Florida's 8th Congressional District

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Florida's 8th Congressional District
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Current incumbentBill Posey Republican Party
Population699,857
Gender48.8% Male, 51.2% Female
Race84.3% White, 9.7% Black, 1.6% Asian, 0.2% Native American
Ethnicity9.4% Hispanic
Unemployment13.1%
Median household income$45,366
High school graduation rate89.2%
College graduation rate26.1%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Florida's 8th Congressional District is located in eastern Florida and includes Brevard, Orange and Indiana River counties.[1]

The current representative of the 8th Congressional District is Bill Posey (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Florida's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 8th 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

Failed to file

2012

See also: Florida's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 8th District of Florida held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from the 15th District, Bill Posey won the election in the district.[4]

U.S. House, Florida District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Posey Incumbent 58.9% 205,432
     Democratic Shannon Roberts 37.5% 130,870
     Independent Richard Gillmor 3.6% 12,607
Total Votes 348,909
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Daniel Webster won election to the United States House. He defeated Alan Grayson (D), Pag Dunmire (I), Georgia L. Metcalfe (I) and Steven J. Gerritzen (I) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Florida District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Webster 56.1% 123,586
     Democratic Alan Grayson incumbent 38.2% 84,167
     Tea Party Peg Dunmire 3.8% 8,337
     Independent George L. Metcalfe 1.9% 4,143
     Independent Steven J. Gerritzen 0% 11
Total Votes 220,244

2008
On November 4, 2008, Alan Grayson won election to the United States House. He defeated Ric Keller (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Florida District 8 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Grayson 52% 172,854
     Republican Ric Keller incumbent 48% 159,490
Total Votes 332,344

2006
On November 7, 2006, Ric Keller won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Charlie Stuart (D), Wes Hoaglund (No Party Affiliation), D.J. Mauro (Write-in) and Larry Sapp (Write-in) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Florida District 8 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRic Keller incumbent 52.8% 95,258
     Democratic Charlie Stuart 45.7% 82,526
     No Party Affiliation Wes Hoaglund 1.5% 2,640
     Write-in D.J. Mauro 0% 17
     Write-in Larry Sapp 0% 3
Total Votes 180,444

2004
On November 2, 2004, Ric Keller won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Stephen Murray (D) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Florida District 8 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRic Keller incumbent 60.5% 172,232
     Democratic Stephen Murray 39.5% 112,343
Total Votes 284,575

2002
On November 5, 2002, Ric Keller won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Eddie Diaz (D) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Florida District 8 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRic Keller incumbent 65.1% 123,497
     Democratic Eddie Diaz 34.9% 66,099
Total Votes 189,596

2000
On November 7, 2000, Ric Keller won election to the United States House. He defeated Linda Chaplin (D) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Florida District 8 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRic Keller 50.8% 125,253
     Democratic Linda Chaplin 49.2% 121,295
     N/A Write-in 0% 45
Total Votes 246,593

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 8th 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 8th District took in parts of Orange County, Lake County, Marion County and Osceola County. Most of Orlando was included in the district.

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