Oconee County Commissioner Chuck Horton has asked County Administrative Officer Jeff Benko to add legislative redistricting to the agenda for the Board of Commissioner meetings scheduled for Nov. 27 and Dec. 4.
Horton told me in email messages from Sunday and again today that he will ask the BOC to endorse an effort to restore Oconee County to a single district in the Georgia House of Representatives.
Horton made a similar statement on Nov. 14 when he, other commissioners, members of the Board of Education, and city officials in the county met with the county’s current legislative delegation in a session at Veterans Park.
Regina Quick, elected on Nov. 6 to represent the new 117th House District, said at that meeting she will seek to change her district if she is given the support of the county citizenry and leadership in that effort.
Oconee County was split between the 117th and the 119th House Districts in the 2011 General Assembly redistricting session.
The Nov. 27 BOC session would allow the commissioners to discuss the redistricting issue before taking a final vote on Dec. 4.
For more information on what Horton is seeking and on the Nov. 14 session, go to Oconee County Observations.