Florida's 8th House District
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Florida's 8th House District
Florida's 8th State
House of Representatives
District
Map of the district
Current representativeRamon Alexander (D-Tallahassee)
Demographics40.0% White
52.9% Black
7.3% Hispanic
1.7% Asian
0.3% Native American
0.1% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
2.9% Other
2.1% Remainder of multiracial
Population (2010)
 o Voting age
155,921
125,293

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.[1][2]

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.

James Harold Thompson served as the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives from 1984 until 1986.

Representatives from 1967 to the present

Representatives by party affiliation
Party Representatives
Democratic 10
# 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
6 Rob Trammell 1986-1992 Marianna Democratic
7 Al Lawson 1992-2000 Tallahassee Democratic
8 Curtis B. Richardson 2000-2008 Tallahassee Democratic
9 Alan Williams 2008-2016 Tallahassee Democratic
10 Ramon Alexander 2016-present Tallahassee Democratic

See also

References

  1. ^ "District 8 Demographic Profile (H000H9049)" (PDF). Florida House of Representatives. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ Ward, Robert (2010). The People of Lawmaking in Florida 1822 - 2010. Tallahassee, Florida: Florida House of Representatives. p. 88.

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