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Florida's 10th Congressional District
Florida's 10th congressional district
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Florida's 10th congressional district since January 3, 2017
Representative
Area516[1] sq mi (1,340 km2)
Distribution
  • 98.67[2]% urban
  • 1.33% rural
Population (2016)791,447[3]
Median income$50,963[4]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+11[5]

Florida's 10th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Florida. It was reassigned in 2012, effective January 3, 2013, from the Gulf Coast to inland Central Florida. Before 2017, the district included parts of western Orange County, most of Lake County, as well as a northern section of Polk County. The current district is inside of Orange County. It is situated along the I-4 corridor. Cities and towns that are encompassed by the 10th district include parts of Orlando, Apopka, Eatonville, Ocoee, Winter Garden and Windermere.[6][7] The district contains popular Orlando attractions like Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld Orlando.

It is currently represented by Democrat Val Demings. Due to redistricting after the 2010 census, this district was re-numbered, and slightly reconfigured from the former 8th District. Prior to 2017, it was considered a swing district, with a slight Republican-leaning advantage. After redistricting, the seat is considered to be a solid Democratic seat.

The former 10th district, during 2003-2012, covered areas further west and encompassed much of Pinellas County, on the Gulf coast of central Florida.

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created on January 3, 1963.
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Sam Gibbons
Democratic January 3, 1963 -
January 3, 1967
88th
89th
Elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Redistricted to the 6th district.
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J. Herbert Burke
Republican January 3, 1967 -
January 3, 1973
90th
91st
92nd
Elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Redistricted to the 12th district.
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Louis A. Bafalis
Republican January 3, 1973 -
January 3, 1983
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
Elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Retired to run for Governor of Florida.
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Andy Ireland
Democratic January 3, 1983 -
July 15, 1984
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Redistricted from the 8th district and re-elected in 1982.
Changed parties.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Retired.
Republican July 15, 1984 -
January 3, 1993
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Bill Young
Republican January 3, 1993 -
January 3, 2013
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Redistricted from the 8th district and re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Redistricted to the 13th district.
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Daniel Webster
Republican January 3, 2013 -
January 3, 2017
113th
114th
Redistricted from the 8th district and re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Redistricted to the 11th district.
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Val Demings
Democratic January 3, 2017 -
Present
115th
116th
Elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.

2018

The 10th district is centered around Orlando and the surrounding suburbs such as Lockhart, Oak Ridge, and Zellwood. Democrat Val Demings, who has represented the district since 2017, was elected with 65% of the vote in 2016. Because no write-in candidates or candidates of other parties filed to run in this district, the Democratic primary is open to all voters.

Democratic primary

  • Wade Darius, marketing firm owner
  • Val Demings, incumbent

Primary results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Val Demings (incumbent) 73,583 75.0
Democratic Wade Darius 24,519 25.0
Total votes 98,102 100.0

General election

Incumbent Val Demings ran unopposed in the general election.

2016

Republican Daniel Webster has represented the district since being elected in 2012. He previously represented the 8th district from 2011 to 2013, prior to the decennial redistricting. However, after redistricting made the 10th substantially more Democratic, Webster opted to run in the neighboring 11th District, which included a slice of his former territory.[8]

Republican primary

Candidates

Geoff LaGarde[9] withdrew his name from the race on June 24, and endorsed Thuy Lowe for the nomination. Lowe was declared the nominee, and no Republican primary was held.[10]

Democratic primary

Val Demings, former Orlando Police Chief and nominee for the 10th congressional district in 2012, was declared the winner of the Democratic primary for the 10th District on August 30, 2016.[11]

Candidates

Declared

Results

Primary Election [16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Val Demings 23,260 57.12
Democratic Geraldine F. Thompson 8,192 20.12
Democratic Bob Poe 6,918 16.99
Democratic Fatima Rita Fahmy 2,349 5.77
Total votes 40,719 100

General election

Results

Florida's 10th congressional district election, 2016 [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Val Demings 198,491 64.87
Republican Thuy Lowe 107,498 35.13
Total votes 305,989 100
Democratic gain from Republican

2014

Republican incumbent Daniel Webster is running for re-election. His Democratic opponent from 2012, Val Demings, pulled out of a possible re-match to run for Orange County Mayor instead.[18] Ultimately, she pulled out of that race as well.[19] Webster was unopposed in the Republican primary.

