|Florida's 8th State|
House of Representatives
|Current representative||Ramon Alexander (D-Tallahassee)|
0.3% Native American
0.1% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
2.1% Remainder of multiracial
o Voting age
Florida's 8th House District elects one member of the Florida House of Representatives. The district is represented by Ramon Alexander. The district is located in the Florida Panhandle, and encompasses part of the Big Bend. The district covers all of Gadsden County, as well as central Leon County. The largest city in the district is state capital Tallahassee, though this district excludes the downtown and northeastern portions of the city. As of the 2010 Census, the district's population is 156,188. This district is majority-minority.
This district covers part of the eastern Panhandle, including the heavily African-American population in Gadsden County and the college population in the Tallahassee metropolitan area. As a result, it has skewed heavily Democratic, with Republicans almost never contesting it.
This district contains Florida A&M University, Tallahassee Community College, and a campus of Flagler College, all located in Tallahassee. The district also contains Tallahassee International Airport.
|#||Name||Term of Service||Residence||Political Party|
|1||John Robert Middlemas||1967-1970||Panama City||Democratic|
|2||Billy Joe Rish||1970-1972||Port St. Joe||Democratic|
|3||Earl Hutto||1972-1978||Panama City||Democratic|
|4||Ron Johnson||1978-1982||Panama City||Democratic|
|5||James Harold Thompson||1982-1986||Quincy||Democratic|
|8||Curtis B. Richardson||2000-2008||Tallahassee||Democratic|