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Susan Nash
Split a precinct up precinct 18A will now have two State Senators
leroy houston
This is the most unfair map.
Robert Noble
These maps are not well done. The needs of the suburb cities vs the city of Detroit differ greatly. To combine Detorit into the suburbs is a misplacement of logic.
critical thinker
Time to go to the courts. The democrat party redistricting committee is violating municipal and county boundaries to gerrymander for the democrat (marxist) party.
Paul Foust
District 19 could have been done better. Why not keep Kalamazoo County as a single district, instead of trading two Kalamazoo Twps for two Van Buren Twps?
Patricia L ORorke
This one looks okay. Although our voting location is right on the border between 14 and 15! Hope the voting location's address is inside our district!
Patricia Banner
This map does not represent where we work, spend our time or our money. Include us with Fenton.
Mary Etta Kreklau
This map makes sure that the environmental issues posed for the Great Lakes is shouted down by the commercial farming businesses in rural Monroe, Lenawee, and Hillsdale Counties that contribute to the excess pollution of the Great Lakes. Gee thanks.
Carolyn M Mayne
Keep Midland County whole
Joseph Backus
this is straight gerrymandering. sliding up Macomb county so much.....Detroit has been sliced up as well.....I can not see any fairness from a macomb county perspective at all.....totally crazy....do not accept this map....I expect both R and Ds to challenge this map.....totally crazy...
Tim Brewer
For our area i believe this is seems to be an attempt to water down our rural voices. I prefer palm
Kathy A Swartz
Palm is the better option. This map will not allow the rural residents of Jackson county to be fairly represented.
M Dame
I am very disappointed in the State Senate maps presented. I have to agree with SOOO many people who stated the maps have been gerrymandered to falsely promote “political fairness” while at the same time dismissing “communities of interest”. This experiment in “redistricting” is proving to be a farce. I have to agree with the masses who believe your prioritizing process has been unconstitutional and I hope these maps are challenged in court.
Scott William Miller
Keep Midland County whole.
David Johnson
Keep Midland and Gladwin counties together and whole.
Brenda Guest
No to the Linden Map it slices up Midland County. Stop the GERRYMANDERING and keep Midland County whole.
Dennis Quehl
Another perfect example of gerrymandering. What is the purpose of slicing up contiguous Midland County and putting us with larger metro areas. Makes no sense.
R & B Keenan
This is NOT a map that joins /represents like communities. Representation voices the community’s needs and isn’t about political correctness or political advantage. Keep Midland City with Midland County with Gladwin County
Gaye Terwillegar
Keep Midland County whole!!!
Chris Moultrup
The City of Midland needs to remain with the County of Midland. We are one community of interest.
TJQ
Please reject this map. It is not fair and does not represent my communities of interest.
CQ
This map does not appear fair and it does not represent my communities of interest.
Brad Blasy
Bad idea.
MARGARET M GILLEAN
Need MIdland and Gladwin together
Marie DeLuca
This maps groups communities of interest. All the communiies are on the coast with Lake St. Clair or the St. Clair River. My concern is the deviation of -2.44.
Mike Scott
No to this map because it is splitting up Midland County.
Justin Scott
We need to keep Midland county whole. Stop this partisan gerrymandering.
Larry Schuelke
Go with the Lange Map and keep Midland county intact. Thanks.
Jane Scott
Keep Midland with our western county partners and keep us whole. Dividing Midland county up is unfair to the citizens who live there.
Mary Ann Allore
This map does not keep Jackson County together as a community of interest despite the comments made by so many citizens at the public hearings to do so. Please keep to the promises made to us back in 2018 – follow the Communities of Interest submitted by the people of Michigan.
Kelly Schrubba
This area is more clear, with more similar areas put together to reflect the voters. I wish you would reduced the partisan bias further, but this map is the best. ...However, maps that are LESS unfair, are still unfair. We want maps that are actually fair. This is close.
Kelly Schrubba
Thank you, this map is presenting as the most fair.
Rebecca S Smith
Need to keep Midland with counties to the west and keep it WHOLE.
Joseph Lunsford
This map fractures Midland County and makes the least sense. Almost 55 years in Midland County and I would like to continue to share interests with friends and family to the north and west.
James Cameron Hart
This map appears to go above and beyond to promote large urban center and take away the voices of smaller rural areas. While I understand that maps will not be perfect they should at least attempt to be fair for the people of Michigan, and I don't believe this map promotes fairness. Please do not use this map.
Janine Iyer
No, this doesn't represent our district's communities of interest. Palm is the best.
