Florida's 26th Congressional District

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Florida's 26th Congressional District
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Current incumbentJoe Garcia Democratic Party
Population728,285
Gender49% Male, 51% Female
Race86.3% White, 9.8% Black, 1.4% Asian, 0.3% Native American
Ethnicity69.5% Hispanic
Unemployment10.6%
Median household income$48,899
High school graduation rate79.8%
College graduation rate26.2%
Florida's 26th Congressional District is a new district that was created as a result of the 2010 Census.[1] The new district includes portions of Monroe and Miami-Dade counties in the southern tip of Florida, including the Florida Keys.[2]

The current representative of the 26th Congressional District is Joe Garcia (D).

Elections

2014

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See also: Florida's 26th Congressional District elections, 2014

Florida's 26th Congressional District was 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. Curbelo then beat incumbent Garcia in the general election on November 4, 2014.[3][4]

U.S. House, Florida District 26 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCarlos Curbelo 51.5% 83,031
     Democratic Joe Garcia Incumbent 48.5% 78,306
Total Votes 161,337
Source: Florida Division of Elections

2012

See also: Florida's 26th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 26th district of Florida held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Democrat Joe Garcia won the election in the district.[5]

U.S. House, Florida District 26 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Garcia 53.6% 135,694
     Republican David Rivera Incumbent 43% 108,820
     Independent Angel Fernandez 2.3% 5,726
     Independent Jose Peixoto 1.1% 2,717
Total Votes 252,957
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Redistricting

2012

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.[6]

The new district will include portions of Monroe and Miami-Dade counties in the southern tip of Florida, including the Florida Keys.[2]

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