Florida's 19th Congressional District

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Florida's 19th Congressional District
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Current incumbentCurt Clawson Republican Party
Population696,776
Gender48.8% Male, 51.2% Female
Race85.4% White, 7.5% Black, 1.4% Asian, 0.6% Native American
Ethnicity16.9% Hispanic
Unemployment13.6%
Median household income$47,143
High school graduation rate89.5%
College graduation rate29.1%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Florida's 19th Congressional District is located in southwestern Florida and includes Lee and Collier counties.[1]

The current representative of the 19th Congressional District is Curt Clawson (R). He won election in the special election on June 24, 2014.

Elections

2014

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See also: Florida's 19th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 19th Congressional District of Florida will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

General election candidates


August 26, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Libertarian Party Libertarian Primary

Failed to file

Rumored candidates

Declined to run

Special election

See also: Florida's 19th Congressional District special election, 2014

The 19th Congressional District of Florida held a special election to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Rep. Trey Radel (R).[13] The primary election was held on April 22, 2014, with the general election held on June 24, 2014.[14][15] Curt Clawson (R) defeated Democratic nominee April Freeman, Libertarian Ray Netherwood and write-in candidate Timothy Rossano in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, Florida District 19 General Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCurt Clawson 67% 66,887
     Democratic April Freeman 29.3% 29,294
     Libertarian Ray Netherwood 3.7% 3,724
     Write-in Timothy Rossano 0% 0
Total Votes 99,905
Source: Unoffocial Results via Associated Press
U.S. House, Florida District 19 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCurt Clawson 38.3% 26,897
Lizbeth Benacquisto 25.7% 18,052
Paige Kreegel 25.3% 17,789
Michael Dreikorn 10.8% 7,564
Total Votes 70,302
Source: Official results via Florida Division of Elections[17]

2012

See also: Florida's 19th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 19th District of Florida held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Republican Trey Radel won the election in the district.[18]

U.S. House, Florida District 19 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTrey Radel 62% 189,833
     Democratic Jim Roach 35.8% 109,746
     Independent Brandon Smith 2.2% 6,637
Total Votes 306,216
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Ted Deutch won to the United States House. He defeated Joe Budd (R) and Stan Smilan (I) in the general election.[19]

U.S. House, Florida District 19 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTed Deutch 62.6% 132,098
     Republican Joe Budd 37.3% 78,783
     Independent Stan Smilan 0.1% 228
Total Votes 211,109

2008
On November 4, 2008, Robert Wexler won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Edward J. Lynch (R) and Ben Graber (No Party Affiliation) in the general election.[20]

U.S. House, Florida District 19, General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Wexler incumbent 66.2% 202,465
     Republican Edward J. Lynch 27.2% 83,357
     No Party Affiliation Ben Graber 6.6% 20,214
Total Votes 306,036

2006
Robert Wexler (D) ran unopposed for re-election in 2006.

2004
Robert Wexler (D) ran unopposed for re-election in 2004.

2002
On November 5, 2002, Robert Wexler won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jack Merkl (R) in the general election.[21]

U.S. House, Florida District 19, General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Wexler incumbent 72.2% 156,747
     Republican Jack Merkl 27.8% 60,477
Total Votes 217,224

2000
On November 7, 2000, Robert Wexler won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Morris Kent Thompson (R) in the general election.[22]

U.S. House, Florida District 19, General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Wexler incumbent 71.6% 171,080
     Republican Morris Kent Thomspon 28.4% 67,789
Total Votes 238,869

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 19th 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 19th District included parts of Palm Beach and Broward counties including the cities of Coral Springs, Margate, and Greenacres.

See also

External links

References

  1. Florida 2012 Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed July 5, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Florida Election Division, "Candidate Listing for 2014 General Election," accessed November 19, 2013
  3. Roll Call, "Republican Field for Radel’s Seat Expected to Grow (Updated) (Video)," accessed January 29, 2014
  4. News Press, "Candidate to announce congressional run," accessed August 19, 2013
  5. Fox 4 Now, "Democrat April Freeman announces run against Trey Radel," accessed August 19, 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Florida Sun Times, "Consultant considers bid for Trey Radel's congressional seat," accessed December 2, 2013
  7. Federal Election Commission, "Byron Donalds 2014 Summary reports," accessed December 2, 2013
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Politico, "Connie Mack eyes Trey Radel’s House seat," accessed November 27, 2013
  9. 9.0 9.1 News Press, "Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto announces Congressional run," accessed February 3, 2014
  10. News Press, "Chauncey Goss will not run in Congressional race," accessed February 3, 2014
  11. Miami Herald, "Former congressman won't run in special election," accessed January 29, 2014
  12. Huffington Post, "Florida Sheriff: 'Trey Radel Does Not Even Qualify To Drive A Lee County School Bus'," accessed January 27, 2014
  13. Politico, "Trey Radel to resign House seat," accessed January 27, 2014
  14. Miami Herald, "Special election scheduled to fill Radel's seat," accessed January 31, 2014
  15. National Review, "Rep. Trey Radel to Resign; Special Election Expected," accessed January 27, 2014
  16. Associated Press, "Special General Election," accessed June 24, 2014
  17. Florida Division of Elections, "Official Primary Results," accessed June 24, 2014
  18. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Florida," November 6, 2012
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," 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