State Representative Todd Prichard (D) of Charles City says he’ll support the first legislative map being proposed based on the latest census data.
Governor Kim Reynolds has called Iowa lawmakers into special session Tuesday to review and possibly approve the map. Prichard says it’s the only item on the agenda, so things could move quickly.
Prichard says the map has no political bias, but its challenging nonetheless for the non-partisan Legislative Services Agency.
The first legislative plan proposed would split Floyd County into two house districts. Floyd, Chickasaw and a part of Cerro Gordo County currently make up House District 52, represented by Prichard. The new maps, if approved, would have Prichard serving the southern two-thirds of Floyd County, plus all of Howard and Chickasaw Counties to form House District 56. Meanwhile, the northern third of Floyd County would move into House District 55 with all of Worth and Mitchell counties, plus the northwest corner of Cerro Gordo County.