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 including William Stafford Jones and lawmakers; the court set a new legal standard.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6][7][8] 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.[9]

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.

District Representative Party CPVI Incumbent time in office District map
1st Matt Gaetz, official portrait, 116th Congress (cropped).jpg Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach) Republican R+20 January 3, 2017 – present FL01 115.png
2nd Neal Dunn 115th Congress photo.jpg Neal Dunn (R-Panama City) Republican R+20 January 3, 2017 – present FL02 115.png
3rd Rep. Kat Cammack official photo, 117th Congress.jpg Kat Cammack (R-Gainesville) Republican R+9 January 3, 2021 – present FL03 115.png
4th John Rutherford official photo (cropped).jpg John Rutherford (R-Jacksonville) Republican R+14 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 (cropped).jpg Michael Waltz (R-St. Augustine Beach) Republican R+10 January 3, 2019 – present FL06 115.png
7th Stephanie Murphy official photo.jpg Stephanie Murphy (D-Winter Park) Democratic D+3 January 3, 2017 – present FL07 115.png
8th Bill Posey.jpg Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) Republican R+12 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+3 January 3, 2017 – present FL09 115.png
10th US Rep Val Demings.jpg Val Demings (D-Orlando) Democratic D+12 January 3, 2017 – present FL10 115.png
11th Daniel Webster, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Daniel Webster (R-Clermont) Republican R+18 January 3, 2011 – present FL11 115.png
12th Gusbilirakis.jpeg Gus Bilirakis (R-Palm Harbor) Republican R+11 January 3, 2007 – present FL12 115.png
13th Charlie Crist 115th Congress photo.jpg Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) Democratic EVEN 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 Scott Franklin, 117th Congress portrait.jpg Scott Franklin (R-Lakeland) Republican R+6 January 3, 2021 – 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+16 January 3, 2019 – present FL17 115.png
18th Brian Mast official 115th Congress photo (cropped).jpg Brian Mast (R-Palm City) Republican R+6 January 3, 2017 – present FL18 115.png
19th Rep. Byron Donalds official photo, 117th Congress.jpg Byron Donalds (R-Naples) Republican R+12 January 3, 2021 – present Florida US Congressional District 19 (since 2013).tif
20th No image.svg D+28 Vacant since April 6, 2021 FL20 115.png
21st Lois Frankel, Official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Lois Frankel (D-West Palm Beach) Democratic D+8 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+9 January 3, 2005 – present FL23 115.png
24th Frederica Wilson official House portrait.jpg Frederica Wilson (D-Miami Gardens) Democratic D+28 January 3, 2011 – present FL24 115.png
25th Mario Díaz-Balart official photo.jpg Mario Díaz-Balart (R-Miami) Republican R+8 January 3, 2003 – present FL25 115.png
26th Rep. Carlos Gimenez official photo, 117th Congress.jpg Carlos A. Giménez (R-Miami) Republican D+1 January 3, 2021 – present FL26 115.png
27th Maria Elvira Salazar.jpg Maria Elvira Salazar (R-Miami) Republican D+4 January 12, 2021 – present FL27 115.png

Historical district boundaries[edit]

Obsolete districts[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Incumbent Alcee Hastings died from pancreatic cancer on April 6, 2021.[10]


  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. ^ Larrbee, Brandon (2014-11-26). "Redistricting process under scrutiny | November 26, 2014 | The News Service of Florida | HT Politics". politics.heraldtribune.com. Retrieved 2021-05-24.
  5. ^ Alvarez, Lizette (2014-07-10). "Judge Rules G.O.P. Illegally Redrew Florida Districts". New York Times. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  6. ^ Madigan, Nick (2015-07-09). "Florida Court Finds Politics Determined District Lines". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-02-09.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ Dixon, Matt (2015-12-02). "Siding with redistricting plaintiffs, top court upends political landscape". POLITICO. Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Alcee Hastings dies at 84 after cancer battle

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