UPDATED WITH NEW INFORMATION
Just when I thought things were about to settle down in central NC, the political landscape looks like it is about to make a major change. For the next ten years or longer there’s a good possibility most Lee Countians will be moved to the NC 6th Congressional District, presently represented by Republican Howard Coble. Although not obvious from the map below, about 720 registered voters in northeast Lee County will be sliced into the NC 4th District (represented by Democrat David Price). Here’s the proposed new district configurations now on the table:
The NC General Assembly will be deliberating these proposed boundaries later this month in Raleigh, but it looks like a pretty safe bet Lee County is to be jettisoned from the whimsical (sometimes left-leaning) NC 2nd Congressional District and into the Piedmont Triad area which traditionally has been more moderate to right in its preferences.
A public hearing is slated to occur by video-teleconference on July 7th from 3PM to 9PM. Citizens interested in speaking for up to 5 minutes at one of the seven sites across NC may register on-line to do so. Citizens are allowed to use maps, papers, and charts as they desire to help illustrate their concerns and issues. The web address for registering to attend and speak is: