Details continue to emerge about the first redistricting bills made public late Tuesday.
SENATE GOP BILL
Plan Map and details
- The Senate Republican Caucus released an alternative plan, which GOP leaders say would divide fewer localities and do a better job of maintaining African-American representation.
SENATE DEMOCRATIC BILL
- The plan would move a Hampton Roads district (now held by Republican Sen. McWaters) to the Richmond area. The new district will take in precincts in Henrico, Richmond and Chesterfield that voted 52% for Democrat Creigh Deeds in the 2009 gubernatorial election. (see image below).
- McWaters (R-Virginia Beach) would be paired with Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach).
Scatterplot showing changes to partisan performancePlan Map and details
- Ralph Smith (R-Botetourt) would be paired with Steve Newman (R-Lynchburg). Smith's district would move to Prince William County.
Proposed Senate District 8 - Richmond, Henrico and Chesterfield
HOUSE GOP BILL
The majority House Republican bill would create four GOP-leaning open seats by combining two pairs of Democratic incumbents into the same district and moving another two other Democrats into districts with a GOP incumbent.
- Bud Phillips (D) would be paired with Joe Johnson (D). Phillips' district would move to Northern Virginia.
- Paula Miller (D) would be paired with Lynwood Lewis (D). Miller's district would move to Northern Virginia.
- Ward Armstrong (D) would be paired with Don Merricks (R). Armstrong's district would move to Northern Virginia.
- Robin Abbott (D) would be paired with Glenn Oder (R). Abbott's district would create an open seat in Hampton Roads.
VPAP application that shows changes to partisan performancePlan Map and details
March 30, 2011