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Tue Dec 13, 2011, 10:00 PM

Judges revise Missouri Senate districts again

"If you're getting ready to run for the Missouri Senate, hang on. A judicial panel has tweaked the new boundary lines.

Revised maps filed today reshape about 12 districts, mainly in western and southwestern Missouri. The only change in the St. Louis area appears to move several thousand people in Jefferson County from the 27th District to the 22nd District.

Every 10 years, legislative maps are redrawn to make the districts roughly equal in population. The ideal population for a Senate district is 176,145.

The mapmaking job fell to a six-member panel of state appellate judges this year after bipartisan commissions appointed by the governor failed to reach agreement."


Full article: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/judges-revise-missouri-senate-districts-again/article_13eebbbe-22ba-11e1-b9f0-001a4bcf6878.html

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Response to iris27 (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 12:04 AM

1. I live in Johnson

and we're one of the counties affected by the changes. When they announced the original change our county would have been cut in half, putting part of it with other counties (such as Saline).

I'm not all that enthused with Pearce (currently holding office in this area) but I'm afraid of what the alternative might be. Parts of Johnson could feasibly fall under Stouffer and I wouldn't wish that hell on anyone.

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Wed Dec 14, 2011, 12:29 AM

2. It looks like I am still in the 30th according to the new maps

I guess this redrawing was done in part to satisfy all the Republican yelping. Some of them down here in SW MO seemed to be having a fit because they might actually have to do something to keep their seats.

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