Jennifer Majorana
Speaking for Midland - Please listen to the many voices on this portal begging for fair representation! Midland county should not be sliced and diced up, and Midland certainly doesn't belong with Saginaw and Bay City. The only people who will tell you that have a partisan agenda. Families in the city of Midland and Midland/Gladwin counties have so much more in common with education, the watershed, law enforcement, etc., than the city of Midland does with Saginaw or Bay City. Midlanders are asking you for fair representation, please. Thank you for your hard work and we are trusting you to do the right thing.
J Michael Dizer
It looks like this map has a lot of 'likes' but for Midland and Saginaw counties, it makes little sense. Splitting these two jurisdictions up and combining Midland with Saginaw does not represent our communities.
Christa Krohn
Please do not slice up Midland County.
Jon Lynch
Dividing Midland County makes no sense
Kathleen Thorrez
This map does not keep in line with the Community of interests, it places Jackson into the city of Ann Arbor which is highly evolved and will easily overlook Jackson which supports a rural farming community.
Michelle M Wilbur
I disagree with this map as it includes Ann Arbor with Jackson county. Which are vastly different.
Mary Lou McEwan
This state senate map slics up Midland County. Keep Midland City connected to Midland County and Gladwin County. No Gerrymandering.
Francis A McEwan
This state senate map slices up Midland County. Keep Midland City connected to Midland County and Gladwin County. No Gerrymandering
Aaron Majorana
This is a bad map because it divides Midland County and combines Midland with Bay City, and Saginaw. As someone who lives in Midland, travels to Saginaw for work and visits Bay City often, there is absolutely nothing in common with these communities and Midland. It should be telling that all the comments approving this map care more about the fact that it does not favor Republicans (but favors Democrats) than about whether the communities at issue have anything in common. Midland County deserves a unified voice.
MARCIA BLACKSON
Keep Midland City with it's county and North and Western Neighbors. This makes no sense as you don't need the added population to the already really big cities.
Daniel Kozakiewicz
I do not support this map.
Bruce Barton
This is one of the five last minute maps added by a change in the procedural rules of the commission and not consistent with the Constitutional provisions of the petition drive. Obviously it has not been as fully considered as the three collaborative Senate maps but suddenly many many people from Ann Arbor have been ready to approve it, mostly without giving any reason for doing so. Please compare the comments approving the palm map for reasons given with the multiple comments on both maps disapproving without giving a reason. Please consider this comment to apply to all of the five new plans that reach into Washtenaw County, the city of Ann Arbor and even further East.
Cindy Kallgren
No. Not a good fit for Midland.
Amanda Oster
Keep Midland County whole!
Amanda Oster
Keep Midland County whole!
Ann Arbor resident
Please keep all of Ann Arbor in the same district.
henry
This map does not look fair.
Drew Wagener
Hard to describe the Linden map without using the word cluster..... HARD NO
Daniel Schifko
This map does not represent communities of interest.
Gunther
This map is gerrymandered for the democrats.
Rebecca Mayer
I dislike this map as it mixes the city of Ann Arbor with Jackson County. This is not a fair representation of these areas.
Dee J Maybee
This map should be rejected. It is not fair and does not represent the communities of interest.
Eric Kyle Schichl
this is as dumb as the other districts my voice is drown out in this map
Scott Shemansky
The worst of them all. Was this hand drawn by big Gretch herself. It unfairly biases districts towards urban areas that are already in ruins due to inadequate leadership. Please vote NO so the same people don't ruin the rest of our great state.
Carly N Moran
Needlessly divides Hillsdale County, placing my part with communities east of me that don't match our needs quite as well as Branch, St. Joseph and Jackson County. I also see an odd division of Ann Arbor.
Melitz Mike
Dislike
david Berry
I do not like the LINDEN congressional map because it does not keep Lenawee County whole. Tecumseh needs a voice that reflects the "rural" area it is set in, not the "urban" Ann Arbor sound. Please don't adopt this map. The PALM map is much better. Thank you.
Stephen Stackable
Again dividing Midland city from Midland county into different districts and separating from counties to the north and west which have similar interests.
Elizabeth Bonner
I prefer Palm
Timothy J Quinn
Please do not use this map. It is not fair and does not represent the communities of interest.
jon
The Linden map is not a fair map. Please vote NO on Linden.
Colleen Quinn
This map doesn't appear fair or reflective of desired communities of interest
Lisa P LaGrou
I dislike this map. I urge you to not adopt this plan.
