Indiana lawmakers have unveiled the first set of new Indiana House and Congressional Districts.
Here are the drafts of the Congressional and Indiana House maps.
GOP map highlights
- The proposed Indiana House map increases the number of counties that are wholly contained within one House district from 26 to 32. There are 22 fewer township splits where a single township is represented by multiple House districts. The draft House map includes a less than 1 percent deviation from the ideal population of 67,855 for each district.
- The proposed Congressional map keeps 84 of Indiana’s 92 counties whole, and includes a near equal deviation, two or fewer persons, from the ideal population of 753,948.
- Both plans are substantially comparable to or better than the maps passed in 2011 based on the most widely acknowledged compactness standards.
Reaction from Indiana House GOP leadership.
These maps follow all statutory and constitutional requirements and reflect the population trends over the last 10 years. For the new House maps, Representative Steuerwald took a holistic approach and worked tremendously hard to keep communities of interest together with a focus on compactness,” said House Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers).
“These proposed maps are the culmination of a months-long effort, which included listening to Hoosiers across the state. We pulled together all the data along with public input to draw fair maps that account for shifts in population over the years. We look forward to obtaining additional public input and fulfilling our constitutional duties in the coming weeks,” said State Rep. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon), author of House Bill 1581.
“I have been pleased with the high level of collaboration between the House and Senate as we have worked to prepare our new draft congressional map. I look forward to continued conversations with members of the public and other legislators on this proposal as we move forward,” said State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford), sponsor of House Bill 1581.
Indiana House Democratic Leader Phil GiaQuinta (D-Fort Wayne) issued the following statement after Statehouse Republicans released their proposal for Indiana’s new legislative and congressional districts: “Indiana House Democrats continue to analyze the House Republicans’ redistricting plan,” GiaQuinta said. “While we don’t know everything about these newly drawn districts, we do know that any map drawn with the assistance of high-priced D.C. consultants, using advanced political and consumer data points, will benefit the Indiana GOP – not Hoosier voters.”