Story Residents Give Their Recommendation on Redistricting

The Sheridan/Johnson County Delegation meet with Story residents about redistricting.
The Sheridan/Johnson County Delegation meet with Story residents about redistricting.

Per the Wyoming Constitution, the State Legislature must redraw state legislative districts during the first budget session following the federal Census. Due to a slight population growth for Sheridan and Johnson Counties over the past decade, there needs to be a change in the representation for the 968 residents of Story.

Currently Senator John Schiffer and Representative Mike Madden represent Story; however, the three options that were presented Monday night all change the representation from Johnson County to Sheridan County. Option “A”, that moves the residents of Story to Representative Rosie Berger and Senator Bruce Burns' district was the overwhelming favorite of the almost 20 people that were in attendance Monday evening at the Story Woman's Club.

Senator Bruce Burns stated at the public meeting that he's in favor of option “A”, not because it puts the Story population into his senate district, but because it makes overall sense to do so in the long run.

The Sheridan/Johnson delegation will meet one more time this Wednesday afternoon to decide on the final plan that will be submitted for recommendation to the Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee who will be holding a public hearing next Monday from 5 to 7 pm in the Commissioner board room at the Sheridan County Courthouse.

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