Three Lawmakers lose Wheaton in redistricting
Wheaton Patch's Alex Keown does a great job of lining out exactly what the Democrats' redistricting map has done to districts including the city of Wheaton, the heart of Illinois GOP's DuPage County:
According to the new maps, Wheaton will continue to be split between two House districts. One representative remains Rep. Sandra Pihos (R-42nd) of Glen Ellyn. However, Rep. Mike Fortner (R-95th) of West Chicago will be replaced by Rep. Michael Connelly (R-48th) of Naperville.
In addition to the two House seats, Wheaton will also be served by two Senate districts – the 21st and 24th Senate Districts. Rep. Ron Sandack, a Downers Grove Republican currently represents the 21st District, but was drawn into a district that includes his Republican colleague Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno. The 24th District is represented by Sen. Kirk Dillard, a Hinsdale Republican.
The city will be served in Congress by U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-6th) of Wheaton. Roskam has served much of Wheaton since he was sent to Congress. A portion of Wheaton was represented by U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-14th), but the new map draws him out of Wheaton.
In the piece, Keown talks to two lawmakers affected by the remap - State Rep. Sandra Pihos and State Rep. Mike Connelly, both DuPage County Republicans.
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