The first set of redistricting maps drawn by the Legislative Services Agency (LSA) has been voted down.
During a special session Tuesday called by Governor Kim Reynolds, the initial map was rejected in the senate on a party-line vote, with all 32 Republicans voting no and the 18 Democrats voting yes.
State Representative Todd Prichard (D) of Charles City says the LSA will give the maps a second try.
The LSA has 35 days to draw a second set of maps, which must be voted on with no amendments. If that is rejected the LSA has another 35 days to draw a third map, which lawmakers could amend. The first map proposed revising Iowa’s four congressional districts to include two that lean toward Republicans, one that favors Democrats and one that both parties could win.
The districts state legislators like Prichard represent also stand to change. Will that change Prichard’s outlook on his political future?
Currently, Floyd, Chickasaw and a part of Cerro Gordo County make up House District 52, represented by Prichard.