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Candice Ferrell
Monroe County and Downriver should have their own districts. They are different communities of interest. What does rural arm areas of Monroe have in common with Taylor? The map needs to start from scratch keeping Monroe with 2 districts.
Rosalind J Cox
Very unfair map!! There are really no fair house maps to choose from. Please listen to Detroit voters about being able to elect their own candidates.
Michael Malis
As far as I can tell, none of the State House maps preserve the Grandmont-Rosedale communities in one district. These five communities work together toward common interests in their area, and have a long and documented history of community advocacy. Splitting them up would lessen their impact, and would be detrimental to the west side of Detroit. I urge you to redraw the maps to preserve North Rosedale Park, Rosedale Park, Grandmont, Grandmont #1, and Minock Park in one district.
Peter Bane
This map is terrible and not the worst: reject it. Its partisan tilt will give a majority in the MI House to a minority of voters - just the problem MCIRC was adopted to address. Without fair maps we will get unresponsive government. Flint is a result of bad redistricting. The voters threw out the Emergency Manager law that allowed it, but the partisan, gerrymandered legislature restored it. Keep lead poisoning in mind. It could happen to your children or grandchildren. Your choices will have life or death consequences.
Lauren R Taylor
Splitting up walker and alpine is a clear ploy for partisan advantage, and does not represent the people of the districts Grand rapids Forrest hills and cascade are all similar districts and should therefore all be represented in one.
Lauren R Taylor
walker and alpine should NOT be separate as they are one community. I believe splitting them apart is a mistake and clearly a ploy for partisan advantage.
Gail Lozen
A district that divides Roseville would not be able to properly address the unique economic challenges, infrastructure needs and interests of Roseville's residents. We are a community of interest with a proud history. It is a community that has a significant population of older residents, as well as similar demographical and socioeconomic characteristics with a strong sense of togetherness and community. The proposed map dilutes and minimizes the importance Roseville has, as parts of Roseville would be split into two different districts, and would be anchored to different municipalities with significantly different needs and interests than Roseville. Roseville has a strong working-class background that deserves fair representation by its state house member. Roseville is a city that is around 5 square miles and is a major transit area that is serviced by interstates, I-94 and I-696, and two major state highways (M-1 Gratiot/M-97 Groesbeck). Roseville has created a downtown and has successfully redeveloped the Macomb Mall. We have heavy industrial and manufacturing areas along M-97 Groesbeck (which goes through similar communities of Warren and Clinton Township) that are in need of redevelopment and rejuvenation. The proposed map does a disservice to the community by dividing our voice and placing us in districts where Roseville’s needs will not be addressed or be an afterthought. Any map should include the entirety of the city of Roseville in a state house district, which none of the current maps do. Please make changes to this map to keep the community of interest together.
Kathy A Swartz
This map is the worst option for people of Jackson county as Washtenaw county will drown out the voices and therefore the needs of the Jackson community.
Marie Colombo
This is the worst of the MI Congressional maps; there really are no fair maps to endorse.
M Dame
I am very disappointed in the State Rep 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.
David Johnson
Keep Midland and Gladwin counties together.
Nomi Joyrich
Most unfair • Please Keep Working! There are no fair house maps to choose from! • Each proposed House map gives the majority of seats to the minority of voters! • No MI House map addresses the concerns heard from Detroit voters about being able to elect their own candidates • This is the most unfair of the House maps.
Carole Murphy
Please do NOT use this map. It has the worst partisan fairness balance of all of the proposed house maps. Hickory, even though also not balanced, is better than this.
Caroline Nathans
I urge the Commission to try again with respect to drawing the House maps. Unfortunately, the districts provide a disproportionate advantage to one political party.
Nancy Jenkins-Arno
As the County Commissioner for the western side of Lenawee County, I was very disappointed to see the City of Hudson (part of my County Commission district) tagged onto the District 35 State House map. The new district is made up of Hillsdale and Branch counties. It looks as if the City of Hudson is an afterthought. I'm afraid that is how Hudson will be represented in the State House over the next 10 years if these maps go into effect. Please reconsider including the City of Hudson in District 34 that covers most of Lenawee County where Hudson is located. Thank you.
Nancy Jenkins-Arno
Three maps, no choices. Every state house map (Pine, Magnolia, and Hickory) draws Lenawee County exactly the same. Each map divides the county in four ways. They strip out smaller populated townships (Macon, Ridgeway, and Deerfield) on the east side, and the small city of Hudson on the west side. Hudson is tagged onto the east end of a district that includes two whole counties. Given how the maps have been drawn, I cannot see how these areas of our county will be represented well. Please keep working on these maps so that all our Lenawee County residents have good representation. Thank you.
Mary Ann Allore
This is gerrymandering! This map is politically biased. It connects the urban city of Ann Arbor with rural communities that do not share common communities of interest. Please keep to the promises made to us back in 2018 – follow the Communities of Interest submitted by the people of Michigan.
