Florida's 26th Congressional District
|Florida's 26th Congressional District|
|Current incumbent||Joe Garcia|
|Gender||49% Male, 51% Female|
|Race||86.3% White, 9.8% Black, 1.4% Asian, 0.3% Native American|
|Median household income||$48,899|
|High school graduation rate||79.8%|
|College graduation rate||26.2%|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
Florida's 26th Congressional District is a new district that was created as a result of the 2010 Census. The new district includes portions of Monroe and Miami-Dade counties in the southern tip of Florida, including the Florida Keys.
The current representative of the 26th Congressional District is Joe Garcia (D).
Florida's 26th Congressional District is a battleground district in 2014. Incumbent Joe Garcia faced no challenger in the Democratic primary. In the Republican primary, Carlos Curbelo triumphed over Ed MacDougall, Joe Martinez, Lorenzo Palomares Starbuck and former U.S. Rep. David Rivera. Garcia and Curbelo will face off in the general election on November 4, 2014.
|U.S. House, Florida District 26 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||David Rivera Incumbent||43%||108,820|
|Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
- 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. Florida's 26th Congressional District is a new district that will be created as a result of the 2010 Census.
- The Washington Post, "Census 2010 shows red states gaining congressional seats" accessed December 18, 2011
- The Washington Post "Census 2010 shows red states gaining congressional seats" accessed December 15, 2011
- Florida 2012 Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 5, 2012
- Associated Press, "Primary Results 2014," accessed August 26, 2014
- Washington Post, "House Democrats Face Long Odds in 2014," accessed December 7, 2012
- Politico, "2012 Election Map, Florida"