|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. The current borders of the district encompass southern Hillsborough County, the entirety of Manatee County, and northern Sarasota County. The district includes the metropolitan areas of Bradenton and Sarasota. The district is home to several colleges including New College of Florida, and major transportation hubs like Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.
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%|
|2012||President||Mitt Romney 54 - Barack Obama 46%|
|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|
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.