Kelly Schrubba
Please keep working and reject this biased map. The Magnolia map is not addressing the concerns heard from Detroit voters about being able to elect their own candidates--This is one of the most unfair of the House maps. Thank you but please do not accept this.
Kelly Schrubba
This map should be rejected. Look at the way these areas are adjusted to split votes and is quite partisan.
Kelly Schrubba
This map should be rejected. It is splitting up communities that have interests in common, as well as is very partisan. Not an accurate map; the areas around the UP/LP should not be split like this.
Kelly Schrubba
This map is not supportive of communities at all. It is not reflective of what we voted for in 2018, which was to split up partisanship. We need to see communities gathered to population size and interest. For example, I live in Wixom. I have little in common regarding areas for economic support as well as environmental concerns with those far south of me. Very gerrymandered and slanted map. Reject this map. Thank you.
Lisa Lozen
I believe this map should keep Roseville whole and not split up the city of Roseville into two different House seats. The two most northern precincts (13 Mile and 14 Mile Road between Kelly Road and I-94) in Roseville shares similar political, economic and sociological characteristics with the rest of Roseville, that in this map that goes into a neighboring district. Strong consideration should be given to keeping the city of Roseville in the same State House district. Roseville differs vastly from Harrison Township or Chesterfield Township in socioeconomic and other factors. Roseville would benefit staying together as a community of interest. The two precincts in Roseville that goes all the way to Chesterfield shares very little in common with Harrison Township or Chesterfield Township. However, Roseville does shares many services with its neighboring communities. For example, Roseville and Fraser share a district court and have similar county commission lines. Roseville also municipal services with neighboring communities such as Fraser, Eastpointe and St. Clair Shores and have partnership agreements and mutual aid with its northern neighbor Clinton Township. Roseville also shares common school districts with other communities (for example, Fraser Public Schools and Roseville Community Schools have buildings in Roseville) and shared common government services such as Parks and Recreation (Roseville and Eastpointe) and emergency dispatch services (Roseville, St. Clair Shores and Fraser). Previous iterations of the state house district have had the entire city of Roseville as its anchor and has include parts of Fraser, St. Clair Shores, Warren and Eastpointe in Macomb County in various forms. The seat has always been in Macomb County. Each city shares common economic, social and other interests as inner ring suburban communities looking to reinvent itself. Under this proposed map, it would be unfair to separate Roseville into two differing districts, minimizing its collective voice in the legislative process, especially with municipalities like Harrison Township and Chesterfield Township which have vastly different needs.
James Cameron Hart
I don't believe this map follows the spirit of fairness and was designed with gerrymandering in mind. It appears this map promotes special interest groups rather than communities of interest. Please do not use this map.
Connie
This map has unfair partisan scores and should not be used. The Constitution requires that partisan fairness be prioritized.
Connie D Crumpton-Armijo
This is not good. Must keep Alto, small farming community, with other like communities. Democrats always have to CHEST to win. Bad idea for changing state constitution for this.
Robert P. Knoblauch
There is no reason within your criteria that the commission must follow (it's the law), that Lenawee County should have 4 state representatives. This map blows up our community of interest.
Karen Lynn Lindholm
Stop the insanity.
Michelle Wilbur
I dislike this map as it divides Jackson county rather than keeping it whole.
Blake G
Keep Saint Clair Shores together!
Carole J Chi
This is a terrible map. I agree with M. Radtke and V. Derderian. Better to go back to the HICKORY House Map and pick it instead, for it has the least partisan leaning toward Republicans--the lowest Republican bias--overall. Pick HICKORY. thank you!
Cheryl Depner
This is unfair and poorly represented map for Superior Township. We are part of Washtenaw County and share churches, schools, shopping with the Ann Arbor Area NOT South Lyons or Wixom which are in Oakland County. We cannot be fairly represented with this map. I reject this map.
Jeannie E Porter
We live in a border county, are rural, and a rather close community. What you did dividing our county into 4 areas will not create fairness or unite our county. This make two of our townships go with totally different representation, thus be blocked out of any real voice in Lansing. Your constitutional duty and priority is to keep communities of interest united. Please reconsider our Lenawee County map and give us united and fair representation.
JEFFREY YEUTTER
It is ridiculous that Lenawee County has portions carved out of it and combined with three other house districts. and therefore tiny Lenawee County will be represented by 4 different state legislatures. So much for communities of interest! I thought the purpose of this commission was to get away from partisan gerrymandering. Theses are the most gerrymandered districts I've seen in my lifetime.
Kristine Yeutter
The Lenawee County map divides our small county into 4 areas, creating a nightmare for our county clerk and dividing our rural community of interest. This is the number one priority of the commission according to the Michigan Constitution. Macon and Deerfield Townships will basically have no voice with us, but will be marginalized with bigger areas they do not identify with. The Commission promised to draw fair districts. What happened?
