The Florida Senate released their first round of redrawn congressional and state district maps earlier this afternoon. The ranking members of the House redistricting committees sued the following statements:
“We continue to hope that the House will respond to our calls for a more open process where the people’s input is solicited and respected. The House still has not rejected that approach outright. As far as the Senate maps, the House seems to be a bit more circumspect in proceeding, and we look forward to having a constitutional and fair set of proposals to review in our chamber,” said Representative Joseph Geller (D- Aventura),Democratic Ranking Member of the Redistricting Committee.
“Now we can begin the actual work to provide fair districts to the people of Florida. I look forward to finally having substantive and public conversations about this important process,” added Representative Dan Daley (D- Coral Springs), Democratic Ranking Member of the State Legislative Redistricting Subcommittee.
“I’m glad to finally see some maps. Hopefully, the House follows suit soon and we can get to work. It’ll be interesting to see how these maps hold up to scrutiny, especially in how they perform under the VRA,” said Representative Kelly Skidmore (D- Boca Raton), Democratic Ranking Member of the Congressional Redistricting Subcommittee.