By: Diane Benjamin
The new district maps are now available. Of course the Democrats drew them behind closed doors with zero transparency. Anybody hear the local democrats objecting like they did to the County District maps?
Primary elections will be moved to June 28. It makes no sense to hold a primary 7-8 months before a general elections when nobody is paying attention. I predict they won’t stay in June however.
If the current map version is approved Dan Brady will be representing east of Veterans Parkway all the way past Merna. His $1 a year office in Uptown Normal won’t be in his district.
See the interactive proposed map here: https://cutt.ly/YnhdDg7
See the current map here: https://cutt.ly/inhgKQQ
Dan Brady currently represents 105.
73 is Ryan Spain. (R)
87 is Tim Butler (R)
88 is Keith Sommer. (R)
91 if Mark Luft. (R)
92 is Jehan Gordon-Booth. (D)
The 91st is currently not close to Bloomington-Normal, it’s SW of Peoria. The 88th isn’t close to where the proposed map has it. Republicans will have to jockey around with what district to run in.
The proposed 105th looks to me like a safe Republican district. The 91st might not be.
This is the current district map of Bloomington-Normal:
The budget is a joke as usual. Taxes on businesses will increase. Education will get even worse as kindergarteners are sexualized instead of being allowed to be kids. Districts of course favor keeping Democrats in power indefinitely.
Citizens of Illinois will continue to leave.