Florida's 26th Congressional District
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Florida's 26th Congressional District
Florida's 26th congressional district
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Florida's 26th congressional district since January 3, 2017
Representative
Area5,171[1] sq mi (13,390 km2)
Distribution
  • 97.7% urban[2]
  • 2.3% rural
Population (2018)790,373[3]
Median household
income
$61,501[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+6[4]

Florida's 26th congressional district is an electoral district for the U.S. Congress, which was created in South Florida during 2012, effective January 2013, as a result of the 2010 Census.[5] The first candidates ran in the 2012 House elections, and the winner was seated for the 113th Congress on January 3, 2013.

The 26th district is located in far South Florida, and contains all of Monroe County as well as a portion of south-west Miami-Dade County.[6][7] Geographically, it is the successor to the old 25th District. This district includes Homestead, Key Largo, Marathon, and Key West. This district includes Florida International University and Key West International Airport. All three of Florida's National Parks, the Everglades, Biscayne, and the Dry Tortugas, lie in this district.

Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell currently represents the district. In the upcoming Congress, she will be replaced by Republican Carlos Giménez.

Demographics

According to the APM Research Lab's Voter Profile Tools (featuring the U.S. Census Bureau's 2019 American Community Survey), the district contained about 482,000 potential voters (citizens, age 18+). Of these, 68% are Latino, 18% White, and 12% Black. Nearly half (49%) of the district's potential voters are immigrants. Median income among households (with one or more potential voter) in the district is about $68,200, while 11% of households live below the poverty line. As for the educational attainment of potential voters in the district, 15% of those 25 and older have not earned a high school degree, while 28% hold a bachelor's or higher degree.

Statewide election results

Election results from previous statewide elections.

Year Office Results
2012 President Barack Obama 55.4% - Mitt Romney 43.9%
2016 President Hillary Clinton 56.7% - Donald Trump 40.6%
2016 Senate Marco Rubio 49.4% - Patrick Murphy 48.1%

2020 Florida Presidential Election Results: Donald Trump won this district by 6 points.

List of members representing the district

Representative Party Years Congress Electoral history Geography
District created January 3, 2013
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Joe Garcia
Democratic January 3, 2013 -
January 3, 2015
113th Elected in 2012.

Lost re-election.
2013 - 2017
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Carlos Curbelo
Republican January 3, 2015 -
January 3, 2019
114th
115th
Elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.

Lost re-election.
Since 2017
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Debbie Mucarsel-Powell
Democratic January 3, 2019 - January 3, 2021
116th Elected in 2018.

Lost re-election.
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Carlos Giménez
Republican January 3, 2021 - 117th Elected in 2020.

Election results

2012

Florida's 26th congressional district election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Garcia 135,694 53.6
Republican David Rivera 108,820 43.0
Total votes 252,957 100.0

2014

Florida's 26th congressional district election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carlos Curbelo 83,031 51.5
Democratic Joe Garcia (incumbent) 78,306 48.5
Total votes 161,337 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

2016

Florida's 26th congressional district election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carlos Curbelo (incumbent) 148,547 53.0
Democratic Joe Garcia 115,493 41.2
Total votes 280,542 100.0
Republican hold

2018

Florida's 26th congressional district election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debbie Mucarsel-Powell 119,797 50.9
Republican Carlos Curbelo (incumbent) 115,678 49.1
Total votes 235,475 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

2020

Florida's 26th congressional district election, 2020
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carlos A. Giménez 177,211 51.7
Democratic Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (incumbent) 165,377 48.3
Total votes 342,588 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

References

  1. ^ "Congressional Plan--SC14-1905 (Ordered by The Florida Supreme Court, 2-December-2015)" (PDF). Florida Senate Committee on Reapportionment. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov.
  3. ^ a b Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index - Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Census 2010 shows Red states gaining congressional districts". Washington Post. Retrieved 2010.
  6. ^ See whole Florida state map for 2013, with the 26th district covering Monroe County and Miami-Dade County: h9047_35x42L.pdf Congressional Plan: H000C9047. Chapter No. 2012-2, Laws of Florida. www.flsenate.gov. February 16, 2012.
  7. ^ See the 2013 boundaries of the 26th district, covering Monroe County and western Miami-Dade in the 2013 districts map: H000C9047_map_se.pdf, for the southeast region of Florida. Congressional Plan: H000C9047. Chapter No. 2012-2, Laws of Florida. www.flsenate.gov. February 2012.

Coordinates: 25°41?05?N 80°59?56?W / 25.68472°N 80.99889°W / 25.68472; -80.99889


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