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Statement from Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford Regarding the Florida Legislature’s Adoption of Revised Congressional Map

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Statement from Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford Regarding the Florida Legislature’s Adoption of Revised Congressional Map

Tallahassee, Fla.—The Florida Legislature today passed SB 2A, relating to the Establishment of Congressional Districts. Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) and House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) released the following statement on the passage of the revised congressional map.

“The Florida Legislature has approved a new congressional map that addresses Judge Terry Lewis’ stated concerns over Congressional Districts 5 and 10 and also improves the visual and mathematical compactness of every impacted district.

“We thank Chairs Galvano and Corcoran for their hard work this Special Session and are grateful to our colleagues who immediately put their family and professional lives on hold to travel to Tallahassee to be a part of this extraordinary session of the Legislature.

“The Legislature has now fully complied with Judge Lewis’ order. We look forward to a swift resolution of the outstanding issues before the court so Floridians can have certainty in the Congressional elections that are already underway across Florida.

“We maintain that any delays to the 2014 elections calendar will cause confusion and chaos.  We will continue defending the voting rights of our overseas military members, their families, and millions of other voters who have received and cast ballots in this election. We will not support a postponed or special election that would leave Florida without full representation in Congress for any period of time.

Contact:
Katie Betta, Florida Senate
(850) 487-5210

Ryan Duffy, House of Representatives
(850) 717-5618

 

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