It may have been their last chance.
Proposed voting boundaries released by legislators earlier this month remove Temple Terrace and New Tampa from Norman’s District 12. Those suburban areas would become part of the more rural District 10 seat now held by Sen. Ronda Storms, R-Valrico.
The new District 12 would include a chunk of central and southeast Pasco County. It also would pick up Westchase.
For Hillsborough voters, the change to District 12 is among the most significant impacts of the proposed redistricting maps. On the House side, the new maps merge the Lutz-area districts of two Republican incumbents, Shawn Harrison and James W. Grant.
Norman, R-Tampa, says he’s “disappointed” with losing Temple Terrace and New Tampa, which he got to know during his 18 years on the Hillsborough commission.
“To lose an area like that you’re so familiar with, it hurts,” he said.
In theory, the boundary changes could help Norman’s re-election.
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