A Congressional map proposes that Jackson 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.
Jackson 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.
The 9th District is currently held by Republican Tom Graves, who was sworn into Congress in June 2010, after a special election. Before that, Nathan Deal held the seat for a number of years prior to his successful gubernatorial campaign.
The revamped 9th Congressional District will absorb all of Jackson, Banks, Madison, Hall, Lumpkin and other Northeast Georgia counties. It will also include portions of Forsyth, Pickens and Athens-Clarke counties.
For the full story, see the Aug. 24 issue of The Jackson Herald.
Display comments as (Linear | Threaded)