Senator Blevins on Redistricting

Jul 16, 2013

State Senator Walter Blevins

  State Senator Walter Blevins says the General Assembly has a strong incentive to come up with a better redistricting plan when it convenes next month for that very purpose. The Rowan County Democrat says lawmakers prefer to design their own map and not have one imposed on them…

In the redistricting plan approved by the General Assembly in 2012, Blevins was moved into a district that would have forced him to run against Senate President Robert Stivers.  However, a court declared the map unconstitutional because it split too many counties.