Florida's congressional districts

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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 Florida congressional districts are represented in the 117th United States Congress by 11 Democrats and 16 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][clarification needed]

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.

Starting in the 2022 midterms, per the 2020 United States census, Florida will gain a new congressional seat.[8]

Current districts and representatives[edit]

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 10 Democrats, 16 Republicans and 1 vacant seat.

Current U.S. representatives from Florida
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District Member
(Residence)[9]
Party Incumbent since CPVI
(2021)[10]
District map
1st Matt Gaetz, official portrait, 116th Congress (cropped).jpg
Matt Gaetz
(Fort Walton Beach)
Republican January 3, 2017 R+20 FL01 115.png
2nd Neal Dunn 115th Congress photo.jpg
Neal Dunn
(Panama City)
Republican January 3, 2017 R+20 FL02 115.png
3rd Rep. Kat Cammack official photo, 117th Congress.jpg
Kat Cammack
(Gainesville)
Republican January 3, 2021 R+9 FL03 115.png
4th John Rutherford official photo (cropped).jpg
John Rutherford
(Jacksonville)
Republican January 3, 2017 R+14 FL04 115.png
5th Al Lawson 115th Congress photo (cropped).jpg
Al Lawson
(Tallahassee)
Democratic January 3, 2017 D+12 FL05 115.png
6th Michael Waltz, official portrait, 116th Congress (cropped).jpg
Michael Waltz
(St. Augustine Beach)
Republican January 3, 2019 R+10 FL06 115.png
7th Stephanie Murphy official photo.jpg
Stephanie Murphy
(Winter Park)
Democratic January 3, 2017 D+3 FL07 115.png
8th Bill Posey Official Portrait.jpg
Bill Posey
(Rockledge)
Republican January 3, 2009 R+12 Florida US Congressional District 8 (since 2013).tif
9th Darren Soto 115th Congress photo.jpg
Darren Soto
(Kissimmee)
Democratic January 3, 2017 D+3 FL09 115.png
10th Val Demings, Official Portrait, 115th Congress.jpg
Val Demings
(Orlando)
Democratic January 3, 2017 D+12 FL10 115.png
11th Daniel Webster, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Daniel Webster
(Clermont)
Republican January 3, 2011 R+18 FL11 115.png
12th Gus Bilirakis official blue.jpg
Gus Bilirakis
(Palm Harbor)
Republican January 3, 2007 R+11 FL12 115.png
13th Charlie Crist 115th Congress photo.jpg
Charlie Crist
(St. Petersburg)
Democratic January 3, 2017 EVEN FL13 115.png
14th Kathy Castor.jpg
Kathy Castor
(Tampa)
Democratic January 3, 2007 D+7 FL14 115.png
15th Scott Franklin, 117th Congress portrait.jpg
Scott Franklin
(Lakeland)
Republican January 3, 2021 R+6 FL15 115.png
16th Vern Buchanan Official.jpg
Vern Buchanan
(Sarasota)
Republican January 3, 2007 R+7 FL16 115.png
17th Greg Steube, official portrait, 116th congress.jpg
Greg Steube
(Sarasota)
Republican January 3, 2019 R+16 FL17 115.png
18th Brian Mast official 115th Congress photo (cropped).jpg
Brian Mast
(Palm City)
Republican January 3, 2017 R+6 FL18 115.png
19th Rep. Byron Donalds official photo, 117th Congress.jpg
Byron Donalds
(Naples)
Republican January 3, 2021 R+12 Florida US Congressional District 19 (since 2013).tif
20th Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick - 117th Congress.jpg
Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick
(Miramar)
Democratic January 18, 2022 D+28 FL20 115.png
21st Lois Frankel, Official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg
Lois Frankel
(West Palm Beach)
Democratic January 3, 2013 D+8 FL21 115.png
22nd TedDeutsch2016.jpg
Ted Deutch
(Boca Raton)
Democratic April 13, 2010 D+6 FL22 115.png
23rd Debbie Wasserman Schultz official photo.jpg
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Weston)
Democratic January 3, 2005 D+9 FL23 115.png
24th Frederica Wilson official House portrait.jpg
Frederica Wilson
(Miami Gardens)
Democratic January 3, 2011 D+28 FL24 115.png
25th Mario Díaz-Balart official photo.jpg
Mario Díaz-Balart
(Miami)
Republican January 3, 2003 R+8 FL25 115.png
26th Rep. Carlos Gimenez official photo, 117th Congress.jpg
Carlos A. Giménez
(Miami)
Republican January 3, 2021 D+1 FL26 115.png
27th Maria Elvira Salazar.jpg
Maria Elvira Salazar
(Miami)
Republican January 12, 2021 D+4 FL27 115.png

Historical district boundaries[edit]

Obsolete districts[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

28 districts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cordeiro, Monivette. "Florida Supreme Court picks congressional district map". Orlando Weekly. Retrieved 2017-02-05.
  2. ^ "Florida Congressional District Boundaries, Amendment 6 (2010)", Ballotpedia
  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. Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  8. ^ Merica, Dan; Stark, Liz (April 26, 2021). "Census Bureau announces 331 million people in US, Texas will add two congressional seats". CNN. Retrieved April 26, 2021.
  9. ^ "Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives". clerk.house.gov. Retrieved 2022-01-12.
  10. ^ "Introducing the 2021 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index". Cook Political Report. Retrieved 2022-01-12.

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