Redistricting Horror Gets Worse For Loudoun County
As if the Board of Supervisors’ hack job of redistricting the county wasn’t bad enough, now we get our first look at the proposed House of Delegates and Senate district lines. Here’s one source for the maps, other sites are having problems due to demand. I don’t have time to delve into these in deatil, but holy moly are they a mess.
One Senate district will go from Arlington all the way to Sugarland Run in Loudoun County, and the Leesburg House district will stretch westward to Stephens City! Absolutely unacceptable. These horrid plans should be DOA. Let the college students who won the recent contest take this over – they will certainly do a better job than the self interested partisan hacks from both parties.
CANDIDATE/INCUMBENT UPDATE: Joe May and Tag Greason keep districts that are very similar to what they have now. Tom Rust loses Oak Grove precinct where Dems rule and Stevens Miller lives now. Jill Vogel keeps western Loudoun, then her district goes all spider-webby from there. Mark Herring’s district goes from Leesburg across the north of Route 7, then down to Dulles, and includes Patricia Phillips and Stevens Miller. Dick Black gets put into a northern band district that goes from Lowes Island all the way to Arlington – not friendly at all to his brand of politics.