Government/Politics
2:32 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Senate Okays Redistricting

The Kentucky Senate has voted 35 to 2 in favor of a redistricting plan for House and Senate districts. Republican Joe Bowen of Owensboro chairs the State and Local Government Committee in his chamber…

"This map is clearly a break from tradition...where in years past, redistricting was a partisan, punitive, power-driven exercise." - Joe Bowen

Bowen applauds the new map as a “break from tradition”. Democrat Robin Webb of Grayson also voted for the measure. However, her newly designed 18th district does not include Lewis County, which she has represented throughout her political career…

"I just want to say 'thank you' to the four counties that elected me...and the people who showed confidence in me, and I love them, and I will always look out for you...because it is a Commonwealth and we represent everybody. " - Robin Webb

Kentucky’s political maps have to be redrawn to conform with the latest US Census data.