A Congressional map proposes that Madison County get a new representative in the U.S. House that will come from the 9th District — which will cover most of Northeast Georgia in the state’s mountain region.
Madison County is currently part of the 10th Congressional District — served by Paul Broun, a Republican who lives in Athens.
Under the proposal, the 10th Congressional District would shift more to middle Georgia and pick up Barrow County along the way. Barrow County is currently served by Rob Woodall in the 7th Congressional District.
The new 9th Congressional District would include more counties in Northeast Georgia, while dropping counties in Northwest Georgia, such as Dade, Walker and Catoosa counties, near Dalton and Ringgold.