Lauren Book must be really tired after all this walking. So tired that legislators appear to be bending over backwards to find her a seat in the Senate Chamber to rest her feet.
Yet because Book is not an incumbent, no violation of the Fair Districts Amendment appears to have occurred.
“No apportionment plan or district shall be drawn with the intent to favor or disfavor a political party or an incumbent,” reads Article 3, Section 21 of the Florida Constitution.
While the drawing of a custom seat for a favored non-incumbent doesn’t appear to violate the Constitutional standards, whether Book violated the spirit of the amendments is something voters will have to decide, not a gossip blog.
Congratulations to Book. Hopefully, she will use her legislative knowledge and ambition to get things done for the people of her District after she is surely elected to her custom-drawn seat.