More shrinkage for Palm Beach County’s Senate delegation?

Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, probably won't be part of Palm Beach County's legislative delegation under a new map.
Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, probably won’t be part of Palm Beach County’s legislative delegation under a new map.

State Sen. Jeff Clemens of Atlantis is a liberal Democrat, but he likes having conservative Republican state Sen. Joe Negron of Stuart in Palm Beach County’s legislative delegation.

But it looks like Negron’s Senate district will shed its Palm Beach County constituents under a court-ordered redistricting plan making its way through Tallahassee.

Negron's District 25 would stay north of Palm Beach County under the new Senate map proposal.
Negron’s District 25 would stay north of Palm Beach County under the new Senate map proposal.

Despite an effort by Clemens last week to keep some of Negron’s constituents in Palm Beach County, the new plan leaves the county with three Senate districts — down from the current four and a far cry from a few years ago, when six senators represented some portion of the county.

Read more about what it means in this week’s Politics column.

Also in the Politics column: Republican congressional candidate Brian Mast gains a significan financial backer; the latest on the endorsement battle between property appraiser candidates Dorothy Jacks and Shelley Vana.

Author: George Bennett

George Bennett has been a Palm Beach Post reporter since 1992. He grew up in Bethesda, Md. and is a graduate of The George Washington University. Follow him on Twitter @gbennettpost

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