February 5, 2021
By News Director Jared Atha
One of the bigger issues state lawmakers will face this legislative session is redistricting.
The re-drawing of district lines takes place once every 10 years after the latest census is concluded. Based on census numbers, districts are adjusted based on population, so each lawmaker represents an equal amount of constituents.
In some cases that means cities and counties are split between two or more districts.
In Elk City’s case, State House District 55 and House District 57 split the town in half, meaning two representatives, District 55 Representative Todd Russ of Cordell and Representative Anthony Moore of Clinton represent the largest city in Beckham County.
During a recent appearance on Exploring Energy with Shawn Wilson on 96.5 KECO, Moore talked about how its his desire to keep Elk City in district 57.
Moore says public input about redistricting is still encouraged, and anyone can make their voice heard by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.