CD 1 needed to lose about 35,000 folks anyway, however upping that to 70,000 meant both shifting the Wagoner County portion of Damaged Arrow or Washington County into CD 2.
A straight swap would have left CD 1 quick, so it picked up Sapulpa and jap Creek County.
The result’s a extra compact district however one which apparently has irritated some Washington County voters.
Steerman was one among three Republicans to vote in opposition to the state Home redistricting invoice HB 1001x. The southeastern Osage County-north Tulsa County space is shedding a seat in redistricting, which can end in Stearman’s Home District 11 being drawn extra into the metro.
HB 1001x handed the Home 88-3, with Stearman, Roberts and Rep. Tommy Hardin, R-Madill, casting the no votes.
The congressional redistricting measure, HB 1002x, handed 75-19, with all Democrats becoming a member of Stearman in opposition, and after Republicans tabled an modification from Minority Chief Emily Virgin, D-Norman, to substitute a congressional map favored by Democrats.
Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, insisted that political issues weren’t a part of the redistricting, however Virgin and Rep. Forrest Bennett, D-Oklahoma Metropolis, whose legislative district shall be cut up by the brand new congressional boundaries, stated that plainly isn’t the case.