Missouri lawmakers will have to move quickly to approve new congressional boundary maps, because filing for office starts on February 22.
State Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) serves on the Missouri House Special Committee on Redistricting. He spoke on 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Columbia.”
“We still have to go through the committee process, hear testimony. It’s got to go through the committees, it’s got to go through the House floor, then it’s got to go through the same thing on the Senate side. So I’m pretty sure that’s going to change as we go forward,” Basye says.
Under the proposed congressional map that has been released, Boone, Cooper and Randolph counties would remain in the fourth congressional district, which is currently represented by U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Harrisonville). Jefferson City and Fulton would stay in the third district, which is represented by U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-St. Elizabeth).