Florida's 10th Congressional District

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Florida's 10th Congressional District
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Current incumbentDaniel Webster Republican Party
Population741,792
Gender49.3% Male, 50.7% Female
Race76.1% White, 11.9% Black, 4.9% Asian, 0.3% Native American
Ethnicity16.2% Hispanic
Unemployment11.1%
Median household income$48,832
High school graduation rate88.1%
College graduation rate27.7%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 10th Congressional District is a congressional district in Florida.

Florida's 10th Congressional District is located in central Florida and includes portions of Lake, Orange and Polk counties.[1]

On July 10, 2014, a Florida judge threw out the state's 2012 congressional redistricting plan. In the ruling he found that Republicans "conspired to manipulate the boundaries to protect the party's majority in Washington and 'made a mockery' of the rules of transparency in the process".[2][3][4] He also specifically ordered that two of the state's districts--Florida's 5th Congressional District and Florida's 10th Congressional District-- should be redrawn as they violated a "Fair Districts Florida" standard approved by voters in 2010 to ban legislators from favoring or protecting incumbents.[2]

The ruling, issued less than two months before primary elections, is unlikely to affect the 2014 elections. However, if it stands it could have broad implications for the 2016 elections.[5]

On July 15, 2014, Republicans in the Florida State Legislature announced they would not appeal the ruling that found that the state's map for congressional districts unconstitutional. Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford said in a joint statement that they want to postpone drawing a new map until after the 2014 elections.[6]

The current representative of the 10th Congressional District is Daniel Webster (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Florida's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 10th Congressional District of Florida will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Florida's 10th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 10th District of Florida held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Republican Daniel Webster won the election in the district.[7]

U.S. House, Florida District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Webster Incumbent 51.7% 164,649
     Democratic Val Demings 48.3% 153,574
     Independent Naipaul Seegolam 0% 46
Total Votes 318,269
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, C.W. Bill Young won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Charlie Justice (D) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Florida District 10 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngC.W. Bill Young incumbent 65.9% 137,943
     Democratic Charlie Justice 34.1% 71,313
Total Votes 209,256

2008
On November 4, 2008, C.W. Bill Young won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bob Hackworth (D) and Don Callahan (Write-in) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Florida District 10 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngC.W. Bill Young incumbent 60.7% 182,781
     Democratic Charlie Justice (D) 39.3% 118,430
     Write-in Don Callahan 0% 9
Total Votes 301,220

2006
On November 7, 2006, C.W. Bill Young won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Samm Simpson (D) and Salvatore A. Fiorella (Write-in) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Florida District 10 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngC.W. Bill Young incumbent 65.9% 131,488
     Democratic Samm Simpson 34.1% 67,950
     Write-in Salvatore A. Fiorella 0% 7
Total Votes 199,445

2004
On November 2, 2004, C.W. Bill Young won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Robert D. "Bob" Derry (D) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Florida District 10 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngC.W. Bill Young incumbent 69.3% 207,175
     Democratic Robert D. "Bob" Derry 30.7% 91,658
Total Votes 298,833

2002
Young ran unopposed for re-election in 2002.

2000
On November 7, 2000, C.W. Bill Young won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Randy Heine (I) and Josette Green (Natural Law) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Florida District 10 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngC.W. Bill Young incumbent 75.7% 146,799
     Independent Randy Heine 10.5% 20,296
     Write-in Josette Green 13.9% 26,908
Total Votes 194,003

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 10th Congressional District of Florida after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Florida

In 2011, the Florida State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census. Prior to redistricting the 10th District was the only Florida district entirely within a single county, Pinellas County, Florida.

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