Yearly Archives: 2015 (page 5)

Rep. Corrine Brown Preps For Court Battle Over New District Shape

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL5) plans to continue her legal fight against the redesigned Fifth Congressional District.

The district runs from Jacksonville south to Orlando, but the Florida Supreme Court recently approved a district map that shifts it west from Jacksonville to the Panhandle instead.

Brown filed a federal lawsuit in July after the court ruled her district violates Florida’s Fair Districts amendments, which prohibit drawing boundaries to protect an incumbent or political party.

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Closing The Loop: Susan Painter

Susan Painter is from Decatur, Georgia, near Atlanta, and she always knew she wanted to an artist.

“I was always interested in art. I took lessons as a young girl and in high school, drawing  and painting,” she says.

Susan met her husband, Rick, in college. He’s a landscape architect, and the couple moved around the country, following his career,  eventually landing in Jacksonville.

Although she earned a teaching certificate in college, she hadn’t used it. She came to schools in a different way.

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