Leaders react to proposed Congressional district lines

by Carol Thompson

A federal court judge has redrawn the lines for the state’s congressional districts and the leaders of Oswego County’s two major political parties are in agreement that the division of the county would not be good for the residents.

“I strongly support Oswego County to be whole,” said county Republican Committee Chairman Mike Backus.

Oswego County Democrat Committee Chairman Mike Kunzwiler echoed the same sentiment. “I would have liked to see the county remain whole,” he said.

U.S. Magistrate Roanne Mann proposed lines that would divide Oswego County into two districts.

The proposed 24th Congressional District would include the western part of Oswego County and all of Cayuga, Onondaga and Wayne counties. The cities of Oswego and Fulton would be incorporated into this newly formed district.

-Look for the full story in the Saturday edition of the Valley News…

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