District lines re-drawn in state

District lines re-drawn in state

State Rep. Andy Holt will have a larger following with the changing of the district lines announced by the Tennessee State House of Representatives Wednesday.
According to a report from The Messenger, District 77 state Rep. Bill Sanderson announced South Fulton and the northeastern part of Obion County would be absorbed into the 76th District, which is represented by Holt.
According to census reports, placing the rest of Dyer County into Sanderson’s district (77) and moving part of Obion County into District 76 would correct the population size for the districts.
Holt said in a phone conversation Wednesday he is happy to have been awarded a portion of Obion County.
“I am readily willing to accept that portion of Obion County,” Holt added.
Twenty-nine of the state’s less populated counties were split under the redistricting. There are 99 House Districts and 33 Senate Districts, according to the report.
The state Senate released a map Wednesday highlighting the proposed changes to the Senate District lines.
Senate District 24, which includes Weakley County, lacked four counties by the re-drawing of district lines.
Sen. Roy Herron could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

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