Idaho Redistricting Proposal
State Senators Shawn Keough – Dist. One, and Joyce Broadsword – Dist. Two, have submitted a proposal to the Idaho Redistricting Commission that suggests possible reconfiguration of state legislative districts 1 thru 5 in northern Idaho.
The proposal can be found on the internet here. http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/redistricting/legislative_maps_submitted.htm
A copy of the letter to the Redistricting Commission is attached. (see PDF document at right)
This proposal is being submitted for the Commission’s consideration and shows one more option for redrawing the legislative district lines in northern Idaho.
Elements of the plan include:
- Reuniting all of the City of Priest River into Legislative District One and consolidating the city into one district;
- Reuniting all of the City of Clark Fork into Legislative District One and consolidating the city into one district;
- Reconfiguring southern Bonner County in a more logical manner than it is currently and with a more natural community of interest (currently southern Bonner County is in legislative district two with Shoshone and Benewah Counties);
- Allowing for growth over the next 10 years within a proposed District Four that encompasses the center of population in Kootenai County;
- Recognizing communities of interest;
- Abiding by the criteria to draw the new districts within the allowable framework.
Keough and Broadsword appreciate this opportunity to place one more possible option on the table for the consideration of the Idaho Redistricting Commission as they work to develop a plan for Idaho’s citizens to be fairly represented in the State Capitol and in the U.S Capitol.