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Florida's 16th Congressional District

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Florida's 16th Congressional District
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Current incumbentVern Buchanan Republican Party
Population702,795
Gender47.9% Male, 52.1% Female
Race87% White, 6.7% Black, 1.4% Asian, 0.2% Native American
Ethnicity11.2% Hispanic
Unemployment11.8%
Median household income$45,622
High school graduation rate89.3%
College graduation rate28.3%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 16th Congressional District of Florida is a congressional district in Florida.

Florida's 16th Congressional District is located in west central Florida and includes all of Sarasota county and part of Manatee county.[1]

The current representative of the 16th Congressional District is Vern Buchanan (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Florida's 16th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 16th Congressional District of Florida will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Florida's 16th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 16th District of Florida held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from the 13th District, Vern Buchanan won the election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Florida District 16 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Keith Fitzgerald 46.4% 161,929
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVern Buchanan 53.6% 187,147
Total Votes 349,076
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Thomas J. Rooney won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jim Horn (D) and William Dean (I) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Florida District 16 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas J. Rooney incumbent 66.8% 162,285
     Democratic Jim Horn 33.1% 80,327
     Independent William Dean 0.1% 151
Total Votes 242,763

2008
On November 4, 2008, Thomas J. Rooney won election to the United States House. He defeated Tim Mahoney (D) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Florida District 16 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas J. Rooney 60.1% 209,874
     Democratic Tim Mahoney 39.9% 139,373
Total Votes 349,247

2006
On November 7, 2006, Tim Mahoney won election to the United States House. He defeated Joe Negron (R) and Emmie Ross (No Party Affiliation) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Florida District 16 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Mahoney 49.6% 115,832
     Republican Joe Negron 47.7% 111,415
     No Party Affiliation Emmie Ross 2.7% 6,426
Total Votes 233,673

2004
On November 2, 2004, Mark Foley won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jeff Fisher (D) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Florida District 16 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Foley incumbent 68% 215,563
     Democratic Jeff Fisher 32% 101,247
Total Votes 316,810

2002
On November 5, 2002, Mark Foley won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jack McLain (Constitution Party of Florida) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Florida District 16 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Foley incumbent 78.9% 176,171
     Constitution Party of Florda Jack McLain 21.1% 47,169
Total Votes 223,340

2000
On November 7, 2000, Mark Foley won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jean Elliott Brown (D) and John McGuire (Reform Party) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Florida District 16 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Foley incumbent 60.2% 176,153
     Democratic Jean Elliott Brown 37.2% 108,782
     Reform Party John McGuire 2.6% 7,556
     N/A Write-in 0% 9
Total Votes 292,500

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 16th 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 16th District stretched from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Coast and included parts of Charlotte, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin, and Palm Beach counties. Also included within the district were Port Charlotte, Port St. Lucie, and Palm Beach.

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