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Congressional maps are set (UPDATE)
March 19, 2012 - Chris Morris
The long wait for new congressional maps is finally over.
A three-judge panel approved Special Master Roanne Mann's maps today. You can see those maps here.
Starting next year, most of the North Country and most of the Adirondack Park will be included in New York's new 21st Congressional District, which is currently represented by Democrat Bill Owens of Plattsburgh.
The new maps also mean U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, will no longer represent any of the North Country. His district becomes the 19th Congressional District.
Owens and Gibson are both running for re-election.
"On a sad note, I’m sorry to be losing Oswego, Madison and Oneida counties," Owens told the Enterprise. "I've made a lot of good friends there and I will continue to represent them through the end of the year. I look forward to getting to know the hard working families in the new parts of the district and begin a discussion on the issues that matter most to them."
Meanwhile, Gibson used today's news to announce that he will seek re-election in the new 19th District. "Our new constituents will get the same commitment and loyalty I have given to the 20th District, and I will continue to be a tireless advocate for Upstate New York in Washington," he said in a prepared statement.
I'll have more on this story tomorrow.
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