Redistricting and Orange County

Note: All the following maps were made by my resident GIS specialist, Jason Baker. Use the checkboxes to toggle the display of old/new districts.

The events in state politics over the last two weeks have served as a reminder that election season is now here. Candidate filing for the May primary starts today. This will also be the first election to use the newly drawn maps for the NC House, NC Senate, and US House districts. These maps alter (rather drastically, in some cases) how Orange County is represented at the state and federal level, so I thought it would be helpful to provide a summary of the changes in each district.

Brad Miller bows out of run for the 4th

Just received this email:


Because your support has been so important to me, I wanted you to hear from me that I will not seek another term in Congress.

Serving in Congress has been a remarkable opportunity. Thank you.

I knew Republicans in the legislature would dismantle the district that I have represented for the last decade, and they did. The thirteenth district was split six ways. I also knew that they would create one packed Democratic district in the Triangle, so that all the surrounding districts would be Republican, and they did. I knew that both David Price and I would both reside in that district, and we do. And I knew that the district would include the neighborhoods that we have each looked to for our support, and it does.

LWV Educational Forum on Redistricting

"IT'S YOUR FUTURE: Will YOU Choose Your Representative Or Will THEY Choose You?"

An LWVODC Educational Forum on Redistricting in NC

Saturday, June 18th., 10 a.m. to noon, Extraordinary Ventures, 200 South Elliott Road, Chapel Hill


LWV Position on Redistricting and Redistricting Reform
- Gay Eddy, Moderator, LWVODC

The Troubled History of Redistricting in NC
- Bill Gilkeson, former (1985-2010) Staff Attorney at the NC General Assembly

NC's Redistricting Process and Its Status in the General Assembly
- Jane Pinsky, Director, The NC Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform

Review of the Current Congressional /Legislative Maps and Where the New Lines Should Be Drawn

- Jessica Holmes, Redistricting Organizer, Southern Coalition for Social Justice

Review and Status of Redistricting Reform Legislation in the NC General Assembly

- Jane Pinsky, Director, The NC Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform

The Pros and Cons of Redistricting Reform
- Bob Phillips, Ex. Director, NC Common Cause

Question and Answer Session

This forum is open to the public and is supported by a grant from the LWVNC Citizen Education Foundation. 


Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 10:00am to 12:00pm


Extraordinary Ventures, 200 South Elliott Road, Chapel Hill



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