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Redistricting Proposal Would Cause Shake-Ups In Area State Legislators

[1]Northwest Iowa — The proposed redistricting plan introduced Thursday by the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency would cause a shake-up in state legislators for northwest Iowa.

The proposed Iowa House District 10 would include all of Cherokee County, western Buena Vista County, southern Plymouth County and a northern area of Woodbury County. Both Representative Dennis Bush of Cleghorn and Gary Worthan of Storm Lake would be in the new District 10. Meaning that if the redistricting plan is approved, one of the two incumbents would be forced to either not seek reelection, or move, or the two would have to face one another in a Republican Primary.

The same is true with the proposed House District 3, which would put both Representative Skylar Wheeler, of Orange City, and Representative Tom Jeneary, of Le Mars in the new District 3, which would include the southern two-thirds of Sioux County and most of northern Plymouth County. As with District 10, either Wheeler or Jeneary to make the choice to either move, or not seek reelection, or run against one another in a Republican Primary.

The redistricting proposal presented to the Iowa Legislature is only a proposal and the plan may be redrawn multiple times before finalized.

Redistricting is required by law every ten years to redraw legislative districts to match population shifts uncovered by the once-a-decade census.