The legislative redistricting special session of the Kentucky General Assembly has concluded today and its main purpose was accomplished.
A bill containing both maps passed the Senate on a 35-2 vote and then passed the House on a 79-18 count. Third District Senator Whitney Westerfield said he was very pleased with the bi-partisan way the Senate went about crafting the maps, but he believes House Democrats put partisanship into drawing their lines.
First District Senator Stan Humphries says redistricting is one of the most difficult jobs the General Assembly has and was satisfied with the outcome in the upper chamber.
Senator Westerfield kept Christian, Todd and Logan counties, while Senator Humphries kept six of his seven counties in the west and only lost Carlisle.
In the House, Christian County remains split three ways, but part of the 4th District will stretch into its borders instead of the 15th, meaning Representative Brent Yonts will no longer represent any of Christian.
Ninth District State Representative Myron Dossett will face 10th District Representative Ben Waide in a Republican primary next year and the winner could face opposition in the November general election.