by Carol Thompson
The lines have been drawn and re-drawn and, as of Friday, Oswego County will be divided into two Congressional districts.
The most recent plan is most likely the final.
Oswego County Republican Chairman Mike Backus said the county Republican committee endorsed Ann Marie Buerkle and Richard Hanna at a meeting held Thursday evening. “It looks to be final,” Backus said of the county’s two new districts.
U.S. Magistrate Roanne Mann made some changes to the original map she had submitted but her new lines left Central New York unchanged
The final plan places all of Onondaga, Cayuga and Wayne counties and the western half of Oswego County in the renamed 24th Congressional District.
The remainder of the county is placed in the 22nd district.
Both Hanna and Buerkle are incumbents. Buerkle won the last election in a close race against Democrat Dan Maffei that came down to the absentee ballots. Hanna won the seat in a heated campaign against incumbent Democrat Congressman Michael Arcuri.
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