On the Democratic side, three candidates faced off in the August 26 primary. The candidates includes former Eustis City Commissioner William Ferree,[20] civil rights lawyer and Trayvon Martin family attorney Shayan Modarres, and former Navy Chief Petty Officer Mike McKenna. McKenna, a Walt Disney World security officer (49.9%) won the Democratic primary, and faced Webster in the November general election.[21] McKenna spent only $5,000 on his primary campaign, a fraction of his two opponents.[22]

On July 11, 2014, Florida Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis ruled that this district, along with the neighboring minority-access District 5, was drawn to favor Republicans.[23] On August 1, Judge Lewis gave Florida's state legislature an Aug. 15 deadline to submit new congressional maps for those two districts.[24]

In the general election, Webster was a decided favorite, and ran only a few television ads. With very little money in his campaign funds, McKenna ran no ads, instead counting on a grass-roots, "door-to-door" campaign.[25] Webster easily cruised to reelection by a margin of 62% to 38%.[26]

2012

Due to redistricting, the 8th district was renumbered to become the 10th district. Freshman Republican Daniel Webster sought re-election, and despite the renumbering of the district, would be considered the election's incumbent.

Val Demings, a former Chief of the Orlando Police Department and wife of the Orange County Sheriff, entered the race and won the Democratic nomination.[27] Democrat Alan Grayson, who represented the district from 2009 until 2011, was rumored to be interested in jumping into the mix. However, he ultimately did not enter the race, and instead ran for the open seat of the new 9th district.[28]

On election day, Webster won a fairly narrow 3.4% victory over Demings to secure re-election. Webster slightly underperformed in the district compared to the top of the ticket, where presidential candidate Mitt Romney received 53.4% of the vote.

Florida 10th Congressional District 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Daniel Webster (Incumbent) 164,649 51.7
Democratic Val Demings 153,574 48.3
Write-In Naipaul Seegolam 46 0.0
Total votes 318,269 100.0

2010

Bill Young won re-election over Charlie Justice with 65.9% of the vote.

2008

Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Party Bill Young 182,781 60.7%
Democratic Party Bob Hackworth 118,460 39.3%
Republican hold

2006

Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Party Bill Young 131,301 66%
Democratic Party Samm Simpson 67,285 34%
Republican hold

2004

Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Party Bill Young 207,052 69.3%
Democratic Party Bob D. Derry 91,568 30.7%
Republican hold

2002

Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Party Bill Young Unopposed 100%
Republican hold

2000

Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Party Bill Young 146,799 75.7%
Natural Law Josette Green 26,908 13.9%
Independent Randy Heine 20,296 10.5%
Republican hold

1998

Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Party Bill Young Unopposed 100%
Republican hold

1996

Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Party Bill Young 114,443 66.6%
Democratic Party Henry Green 57,375 33.4%
Republican hold

1994

Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Party Bill Young Unopposed 100%
Republican hold

1992

Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Party Bill Young 149,606 56.6%
Democratic Party Karen Moffitt 114,809 43.4%
Republican hold

Presidential election results

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Gore 51-49%
2004 President Bush 51-49%
2008 President Obama 51-47%
2012 President Obama 60.7-38.4%
2016 President Clinton 61.8-34.9%

Notes

Sources

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774-present
  • District Map at GovTrack.us

Living former representatives

As of January 2017, there are three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 10th congressional district who are currently living at this time. The most recent representative to die was Bill Young (served 1993-2013) on October 18, 2013.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Louis A. Bafalis 1973-1983 (1930-08-23) August 23, 1930 (age 89)
Andy Ireland 1983-1993 (1929-09-28) September 28, 1929 (age 90)
Daniel Webster 2013-2017 (1949-04-27) April 27, 1949 (age 70)

