Over the past few weeks and months, there’s been a whole lot of talk about Florida’s Congressional maps.
I bet you’ve seen it on the news or read some of the headlines: Dysfunction in Tallahassee; Special session implodes; Lawmakers fail to make progress. Ultimately the legislature had one job, and they weren’t able to do it.
Unfortunately I don’t have an answer as to how this will end. With this rudderless, leaderless crew in Tallahassee — crippled by ugly partisanship — there’s really just no way to know.
But I firmly believe there’s no sense in speculating about “what-ifs.”
When I was sworn in last January, I promised to bring The North Florida Way to Washington. I promised to put aside partisanship to get things done. I promised to find commonsense solutions to problems facing families in the second district.
That’s a promise I’m going to keep.
Maybe the legislature will get its act together. Maybe the Governor will force them to do their job — or more likely, we all wait for the courts to figure it out.
As long as you give me the honor to serve you, I’m going to keep working as hard as I can to improve the lives of North Florida families.