Florida

Florida Governor’s Office releases proposed congressional map

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Governor’s Office has released a proposed congressional map on Sunday.

The proposed map shows some significant changes to Rep. Al Lawson’s district which spans from Tallahassee to Jacksonville.

PROPOSED MAP:

CURRENT MAP:

Action News Jax reached out to the Governor’s Office and received the following statement from Ryan Newman, the general council for the Governor’s Office:

“We have legal concerns with the congressional redistricting maps under consideration in the legislature. We have submitted an alternative proposal, which we can support, that adheres to federal and state requirements and addresses our legal concerns, while working to increase district compactness, minimize county splits where feasible, and protect minority voting populations. Because the governor must approve any congressional map passed by the legislature, we wanted to provide our proposal as soon as possible and in a transparent manner.”