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Diane S. Shea
It is a mistake to include King George County in a district that covers most of Stafford County and the City of Fredericksburg. There is no "community of interest" between King George County and the other two jurisdictions. King George is not part of the regional library system, does not generally have concerns about I-95 since most of its population does not commute north, but rather east. King George residents typically do not shop, recreate, or worship in Stafford County or Fredericksburg. They are far more rural than the other two jurisdictions and far less diverse in population. I urge you to not create a District 15 with King George County in it.
Diana Smith
It doesn't make sense for this district to be down -9,144 people. The map should push into Prince William County, and contiguous districts also pushed south, east, west. The need to keep county boundaries reflects virtual boundaries and not community boundaries.
Joyce I French
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Kim Jacoby
Please do not combine Fredericksburg city with King George. These are far from common communities of interest. Fredericksburg should be included with as much as possible of Stafford County, instead. - Senate Map B3 (Democrat) is much superior in keeping a community of common interest together.
Elaine Diepenbrock
Please do NOT combine Stafford and King George into one Senate district. A more appropriate district would be to combine Stafford County, Fredericksburg City, and as much of northern Spotsylvania as possible (see draft map B3 from 9/18). These three areas, as already mentioned, share a very strong and extensive community of interest (I-95 and its associated traffic, regional Library system, economic development patterns, medical systems, and more) and to separate them seems to be arbitrary and potentially damaging.
Kevin Neilson-Hall
State senate seats shouldn’t span as much area as a congressional district. The current senate map has Goochland paired with Lynchburg, areas which have nothing in common. This map does the same thing but with a different area. Goochland is a Richmond area exurb and deserves representation that understands the area. If protecting incumbents were not the primary focus of this body, then I don’t think anyone would ever draw a district that looks like this.
Heywood Greenberg
Nelson County has far more of a community of interest with Albemarle County and Charlottesville than with Augusta County, Waynesboro and Staunton. The Blue Ridge Health Department and Thomas Jefferson Planning District both include Nelson, along with Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Louisa and Greene. More than half the county's workforce commutes to the greater Charlottesville area. Nelson County receives its news media and gets coverage from Charlottesville (and Lynchburg) to a far greater extent than other areas.
James Enoch
As previously commented, this does not make sense to have Campbell County paired with counties so far north and south of them. Campbell County is part of the "Region 2000" with Bedford, Lynchburg, Amherst, Appomattox, so it does not make sense to share district with people not in the foothills of Lynchburg.
Virginia Johnson
Halifax County should be with Mecklenburg. There is very little in common with the localities included so far north.
Sandra E. Collins
Nelson County should not be joined in the same district as Albemarle County or Charlottesville. We have nothing in common with them or their politics - totally different values.
Tina Winkler
Goochland and Powhatan are more closely located to the greater Richmond area and should be grouped in a district closer to Richmond. We do not have anything in common with counties at the North Carolina line. The eastern half of Goochland and the eastern half of Powhatan are basically suburbs of Henrico and Chesterfield. We should be connected to those communities, not extreme rural areas.
Joel Overly
This doesn't make a lot of sense Halifax should be with Mecklenburg they are both similar agricultural zones and it also doesn't make sense that the district would go so far up north west.
Joel Overly
This doesn't make a lot of sense Halifax should be with Mecklenburg they are both similar agricultural zones and it also doesn't make sense that the district would go so far up north west.
Joel Overly
This doesn't make a lot of sense Halifax should be with Mecklenburg they are both similar agricultural zones and it also doesn't make sense that the district would go so far up north west.
Brown D Burton
I currently reside and have resided for 47 years in Southwest Roanoke County. This is in reference to maps B4/6. Proposed Senate District 37 would generally replace the current District 19. I spoke at the 2011 Redistricting Hearing about this district. When I looked at this map yesterday I said someone on drugs must have done this with an Etch-A-Sketch. Districts should have compactness. Compactness is measured by the ratio of the perimeter divided by the area. Proposed District 37 has the highest ratio (least compactness) of any proposed district. Districts can be composed of three types of areas: urban, suburban and rural. A well drawn district will have if possible one type. If not possible two types are acceptable. A poorly drawn district will have all three. Proposed District 37 has all three - urban, suburban and rural. No district should have split precincts. Split precincts increase the work of the State Board of Elections and increase the costs to taxpayers. Proposed District 37 has split precincts. What we have here is not voters picking their legislators but legislators picking their voters. This is gerrymandering at its best. After I made my comments in 2011 District 19 was approved by the legislature with all the same problems. I had great hope and voted for the Virginia Redistricting Commission. But what you see now is worse than in 2011. If districts like 37 are approved the change from legislative drawn to commission drawn will have been for naught. I ask that you compose District 37 of Roanoke City, Salem City and the majority of Roanoke County in order that the citizens of Southwest Virginia have fair representation. Thank you.
Joel Overly
This doesn't make a lot of sense Halifax should be with Mecklenburg they are both similar agricultural zones and it also doesn't make sense that the district would go so far up north west.
Joel Overly
This doesn't make a lot of sense Halifax should be with Mecklenburg they are both similar agricultural zones and it also doesn't make sense that the district would go so far up north west.
Joel Overly
This doesn't make a lot of sense Halifax should be with Mecklenburg they are both similar agricultural zones and it also doesn't make sense that the district would go so far up north west.
Fran Larkins
Please do not combine Stafford and the City of Fredericksburg with King George. District 13 on B3 (9/18) is much better at capturing my "community of interest." The City of Fredericksburg is much smaller than other Virginia city and its "community of interest" economically extends into northern Spotsylvania westward along Route 3 as well as southern Stafford County. Another suggestion is to at least use the areas in Stafford and Spotsylvania Counties that have a Fredericksburg mailing address - Zip Codes 22401, 22405, 22406, 22407, and 22408. I realize there's no correlation between zip codes and Census blocks, but this could give a good outline of our connections. The only reason I can see for not moving King George County to District 16 is that it might put Senators Stuart and McDougle in the same district. (Sorry, I can’t see the incumbent markers on the maps. Yes, Sen. Stuart is my representative and I don’t even know where he lives.)
Bennett Snyder
After all the comments from last week's maps, it makes no sense to continue putting Nelson County with counties across the mountains.