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Florida's congressional districts

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Florida's congressional districts as of 2015.[1]
Florida's congressional districts as of 2015.[1]

Florida is divided into 27 congressional districts, each represented by a member of the United States House of Representatives. After the 2010 Census, the number of Florida's seats was increased from 25 to 27 due to the state's increase in population, and subsequent reapportionment in 2012.

The districts are represented in the 116th United States Congress by 13 Democrats and 14 Republicans.

In 2010 more than 63 percent of Florida voters approved the initiated Amendments 5 and 6, known as the "Fair District Amendments," to the state constitution, over the objections of the Republican-controlled legislature. These are intended to promote fairness in congressional districts[2] and "prohibit lawmakers from intentionally drawing districts that favor incumbents or political parties."[3]

The legislature had adopted new districts in 2012 as a result of the 2010 census. Their product was soon challenged in early 2011 by groups who had worked for passage of the amendments, including the League of Women Voters and Common Cause.[3] The trial revealed much secret dealings by party operatives and lawmakers; the court set a new legal standard. At one point the court excluded the press and shut down the TV feed in order to allow three hours of testimony by a political operative.[3]

On July 9, 2014, a Florida judge ruled that state Republicans had illegally drawn the state's congressional districts. Judge Terry P. Lewis of Florida’s Second Judicial Circuit ordered that the 5th and 10th districts be redrawn.[4] On appeal, the Florida Supreme Court ruled on July 9, 2015 that several more districts had to be redrawn, and that the legislature had unconstitutionally worked to benefit the Republican Party. The historic ruling was considered likely to affect most of the state's 27 districts.[3]

On December 2, 2015 the state supreme court approved a remedial plan for districting for the 2016 elections.[5][6][7] All but Districts 1, 8, and 19 were altered in some way by the plan.

Current districts and representatives

List of members of the Florida United States House delegation, their terms, their district boundaries, and the districts' political ratings according to the CPVI. The delegation has a total of 27 members, including 13 Democrats, and 14 Republicans.

District Representative Party CPVI Incumbent time in office District map
1st
Matt Gaetz.png
Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach)
Republican R+22 January 3, 2017 – present
FL01 115.png
2nd
Neal Dunn 115th Congress photo.jpg
Neal Dunn (R-Panama City)
Republican R+18 January 3, 2017 – present
FL02 115.png
3rd
Ted Yoho official photo (cropped).jpg
Ted Yoho (R-Gainesville)
Republican R+9 January 3, 2013 – present
FL03 115.png
4th
John Rutherford official photo (cropped).jpg
John Rutherford (R-Jacksonville)
Republican R+17 January 3, 2017 – present
FL04 115.png
5th
Al Lawson 115th Congress photo (cropped).jpg
Al Lawson (D-Tallahassee)
Democratic D+12 January 3, 2017 – present
FL05 115.png
6th
Michael Waltz, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
Michael Waltz (R-St. Augustine Beach)
Republican R+7 January 3, 2019 – present
FL06 115.png
7th
Stephanie Murphy official photo.jpg
Stephanie Murphy (D-Winter Park)
Democratic EVEN January 3, 2017 – present
FL07 115.png
8th
Bill Posey.jpg
Bill Posey (R-Rockledge)
Republican R+9 January 3, 2009 – present Florida US Congressional District 8 (since 2013).tif
9th
Darren Soto 115th Congress photo.jpg
Darren Soto (D-Kissimmee)
Democratic D+5 January 3, 2017 – present
FL09 115.png
10th
US Rep Val Demings.jpg
Val Demings (D-Orlando)
Democratic D+11 January 3, 2017 – present
FL10 115.png
11th
Daniel Webster, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Daniel Webster (R-Clermont)
Republican R+11 January 3, 2011 – present
FL11 115.png
12th
Gusbilirakis.jpeg
Gus Bilirakis (R-Palm Harbor)
Republican R+8 January 3, 2007 – present
FL12 115.png
13th
Charlie Crist 115th Congress photo.jpg
Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg)
Democratic D+2 January 3, 2017 – present
FL13 115.png
14th
Kathy Castor.jpg
Kathy Castor (D-Tampa)
Democratic D+7 January 3, 2007 – present
FL14 115.png
15th
Ross Spano, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
Ross Spano (R-Dover)
Republican R+6 January 3, 2019 – present
FL15 115.png
16th
Vern Buchanan Portrait.jpg
Vern Buchanan (R-Sarasota)
Republican R+7 January 3, 2007 – present
FL16 115.png
17th
Greg Steube, official portrait, 116th congress.jpg
Greg Steube (R-Sarasota)
Republican R+13 January 3, 2019 – present
FL17 115.png
18th
Brian Mast official 115th Congress photo (cropped).jpg
Brian Mast (R-Palm City)
Republican R+5 January 3, 2017 – present
FL18 115.png
19th
Francis Rooney official congressional photo.jpg
Francis Rooney (R-Naples)
Republican R+13 January 3, 2017 – present Florida US Congressional District 19 (since 2013).tif
20th
Alcee Hastings Portrait c111-112th Congress.jpg
Alcee Hastings (D-Delray Beach)
Democratic D+31 January 3, 1993 – present
FL20 115.png
21st
Lois Frankel, Official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg
Lois Frankel (D-West Palm Beach)
Democratic D+9 January 3, 2013 – present
FL21 115.png
22nd
TedDeutsch2016.jpg
Ted Deutch (D-Boca Raton)
Democratic D+6 April 13, 2010 – present
FL22 115.png
23rd
Debbie Wasserman Schultz official photo.jpg
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Weston)
Democratic D+11 January 3, 2005 – present
FL23 115.png
24th
Frederica Wilson official House portrait.jpg
Frederica Wilson (D-Miami Gardens)
Democratic D+34 January 3, 2011 – present
FL24 115.png
25th
Mario Díaz-Balart official photo.jpg
Mario Díaz-Balart (R-Miami)
Republican R+4 January 3, 2003 – present
FL25 115.png
26th
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, official portrait, 116h Congress.jpg
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-Miami)
Democratic D+6 January 3, 2019 – present
FL26 115.png
27th
Donna Shalala, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
Donna Shalala (D-Coral Gables)
Democratic D+5 January 3, 2019 – present
FL27 115.png

Historical district boundaries

Obsolete districts

See also

References

  1. ^ Cordeiro, Monivette. "Florida Supreme Court picks congressional district map". Orlando Weekly. Retrieved 2017-02-05.
  2. ^ "Florida Congressional District Boundaries, Amendment 6 (2010)", Ballopedia
  3. ^ a b c d Mary Ellen Klas, "Florida Supreme Court orders new congressional map with eight districts to be redrawn", Tampa Bay Times, 9 July 2015, accessed 11 February 2016
  4. ^ Alvarez, Lizette (2014-07-10). "Judge Rules G.O.P. Illegally Redrew Florida Districts". New York Times. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  5. ^ Madigan, Nick (2015-07-09). "Florida Court Finds Politics Determined District Lines". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-02-09.
  6. ^ Klas, Mary Ellen (2015-07-09). "Florida Supreme Court orders new congressional map with eight districts to be redrawn". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 2016-02-09.
  7. ^ Dixon, Matt (2015-12-02). "Siding with redistricting plaintiffs, top court upends political landscape". POLITICO Florida. Retrieved 2016-02-09.

External links

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