Kathy McClinchey
I dislike this map. I encourage you to keep Jackson and Washtenaw counties separate as they are very different in needs and interests.
Joe
Unfair map. Gerrymandering.
Sarah
Not a fair map. Ann Arbor should be together because it's a community of interest.
Megan
Splitting north Ann Arbor from south Ann Arbor makes no sense. You are separating out shared community of interest. Based on this map you obviously have a Harbaugh-esq record this season: 1-5.
Sarah Paige McNally
This is gerrymandering. I do not like this map. Do your job better. We need a map that better reflects public comments.
Emma
This is full on gerrymandering, it does not properly reflect communities of interest in the State of Michigan.
Milene Plisko
This is not a map that represents our communities well
David J Houck
I do not support this map.
Patrick Richardson
I do not like the Linden State Senate map. It divides Jackson County and combines rural areas of Jackson county, which is rural in character, with densely populated areas in Washtenaw County, including half the city of Ann Arbor . Ann Arbor has public utilities, widely available broadband, and public transportation. Most rural areas don’t have these public services (and don’t need them). These different communities have different needs and require different legislative representation. Please adopt instead the “Palm” State Senate map. It keeps Jackson County whole and combines it with more rural sections of adjoining Counties. Thank you.
William Asher
I have emphasized over and over again in my comments to the commission that partisan fairness (anti-gerrymandering) is the most important aspect of redistricting. This map fails to enable fairness. Please do not approve this map.
Brian Baker
This is grouping Southern Kent County with Allegan County and communities like Saugatuk. These are different communities of interest and should be revised.
Michael Cameron
I do not like the Linden State Senate map because it combines rural areas with the city of Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor has vastly different resources and services than rural areas do and therefore need different representation.
Erin MacGregor
Whatever happened to keeping the districts as square as possible? Isn't that supposed to be a main goal when redistricting occurs? Why is it assumed that people have the same interests/opinions just because they are the same race or ethnicity? That's an offensive assumption. This map is a terrible mess.
Joe Fuhker
This map does not demonstrate partisan fairness which is your constitutional duty to uphold. Please Palm.
Sharon Houck
The Linden State Senate map is NOT a good map. It divides Jackson County, which is mostly rural, and combines it with half of the city of Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor has public utilities, widely available broadband, and public transportation. Most rural areas have none of these things. These different communities have different needs and require different legislative representation. Please adopt instead the “Palm” State Senate map. It does a much better job of satisfying the ‘communities of interest’ objective of this committee. Thank you
Larry Parsons
Why split Ann Arbor?? They should have their own voice. You didn't split Flint or Kalamazoo, but Ann Arbor? That's garbage.
Deandre M
Prop 2 promised to end drawing lines for political reasons, or gerrymandering. This map makes it even worse by breaking up united communities for blatant political purposes. This map is not TRULY fair to both parties like we were promised.
Michael Novak
District 11 and 12 needs to NOT stretch vertically, rather they should collect communities horizontally. Grosse Pointe communities interact more with Roseville and Eastpointe (Wayne), than northern shoreline Macomb county. Someone must really like this arrangement for political purposes because I see it over and over again.
Chris Wingate
Too much division in my county! We need to keep our communities voices together. Palm is the best option in this category.
Kim K Lindsey
This map not only splits Hillsdale County, it separates it from Branch, breaking up a true community of interest.
Merlin Steffes
This map is gerrymandered to bias the democrats. Do not use. Use the fairer Palm map instead.
Terri McCormick
Agree with Sandra Burgess. While Troy is intact, which is good, pulling in Macomb County doesn't make sense. This is a pretty hard county line for COIs. Is there a better option?
Penny K Wingate
This is a No vote from me. Too much division in my county of Hillsdale. The best option I see is Palm.
David
Jackson County should be left with the rural counties to the south and west...Jackson County does not belong with Washtenaw County.
Jay R Taylor
Terrible split of Oakland County just to please and reward Democrat strongholds. Need to keep large cities intact and have smaller townships intact.
Brian
Don't include Ann Arbor with Jackson
Suzanne L Zavala
Keep Downriver together in one district, please. Our residents have unique concerns and work together economically. We desperately need fair representation that consider our concerns. We've generally been misrepresented in the past. Grouping Wyandotte and other Downriver communities with the more rural communities will once again give us unfair representation. This map does not represent communities of interest.
Marunur R Choudhury
On behalf of APIA Vote-MI, Linden is the best choice out of the state senate maps with respect to fairness and protection of COIs.
