Des Moines, Iowa — The redistricting plan the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency presented to Iowa lawmakers Thursday morning would expand the fourth congressional district, which is represented by Congressman Randy Feenstra of Hull, from 39 to 44 counties.
Feenstra plans to seek reelection in 2022 and he lives in the proposed fourth congressional district. It would include cities like Sioux City, Fort Dodge and Mason City — which Feenstra currently represents, but the contours change as the proposed district flows to the south. Council Bluffs and Sidney on the far southwest corner of the state would be included, but Ames — which Feenstra current represents — is NOT included.
The proposed fourth district would still be a Republican-dominated area, with just under a quarter of voters registered as Democrats compared to more than 45 percent of voters being registered Republicans.
Donald Trump won the 44 counties that would be included in the proposed fourth congressional district by a more than 30 percent margin.
Here is what the proposed redistricting of Iowa would look like…..