There has been a lot of input on drawing new district lines following the 2010 Census. Two such proposals come from the Senate Democrat Caucus and the Senate Republican Caucus. Below you will find two links that will show you each of these proposals.
The Senate Democrat proposal has a greater deviation rate of population per district than the Senate Republican plan. Another concern with their proposal is the fact that 19 towns are split between Senate districts. That is nearly four times the number of towns currently divided and ten times the number in the Senate Republican proposal.
If it is the Senate Democrat plan that will come out of committee, the interests of the people and the communities in which they live have not been first priority.
The committee dealing with redistricting is currently holding public hearings. The closest are in Danville on Saturday evening and in Richmond on Monday. I encourage those interested to attend or to contact the committee.
The work is just beginning. I will keep you posted as things progress. If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 434-374-5129 or write to P. O. Box 332, Clarksville, VA 23927. Your input is important to me.
Proposed Redistricting Maps from the Senate
Click on the links below to view the proposed redistricting maps.
Monday, April 4, 2011
House Room D, General Assembly Building
Redistricting Committee Members and Contact Information
Senator Janet Howell email@example.com
Senator Stephen Martin firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Creigh Deeds email@example.com
Senator Mary Margaret Whipple firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Harry Blevins email@example.com
Senator Donald McEachin firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Ralph Northam email@example.com
Senator Thomas Norment firstname.lastname@example.org
You have my commitment, however the redistricting comes out, that if reelected I will continue to serve the people of our region the best that I can. You may not be able to vote for me, but I can continue to vote for you.
Office of Senator Frank Ruff