Deandre M
Any map that Splits Ann Arbor is an insult to the people of Ann Arbor, Jackson, and Michigan. Creating a democratic majority at the expense of communities of interest is a joke.
Sarah T
On behalf of APIA Vote-MI, although none of the state senate maps are perfect, Linden does a decent job of ensuring that Michigan voters have a fair shot and that communities of interest throughout Metro Detroit have their voices heard and that voters throughout.
Steve Fish
Palm is not a fair map for equal political representation. This map has similar effects to the current district Gerrymandered Senate map. It disregards the votes of large population Grand Rapids metro city areas by combining with rural townships in Barry, Allegan and Ionia Counties. Better to go with Linden
Zach Rudat
Please keep Clinton County whole
Rosalind J Cox
None of the State Senate maps are great for Troy, but this one is workable. Consider keeping Clawson whole.
Laurie E
All of the State Senate maps have the same concern regarding Troy. It would be better to keep Troy with other Oakland County jurisdictions, such as Clawson and/or Birmingham to the South rather than putting it in a district with Macomb County/Sterling Heights. Troy COI , as noted by others, align with Oakland County and keeping it so districted would provide fairer representation. Also, it is not good to divide a small piece of Clawson from the rest of the city. Clawson should be kept whole in any map.
Allen Salyer
It is good that all of Troy in one district, not do not split Clawson.
Kerby Fannin
This is a very poorly drawn map because it mutes the voices of rural voters in Hillsdale and Jackson Counties.
Alan P
Seriously? Breaking up Jackson and Ann Arbor? What community of interest can justify that?! Answer = none. This is ridiculous.
William
Totally unfair to the Jackson unique community.
Cal Morton
I agree with Kristine S Detmers comment posted in Michigan State House Pine V5 map, "... All these maps should have been drawn with a color blind eye and based on population alone! Gerrymandering at its worse!". The data shown in these maps should have only provided the "Total Population" and the "Voting Age Population". All other numbers are injecting race and ethnicity which overlooks the most important fact, "We are ALL Americans"!
Kristine Yeutter
Your constitutional duty is to consider communities of interest. This map divides our rural voices with that of metropolitan areas. We ask for fairness, not divisions with attempts to divide us and give unfair advantage to big cities. Please consider the PALM map, which allows our rural voices to have fair representations.
Kristine Yeutter
Your constitutional duty is to consider communities of interest. This map divides our rural voices with that of major metropolitan areas. We ask for fairness, not divisions with attempts to divide us and give unfair advantage to big cities. Please consider the PALM map, which allows our rural voices to have fair representations.
Sue Macrellis
This is not a good map for Jackson County as it joins it with half of the city of Ann Arbor. There could not be two more dissimilar communities of interest - rural, small manufacturing vs big university city. These communities do not share similar needs or solutions. Splitting Ann Arbor does not seem in the best interests of that city either. The Palm State Senate map is a better option.
Joshua Przygocki
Drive through these areas surrounding Ann Arbor in Western Washtenaw and Eastern Jackson, can you honestly say they share anything in common with the city of Ann Arbor? Ann Arbor deserves representation that fits the city of Ann Arbor and the surrounding areas deserve representation that fits their rural nature.
Felicia Banks
While this map shows promise towards partisan fairness, it has a long way to go. Let’s use this as a base model and keep working towards giving equality to COI’s.
Ethyl Rivera
Wjile this map is somewhat improved over the others, it is still not partisan fair and results in splitting of communities that adjoin it, Please redraw the Western and Northern areas of Oakland County and stop the previous gerrymandering,
JEFFREY YEUTTER
This map does not align with the "communities of interest" principle as well as the Palm map. Too much combining of rural and metropolitan areas. Looks like lots of gerrymandering to favor the Democrat Party it appears. I thought the commission was about "people and not politics".
Catherine Upton
I do not like the Linden State Senate map. It divides Jackson County and combines rural areas of Jackson County with half of the City of Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor has more public service offerings, widely available broadband, and public transportation. Most rural areas, like Waterloo Township, have none of these things. Rural communities have VERY different needs and require different legislative representation. Residents of my community would not have fair representation with this map.Please use the PALM State Senate map. It better represents my community. Thank you.
VANESSA MULNIX
Not my COI. Family, friends, shopping, recreational activities are not in this map. Do not choose this map.
Richard Michalski
Does not create as many competitive districts as Palm proposed plan.
Anna Hicks
There is absolutely NO reason to split Ann Arbor unless you're trying to do it to unfairly benefit the Democrats. The Palm map is dramatically more fair to both parties. This strange division of Jackson into areas with NO community of interest concerns in common is clearly partisan.
