Congressional District Changes Could Impact Jacksonville’s Political Landscape

  The Florida Supreme Court ruled on Thursday at least eight of the state’s 27 congressional districts will have to be redrawn.

District 5 represented by Congresswoman Corrine Brown is one of the eight the Florida Supreme Court deemed unconstitutional due to gerrymandering.

Brown’s district is predominately African American and snakes from Jacksonville south to Orlando.

Stephen Baker, a retired Political Science professor at Jacksonville University, says Brown’s district is an example of a minority access district.

  The Florida Supreme Court ruled on Thursday at least eight of the state’s 27 congressional districts will have to be redrawn.

District 5 represented by Congresswoman Corrine Brown is one of the eight the Florida Supreme Court deemed unconstitutional due to gerrymandering.

Brown’s district is predominately African American and snakes from Jacksonville south to Orlando.

Stephen Baker, a retired Political Science professor at Jacksonville University, says Brown’s district is an example of a minority access district.