More Redistricting Scenarios
When will this end???!!! New proposals include one from the large HOAs in the county, and a new number of supervisor seats by Burton (first it was six, now it’s ten). I like Burton thinking outside the box since it seems the current number is tough to manage, but I think that ship has sailed.
One thing that stands out is the raw politics inherent in Stevens Miller’s proposals (see Miller Plans 2, 3, 4 here). He’s obviously trying to protect his BFF on the BOS, Andrea McGimsey, who now seems to realize that her only chance for re-election is to run away from her current constituents as fast as possible! Miller’s new scenarios send McGimsey’s district west into Ashburn Village, with an odd eastern extension to pick up her current residence. These scenarios put her in with no declared Republican or Democratic candidate. This sceanrio also might be enough to convince former candidate Republican/”Independent” Jack Ryan to jump in, setting up the best chance for McGimsey to stick around.
These scenarios also set up a district for John Stevens, who would be pitted against the nearly inevitable selection of Suzanne Volpe by the LCRC. Stevens definitely has higher ambitions but is not going to primary McGimsey. This sets him up with probably an easy victory.
The LCRC also worked up their own redistricting plan that went up for an hour of heated discussion at the last meeting that went nowhere. Just as that plan will go nowhere on a BOS with five Dems and two Republicans. LCRC plan, meet the trash bin of history.