Sara Weertz
The new Magnolia version would split up my neighborhood (East English Village) along my very street: Yorkshire Rd. This would put one side of the side in District 9 and the other side of the street in District11!
Carol Knoblauch
Lenawee County map does not support communities of interests previous submitted. The map Divides the county into 4(four) representative districts which is gerrymandering at it's finest. The townships of Macon and Deerfield voters will be disenfranchised, their votes will no longer count and their representative will not consider their community of interests. The commission has violated the constitutional law by which it is governed. Redraw this map.
Helen Harms
Worse map for fairness.
Abbie Egherman
This map like the other state house maps unfairly distorts the legislative body in Lansing by giving an unfair advantage to a single party and makes our state appear much more partisan than it actually is. We live in a purple state and our legislative body should reflect that.
Connie
This map is unfair. Hickory is a better map. Partisan fairness must be prioritized, per the Constitution.
Rachelle Smit
This map is not good, Allegan County belongs together, I do not agree with this "caterpillar" district along the lakeshore. This does not represent my community.
Alex Weddon
Dislike Magnolia. mixes rural and urban areas with grossly different interests.
Rebecca Mayer
I do not like Magnolia as it combines rural Waterloo Township and Jackson County with much of the City of Ann Arbor.
Paul Marsh
This map seems too partisan.
Samuel Firke
This map is unacceptable and unfair due to partisan favoritism. In a fair and democratic system, the elected representatives will reflect the votes of the people. This Magnolia map reproduces the effect of gerrymandering, making some votes count more than others.
Stephen Kemsley
This map has a blatant partisan lean. This map defeats the entire point of having this commission in the first place. Do not vote for it.
Andrew Lorenz
This map is horribly biased towards one party. This map would defeat the whole purpose of the redistricting process and perpetuate minority rule and gerrymandering in Michigan. The partisan bias of this map is unnacceptably high. Please choose Hickory instead.
Beth Doherty
This map is very biased and should not be considered.
Edward Saunders
This seems purposefully gerrymandered for partisan gain. Exactly the opposite of why we voted for the MICRC in the first place.
Stephen Sadlier
Please don’t split the community of Troy.
Tammy J DeRuyter
County lines represent the 19th century and a by-gone era. As a Midland resident, nothing about our commerce, culture or future growth indicates eyes to the rural county west and north of us but instead, we need to be facing our economic partners of Bay City-Saginaw. This particular map represents same-ol / same-ol....especially in terms of (not) bias / fair. Thank you for allowing us to state our opinions and for all your hard work!
Ronald Martin Lacher
While I respect the changes made to this map to improve the community of interest representation and majority-minority districts in the Detroit area, it has the worst partisan fairness scores and doesn't give Midland a competitive district. Hickory keeps all of Curry and Kelloms changes to Magnolia but also improves the partisan fairness scores. If you aren't going to improve the partisan fairness scores of the maps please select Hickory as the best map for Michigan. Do not pick this map as it will not result in fair elections, which is our Constitutional right.
Richard Lenski
This map is unfair. It has a partisan lean and dilutes East Lansing with rural areas.
Melitz Mike
Dislike
Jane Lacher
While I respect the changes made to this map to improve the community of interest representation and majority-minority districts in the Detroit area, it has the worst partisan fairness scores and doesn't give Midland a competitive district. Hickory keeps all of Curry and Kelloms changes to Magnolia but also improves the partisan fairness scores. If you aren't going to improve the partisan fairness scores of the maps please select Hickory as the best map for Michigan. Do not pick this map as it will not result in fair elections, which is our Constitutional right.
Erik Mitchell
This map splits up communities in very strange ways. The east side detroit neighborhoods who have strong communication and neighborhood presence should be in the same district - not in districts shared with St. Clair Shores, which has entirely different interests - and they definitely shouldnt be split down the middle like they are here.
Veronica Paiz
I would like Harper Woods taken out of each State House map's District 11 and joined with District 10 of the Magnolia map. It would keep the City with the Grosse Pointes and more of Detroit; we have the same concerns on most House issues; the Magnolia map keeps the Pointes in Wayne County and I think Harper Woods should completely stay within Wayne County lines.
William Asher
This map fails to provide partisan fairness. I know there are other criteria that the Commission must consider, but if you fail on partisan fairness, you end up with a gerrymandered map. A fair map will end up with the legislature representing the people in the approximate proportions of the parties representing the voters.
Kathi Harris
I want to thank the commission for splitting the districts to keep like areas of the city together. The south side of Grand Rapids (district 82) that has the poor minority population could use a dedicated representative. However, this is not a good district map for Michigan. The seats per votes ratio is terrible-the party with less statewide votes will have more seats.
Charlotte Sadler
I understand that this map leans way too far republican. Michiganders voted to end gerrymandering! Give The People what we voted for: Fair Maps! Vote NO on this map!
Greg Duenow
End Shirkey's stranglehold on our state.
Justin Barney
This map is extremely biased. These are the kinds of partisan maps that Michiganders resounding said that they don't want.
