DO YOU KNOW WHICH KEY WEST VOTING DISTRICT YOU’RE IN?

The 2021 city of Key West district map shows the boundaries of Key West’s six voting districts that determine which city commissioner represents each neighborhood. CITY OF KEY WEST/Contributed

Do you know which city commissioner represents your neighborhood, and which district that is?

Many people don’t, and we’re here to help.

To be clear, city commission districts are not the same as voting precincts. There’s a big difference. 

While all Key West voters elect the mayor, the six city commissioners are elected only by people living within their geographic district. The six districts are shown on the map here.

But in a nutshell, District I, represented by Commissioner Jimmy Weekley, includes much of Old Town, along with the seaport, The Meadows neighborhood and part of Truman Annex and Truman Waterfront. District II, represented by Commissioner Sam Kaufman, includes the neighborhoods around Kennedy and Northside drives, along with the navy’s Sigsbee Park.

District III, represented by Commissioner Billy Wardlow, includes parts of  the New Town neighborhoods around Duck and Eagle avenues, the Key West Golf Club and South Roosevelt Boulevard down to Bertha Street. 

The District IV city commission seat is up for grabs with four candidates in the running: Ryan Barwick, Lissette Cuervo-Carey, Kim Highsmith and Steven Nekhaila. Only voters in District IV will elect that commissioner. District IV includes the large residential neighborhoods along Flagler Avenue, from 8th to 14th streets.

District V, represented by Commissioner Mary Lou Hoover, includes the neighborhoods around Higgs Beach, Washington and Von Phister streets as well as First through Eighth streets. 

Please consult the map for detailed location info. An interactive version is available on the city’s website, which allows one to type in their address and see their specific district information. Visit cityofkeywest_fl.gov and click on Your Government at the top and then City Commissioners for the interactive map.

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Mandy Miles drops stuff, breaks things and falls down more than any adult should. An award-winning writer, reporter and columnist, she's been stringing words together in Key West since 1998. "Local news is crucial," she says. "It informs and connects a community. It prompts conversation. It gets people involved, holds people accountable. The Keys Weekly takes its responsibility seriously. Our owners are raising families in Key West & Marathon. Our writers live in the communities we cover - Key West, Marathon & the Upper Keys. We respect our readers. We question our leaders. We believe in the Florida Keys community. And we like to have a good time." Mandy's married to a saintly — and handy — fishing captain, and can't imagine living anywhere else.