County Precinct Maps

At left is Galveston County’s current precinct map. The middle shows a proposed redrawing of a precinct map that suggests minimal changes to the precinct lines. At right is a map that proposes more drastic changes to precinct lines. The map would create a single precinct to represent coastal parts of the county. It also would likely create a Republican majority in each commissioner precinct.

Proposed new maps redefining county commissioner precincts, one of which Galveston County Judge Mark Henry supports, would likely mean the end for the court’s lone Democrat.

Galveston County revealed the two proposals Friday.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter

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(6) comments

Ron Shelby

Yeah. The new map, combined with the argument about coastal representation, didn't really pass the "smell" test. By putting the entire coastal region into a single commissioners precinct. Coastal interests would now only have one vote on Commissioners Court, rather than 2 or 3. As a result, Coastal Issues would now run a chance of "losing out" when pitted against the interests of the Northern part of the county. Not a good move. Definitely a big Negative.

Ted Gillis

This should surprise no one.

Donna Spencer

Our representatives now select the voters.

Carlos Ponce

Nothing new, Donna Spencer.

Sue Emmite

Ah gerrymandering at its best.

Emman Sull

As a black, American, I approve of anything to edge out Democrats.

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