Nicole Gillies
I oppose this map.
Judy Daubenmier
This map does a very poor job of achieving partisan fairness. That's what the voters asked for when they set up your commission. Please reject this map.
Margaret Weber
Please do NOT separate the Grandmont Rosedale neighborhoods of North Rosedale, Rosedale Park, Grandmont, Grandmont 1 and Minock Park. They work collaboratively for the benefit of society.
Margaret Weber
Please keep working! This map does not result if fair representation of voters. No MI House map addresses the concerns heard from Detroit voters about being able to elect their own candidates.
Barbara Eglinton
I oppose this map. It fails to create partisan fairness
Hirak Chanda
Oppose this map.
Stephanie Laura Drozdalski
This map is entirely partisan and lacks the effort to embrace community of interest beyond a city boundary. There are other maps that do a much better job adhering to what the IRC is supposed to be doing!
Julia Goode
This map is biased. We deserve a fair one.
Lisa Kiefer
This map fails to create partisan fairness. Hickory is a better map.
Vaughn Derderian
This map has the strongest unfair bias towards Republicans of any proposed House map.
Kelly Grotendiek
This new map splits Allegan county into 3 districts. Keep Allegan together!
Cheryl Rottmann
This map unnecessarily splits one precinct in the City - please keep the City whole and precincts intact.
Victoria Gutowski
This map does not achieve the partisan fairness required by the Michigan Constitution. Please keep working until both parties achieve an equal voice across the state.
Lynn Pottenger
I recognize that the changes made to this Magnolia map for State House were meant to improve the COI representation and majority-minority districts in the Detroit area; however, it now has the worst partisan fairness scores and doesn't give Midland a competitive district. We need a fair & competitive House district for Mid-Michigan. The Hickory map keeps all of Curry’s and Kellom’s changes to Magnolia but also improves the partisan fairness scores. If you aren't going to improve the partisan fairness scores of the maps, please select the Hickory map as the best map for Michigan overall. Thanks for your hard work under challenging circumstances.
Marian Mahoney
This is a terrible map - clearly partisan - Do not even consider this map - the state voted foe Fair Maps - this is not a fair map!
Jessica Swartz
Don't separate Oaklan/Winchell/Asylum lake neighborhoods.
Connie
Partisan fairness must be prioritized. Hickory has a better partisan fairness score.
Linda Furlough
This map is unacceptable from a partisan fairness perspective. None of the maps gets it right, but Hickory comes closer.
Darcie Livingston
Too many odd districts, communities chopped up. I don't see how this map resolves the fairness/competitiveness issues of our current map.
Cynthia Hudson
Definitely not this one. Very unfair.
Clifford Johnson
All the House maps really need work to achieve the kind of balance and fairness voters are looking for. This one is definitely inferior to Szetela. Please consider taking another run at the House maps!
Constance Woods
Please don't split up Troy
Murat Bates
This map is clearly one brought to the table by the Conservatives and is therefore not as balanced as some of the others. District 45 is far to large a district for anyone to represent.
Gwen Hejna
Magnolia leans strongly right and is therefore an unfair partisan map. I do not support
Brandell Adams
The entirety of Bridgeport Charter Township has historically been in the same House district as the City of Saginaw. We are one and the same community and are tied together culturally and economically. It would be a great disservice to the citizens of Bridgeport to share representation with communities that are more rural in composition when Bridgeport has a dynamic mix of urban, suburban and rural constituencies. As a Trustee of Bridgeport Charter Township, I have a unique and personal perspective and can tell you that Bridgeport voters want to remain aligned closely to the City of Saginaw. Please do everything in your power to include the whole of Bridgeport Charter Township in the same House district as the City of Saginaw.
Donna Farris
The districts around Grand Rapids are well chosen by keeping like communities together. Sorry, but this is a poor map for Michigan overall in terms of partisan fairness. Please do not select this map.
lori A Boyce
This map has fewer majority-minority districts than Hickory does, undermines the City of Detroit's representation, and has a worse partisan fairness score as well. You can do better! In fact, you did do better -- Hickory is better.
Michael Sklar
This map has fewer majority-minority districts than Hickory does, undermines the City of Detroit's representation, and has a worse partisan fairness score as well. You can do better! In fact, you did do better -- Hickory is better.
Patrick Richardson
I do not like the Magnolia State House map. It combines rural Waterloo Township in Jackson County with a large part of Ann Arbor and other more densely populated Townships in Washtenaw County. Ann Arbor has public utilities, widely available broadband, and public transportation. Waterloo Township has none of these things. These different communities have different interests and needs and therefore require different legislative representation. Please adopt instead the “Szetela” State House map. It does a much better job of satisfying the ‘communities of interest’ objective for Jackson County. Thank you.
Kristine McLonis
This map is terrible! It will not achieve partisan fairness. The needs of voters in the VRA districts are very different from those in Oakland County.
