Bradley’s district loses Alachua, gains Union and 6 others
BY DAN HILDEBRAN
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate said on Wednesday it will not appeal a judge’s ruling that realigns the state’s 40 Senate districts.
On Dec. 30, Leon County Circuit Judge George Reynolds approved a Senate district map proposed by plaintiffs in a lawsuit accusing the Senate of violating the anti-gerrymandering provision in Florida’s constitution.
The new map takes Alachua County out of Senator Rob Bradley’s district.
Bradley is a first-term, Fleming Island, Republican that now represents Clay, Alachua and Bradford counties in Florida’s upper chamber.
The new map adds to Bradley’s district Union, Baker, Columbia, Suwannee, Lafayette, Putnam and Dixie counties, tripling the number of counties he represents from three to nine.