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Judge Gives Legislature 2-Week Deadline to Redraw Districts, Upending Primary

| August 2, 2014

Circuit Judge Terry Lewis also the state and local elections supervisors to come up with a new voting schedule for any districts–likely to include Flagler’s–that lawmakers would have to redraw in the wake of his ruling last month that the current congressional map violates the Florida Constitution.

Senate’s New Redistricting Map: Flagler District Whole Again, With St. Johns and Putnam

| March 17, 2012

The chairman of the Senate Reapportionment Committee unveiled a new proposal for legislative districts Saturday to answer criticisms from the Florida Supreme Court. The plan creates a much more cohesive district for Flagler.

Special Session of the Legislature Begins Wednesday to Fix Senate’s Gerrymandering

| March 11, 2012

Citing gerrymandering, the Florida Supreme Court threw out eight of the 40 Senate districts, including Flagler County’s District 6, along with the numbering system, which means that most districts have to be redrawn as a special session begins Wednesday.

Judge Throws Out Challenge to Fair District Amendment, Panicking Motley Incumbents

| September 9, 2011

Federal District Judge Ursula Ungaro rejected the argument that the anti-gerrymandering amendment allows voters to meddle in legislative redistricting. Weird alliances between incumbent Democrats and Republicans have formed to keep fighting the voter-approved amendment.

Florida GOP’s Vague Redistricting Schedule Playing Havoc With Election-Year Politics

| August 23, 2011

Critics of the Legislature’s timeline say mass chaos could follow if lawmakers don’t approve maps soon enough to give the attorney general and the Supreme Court enough time to review the plans well in advance of the June 18 opening date for qualifying.

Citing School Board Flux, Conklin Opts Out of Taking on Thrasher Or Others Until 2012

| June 14, 2010

Her eyes set on higher office in 2012, School Board member Colleen Conklin said she came close to running against John Thrasher but will let a Duval Democrat take him on.

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