|Florida's 16th congressional district|
Florida's 16th congressional district - since January 3, 2017
|Area||1,664 sq mi (4,310 km2)|
Florida's 16th congressional district is an electoral district for the U.S. Congress and was reassigned in 2012, effective January 2013, to western Manatee County, Florida and Sarasota County. The district stretches from Bradenton, the County Seat, in Manatee County to North Port, in Sarasota County, the county's youngest and most populous incorporated city. The city of Sarasota is the County Seat of Sarasota County.
When the Florida legislature redistricted in 2002 after the 2000 U.S. Census, a federal court described the boundaries of the 16th Congressional District and the interlocking 23rd Congressional District as an example of gerrymandering and a "raw exercise of majority legislative power."
|Election results from presidential races|
|2016||President||Donald Trump 54 - Hillary Clinton 43%|
|2008||President||John McCain 52 - Barack Obama 47%|
|2004||President||George W. Bush 55 - John Kerry 45%|
|2000||President||George W. Bush 53 - Al Gore 47%|
District created January 3, 1983.
|Democratic||January 3, 1983 -
January 3, 1993
|Republican||January 3, 1993 -
January 3, 1995
|103rd||Redistricted from the 12th district.|
|Republican||January 3, 1995 -
September 29, 2006
|Vacant||September 29, 2006 -
January 3, 2007
|Democratic||January 3, 2007 -
January 3, 2009
|Republican||January 3, 2009 -
January 3, 2013
|Redistricted to the 17th district.|
|Republican||January 3, 2013 -
|Redistricted from the 13th district.|
|Republican||Mark Foley* (Joe Negron)||111,415||47.66|
|Independent||Emmie Lee Ross||6,526||2.79|
|Democratic gain from Republican|
|Republican gain from Democratic|
As of January 2017, there are three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 16th congressional district that are currently living at this time.
|Representative||Term of office||Date of birth (and age)|
|Mark Foley||1995-2006||September 8, 1954|
|Tim Mahoney||2007-2009||August 16, 1956|
|Tom Rooney||2009-2013||November 21, 1970|
The former 16th district in 2003-2012 stretched from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Coast and included parts of Charlotte, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin, and Palm Beach counties. Included within the district were Port Charlotte, Port St. Lucie, and Palm Beach.