|U.S. Representative from Florida's 18th District|
From: January 3, 2013 - Present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
Patrick Murphy (March 30, 1983), a Democrat, is the U.S. Representative of Florida's 18th congressional district. He defeated Florida's Representative of the 22nd congressional district, Allen West, in a controversial race impacted by redistricting; it saw recounts and legal challenges. His success was largely contingent on early voting - which tends to favor liberals.