Mary Ann Fontana
This is not a good map. It is not at all competitive regarding partisan fairness.
Debbie Rosenman
This map is awful. The partisan fairness is way off and the divisions do not suit our communities.
Dorothy Munson
I want to thank the commission for splitting the districts to keep like areas of the city together. The south side of Grand Rapids (district 82) that has the poor minority population could use a dedicated representative. However, this is not a good district map for Michigan
Cary Fleischer
Thank you for keeping State House districts in the Greater Grand Rapids area including Ada, Cascade and Plainfield townships together. However, this is not a good district map for Michigan
Anne Wallin
So this map jettisons partisan fairness, a competitive district for me, and isn't good for the Detroit area. Please do not choose this map. Hickory is a better map for the voters of Michigan overall. Thank you for all your work. It has been historic.
cheryl scales
This could work, but once again, you have split Plainfield Twp., and separated northern Kent County
Karen Weideman
Please Keep Working! There are no fair house maps to choose from! Each proposed House map gives the majority of seats to the minority of voters!
Ethan Holmes
Barry County should not be split three ways.
Jennifer Mabrey
Commission was formed to free Michigan of unfair partisan bias, this map is unacceptable.
David Hopkinson
Worst MI House map. Partisan bias is extreme and unacceptable. Violates Constitutional criterion. Please consider possibility to start over on MI House maps.
Brian Baker
This map groups many areas well. One area of concern is Plainfield Township. This should be one district, community of interest instead of splitting it into two. Keeping it as two will cause voter confusion. Same thing with the City of Walker and Alpine Township. These should be in the same district, not split up. Finally Grand Rapids Township, Cascade Township, Forest Hills are similar communities of interest, but adding East Grand Rapids to this district doesn't make sense. EGR is much different than the former.
Claire Ott
Terribly unfair.
Emily Jernberg
This map is among the most unfair. Please keep working to come up with a fair map. Detroit voters are unable to elect their own candidates in ANY of the maps. Majority of seats are going to the minority of voters!
Carrie Hatcher-Kay
This map is entirely unfair. There are no fair house maps to choose from! This map gives the majority of seats to the minority of voters! That is NOT the purpose of your commission.
ALAN FOX
Unfair map that guarantees Republican control under any circumstances.
Michael Cameron
I do not like the Magnolia State House map. It combines Waterloo Township in Jackson County with much of the city of Ann Arbor.
Dolan Bair
All of these maps contain the SAME district 89, giving us no choice. It would have been nice to see Kent City grouped with Sparta in at least one of them, instead of Allendale, which we have nothing in common with. Thankfully it is still very rural.
Joel Ibbotson
Just like the Pine V5, I dislike this map in how it splits Barry County into three districts. The people of Barry County are very much like minded with many of the same goals and needs as a community. We should be represented in a way we can unify our voice to implement effective change the way we have been able to do so.
Drew Beckman
This is the worst map for the state House. This map breaks up Sterling Heights significantly, and still doesn't achieve partisan fairness. Reject this map.
Carol Phyllis Allie
I am sorry, but this map does not serve my community of interest well! Living in the east side of Dearborn, we have almost nothing in common with north west Detroit. The I96 corridor is as far from us as the earth to the moon. Please keep all of Dearborn together!
Robin Knaack
I see no reason to carve up Allegan county like this. Respect the county the way it is which is why we live here.
Sue Hadden
This map is very disappointing. it's as if the creator did not realize his/her constitutional duty. There is a huge amount of partisan bias and does not adequately reflect communities of interest. you can do better than this!
Sharon Houck
Magnolia is another BAD map. This continues to lump Jackson to Washtenaw of which they are two separate distinct communities. This Map is a Bad Option. Please discard it? Thank you
John Chapman
No good choice for house, not this one.
Marie Johansen
This map-Magnolia-has the worst partisan fairness score of the 3 House maps. Again, that score alone, should be an indicator that this map is not meeting one of the key goals of reducing the occurrence of gerrymandered voting districts in MI. And my town, Midland, would have no chance of having a competitive race due to partisan unfairness, per this map. Unless the commission decides to revise the maps for the House, of the 3 current maps proposed, I would encourage you to use the Hickory map over this one, even though that map also reflects many of the same partisan unfairness concerns.
Nathan Halder
This district is clearly Gerrymandered to favor dems. Albion and Battle Creek have nothing in common. Including the Battle Creek suburb of Emmett Township instead would make so much more sense. I have lived in Battle Creek my entire life and have only gone to Albion twice.
Brian C. Alexander
Huron, Sanilac, Tuscola counties should be grouped together.
Stephen J Young
The zig-zag along the lake shore is not realistic. Breaking up Allegan County in this many pieces defeats the purpose of county representation.
Anne Arendt
Reviewing populations and the map in general, this map seems to keep most related communities intact. No perfect, but better.
Stephen J Young
Allegan County belongs all together, not diced up into sevarl parts.
