Florida's congressional districts

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 [ 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 13 Democrats, and 14 Republicans.

District Representative Party CPVI Incumbent time in office District map
1st Matt Gaetz.pngMatt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach) Republican R+22 January 3, 2017 – present FL01 115.png
2nd Neal Dunn 115th Congress photo.jpgNeal Dunn (R-Panama City) Republican R+18 January 3, 2017 – present FL02 115.png
3rd Ted Yoho official photo (cropped).jpgTed Yoho (R-Gainesville) Republican R+9 January 3, 2013 – present FL03 115.png
4th John Rutherford official photo (cropped).jpgJohn Rutherford (R-Jacksonville) Republican R+17 January 3, 2017 – present FL04 115.png
5th Al Lawson 115th Congress photo (cropped).jpgAl Lawson (D-Tallahassee) Democratic D+12 January 3, 2017 – present FL05 115.png
6th Michael Waltz, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpgMichael Waltz (R-St. Augustine Beach) Republican R+7 January 3, 2019 – present FL06 115.png
7th Stephanie Murphy official photo.jpgStephanie Murphy (D-Winter Park) Democratic EVEN January 3, 2017 – present FL07 115.png
8th Bill Posey.jpgBill Posey (R-Rockledge) Republican R+9 January 3, 2009 – present Florida US Congressional District 8 (since 2013).tif
9th Darren Soto 115th Congress photo.jpgDarren Soto (D-Kissimmee) Democratic D+5 January 3, 2017 – present FL09 115.png
10th US Rep Val Demings.jpgVal Demings (D-Orlando) Democratic D+11 January 3, 2017 – present FL10 115.png
11th Daniel Webster, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpgDaniel Webster (R-Clermont) Republican R+11 January 3, 2011 – present FL11 115.png
12th Gusbilirakis.jpegGus Bilirakis (R-Palm Harbor) Republican R+8 January 3, 2007 – present FL12 115.png
13th Charlie Crist 115th Congress photo.jpgCharlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) Democratic D+2 January 3, 2017 – present FL13 115.png
14th Kathy Castor.jpgKathy Castor (D-Tampa) Democratic D+7 January 3, 2007 – present FL14 115.png
15th Ross Spano, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpgRoss Spano (R-Dover) Republican R+6 January 3, 2019 – present FL15 115.png
16th Vern Buchanan Portrait.jpgVern Buchanan (R-Sarasota) Republican R+7 January 3, 2007 – present FL16 115.png
17th Greg Steube, official portrait, 116th congress.jpgGreg Steube (R-Sarasota) Republican R+13 January 3, 2019 – present FL17 115.png
18th Brian Mast official 115th Congress photo (cropped).jpgBrian Mast (R-Palm City) Republican R+5 January 3, 2017 – present FL18 115.png
19th Francis Rooney official congressional photo.jpgFrancis 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.jpgAlcee Hastings (D-Delray Beach) Democratic D+31 January 3, 1993 – present FL20 115.png
21st Lois Frankel, Official portrait, 113th Congress.jpgLois Frankel (D-West Palm Beach) Democratic D+9 January 3, 2013 – present FL21 115.png
22nd TedDeutsch2016.jpgTed Deutch (D-Boca Raton) Democratic D+6 April 13, 2010 – present FL22 115.png
23rd Debbie Wasserman Schultz official photo.jpgDebbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Weston) Democratic D+11 January 3, 2005 – present FL23 115.png
24th Frederica Wilson official House portrait.jpgFrederica Wilson (D-Miami Gardens) Democratic D+34 January 3, 2011 – present FL24 115.png
25th Mario Díaz-Balart official photo.jpgMario Díaz-Balart (R-Miami) Republican R+4 January 3, 2003 – present FL25 115.png
26th Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, official portrait, 116h Congress.jpgDebbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-Miami) Democratic D+6 January 3, 2019 – present FL26 115.png
27th Donna Shalala, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpgDonna Shalala (D-Coral Gables) Democratic D+5 January 3, 2019 – 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)", 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 Florida. Retrieved 2016-02-09.

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