Florida's 18th Congressional District

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Florida's 18th Congressional District
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Current incumbentPatrick Murphy Democratic Party
Population687,695
Gender48.7% Male, 51.3% Female
Race81.3% White, 11.6% Black, 1.9% Asian, 0.2% Native American
Ethnicity14.1% Hispanic
Unemployment12.4%
Median household income$47,516
High school graduation rate88.9%
College graduation rate28.9%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Florida's 18th Congressional District is located in eastern Florida and includes St. Lucie and Martin counties and part of Palm Beach county.[1]

The current representative of the 18th Congressional District is Patrick Murphy (D).

Elections

2014

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See also: Florida's 18th Congressional District elections, 2014

Florida's 18th Congressional District is a battleground district in 2014 due to the fact that the race had a very low margin of victory in the last election. Incumbent Patrick Murphy faced no challenger in the Democratic primary. In the Republican primary, Carl Domino triumphed over Calvin Turnquest, Alan Schlesinger, Beverly Joy Hires, Nick Robert Wukoson and Brian Lara. Murphy and Domino will face off in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2]

According to a Washington Post article in December 2012, incumbent Patrick Murphy (D) is one of the 10 most vulnerable incumbents in 2014.[3]

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Failed to file

Withdrew from race

Declined to run

U.S. House, Florida District 18 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Patrick Murphy Incumbent 0% 0
     Republican Carl Domino 0% 0
Total Votes 0

2012

See also: Florida's 18th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 18th District of Florida held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

U.S. House, Florida District 18 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Murphy 50.3% 166,257
     Republican Allen West Incumbent 49.7% 164,353
     Write-In Marilyn Davis Holloman 0% 55
Total Votes 330,665
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Roland A. Banciella (D) in the general election.[17]

U.S. House, Florida District 18 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngIleana Ros-Lehtinen 68.9% 102,360
     Democratic Rolando A. Banciella 31.1% 46,235
Total Votes 148,595

2008
On November 4, 2008, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Annette Taddeo (D) in the general election.[18]

U.S. House, Florida District 18 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngIleana Ros-Lehtinen 57.9% 140,617
     Democratic Annette Taddeo 42.1% 102,372
Total Votes 242,989

2006
On November 7, 2006, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen won re-election to the United States House. She defeated David "Big Dave" Patlak (D) and Margaret Trowe (Write-in) in the general election.[19]

U.S. House, Florida District 18 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngIleana Ros-Lehtinen 62.1% 79,631
     Democratic David "Big Dave" Patlak 37.9% 48,499
     Write-in Margaret Trowe 0% 2
Total Votes 128,132

2004
On November 2, 2004, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Sam Sheldon (D) in the general election.[20]

U.S. House, Florida District 18 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngIleana Ros-Lehtinen 64.7% 143,647
     Democratic Sam Sheldon 35.3% 78,281
Total Votes 221,928

2002
On November 5, 2002, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Ray Chote (D) and Orin Opperman (No Party Affiliation) in the general election.[21]

U.S. House, Florida District 18 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngIleana Ros-Lehtinen 69.1% 103,512
     Democratic Ray Chote 28.6% 42,852
     No Party Affiliation Orin Opperman 2.3% 3,423
Total Votes 149,787

2000
On November 7, 2000, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Write-in candidates in the general election.[22]

U.S. House, Florida District 18 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngIleana Ros-Lehtinen 100% 112,968
     N/A Write-in 0% 23
Total Votes 112,991

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 18th 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 18th District included portions of Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. The Miami-Dade section included most of the city of Miami, the South Beach section of Miami Beach, and many of the southern Miami suburbs, including Coral Gables and Coral Terrace. The Monroe County section of the district included all of the Florida Keys.

See also

External links

References

  1. Florida 2012 Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed July 5, 2012
  2. Associated Press, "Primary Results 2014," accessed August 26, 2014
  3. Washington Post, "House Democrats Face Long Odds in 2014," accessed December 7, 2012
  4. Palm Beach Post, "Calvin Turnquest enters GOP primary for Murphy congressional seat," accessed October 9, 2013
  5. Post on Politics, "Former GOP state Rep. Carl Domino says he’s running for Murphy’s congressional seat," accessed July 10, 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 Palm Beach Post, "Juno Beach Vice Mayor Ellen Andel to enter race for Murphy’s congressional seat," accessed May 8, 2013
  7. TC Palm, "Possible Congressional District 18 candidates," accessed January 13, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 Florida Election Division, "Candidate Listing for 2014 General Election," accessed January 28, 2013
  9. Florida Secretary of State, "Candidate List," accessed February 15, 2014
  10. Send Lara to Congress, "Home," accessed February 15, 2014
  11. Frank Lynch for Congress, "Home," accessed April 5, 2014
  12. Florida Elections Division, "Candidate List," accessed April 5, 2014
  13. Post on Politics, "GOP congressional hopeful Ellen Andel, endorsed by Allen West, drops out of race for Murphy seat," accessed February 26, 2014
  14. TC Palm, "Juno Beach official announces run for Rep. Murphy's congressional seat," accessed May 8, 2013
  15. Palm Beach Post, "It’s official: Adam Hasner won’t challenge Patrick Murphy for Congress," accessed January 28, 2014
  16. Post on Politics, "State Rep. Gayle Harrell decides against bid for Murphy congressional seat," accessed August 29, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013