Michael Smith
This map breaks up the Thumb of Michigan. Huron, Tuscola and Sanilac are very similar and should stay as a district.
Pamela Trask
Quick correction on previous comment. Districts should be 110, 109, 108, and 107. All other suggestions remain. I strongly oppose the proposed map you have offered and urge you to consider the alternative in my original comment below.
Pamela Trask
The redistricting in the Upper Peninsula is not at all well-considered. Dickinson County should not be divided. The lower part of Marquette County is more in line with Dickinson County culture and that should be divided. The Keweenaw, Houghton, Baraga and northern Marquette counties should be in district 109. Gogebic, Iron, Dickinson, south Marquette, and Menominee counties in district 108. Delta, Schoolcraft, Alger, Luce and Chippewa counties in district 107. Mackinac and the three counties just over the bridge should be in district 106. These would be fairly balanced population wise and would be much more suitable in terms of local culture, concerns, and values. The committee should seriously reconstruct the redistricting map in the U.P. I believe they will understand it will be least disruptive in terms of current representation.
Mary Elizabeth Harp
This is the best of all the options, but I like it less than how I'm districted now. My area has nothing in common with the area's of Wayne county that this map shows. I live closer to Macomb county and would rather be districted that way.
David Kirk
This proposal is awful. The idea of having three districts within one county is a fantastic recipe for failed effective representation. Clinton County should remain within one district and include similar communities. I wonder if anyone subscribes to if it isn't broken please don't attempt to fix it philosophy.
M. Radtke
This map is bad for Sterling Heights, as it is a racial gerrymander. The SE corner of Sterling Heights, South of 15 mile, west of Hayes is the most racially diverse area of our city. This plan takes it out of Sterling Heights proper, and merges it with Clinton Twp and Mt. Clemens. This racial gerrymander cuts up Sterling Heights for no reason than to remove the black population.
Phil Marsh
I can accept the Magnolia map I am not pleased with this process. It may be difficult but Redistricting should be open and fair. I expect to this process to be open and fair. Unfortunately it doesn't look to be the case.
David Solda
Dickinson county should not be split up.
Constance Lippert
Please keep working! These maps guarantee the majority of seats to the minority of the actual voters. We need to see political fairness in our maps. Thank you
Sarah Hehir
While this is the best overall of the proposed maps, none of these proposed state house maps are appropriate for Grand Traverse County. Splitting up district 104 and combining Grand Traverse County with Leelanau places unfair advantages to transplant voters (dominant in Leelanau county) who bring different ideals and values than that of the majority of Grand Traverse County voters. Please consider re-working these maps to keep Grand Traverse County together.
Abbie Egherman
This map like the other state house maps unfairly distorts the legislative body in Lansing by giving an unfair advantage to a single party and makes our state appear much more partisan than it actually is. We live in a purple state and our legislative body should reflect that.
Matthew Petree
This map is a terrible gerrymander of Monroe county to dilute our votes into strong Democrat areas that we share no community values with. It makes no sense to take a county that has two districts inside its boundaries and split it into four that are all shared with other counties.
Barbara J Kramer
Just not fair. Not fair at all. 109th is under population by 2202. 110 is under by 824. Why split Dickinson County when another county can fully meet the population requirements???
Nancy M Howk
Same as Hickory. Battle Creek has nothing in common with the rural portion of Calhoun County it's paired with. Should have expanded directly around Battle Creek and combined the remaining rural areas together. Feels like an attempt to cancel voices. Please DO NOT support this map. Thank you.
Nancy M Howk
Battle Creek and the rural area across the top of Calhoun County have nothing in common. Why wouldn't you expand directly around Battle Creek into an area and then the balance of Calhoun County together. Please DO NOT Support this map. Thank you.
Dan Fox
Nope. Not a viable plan.
Frederick Beiermeister
Farmington and Farmington Hills should be connected for State Representation. We share many civic assets and nothing is gained by separating our representation.
Melanie A Kurdys
This map splits Allegan County into 6 (I think) districts! As a county, we are a community of interest with many similar communities. Even the lakefront, which is a treasure of the county. We voted for this Commission to reduce gerrymandering and this clearly cuts up our county and the state into communities without mutual interest.
Jeff Alan Schaeper
Why is the largest city in Oakland County being split? This makes no sense and violates COI guidelines. I fail to see how West Sterling Heights have a stronger connection to East Troy as we don't share schools, library, police, fire and other essential services. This map should be rejected.
Matthew D. Horwitt
The Magnolia map is very unfair and should be rejected. Makes Republican control likely even in Democratic years. Hickory is better. Consider going back to drawing board. These maps should be better.
Donni Steele
Although it is appreciated that Orion Township and Village are kept whole, taking pieces of Oakland Twp, Auburn Hills Bloomfield Hills and Bloomfield is converging "un-like" communities together. Orion community aligns most similarly to communities to the North, East and West not South.
