SC House and Senate Release Proposed Redistricting Maps

Daniel Prince

House map shows subtle changes in Laurens County; Senate map shifts some in Union to different district

The South Carolina House of Representatives and the South Carolina Senate released maps of their respective redistricting plans this week. The SC House redistricting plan keeps all of Union County in House District 42, served by Rep. Doug Gilliam. The map makes subtle changes to the parts of Laurens County that are in the district.

The SC Senate plan continues to divide Union County among three different districts. District 13, encompassing the western half of the county, is served by Senator Shane Martin. District 14, in the northeastern part of the county, is served by Senator Harvey Peeler. Senator Ronnie Cromer serves District 18, covering the southeastern part of the county. The proposed Senate redistricting plan cuts off the southern boundary of District 13 at Highway 49/Main Street. Those south of that area currently in District 13 would move to District 18, Ronnie Cromer’s district. The western boundary of District 14 follows Monarch Highway and Santuc-Carlisle Highway to Wilson Road, and the southeastern boundary follows Wilson Road to Neal Shoals Road. That small triangle would shift from Ronnie Cromer’s District 18 to Harvey Peeler’s District 14.

The plans will have to be approved by the legislature and signed by the governor.

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