Ronda VanStempvoort
Dividing Jackson County in this way is a recipe for disaster for the citizens of Jackson County. The rural vote of Jackson County needs to have representation.
Paul Hauglie
I dislike this map. It does not keep Jackson county whole and needlessly divides it. Jackson county should never be lumped into the same district as Ann Arbor, unless gerrymandering is the goal.
Sarah Abbott
Breaking up the Ann Arbor and Jackson/rural washtenaw communities for partisan reasons is insulting. This creates a democratic supermajority that is the definition of a disproportionate advantage. Commissioners should know better.
Alice
Unless you are a representative for the limited liability company or your last name begins with an L you don’t actually live here. My best guess is you are the Larry Parsons from Fenton with the Twitter account of partisan hate. It is possible that you don’t know what our economic community of interest is here in Washtenaw and are not the best person to assess that there is zero community association in our area.
Larry Parsons
There is ZERO reason to split Ann Arbor unless you're trying to do it to unfairly benefit Democrats. The palm map is actually fair to both parties, while this bizarre splitting of Jackson - with ZERO community of interest concerns - is an abomination.
Lindsey Brayton
This map is not balanced and unfairly represents urban areas
Cynthia Richardson
I do not like the Linden State Senate map. It divides Jackson County and combines rural areas of Jackson County with half of the City of Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor has more public service offerings, widely available broadband, and public transportation. Most rural areas, like Waterloo Township, have none of these things. Rural communities have VERY different needs and require different legislative representation. Please use the PALM State Senate map. It better represents my community. Thank you.
Brian Boyer
This proposed map unnecessarily combines Jackson County with other neighboring areas greatly enlarging the population of our current Community of Interest. Please do adopt this map.
Russ Jennings
Do not like
Doug Swartz
The Linden State Senate map combines rural areas of Jackson County way too much with the urban area of Washtenaw County. I am disappointed to see how unfair these map options are for those of us living here in Jackson County. This map appears to have been designed to drown out our rural Jackson voice as the Senate representatives would be too busy bending to the specialized needs, demands, and ultimately ‘dollars’ of Washtenaw County. Please do not adopt this map. The alternate Palm State Senate is the better choice. Thank you.
Jackie Leslie
Not best map for Jackson County
Donald
Not the best
Jennifer Biddinger
Although this keeps most of Jackson Co. together, PALM is a better map which includes our western county, NOT Washtenaw Co., which we do not have common interests.
Bernard Allore
City folks don't understand the issues and needs of farming communities. This map lumps urban and rural areas together and this will leave farmers without a voice because there is such a lack of ties to agriculture today. Please keep Jackson County together in one district. I am a senior citizen and I rely on services in my community of Jackson. Thank you.
Barbara Dame
Priority should be based on community of interest. This maps splits up Jackson County and the community of interest it serves! This is partisan gerrymandering. Please remember that the law states that districts should not provide a disproportionate advantage for any political party.
Caron Maria Wootten
Jackson has many regional agencies that could not be fairly represented with this map. Region 2 Department of Aging and Lifeways Community Mental Health both have long established operations that depend on allegiance and alliance with Hillsdale for funding and operations. This could damage some of the most vulnerable in our two areas that rely on a strong voice for representation in our leadership.
Bill Richardson
I do not like the Linden State Senate map. It divides Jackson County, which is mostly rural, and combines it with half of the city of Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor has public utilities, widely available broadband, and public transportation. Most rural areas have none of these things. These different communities have different needs and require different legislative representation. Please adopt instead the “Palm” State Senate map. It does a much better job of satisfying the ‘communities of interest’ objective of this committee. Thank you.
TIMOTHY DEBLAEY
Four different districts representing the needs of the southwestern shoreline? Really?
Craig Michael Flietstra
I like it that the lakeshore communities are grouped together. I still don't understand why the rural northeast Ottawa county is not included with the rest of the county.
Patrick Maguire
Salem Township should be associated with Lyon Twp and South Lyon, as opposed to Ann Arbor, Plymouth and Northville. The majority of Salem Twp is South Lyon Schools. Most residents of the township would consider themselves part of the South Lyon area (especially since most have a South Lyon address). They go to South Lyon/Lyon Township for shopping, dining, church, etc.
Alan Poehl
There is no reasonable explanation whatsoever to split Ann Arbor like this. Communities of interest rank higher than partisan fairness. If you're willingly breaking COIs for partisan reasons, that is the definition of a gerrymander. This map would guarantee a democratic control of the senate for 10 years. That's simply wrong. Both sides should see how wrong this is.