Mark A Evans
Please don’t create a Lake Shore districts. I understand the Lake shore has unique challenges. however, everyone in the Allegan County has a stake in this lakeshore. Allegan County is very cut up. County lines need to be respected as best they can be. (All these maps have same issue for Allegan)
Greg Mayville
While I respect the changes made to this map to improve the COI representation and majority-minority districts in the Detroit area, it has the worst partisan fairness scores and doesn't give Midland a competitive district. Hickory keeps all of Curry and Kelloms changes to Magnolia but also improves the partisan fairness scores. If you aren't going to improve the partisan fairness scores of the maps please select Hickory as the best map for Michigan.
Cheryl Hayes
None of the House maps are consistent with Prop 2. Magnolia is one of the most biased. Please give us a House map or maps that prioritize partisan fairness.
Cheryl Hayes
None of the House maps achieve partisan fairness. Please give us a new House map or maps that prioritize partisan fairness and are consistent with the VRA.
Susan Andrews
You should draw new state House map. All have unacceptable Republican bias. Magnolia and Pine are terrible. If you choose one, please make it Hickory or Szetela.
Allen Salyer
No, no, no, keep all of Troy, Michigan together, not split and not any part in Macomb County.
Carol Ingall
This map should be rejected as it is too biased toward Republican voters. Hickory is definitely more fair.
Mollie Schairer
Splitting a county (Washtenaw) into 7 districts by slicing up like a pie that county's major urban area (AA/Ypsi) is not "unpacking" districts--it is GERRYMANDERING. I live in rural Saline Twp. Every map I've seen has this disenfranchising arrangement for Washtenaw County. Communities of interest must remain together!! A rural farmer in Washtenaw County has completely different interests and needs from that of a downtown Ann Arborite or Ypsi resident in a condo or apartment. Both stand to be disenfranchised. I am angry.
Kelly Jones
Why would you split a SMALL part of Troy and Clawson and merge it with Macomb County? This map is terrible and would not be fairly represented at all. Troy is the largest and most diverse city in Oakland County and we are a cohesive city. We should be represented as such. Do NOT split Troy!
Angie Kelleher
This map has an awful score for partisan fairness. My district (Midland) would definitely not have a competetive State House race if this map is chosen. Of the three proposed state house maps, Hickory is the way to go.
Carrie Hatcher-Kay
This map is terrible. Please go back to the drawing board. This map does NOT achieve partisan fairness.
Richard Burney
Bizarre is the best word for this. Unacceptable.
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"!
Dave Morgan
Why would a school district be split is two? Marshall and Albion share the same school district. Why would they not be kept together? Also Battle Creek, Emmett, Pennfield, Bedford, and Springfield share Police and Fire with Mutual Aid, they all are members of BCATS, and AMASA, share the same Library, Sewer system, Chamber of Commerce and on and on. Albion and Battle Creek share nothing in common including having separate Chambers of Commerce, Separate NAACP Branches, not to mention with this map you have to drive through another district to get from one side to the other. This map is obviously gerrymandered and stretched and is no different than what currently exist which says enough sing the district was one used as an example of a gerrymandered district and a reason why this commission was needed.
Allison M Wilcox
This is a bad map overall. None of the House maps in the final list have good partisan fairness, but Hickory is the best of a bad lot. Don't pick this map.
Sue Macrellis
Four different representatives for one county? How can this be good?
Nomi Joyrich
This is the WORST of all the maps. None of the House maps are fair
Virginia Preuss
There are no fair house house maps to choose from, but this is the worst of the worst. This does not have partisan fairness and does not address the concerns of Detroit Voters. Please create new house maps to consider, but at the very least DO NOT choose this one.
Margaret Schankler
This map does not address the concerns you have heard from hundreds and hundreds of Detroit voters about majority minority districts.
Daniel Jones
This is the worst map that has been presented! This map has no partisan fairness, it does not address prison gerrymandering, and it fails to address the concerns of Detroit residents.
Carrie Hatcher-Kay
This is the WORST of the House maps. Please keep working. This map awards the most seats to the party that got the least votes. It does not address concerns from Detroit voters about choosing their own candidates. Please Keep Working!
Margaret Schankler
Please Keep Working! There are no fair house maps to choose from. This is the worst of all the proposed house maps because it gives the majority of seats to the minority of voters - more so than any other map. It is especially unfair to Detroit.
Kasey Helton
I dislike the Magnolia map. Everyone is talking about how Ann Arbor needs to be unpacked (which I agree with) but Livingston County also needs to be unpacked on the opposite side. There is more to COI than simple county lines. East Brighton and Hamburg are becoming bedroom communities for Ann Arbor and Oakland County where these residents work and shop. They are much more connected to western Oakland than they would be northern or western Livingston in terms of employment connections, commerce and roads. Please consider rejecting Magnolia in favor of maps that unpack both Livingston and Washtenaw.
Sally Beyer
This is Gerrymandering and needs to stop. This will break up the Allegan Community and we need stay connected and aligned. This is carving out and I do not agree with this catepillary district down the lakeshore. We belong together as we have always coexisted before.
