Redrawn congressional map changes Charlie Dent's district
Friday, December 16, 2011
Four-term Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent, a Republican, will see the legislative district he serves change under a new political map - and some say those changes will make him vulnerable to defeat next year. PoliticsPa ranks Dent fourth in a list of U.S. representatives made vulnerable by redistricting. Morning Call columnist Bill White says the new gerrymandered congressional district map looks like "somebody holding a crayon had a series of seizures." For the last 10 years, the 15th district has consisted of all of Northampton County, most of Lehigh County and small parts of Berks and Montgomery Counties. Under the new map, the district will extend across five counties from Northampton County to Dauphin County. The district will…
Salisbury residents have until Wednesday to comment about Pennsylvania's plan to redraw legislative districts.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Salisbury Township will continue to be divided among three state House seats under a proposed statewide redistricting plan, while the state Senate seat would change. The township is currently represented by the 131st state House seat (representing township Wards 2,3 and 4), held by Republican Justin Simmons; the 133rd (Ward 1), represented by Democrat Joseph Brennan, and the 134th (Ward 5), represented by Republican Doug Reichley. The same three seats would continue to represent Salisbury under the redistricting plan, but the township wards they represent would change. The 131st would represent Wards 3 and 4-1; the 133rd would represent Wards 1 and 2, and the 134th would represent Wards 4-2 and 5. Salisbury is now part of the sprawling …