1967 Redistricted to the 5th district
Claude Denson Pepper.jpg Claude Pepper Democratic January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1973 Redistricted from the 3rd district, Redistricted to the 14th district
Paul Grant Rogers.jpg Paul Rogers Democratic January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1979 Redistricted from the 9th district
Dan Mica.jpg Dan Mica Democratic January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1983 Redistricted to the 14th district
Bill Nelson.jpg Bill Nelson Democratic January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1991 Redistricted from the 9th district
Jim Bacchus.jpg Jim Bacchus Democratic January 3, 1991 – January 3, 1993 Redistricted to the 15th district
Sam Melville Gibbons.jpg Sam Gibbons Democratic January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1997 Redistricted from the 7th district
JimDavis.jpg Jim Davis Democratic January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2007 Retired to Run for Governor
Kathy Castor.png Kathy Castor Democratic January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2013 Redistricted to the 14th district
Rich Nugent, Official Portrait, 112th Congress 2.jpg Rich Nugent Republican January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2017 Redistricted from the 5th district
Daniel Webster, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Daniel Webster Republican January 3, 2017 – present

Presidential races[edit]

Year Results
2000 Gore 61 - George W. Bush 39%
2004 Kerry 58 - George W. Bush 41%
2008 Obama 66 - John McCain 33%

Election results[edit]

2002[edit]

Florida's 11th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Davis* ' 100.00
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

Florida's 11th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Davis* 191,780 85.82
Libertarian Robert Edward Johnson 31,579 14.13
Socialist Workers Karl M. Butts 122 0.06
Total votes 223,481 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

Florida's 11th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kathy Castor 97,470 69.65
Republican Eddie Adams, Jr. 42,454 30.34
No party Others 18 0.01%
Total votes 139,942 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

Florida's 11th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kathy Castor* 184,106 71.66
Republican Eddie Adams, Jr. 72,825 28.34
Total votes 256,931 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

Florida's 11th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kathy Castor* 91,328 59.64
Republican Mike Pendergast 61,817 40.36
Total votes 153,145 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2016[edit]

Florida's 11th Congressional District Election (2016)[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Daniel Webster 258,016 65.4
Democratic Dave Koller 124,713 31.6
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Total votes 394,719 100.00
Republican hold

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 11th congressional district[edit]

As of January 2017, there are four former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 11th congressional district who are currently living at this time. The most recent representative to die was Sam Gibbons (1993-1997) on October 10, 2012

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Jim Bacchus 1991–1993 (1949-06-21) June 21, 1949 (age 68)
Jim Davis 1997–2007 (1957-10-11) October 11, 1957 (age 60)
Kathy Castor 2007–2013 (1966-08-20) August 20, 1966 (age 51)
Rich Nugent 2013–2017 (1951-05-26) May 26, 1951 (age 66)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

Over 3 decades earlier, from 1983 to 1993, the district was based in Brevard County, including the Kennedy Space Center. In 1986, weeks before the Challenger disaster, the district's then-congressman, Bill Nelson, (now Florida's Senior Senator) flew on board the Space Shuttle Columbia as part of mission STS-61-C.

From 1993 to 2013 the district was based in Tampa plus the shoreline of Tampa Bay; the city's long-serving congressman Sam Gibbons retired in 1997 after nearly 35 years in the House.

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 11th district covering Sumter County, Hernando to Marion 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 11th 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. ^ ""Florida Department of State Division of Elections"". 

Coordinates: 28°51′31″N 82°14′29″W / 28.85861°N 82.24139°W / 28.85861; -82.24139