Florida's 17th Congressional District

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Florida's 17th Congressional District
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Current incumbentTom Rooney Republican Party
Population694,509
Gender49.96% Male, 50.04% Female
Race83.4% White, 8.7% Black, 1.2% Asian, 0.1% Native American
Ethnicity18.9% Hispanic
Unemployment11.9%
Median household income$40,162
High school graduation rate81.8%
College graduation rate18%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 17th Congressional District of Florida is a congressional district in Florida.

Florida's 17th Congressional District is located in central Florida and includes all of Hardee, Desoto, Highlands, Okeechobee, Glades and Charlotte counties and portions of Polk, Manatee, Hillsborough and Lee counties.[1]

The current representative of the 17th Congressional District is Thomas J. Rooney (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Florida's 17th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 17th Congressional District of Florida will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Florida's 17th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 17th District of Florida held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from the 16th District, Thomas J. Rooney won the election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Florida District 17 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas J. Rooney Incumbent 58.6% 165,488
     Democratic William Bronson 41.4% 116,766
     Independent Tom Baumann 0% 12
Total Votes 282,266
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Frederica Wilson won election to the United States House. She defeated Roderick D. Vereen (Independent) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Florida District 17 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFrederica Wilson 86.2% 106,361
     Republican Roderick D. Vereen 13.8% 17,009
Total Votes 123,370

2008
Kendrick B. Meek (D) ran unopposed for re-election in 2008.

2006
On November 7, 2006, Kendrick B. Meek won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Eric Simpson (Write-in) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Florida District 17 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKendrick B. Meek incumbent 100% 90,663
     Write-in Eric Simpson 0% 23
Total Votes 90,686

2004
On November 2, 2004, Kendrick B. Meek won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Omari Musa (Write-in) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Florida District 17 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKendrick B. Meek incumbent 99.6% 178,690
     Write-in Omari Musa 0.4% 734
Total Votes 179,424

2002
On November 5, 2002, Kendrick B. Meek won election to the United States House. He defeated Michael Italie (Write-in) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Florida District 17 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKendrick B. Meek 99.9% 113,749
     Write-in Michael Italie 0.1% 73
Total Votes 113,822

2000
On November 7, 2000, Carrie P. Meek won re-election to the United States House. She ran unopposed in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Florida District 17 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarrie Meek incumbent 100% 100,715
     N/A Write-in 0% 9
Total Votes 100,724

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 17th 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.

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