Redistricting proposal could greatly alter Congresswoman Slaughter's district

Mar 1, 2012

Competing redistricting plans -- written by the State Senate and Assembly -- ready for submission to a federal judge could greatly alter the representation of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter's 28th district. 

The plans have yet to be made public, but the Buffalo News is reporting that Buffalo and Niagara Falls would be removed from  Slaughter's district, as part of a shift that would bring her closer to Rochester. 

Congresswoman Kathy Hochul(NY 26Th)  meantime might pickup part what Slaughter loses in Niagara County, while Congressman Brian Higgins' (NY 27th)  new district would include parts of Buffalo now represented by Slaughter. 

The proposed redistricting is the result of a population loss in the state that reduced New York's congressional representation from 29 to 27 House members.