Florida's congressional districts

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Florida's congressional districts for the 115th Congress (2017-2019).[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 115th 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]

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[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 11 Democrats, and 16 Republicans.

District Representative Party CPVI Incumbent time in office District map
1st Matt Gaetz.jpg Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach) Republican R+22 January 3, 2017 – present FL01 115.png
2nd Neal Dunn, official portrait, 115th Congress.jpg Neal Dunn (R-Panama City) Republican R+18 January 3, 2017 – present FL02 115.png
3rd Ted Yoho, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Ted Yoho (R-Gainesville) Republican R+9 January 3, 2013 – present FL03 115.png
4th John Rutherford 115th Congress photo.jpg John Rutherford (R-Jacksonville) Republican R+17 January 3, 2017 – present FL04 115.png
5th Al Lawson 115th Congress photo.jpg Al Lawson (D-Tallahassee) Democratic D+12 January 3, 2017 – present FL05 115.png
6th Ron DeSantis, Official Portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Ron DeSantis (R-Palm Coast) Republican R+7 January 3, 2013 – 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-Orlando) Democratic D+11 January 3, 2017 – present FL09 115.png
10th US Rep Val Demings.jpg Val Demings (D-Orlando) Democratic D+5 January 3, 2017 – present FL10 115.png
11th Daniel Webster, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Daniel Webster (R-Winter Garden) 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, official portrait, 115th Congress.jpg Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) Democratic D+2 January 3, 2017 – present FL13 115.png
14th Kathy castor.png Kathy Castor (D-Tampa) Democratic D+7 January 3, 2007 – present FL14 115.png
15th Dennis Ross, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Dennis A. Ross (R-Lakeland) Republican R+6 January 3, 2011 – present FL15 115.png
16th Vern Buchanan Official.jpg Vern Buchanan (R-Longboat Key) Republican R+7 January 3, 2007 – present FL16 115.png
17th Tom Rooney.jpg Tom Rooney (R-Okeechobee) Republican R+13 January 3, 2009 – present FL17 115.png
18th Brian Mast official congressional photo (cropped).jpg Brian Mast (R-Hutchinson Island) 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-Miramar) 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 portrait, 112th Congress.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 Diaz-Ballart Official.jpg Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Miami) Republican R+4 January 3, 2003 – present FL25 115.png
26th CarlosC114.jpg Carlos Curbelo (R-Kendall) Republican D+6 January 3, 2015 – present FL26 115.png
27th Ileana Ros-Lehtinen official photo.jpg Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Miami) Republican D+5 August 29, 1989 – present FL27 115.png

Historical district boundaries[edit]

Obsolete districts[edit]

See also[edit]

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)", 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. 

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