The latest official redistricting plan keeps Ketchikan in the same House district as Wrangell. Metlakatla and Hydaburg are also included.
It also puts Petersburg in the same election district as Sitka, Craig and villages from Hoonah to Hollis.
Currently, it’s partnered with downtown Juneau, which many in Petersburg opposed.
Meanwhile, downtown Juneau is partnered with Haines, Skagway and Gustavus. Juneau’s Mendenhall Valley remains its own district, surrounded by the downtown-to-Upper-Lynn-Canal district.
The Alaska Redistricting Board released the plan Sunday, after considering about a dozen-and-a-half sets of boundaries created by staff and outside groups. Link to the map.
The board said the new map it is not the final plan. That’s expected to be approved during a Sunday meeting.
Southeast has four House Districts and two Senate districts.
The two Juneau-based House districts would be in the same Senate districts, as they are now.
The other two House districts, to the south, are combined as a Senate District.
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