Senator Charbonneau Discusses Changes in Redistricting Map

State Senator Ed Charbonneau

Every ten years the Indiana General Assembly reviews the state’s House and Senate Districts and draws new boundary lines after determining that each has an appropriately equal number of voters. 2011 is one of those years. Senator Ed Charbonneau comes in today to tells us of the latest readjustment to his Senate district.

“My District is going to change rather significantly,” said Senator Charbonneau. “The one county where I had the entire county was Starke County and then parts of the six counties that surrounds Starke County. Under the new map, I will lose the townships that I had in Marshall County, I’ll lose some of the townships in LaPorte County, and have all of Pulaski County and then the four townships along the bottom of Starke County.”

Under the current plan, Senator Charbonneau will represent only North Bend, California, Wayne and Railroad Townships in Starke County.  Senator Charbonneau’s District is the purple section in Northwest Indiana in the map below.

Proposed Senate Redistricting map