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Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.)

  • District: 27th District, Southeast -- Most of Miami, Coral Gables
  • Residence: Miami
  • Born: July 15, 1952; Havana, Cuba
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Family: Husband, Dexter Lehtinen; two children, two stepchildren
  • Education: Miami-Dade Community College, A.A. 1972 (English); Florida International U., B.A. 1975 (English & education); Florida International U., M.S. 1976-86 (education); U. of Miami, Ph.D. 2004 (education)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Fla. House, 1982-86; Fla. Senate, 1986-89; U.S. House, 1989-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1989 (12th full term)
  • Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Middle East & North Africa - Chairwoman; Western Hemisphere); Rules (Rules & the Organization of the House)
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State Information: 27th District, Southeast -- Most of Miami, Coral Gables

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general (FL-27 representative) Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 138,488 60.2%
Manny Yevancey (D) 85,020 36.9%
Thomas Cruz-Wiggins (NPA) 6,663 2.9%
2010 general (FL-18 representative) Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 102,360 68.9%
Rolando Banciella (D) 46,235 31.1%
2008 general (FL-18 representative) Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 140,617 57.9%
Annette Taddeo (D) 102,372 42.1%
2006 general (FL-18 representative) Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 79,631 62.1%
David Patlak (D) 48,499 37.8%
write-in (Write-In) 2  
2004 general (FL-18 representative) Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 143,647 64.7%
Sam Sheldon (D) 78,281 35.3%
2002 general (FL-18 representative) Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 103,512 69.1%
Ray Chote (D) 42,852 28.6%
Orin Opperman (I) 3,423 2.3%
2000 general (FL-18 representative) Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 112,968 100%
write-in (Write-In) 23 0%
1998 general (FL-18 representative) Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R)    
1996 general (FL-18 representative) Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 123,624 100%
Richard Grayson (Write-In) 6  
1994 general (FL-18 representative) Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R)    
1992 general (FL-18 representative) Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 104,755 66.8%
Magda Montiel Davis (D) 52,142 33.2%
1990 general (FL-18 representative) Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 56,364 60%
Bernard Anscher (D) 36,978 40%
1989 special (FL-18 representative) Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 49,298 53%
Gerald Richman (D) 43,274 47%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 53% Mitt Romney: 46%
2008 Barack Obama: 49% John McCain: 51%

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