|Florida's 17th congressional district|
Florida's 17th congressional district - since January 3, 2017
|Area||6,315 sq mi (16,360 km2)|
Florida's 17th congressional district is an electoral district for the U.S. Congress, located in south-central Florida. The district includes a large area of central Florida from eastern Tampa Bay to the western shores of Lake Okeechobee. This district includes all of Charlotte County, DeSoto County, Glades County, Hardee County, Highlands County and Okeechobee County, plus parts of Lee County, Polk County and Sarasota County. Major cities in the district include North Port, Punta Gorda, Venice, and Okeechobee.
From 2003 to 2013 it was located in South Florida, and was a majority African American district. It included the southern parts of Broward County and the eastern parts of Miami-Dade County. Included within the district were Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Miramar, and North Miami. Most of this district is now the 24th District.
The current 17th was created after the 2010 census from portions of the old 12th and 16th Districts. Most of the district's territory came from the western portion of the old 16th. That district's second-term congressman, Republican Tom Rooney, ran for reelection in the 17th in 2012 and won. He was re-elected in 2014 and 2016, but did not for re-election in 2018. Greg Steube was elected on November 6.
List of members representing the district
District created January 3, 1983.
Recent results in presidential races
|1992||Bill Clinton 74% - George H. W. Bush 18% - Ross Perot 7%|
|1996||Bill Clinton 85% - Bob Dole 12%|
|2000||Al Gore 84% - George W. Bush 15%|
|2004||John Kerry 83% - George W. Bush 17%|
|2008||Barack Obama 87% - John McCain 12%|
|2012||Mitt Romney 58% - Barack Obama 41%|
|2016||Donald Trump 62% - Hillary Clinton 35%|
|Democratic||Kendrick Meek (Incumbent)||113,749||99.94%|
|Democratic||Kendrick Meek (Incumbent)||178,690||99.59%|
|Democratic||Kendrick Meek (Incumbent)||90,663||99.97%|
|Democratic||Kendrick Meek (Incumbent)||100.00%|
|Democratic||Frederica S. Wilson||106,361||86.21%|
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