County’s fate under redistricting undisclosed

Madison County leaders hoping for an advance tip on how the county will fare under legislative redistricting will have to wait with the rest of state.

“This is a sensitive matter we’re dealing with and can’t divulge” information, Speaker of the House Philip Gunn told the Madison County Business League last week during its annual League and Legislature panel discussion at the Capitol.

Rep. Bill Denny, whose district includes part of south Madison County, chairs the House committee on redistricting to fit the 2010 Census population into equitable districts. A question from moderator Chancery Clerk Arthur Johnston to Denny about the likelihood of fast-growing Madison County getting another House seat was halted by Gunn.

Madison County Herald
3/27/12