Florida House Redistricting Committee sends new statehouse map to the floor

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Unlike in the Senate, the House map generated a sharp partisan divide.

The Florida House Redistricting Committee has voted to send a draft map of Florida’s 120 House districts to the floor.

Through a near party-line vote, the committee advanced the fourth proposed map (H 8013) from House staff.

Only Rep. Anika Omphroy, a Lauderdale Lakes Democrat, crossed party lines to vote yes.

Rep. Tom Leek, an Ormond Beach Republican and the committee’s chair, said the map was the product of months of work. Most importantly, he said, that product came out constitutionally compliant.

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