Florida's 13th Congressional District

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Florida's 13th Congressional District
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Current incumbentRepublican Party David Jolly
Population694,899
Gender48.3% Male, 51.7% Female
Race87.3% White, 5.5% Black, 3.4% Asian, 0.2% Native American
Ethnicity9.3% Hispanic
Unemployment11%
Median household income$42,827
High school graduation rate88.7%
College graduation rate26%
Florida's 13th Congressional District is located in western Florida and is enclosed entirely in Pinellas county.[1]

The current representative of the 13th Congressional District is David Jolly (R). Jolly was elected on March 11, 2014, to fill a vacancy due to the death of C.W. Bill Young (R).

Elections

2014

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See also: Florida's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 13th Congressional District of Florida held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent David Jolly (R) defeated Lucas Overby (L) in the general election.

U.S. House, Florida District 13 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Jolly Incumbent 75.2% 168,172
     Libertarian Lucas Overby 24.7% 55,318
     Write-in Michael Stephen Levinson 0% 86
Total Votes 223,576
Source: Florida Division of Elections

Special election

See also: Florida's 13th Congressional District special election, 2014

The 13th Congressional District of Florida held a special election for the U.S. House in 2014.

The special election was held to fill the vacancy left by the death of Rep. C.W. Bill Young (R). The primary election took place on January 14, 2014, and the general election was held on March 11, 2014.

Young died on October 18, 2013, following complications resulting from a chronic injury.[2] At the time of his death, Young was the longest serving House Republican.[3][4]

David Jolly defeated Kathleen Peters and Mark Bircher in the Republican primary on January 14, 2014.[5] He defeated Alex Sink (D), Lucas Overby (L) and write-in candidate Michael Levinson in the special general election on March 11, 2014.[6]

U.S. House, Florida District 13 General Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Jolly 48.5% 88,294
     Democratic Alex Sink 46.6% 84,877
     Libertarian Lucas Overby 4.8% 8,799
Total Votes 181,970
Source: Unoffocial Results via Associated Press
U.S. House, Florida District 13 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Jolly 44.6% 20,337
Kathleen Peters 31% 14,120
Mark Bircher 24.5% 11,158
Total Votes 45,615
Source: Unofficial results via Associated Press[7]

2012

See also: Florida's 13th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 13th District of Florida held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from the 10th District, C.W. Bill Young won the election in the district.[8]

U.S. House, Florida District 13 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngC.W. Bill Young Incumbent 57.6% 189,605
     Democratic Jessica Ehrlich 42.4% 139,742
Total Votes 329,347
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Vern Buchanan won re-election to the United States House. He defeated James T. Golden (D) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Florida District 13 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVern Buchanan incumbent 68.8% 183,341
     Democratic James T. Golden 31.2% 83,123
Total Votes 266,464

2008
On November 4, 2008, Vern Buchanan won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Christine Jennings (D), Jan Schneider (No Party Affiliation) and Don Baldauf (No Party Affiliation) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Florida District 13 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVern Buchanan incumbent 55.5% 204,382
     Democratic Christine Jennings 37.5% 137,967
Total Votes 367,996

2006
On November 7, 2006, Vern Buchanan won election to the United States House. He defeated Christine Jennings (D) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Florida District 13 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVern Buchanan 50.1% 119,309
     Democratic Christine Jennings 49.9% 118,940
Total Votes 238,249

2004
On November 2, 2004, Katherine Harris won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Jan Schneider (D) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Florida District 13 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKatherine Harris incumbent 55.3% 190,477
     Democratic Jan Schneider 44.7% 153,961
Total Votes 344,438

2002
On November 5, 2002, Katherine Harris won election to the United States House. She defeated Jan Schneider (D) and Wayne Genthner (Write-in) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Florida District 13 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKatherine Harris 54.8% 139,048
     Democratic Jan Schneider 45.2% 114,739
     Write-in Wayne Genthner 0% 22
Total Votes 253,809

2000
On November 7, 2000, Dan Miller won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Daniel E. Dunn (D) in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, Florida District 13 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Miller incumbent 63.8% 175,918
     Democratic Daniel E. Dunn 36.1% 99,568
     N/A Write-in 0% 101
Total Votes 275,587

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 13th 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 13th District encompassed all of Sarasota, DeSoto, and Hardee counties and most of Manatee County except for a small northern coastal portion that was located in the neighboring 11th Congressional District. It also included a small section of Charlotte County.

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