Florida's 2nd Congressional District

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Florida's 2nd Congressional District
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Current incumbentGwen Graham Democratic Party
Population701,463
Gender50.2% Male, 49.8% Female
Race69.3% White, 24.5% Black, 1.8% Asian, 0.4% Native American
Ethnicity5.5% Hispanic
Unemployment11.9%
Median household income$42,107
High school graduation rate86.6%
College graduation rate27.1%
Florida's 2nd Congressional District consists of the eastern part of the Florida Panhandle. It includes the counties of Washington, Bay, Jackson, Gulf, Calhoun, Liberty, Gadsden, Leon, Jefferson, Wakulla, Franklin, Taylor and part of Madison county.[1]

The current representative of the 2nd Congressional District is Steve Southerland (R). Gwen Graham (D) defeated Southerland in the general election on November 4, 2014, and is now representative-elect.

Elections

2014

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See also: Florida's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

The 2nd Congressional District of Florida held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Gwen Graham (D) defeated incumbent Steve Southerland (R) in the general election.

U.S. House, Florida District 2 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGwen Graham 50.5% 126,096
     Republican Steve Southerland Incumbent 49.3% 123,262
     Write-in Luther Lee 0.2% 422
Total Votes 249,780
Source: Florida Division of Elections

2012

See also: Florida's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

The 2nd Congressional District of Florida held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Steve Southerland II won re-election in the district.[2] The primary took place on August 14.[3]

U.S. House, Florida District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Southerland II Incumbent 52.7% 175,856
     Democratic Al Lawson 47.2% 157,634
     Independent Floyd Patrick Miller 0.1% 228
Total Votes 333,718
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Florida District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAlfred Lawson 54.6% 46,900
Leonard Bembry 26% 22,357
Alvin Peters 13.9% 11,919
Mark Schlakman 5.4% 4,653
Total Votes 85,829

2010
On November 2, 2010, Steve Southerland II won election to the United States House. He defeated Allen Boyd (D), Paul C. McKain (I), Dianne Berryhill (I) and Ray Netherwood (I) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Florida District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Southerland II 53.6% 136,371
     Democratic Allen Boyd incumbent 41.4% 105,211
     Independent Paul C. McKain 2.8% 7,135
     Independent Dianne Berryhill 2.2% 5,705
     Independent Ray Netherwood 0% 16
Total Votes 254,438

2008
On November 4, 2008, Allen Boyd won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mark Mulligan (R) and Robert Ortiz (Write-in) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Florida District 2 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAllen Boyd incumbent 61.9% 216,804
     Republican Mark Mulligan 38.1% 133,404
     Write-in Robert Ortiz 0% 159
Total Votes 350,367

2006
Allen Boyd (D) ran unopposed for re-election in 2006.

2004
On November 2, 2004, Allen Boyd won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bev Kilmer (R) and T.A. Frederick (Write-in) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Florida District 2 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAllen Boyd incumbent 61.6% 201,577
     Republican Bev Kilmer 38.3% 125,399
     Write-in T.A. Frederick 0% 11
Total Votes 326,987

2002
On November 5, 2002, Allen Boyd won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Tom McGurk (R) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Florida District 2 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAllen Boyd incumbent 66.9% 152,164
     Republican Tom McGurk 33.1% 75,275
Total Votes 227,439

2000
On November 7, 2000, Allen Boyd won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Doug Dodd (R) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Florida District 2 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAllen Boyd incumbent 72.1% 185,579
     Republican Doug Dodd 27.9% 71,754
     N/A Write-in 0% 70
Total Votes 257,403

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 2nd 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 2nd District consisted of the eastern part of the Florida Panhandle along with much of the Big Bend region along the Emerald Coast, and was anchored in the state capital of Tallahassee and included Panama City.

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