Historical district boundaries

References

  1. ^ "Congressional Plan--SC14-1905 (Ordered by The Florida Supreme Court, 2-December-2015)" (PDF). Florida Senate Committee on Reapportionment. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  3. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  4. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=12&cd=10
  5. ^ "Partisan Voting Index - Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ See whole Florida state map for 2013, with the 10th district covering Lake County, west Orange and north Polk County: h9047_35x42L.pdf Congressional Plan: H000C9047. Chapter No. 2012-2, Laws of Florida. www.flsenate.gov. February 16, 2012.
  7. ^ See 2013 borders of 10th district in Lake County plus north Polk and western Orange County in the 2013 districts map: H000C9047_map_ec.pdf, for the Eastern Central region of Florida. Congressional Plan: H000C9047. Chapter No. 2012-2, Laws of Florida. www.flsenate.gov. February 2012.
  8. ^ Dan DeWitt (2016-02-22). "U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster will challenge for District 11 congressional seat | Tampa Bay Times". Tampabay.com. Retrieved .
  9. ^ Powers, Scott (May 18, 2016). "Republican Geoff LaGarde Enters CD 10 Race". Florida Politics. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ Powers, Scott (June 24, 2016). "CD 10 primary with four Democrats; Thuy Lowe wins GOP nod". FloridaPolitics.com. Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ Powers, Scott (August 17, 2015). "Val Demings to run for Congress". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2015.
  12. ^ Powers, Scott (August 17, 2015). "Val Demings to run for Congress". =Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2015.
  13. ^ Powers, Scott (October 30, 2015). "Fahmy enters Democrats' CD10 congressional race". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2015.
  14. ^ Powers, Scott (January 7, 2016). "Bob Poe Announces Congressional Run in Orlando's CD 10". Florida Politics. Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ Powers, Scott (October 12, 2015). "Geraldine Thompson: I'm in! for 10th Congressional District race". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2015.
  16. ^ "August 30, 2016 Primary Election Official Results". Florida Division of Elections. August 30, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  17. ^ "2016 General Election November 8, 2016 Official Results". Florida Division of Elections. November 8, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  18. ^ Gonzales, Nathan (January 24, 2014). "Ratings Change: Florida's 10th District". RollCall.com. Retrieved 2014.
  19. ^ Damron, David (May 20, 2014). "Val Demings drops out of Orange County mayor race". The Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2014.
  20. ^ Phil Ammann (January 21, 2014). "U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster draws another Dem challenger". Saint Peters Blog. Retrieved 2014.
  21. ^ Powers, Scott (August 26, 2014). "Mica, Grayson easily defeat primary challengers". The Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2014.
  22. ^ Bower, Matt (September 9, 2014). "Warwick native wins primary for Florida's 10th Congressional District". Warwick Beacon. Retrieved 2014.
  23. ^ Taylor, Jessica (10 July 2014). "Judge strikes down GOP-drawn Florida congressional lines". thehill.com.
  24. ^ Cotterell, Bill (5 August 2014). "Florida elections face uncertainty as congressional maps redrawn". Thomson Reuters. Reuters. Retrieved 2014.
  25. ^ Powers, Scott (October 20, 2014). "Race pits Webster's experience vs. McKenna's energy". The Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2014.
  26. ^ Crate, Paul (November 5, 2014). "U.S. Congress District 10: Rep. Daniel Webster Is Easily Returned To Office". The ledger. Retrieved 2014.
  27. ^ Cook, Kelli (July 13, 2011). "Val Demings announces run for Congress vs. Webster". Central Florida News 13. Central Florida. Bright House Networks. Retrieved 2011.
  28. ^ Madison, Lucy (July 12, 2011). "Alan Grayson running for Congress again". CBS News. Retrieved 2011.

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