From Potter County Today
Potter County would be split into two legislative districts under a preliminary reapportionment plan made public last month. Southeastern Potter County would become part of the 68th District, which currently includes Tioga County and the western section of Bradford County and is represented by Republican Matt Baker. Affected municipalities would include Galeton Borough and the townships of Abbott, Hector, Pike, Stewardson and West Branch. The rest of Potter County would remain in the 67th District, represented by Republican Martin Causer.
All of Potter and Cameron counties would remain part of the 25th Senatorial District, represented by Republican Joe Scarnati. That district would pick up parts of Clinton and Clearfield counties.
Changes are the result of the 2010 U.S. Census. Each of the state’s 203 House members represents just more than 60,000 residents. With Pennsylvania’s population increase, a House member now will represent more than 62,000 people. Citizens have until tomorrow (Wednesday, Nov. 30) to comment on the plan. For details and an online comment form, click here.
Potter County Today is a timely information site courtesy of the Potter County Commissioners. Reprinted with Permission.