Public hearing on congressional redistricting today, July 7, at A-B Tech

From 3 to 9 p.m. today, July 7, North Carolina’s Joint House/Senate Committee on Redistricting will be held at multiple sites in the state, including A-B Tech’s Ferguson Auditorium in Asheville. Other sites include Western North Carolina University in Cullowhee; and Appalachian State University in Boone, also from 3 to 9 p.m. The proposed districts pull the central and southeastern part of Buncombe — including most of Asheville — into the 10th District, currently represented by Congressman Patrick McHenry, Republican. Maps showing state House and Senate districts will be released on Monday, July 11, with a public hearing set for July 18.

For live coverage of today’s hearing via Twitter, follow #avlgov.

Here’s a Google map of the new districts with a street overlay to help you see which district you live in under the new proposal.

For more information about the hearings, click here.

Each speaker will be limited to five minutes. To review the congressional districts being proposed by the GOP leadership, click here..

Here’s the new proposed 11th District:

And here’s the new proposed 10th District, which now includes most of Asheville:

On July 18, hearings will be held on proposed N.C. House and Senate districts.


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Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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