Jim Lax
The Commission has done a commendable job on the Congressional and State House district maps keeping Kent County reasonably intact. The proposed State Senate maps are another story. All three collaborative maps have Kent County fragmented into 5 pieces. Each map has southern Kent County combined with Benton Harbor/St. Joseph, as well as other district boundary irregularities. The proposed maps for State Senate are not reasonable and may be worse than the previous gerrymandered maps. It surprises me that this fragmentation is not obvious to the Commission, and that the Commission considers these maps acceptable. I oppose the three proposed State Senate maps. The proposal to combine southern Kent County with Benton Harbor/St. Joseph is absurd. The citizens of Benton Harbor have major concerns with lead in drinking water. How well would their concerns be addressed if their state senator lived in far-away Kent County? Maybe the Commission hasn’t heard from Benton Harbor. The residents of Benton Harbor have to worry about their day-to-day drinking water and do not have the luxury to monitor Commission proceedings. It would be nice to think that everyone has an equal opportunity to participate, but that’s not how the real world works. It’s up to the Commission to use best judgment and to develop reasonable district boundaries. The Commission considers Grand Valley State University (GVSU) a Community of Interest and has based one senate district on this premise. The student population is about 25,000. This compares with a senate district size of 260,000. What about the other 235,000 people in the district and their communities of interest? Much has been made of urban communities versus rural. The northern Kent County communities of Sparta, Rockford, and Cedar Springs are an easy commute to Grand Rapids, and northern Grand Rapids can be linked as a Community of Interest with them. Another thing that the Commission has not considered is the population growth of Kent County. The areas that are considered rural are already becoming more urbanized and will become more so in the next ten years. Connecting disparate communities into one district does not foster consensus needed for representative government to flourish, and this action ultimately defeats the whole process of redistricting. Representative government benefits from cohesive districts, where common community goals, objectives, and consensus can be formed. I believe that truly representative government is essential in dealing with the challenging issues of today. Today’s issues are too critical to wait another ten years for new redistricting to occur. Citizens trust the Commission to do the right thing. Please do the right thing and redraw the State Senate maps keeping Kent County intact. I have a proposed map, p6745, that you can use as a starting point. Thank you.
John J Michalski
District 11 makes no sense. The representative can't represent the people whose needs vary from Detroit to the far North East suburbs. Those needs are not constant across between all the cities.
Chris Roosen
All three of these maps are bad because they split the city of Livonia in two and divorce it from neighboring communities of interest in Western Wayne County. Please go back, stop trying to "unpack" Detroit in strange ways, and draw districts that let Detroiters represent Detroit. This will then allow you to keep Livonia and Western Wayne County communities together as they are in today's Senate District 7.
Ehsan Taqbeem
Doesn't serve the COI, please delete
Daniel G
I don't understand why Ann Arbor gets to demands that is political influence control the residents of rural Washtenaw and all of Jackson county? Ann Arbor's brand of progressive socialism is not even the mainstream of the Democrat party. It doesn't even reflect the the Democrats that live in Jackson. This is an example of districts being drawn for the purpose of partisan gerrymandering. The only reason Ann Arbor was "split" was not to respect a community of interest but for partisan purposes...to guarantee democrats an additional State Senate seat. That violates the law. Jackson County deserves to be represented by someone who shares the values not a socialist from Ann Arbor.
merlin steffes
This map violates the municipal boundaries of Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids. Do not use the linden map.
Rebecca Wilson
Hillsdale County should not be split up and should also be connected to Branch county. Coldwater is an essential hub of our economic activity and it would be unrepresentative of our area's interest to split Hillsdale from their adjacent cities. I urge the Commission to abide by the petition it received and maintain the Integrity of Hillsdale County and the greater southern-rural area.
Samuel Lair
While I appreciate the Commission's progress in removing Hillsdale County from the Ann Arbor area, this still an insufficient representation of our community. As demonstrated by my petition, the people of Hillsdale County constitute in every sense a community of interest. We demand not to have our community needlessly torn a part when it has NEVER been so. Hillsdale County does not possess a cumbersome population which requires multiple districts, the WHOLE county could comfortably fit within any number of district configurations with adjacent counties and townships. I understand that the Commission is not required to follow municipal and county lines, but in this instance, it is imperative for them to do. Anything short of a united Hillsdale would be needlessly separating a community with deep economic and historic roots.