MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – An Alabama congressional seat may have actually wound up in one other state for no less than a decade, however it didn’t.
The brand new census is not going to change the congressional map in Alabama. There had been hypothesis early in 2021 that Alabama would lose one in every of its seven congressional seats primarily based on estimated inhabitants progress.
The numbers, launched by the usCensus Bureau Monday, mirrored the expansion that the state has seen over the previous 10 years. The overall inhabitants has risen by round 5 p.c.
“That is an thrilling day for all of us concerned. It contains 5 counties, Madison, Limestone, Morgan, Jackson and Lauderdale counties,” mentioned Dale Robust, Madison County Fee Chairman. “The large factor is, I perceive a few of these bigger states could also be looking for extra illustration. The large factor I’m going to do is I’m going to combat for the folks of Alabama.”
Robust says he’s overwhelmingly excited concerning the U.S. Census choice.
“Our inhabitants is flourishing right here in north Alabama,” he mentioned, “We’ve a number of progress, a number of nice issues happening right here. The very last thing that we wished was to forfeit a congressional seat and should get into that combat for our voice due to the unbelievable progress that’s occurred throughout north Alabama.”
Robust has introduced that he’ll search the Home of Representatives District 5 seat at present occupied by Rep. Mo Brooks.
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