NEWS FROM THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
For Immediate Release: Dec. 21, 2010 Contact: Eric Jotkoff, (850) 222-3411
Florida Democratic Party Reacts To Announcement Florida Will Gain Two Congressional Seats
Florida Democratic Party Executive Director Scott Arceneaux released the following statement regarding the U.S. Census Bureau’s announcement today:
“Today, Floridians are celebrating the U.S. Census Bureau’s announcement that our state will be gaining two new seats in Congress as part of the decennial reapportionment process.
“This news not only increases Florida’s influence in Congress but also ensures that the Sunshine State will continue playing our critical role in presidential elections as the largest and most important swing state.
“As the Legislature moves forward with reapportionment, it is important to remember that the people of Florida have spoken when voters overwhelmingly passed the Fair District Amendments this fall with nearly 63% of Floridians voting to adopt these standards, now enshrined in our Constitution.
“Floridians of all parties can look forward to districts that truly reflect their communities and representation that reflects the diversity of our great state, rather than the partisan gerrymandering that best describes the current districts.”