The Florida House gives mixed reviews to redistricting maps that would affect Tampa and Polk County

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The proposals would likely result in noticeable shifts to district lines throughout the Tampa area.

After the Florida Senate tweaked its proposed new congressional maps, the House on Monday rolled out its first efforts for the once-a-decade redistricting process.

Like the Senate, the House — in a pair of proposed maps — focused on carving the state’s new congressional district in Central Florida, mostly around Polk County.

House Redistricting Chairman Tom Leek, R- Ormond Beach, in a memo to lawmakers, called the proposals — along with a pair of drafts for new state House districts — “workshop options.”

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