Redistricting changes in Northeast Florida
U.S. House, Florida Senate, Florida House districts re-drawn
Some Florida voters will see unfamiliar names on the ballot this fall, because of the state's recently-completed redistricting process.
IMAGES: New congressional district maps
After the 2010 Census, Florida gained two seats in the U.S. House. Also in 2010, Florida voters approved the Fair Districts amendments to the state constitution, requiring compact districts for Congress and the state legislature. As a result, some legislative districts have been drastically re-drawn.
U.S. House Districts
- District 6, represented by Republican Cliff Stearns of Ocala, currently includes the western half of Duval County, as well as part of Clay County and Bradford County, before snaking through central Florida. Jacksonville's Westside will now be part of District 4. Parts of Clay County, as well as Columbia and Union counties, will be part of the new District 3. Because of boundary changes in Marion County, Stearns said he will have to move to a different part of town to run in the new District 3.
- District 4, represented by Republican Ander Crenshaw, becomes more compact. The district currently stretches from Duval County to Leon County. The new district includes all parts of Duval County not included in the new District 5, as well as all of Baker and Nassau counties.
- District 3, currently represented by Democrat Corrine Brown, remains largely intact as the new District 5. It stretches from Northwest Jacksonville down to central Florida. The new district expands slightly in Northwest Jacksonville, loses a portion of Putnam County, and shifts in central Florida.
- St. Johns and Flagler counties, as well as part of Putnam County, had been part of District 7, represented by Republican John Mica. The district stretches all the way down to the Orlando area, which is where Mica lives. Under the redistricting plan, District 7 only includes parts of three central Florida counties. St. Johns and Flagler counties, and part of Putnam County, will be a part of the new District 6. The district will also include parts of Volusia County, including Daytona Beach. Mica will be running in the new District 7 race, so the race for new District 6 is open.
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