Local officials have talked about district lines in Madison County for the past several weeks, but their eyes will soon turn to Atlanta, where legislators will tackle reapportionment in a couple of weeks.
And how exactly will Madison County be sliced? Right now, Madison County includes portions of two House of Representative districts — seats 29 and 30, with Republicans Alan Powell and Tom McCall holding those posts. So, could Madison County be split further into three or four districts, or could the county be included in just one district?
McCall, who represents the southern section of the county, said he doesn’t expect much tampering with the county’s current House districts.
“The best I can tell it’s going to stay just about like it is,” said McCall of Madison County’s House boundaries.
Powell, who represents the northern portion of the county, said House districts will include roughly 53,000 to 54,000 residents. He said those drawing maps for the House are “being very guarded with what they’re putting out.”
District 29 Rep. Alan Powell (R) represents the northern portion of Madison County in the Georgia House of Representatives. Tom McCall (R) represents the southern half of the county in District 30. Sen. Frank Ginn (R) represents all of Madison County in District 47 of the Georgia Senate.
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