Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Reapportionment of state's congressional and state legislative districts to be top issue in 2022

Hensley invites citizens to weigh in on the drawing of district maps


September 30, 2021

When the General Assembly meets in January, one of the top issues on the agenda will be reapportionment of the state’s House, Senate and congressional districts. It is an arduous task done every 10 years after the U.S. Census is completed. The census figures were released last month, prompting the speakers of both the House and Senate in the Tennessee General Assembly to appoint special redistricting committees to begin the process of drawing new maps.

The purpose of redistricting is to ensure citizens in Tennessee have equal representation. This right is rooted in both the federal and...

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