Thursday, January 05, 2012

New Republican-drawn Senate Map Released.

The Tennessee Senate’s new redistricting map have been released. For those who thought Democrats would be punished with the redrawing of district line, that is not the case. The redrawing would place Senate Democratic Leader Jim Kyle of Memphis into the same district as a GOP incumbent Sen. Brian Kelsey but the biggest loser is Republican Sen. Kerry Roberts who gets lumped in with Republican state Sen. Jim Summerville. The election of Senators is staggered and Senator Summerville is not up for reelection until 2014, so Senator Kerry will be out office at the end of this year.

The new Senate district maps would create two new seats in Middle Tennessee that currently do not have an incumbents and those seats will be filled in the 2012 election. At this time it is unclean which way these two new Senate seats would lean.

“We were committed to drawing a fair and legal state senate map and that is exactly what we have done.” said Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey. “The map emphasizes regional integrity and adheres to state and federal laws as well as court precedent. I look forward to concluding the redistricting process swiftly and efficiently as soon as we go into session next week.”

To see the current Senate district maps for the middle Tennessee region click here; to view the new proposed Senate district map click here. If you want to know all there is to know about Senate redistricting and see state-wide maps and lots of data, click here

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1 comment:

  1. Probably not a bad idea! I "heard" Kerry got fined 10k for not sending the state child support payments that he was holding from an employees paycheck and is behind 6-8 months rent on his Pedlar location in Hermitage. Many more things I have "heard" over the past few months, but I am not sure I want someone that far in debt handling our money.. Do your own research.. My two cents