Florida's 15th Congressional District

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Florida's 15th Congressional District
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Current incumbentDennis Ross Republican Party
Population714,155
Gender47.9% Male, 52.1% Female
Race77.2% White, 13.7% Black, 2.5% Asian, 0.5% Native American
Ethnicity17.4% Hispanic
Unemployment11.8%
Median household income$47,117
High school graduation rate85.8%
College graduation rate24.1%
Florida's 15th Congressional District is located in central Florida and includes portions of Hillsborough and Polk counties.[1]

The current representative of the 15th Congressional District is Dennis A. Ross (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Florida's 15th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 15th Congressional District of Florida held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Dennis Ross (R) defeated Alan Cohn (D) in the general election.

U.S. House, Florida District 15 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Ross Incumbent 60.3% 128,750
     Democratic Alan Cohn 39.7% 84,832
Total Votes 213,582
Source: Florida Division of Elections

2012

See also: Florida's 15th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 15th District of Florida held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from the 12th District, Dennis A. Ross won the election in the district.[2]

2010
On November 2, 2010, Bill Posey won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Shannon Roberts (D) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Florida District 15 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Posey incumbent 64.7% 157,079
     Democratic Shannon Roberts 35.3% 85,595
Total Votes 242,674

2008
On November 4, 2008, Bill Posey won election to the United States House. He defeated Stephen Blythe (D), Frank Zilaitis (I) and Trevor Lowing (I) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Florida District 15 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Posey 53.1% 192,151
     Democratic Stephen Blythe 42% 151,951
     No Party Affiliation Frank Zilaitis 3.9% 14,274
     No Party Affiliation Travor Lowing 1% 3,495
Total Votes 361,871

2006
On November 7, 2006, Dave Weldon won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bob Bowman (D) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Florida District 15 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave Weldon incumbent 56.3% 125,965
     Democratic Bob Bowman 43.7% 97,834
Total Votes 223,799

2004
On November 2, 2004, Dave Weldon won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Simon Pristoop (D) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Florida District 15 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave Weldon incumbent 65.4% 210,388
     Democratic Simon Pristoop 34.6% 111,538
Total Votes 321,926

2002
On November 5, 2002, Dave Weldon won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jim Tso (D) and Donald Gibbens (Write-in) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Florida District 15 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave Weldon incumbent 63.1% 146,414
     Democratic Jim Tso 36.8% 85,433
     Write-in Donald Gibbens 0% 10
Total Votes 231,857

2000
On November 7, 2000, Dave Weldon won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Patsy Ann Kurth (D) and Gerry L. Newby (I) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Florida District 15 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave Weldon incumbent 58.8% 176,189
     Democratic Patsy Ann Kurth 39.2% 117,511
     Independent Gerry L. Newby 1.9% 5,744
     N/A Write-in 0% 1
Total Votes 299,445

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 15th 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 15th District contained most of Brevard County south of the city of Cocoa, all of Indian River County, most of Osceola County, and a very small portion of Polk County. The district also took in Kissimmee, Melbourne and Vero Beach.

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