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Florida's 15th congressional district

Florida's 15th congressional district
Florida's 15th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Florida's 15th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Dennis A. Ross (RLakeland)
Cook PVI R+6

Florida's 15th congressional district is an electoral district for the U.S. Congress and was reassigned in 2012, effective January 2013, to the northern parts of Hillsborough County, Florida and Polk County.[1][2] The district includes many of the eastern suburbs of Tampa including Brandon, Plant City, Lakeland and Bartow.

From 2003–2012, the prior 15th district contained most of Brevard County south of the city of Cocoa (including the Kennedy Space Center), all of Indian River County, most of Osceola County, and a very small portion of Polk County. The district took in the cities of Kissimmee, Melbourne and Vero Beach, and Patrick Air Force Base.

The district is currently represented by Republican Dennis A. Ross.

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Congress Note
District created January 3, 1973
Dante Fascell Democratic January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1983 93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
Redistricted from the 12th district, Redistricted to the 19th district
Clay Shaw Republican January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993 98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Redistricted from the 12th district, Redistricted to the 22nd district
Jim Bacchus Democratic January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995 103rd Redistricted from the 11th district, Retired
Dave Weldon Republican January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2009 104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
Retired
Bill Posey Republican January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2013 111th
112th
Redistricted to the 8th district
Dennis A. Ross Republican January 3, 2013 - present 113th Redistricted from the 12th district

Election Results

2002

Florida's 15th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Weldon* 146,414 63.15%
Democratic Jim Tso 85,433 36.85%
Totals 231,847 100.00%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2004

Florida's 15th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Weldon* 210,388 65.35%
Democratic Simon Pristoop 111,538 34.65%
Totals 321,926 100.00%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2006

Florida's 15th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Weldon* 125,965 56.29%
Democratic Robert Bowman 97,834 43.71%
Totals 223,799 100.00%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2008

Florida's 15th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Posey 192,151 53.10%
Democratic Stephen Lee Blythe 151,951 41.99%
Independent Frank Zilaitis 14,274 3.94%
Independent Trevor Lowing 3,495 0.97%
Totals 361,871 100.00%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

2010

Florida's 15th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Posey* 157,079 64.76%
Democratic C. Shannon Roberts 85,595 35.27%
Totals 242,674 100.00%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013
The former 15th district, along the central Atlantic coast of Florida.

References

  1. ^ See whole Florida state map for 2013, with the 15th district in northern Hillsborough County and Polk County: h9047_35x42L.pdf Congressional Plan: H000C9047. Chapter No. 2012-2, Laws of Florida. www.flsenate.gov. February 16, 2012.
  2. ^ See 2013 borders of 15th 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.

External references

  • 2008 Race Tracker
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present


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