Where is Florida’s 6th Congressional District?

Florida’s 6th Congressional district includes all of Volusia and Flagler counties plus the southern part of St. Johns County and the northeastern part of Lake County. The above map from GovTrack.us is the best one I’ve found thus far for examining the boundaries.

Major cities are Palm Coast, Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach, DeLand, and Deltona, with many more unincorporated areas and towns, as well as smaller cities including Bunnell, Flagler Beach, Holly Hill, South Daytona, Daytona Beach Shores, Edgewater, Oak Hill, Lake Helen, Orange City, DeBary, Mt. Dora, and part of Eustis.

At the north end, #FL6 does include some areas on the south side of State Road 207 that have St. Augustine mailing addresses, but excludes the city limits of St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach (which are entirely within the 4th district). At the south end the boundary is the Volusia County limits bordering Brevard (8th district) and Seminole (7th district) counties, and on the west end, part of Lake county is included.

Anyone who lives within these boundaries can vote for me (Richard Thripp) in the Democratic primary on 8/18/2020 if they are a registered Democrat, and in the general election on 11/03/2020 after I win the primary. In 2022, the Congressional districts will be re-drawn based on the 2020 Census, and Florida will be gaining a seat (going up from 27 to 28) thanks to our booming population.

It is challenging to find accurate boundaries for Florida’s 6th Congressional district as it actually got re-drawn again following the 2010 Census due to a court challenge. For instance, the map on Ballotpedia is wrong, showing the prior boundaries which excluded Deltona and included much more of St. Johns County, none of Lake County, and part of Putnam County.

Many voters ask me if they can vote for me being that they live on beachside (east of the Halifax River, Matanzas River, or other parts of the Intracoastal Waterway). The answer is YES because the district includes all of Volusia and Flagler counties. It gets confusing when we compare to the 120 House districts and 40 Senate districts for the State of Florida legislature, as beachside is a different district from mainland in Volusia County, but remember that Congressional districts are much larger because there are only 435 of them nationwide.

Click here for statistics on Florida’s 6th Congressional district from the Census Bureau.

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