Senate Republican Plan Pits No Incumbents Against Each Other

Aug 15, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Republican Senate President Robert Stivers has unveiled a legislative redistricting plan for members of his chamber that would pit no incumbents against each other in upcoming elections.

Senate President Robert Stivers
Senate President Robert Stivers

Stivers said Thursday he expects overwhelming support for the proposal when it's voted on during a special legislative session next week.

Typically a divisive process, redistricting is undertaken every 10 years to account for population changes recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau. The latest Senate proposal is a stark contrast to one passed last year only to be struck down as unconstitutional by the Kentucky Supreme Court.

Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo is expected to release a redistricting proposal for members of his chamber on Friday. The last one Stumbo proposed would have pitted 11 House Republicans against each other.