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Today, the five-judge Special Redistricting Panel released Minnesota’s new state legislative and Congressional district maps for the next decade.
State Representative Mary Murphy (DFL-Hermantown), the DFL lead on the House redistricting committee, issued the following statement:
“The Special Redistricting Panel devised a redistricting plan that should reflect large amounts of public testimony and the redistricting principles and criteria adopted by the court.
A total number of 30 legislators have been paired in redrawn districts. Of these seats, 6 pair incumbent Democrats, 6 pair incumbent Republicans, and 3 pair a Democrat and a Republican incumbent. In addition, there are now 15 open seats with no incumbent legislator. (See attachment for more details.)
For sure, there are 30 competitive districts. At this time, I urge each legislator to take time to fully assess their new district and then move forward on the important issues that matter to all Minnesotans: jobs and the economy. Bread and butter issues are what constituents care about in each and every legislative district, old or new."
The Special Redistricting Panel plans can be found at: http://www.mncourts.gov/?page=4469
Detailed legislative maps are expected to be posted on the Legislative Coordinating Commission's Geographic Information Services website at: http://www.gis.leg.mn/html/redistricting.html
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