By Brett Dunlap, The Parkersburg News and Sentinel
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A number of ideas were presented in how the state should be drawn up in its representation.
A committee made up of state senators and delegates listened to local residents’ thoughts and ideas during a public hearing in Parkersburg on Thursday about how the state’s U.S. Congressional districts as well as the state senatorial and delegate districts should be drawn up.
This was the 12th and final in-person meeting held around the state. The committee will soon be holding three virtual meetings.
After the last census, West Virginia lost a congressional seat. Also, a law was passed in the state to have single-member House of Delegate districts.
“The meeting is basically to listen to input from the public,” said House of Delegates Speaker Pro Tempore Gary Howell, R-Mineral, who chairs the House Redistricting Committee and co-chairs the joint committee with the State Senate…