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Jackson County redistricting news impacts more than 700K voters in the metro and so far TKC is the only local outlet to offer an update without a paywall on the latest news tonight.
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The Jackson County Redistricting Committee unanimously approves new In-District Jackson County Legislature Boundaries.
Per the Jackson County, Missouri Governing Charter, County Executive Frank White Jr. appointed six members to the Jackson County Redistricting Committee to create the new legislative boundaries for the nine seats on the Jackson County Legislature (6 In-District and 3 At-Large). Three Republicans and Three Democrats were appointed.
The Redistricting Committee has been working on the creation of new maps for the past two months and came to the unanimous decision on the In-District boundaries today. The committee plans to file its formal report with the Jackson County Executive’s office, the Kansas City Election Board, the Jackson County Election Board, and the clerk of the Jackson County Legislature tomorrow after their meeting on Friday, February 18, 2022 at 9:00 AM at the Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri.
The committee will also be voting on new At-Large district boundaries at the Friday meeting which is an open meeting where the public and press are welcome.
Co-Chairman of the Redistricting Committee Phil LeVota said, “In creating new legislative boundaries, neither party gets everything they want but this map was a fair compromise to create the new boundaries in an impartial and equitable manner for the citizens of Jackson County. I am proud of the work by the members of our committee as an example that bipartisanship and professionalism still exists in a current climate of divisiveness in other areas of government.”
County Executive Frank White Jr. said, “I would like to commend the members of the Committee on their unanimous approval of the new in-district legislative map. While we see examples of these processes melting down across the country, we should be proud that Republicans and Democrats in Jackson County were able to put partisan politics aside and come to an agreement today. Their actions serve as a reminder that it is both possible and essential to work across the aisle to build a better, more equitable Jackson County.”
The new In-District map and recordings of all the meetings of the committee will be available for viewing on the Jackson County, Missouri Website at:
Jackson County Reapportionment (Redistricting) Committee
Co-Chairman Phil LeVota
Co-Chairman Ralph Munyan
Shalonn "Kiki" Curls
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