Florida's 26th congressional district

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Florida's 26th congressional district
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Florida's 26th congressional district - since January 3, 2017
Representative
  Debbie Mucarsel-Powell
DMiami
Area5,171[1] sq mi (13,390 km2)
Distribution
  • 97.7[2]% urban
  • 2.3% rural
Population (2016)788,816[3]
Median income$56,496[4]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+6[5]

Florida's 26th congressional district is an electoral district for the U.S. Congress, which was created in South Florida during 2012, effective January 2013, as a result of the 2010 Census.[6] The first candidates ran in the 2012 House elections, and the winner was seated for the 113th Congress on January 3, 2013.

The 26th district is located in far South Florida, and contains all of Monroe County as well as a portion of south-west Miami-Dade County.[7][8] Geographically, it is the successor to the old 25th District.

Well-known places within the district include Key West and all three of Florida's National Parks which are the Everglades, Biscayne and the Dry Tortugas.

Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell currently represents the district.

Presidential results[edit]

Election results from presidential races:

Year Office Results
2012 President Barack Obama 55.4 - Mitt Romney 43.9%
2016 President Hillary Clinton 56.7 - Donald Trump 40.6%

List of members representing the district[edit]

Representative Party Years Congress Electoral history Geography
District created January 3, 2013
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Joe Garcia
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2015
113th Elected in 2012.

Lost re-election.
2013 - 2017
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Carlos Curbelo
Republican January 3, 2015 –
January 3, 2019
114th
115th
Elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.

Lost re-election.
Since 2017
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Debbie Mucarsel-Powell
Democratic January 3, 2019 – Present
116th Elected in 2018.

Living former representatives[edit]

As of January 2019, there are two living former members of the House from the district.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Joe Garcia January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2015 (1963-10-12) October 12, 1963 (age 55)
Carlos Curbelo January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2019 (1980-03-01) March 1, 1980 (age 39)

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. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov.
  3. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  4. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=12&cd=26
  5. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  6. ^ "Census 2010 shows Red states gaining congressional districts". Washington Post. Retrieved December 21, 2010.
  7. ^ See whole Florida state map for 2013, with the 26th district covering Monroe County and Miami-Dade County: h9047_35x42L.pdf Congressional Plan: H000C9047. Chapter No. 2012-2, Laws of Florida. www.flsenate.gov. February 16, 2012.
  8. ^ See the 2013 boundaries of the 26th district, covering Monroe County and western Miami-Dade in the 2013 districts map: H000C9047_map_se.pdf, for the southeast region of Florida. Congressional Plan: H000C9047. Chapter No. 2012-2, Laws of Florida. www.flsenate.gov. February 2012.

Coordinates: 25°41′05″N 80°59′56″W / 25.68472°N 80.99889°W / 25.68472; -80.99889