A detailed analysis of proposed legislative redistricting plan L-16, which was submitted this week by North Idaho Sens. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, and Joyce Broadsword, R-Sagle, shows a slightly different impact on incumbents than originally estimated. Here's the breakdown: Under that proposed new legislative district plan for the Panhandle, the new District 1 would contain the same incumbent lawmakers it has now. The new District 2 would have Broadsword along with both current District 3 representatives, Reps. Phil Hart, R-Athol, and Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens.
The new District 3 would have only one incumbent, Rep. Frank Henderson, R-Post Falls. The new District 4 would have two incumbent senators - Sens. John Goedde, R-Coeur d'Alene, and Steve Vick, R-Dalton Gardens - and one incumbent representative, Rep. Kathy Sims, R-Coeur d'Alene. And the new District 5 would be something of a battleground, with just one incumbent senator, Sen. Jim Hammond, R-Coeur d'Alene; but four incumbent representatives: Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene; Marge Chadderdon, R-Coeur d'Alene; Dick Harwood, R-St. Maries; and Shannon McMillan, R-Silverton.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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