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Redistricting Runs Through Entire Draft Congressional Map In 1 Day

September 21, 2021

After weeks of working on the state Senate maps, the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC) blazed through a draft map of all 13 congressional districts in a pair of meetings Thursday.

Still, the ICRC is behind its current schedule by a day. It was supposed to complete the congressional maps Wednesday.

The Senate maps were supposed to be done Sept. 9, but a draft was just completed Wednesday. The House maps are scheduled to be completed by Sept. 22, with a vote on draft maps by Sept. 30.

But the ICRC made up for some lost time for by quickly getting through a draft of the larger congressional districts, which need roughly 775,000 people each and take up more geographic space on the map.

Here’s a description of each:

District 1 – Anchored mostly on the eastside of Detroit, it stretches downward toward western and southwest Detroit and into Downriver, including Ecorse, Allen Park and Lincoln Park. The district also includes the Grosse Pointes and at least a piece of southern Warren.

Current member of Congress in the district: U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit)

District 2 – The rest of the western half of Detroit, then over to Redford, Livonia and down to Westland, Garden City, Wayne, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Inkster, Taylor and Romulus.

Current member of Congress in the district: U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn)

District 3 – This is a mostly southern and central Oakland County district, with Novi and Northville, over to the Royal Oak area. Also included are Wixom and Walled Lake and north to part of Commerce Township, as well as West Bloomfield, Waterford and Birmingham up to Pontiac.

Current members of Congress in the district: U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield), U.S. Rep. Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Twp.)

District 4 – All of Kent County is incorporated here, plus Georgetown Twp. and Coopersville to the west, as well as western Ionia County, plus pieces of eastern Muskegon and Ottawa counties.

Current member of Congress in the district: U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Grand Rapids)

District 5 – The counties of Clinton, Shiawassee, Eaton, Ingham and Livingston, and an eastern slice of Ionia County.

Current member of Congress in the district: None

District 6 – Most of Macomb County north of Wayne County border line and chunks of Warren, mostly east of Gratiot, as well as the eastern parts of Oakland like Rochester Hills and Troy.

Current member of Congress in the district: U.S. Rep. Lisa McClain (R-Bruce Twp.), U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens (R-Rochester Hills)

District 7 – The rest of Downriver communities are here, while stretching over to the rest of western Wayne County, all of Washtenaw County, plus a chunk of eastern Jackson, and up to South Lyon.

Current member of Congress in the district: None

District 8 – This is a district made up of Michigan’s southern border counties, or Monroe, Lenawee, Hillsdale, the rest of Jackson, Calhoun, Branch, St. Joseph, Cass and parts of Berrien counties.

Current member of Congress in the district: U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Tipton)

District 9 – Continuing in southwest Michigan, this contains the rest of Berrien County, up to Allegan, Kalamazoo and Barry counties, as well as parts of Ottawa County including Allendale.

Current members of Congress in the district: U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph), Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland)

District 10 – The rest of Oakland (like Milford and Commerce) and most of northern Oakland County is represented here, flowing into Genesee County and Flint, as well as Lapeer and pieces of St. Clair counties.

Current member of Congress in the district: U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly), U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint Twp.)

District 11 – The rest of Macomb County’s northeastern portion, plus St. Clair County, then traveling up to the Thumb counties, heading over to portions of Bay, Saginaw and Midland counties.

Current member of Congress in the district: U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar (R-Midland)

District 12 – All of the Upper Peninsula, down the Lake Huron side, all the way down to the rest of Midland County and Bay County, over to Clare, Gladwin, Mecosta, Isabella, Montcalm, Gratiot and pieces of Saginaw counties.

Current member of Congress in the district: U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman (R-Watersmeet)

District 13 – A western Michigan district stretching from Emmet County and Traverse City down to Ottawa and Muskegon counties.

Current member of Congress in the district: None

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