Bill Zdeblick
Allegan County belongs together. I do not agree with the 'caterpillar' district down the lakeshore. This does not represent my community. Looks like the Chicago owners on the lake have the power.
mira edgerton
I am very concerned that this map is partisan with gerrymandering qualities. I supported the legislation to redraw our congressional districts to attain fairness, and I do not feel this map meets that goal in that republican interests seem to be favored.
Ellen Teghtmeyer
This map is very unfair and should be rejected. It makes Republican control likely even in Democratic years. Hickory is better. Please redraw the map and make it a fair map. These should be better.
John Cameron
This is unfair to everyone in the tri-county capital region. Consider revisions to not split up Eaton County in its current boundary.
Ross Vandercook
This map is not fair at all.
Judy Oake
This map makes no sense to me. Chelsea is more aligned with the rest of Washtenaw County than Jackson County as far as COIs go. Not sure what the point of this map would be and very much dislike it. Please go back to the drawing board!!
PHILIP F MARTINEZ
The Magnolia map is very unfair. It should not be chosen. It would give control of the House to Republicans even if Democrats were to win more votes for the House state-wide. Hickory is better.
Victoria Gutowski
This map does not achieve partisan fairness required by the Michigan constitution. Others groups such as the AFL and Promote the Vote have submitted maps that are much more fair. Please keep working.
Marla Weber
Allegan County belongs together. I do not agree with the 'caterpillar' district down the lakeshore. This does not represent my community.
Tamilyn Poll
Allegan County needs to remain as 1 district. Carving it up and eliminating the lakeshore from the district is a form of gerrymandering for political gain.
Ed Saunders
I know drawing 110 State House districts is inherently hard. But, unfortunately none of the current maps is fair. They ALL give a majority of seats to the minority of voters! I hope you can find a way to do much better. Magnolia shows clear partisan bias and no respect of Communities of Interest.
Cherylyn Conklin-Reed
Allegan county needs to be kept together not split up and combined with other counties as much as two counties away. Existing geographical boundaries need to be respected, not dividing Allegan county into as much as 6 districts.This division and the fingerling district along the lake looks like political gerrymandering.
Ruth A Kell
The only acceptable House Map for my district is Pine V5, because it does not split the city of Troy. Troy is a COI and should not be divided, least of all to be combined with part of Macomb County, which has different business needs.
Fred Trexler
Dividing Jackson County into 4 districts looks like playing politics. Our COI does not match Ann Arbor. I don't like any of the State House maps.
Sara Fink
I appreciate how difficult meeting all the criteria is for each kind of map, but fairness is a vital criterion which none of these House maps meet. The MICRC has met that criterion in its State Senate and Congressional map proposals, but none of the proposed State House maps are fair in apportioning the most House seats to the party which wins the most votes, based on the last two Presidential elections. Instead all of the maps have a strong lean toward one party, though that lean is slightly less pronounced than currently enacted maps. I'm sure the Commission can do better.
Helen Goyings
This is a crazy map breaking up Allegan county into 5 different districts. There are other House maps that provide a much better COI grouping.
Janice Sovak
This map (Magnolia) is unfair from a partisan perspective. No house map adequately achieves this goal. Commissioners, please keep working on this to achieve real fairness. You can do it, as you've done with US Congressional and Mich State Senate maps.
James Bantjes Jr.
The commission is intentionally carving up counties into multiple districts for political gain. This is gerrymandering! Leave it alone!
Ronald Emaus
This map does not represent the voices of the people. It is partisan and non-competitive in its district compositions. None of the house district maps are balanced. A new map should be constructed to provide batter balance. It can be done.
sally jo nelton
why are we (in Grand Ledge) included with places like Charlotte and Potterville, even Vermontville which are rural areas like us. We have more community of interest with them than with Lansing. You have included a chunk of Lansing our district which will unbalance the political input. I moved to Grand Ledge 20 years ago because the west side is closer to farming communities.
Lori Ross
The revised house map does not serve the City of Flint well, as our city should not be placed in a single district. Today, Flint has two districts (the 34th and the 49th) with the 34th guaranteeing Flint representation and the 49th allowing a second opportunity for representation. The map proposed here completely forecloses the chance for two representatives, instead packing all of Flint into a single district which also would have the effect of creating a clear partisan gerrymander since Flint is an overwhelmingly Democratic city. The commission should look to submitted map P7273 which would allow for Flint to have confidence in one seat with the opportunity for a second seat. Flint should not have to suffer another decade in a partisan gerrymander. Please do not pack all of our city into a single district.
Essence Wilson
Flint should not be grouped into one single district. Doing so creates a clear partisan gerrymander that packs Democratic voters into a single district, something that this commission was created to prevent. “Keeping Flint Whole” did not and does not mean to keep the city in a single state house district. Rather, it means ensuring that the city has a chance to elect a representative of its own. This can be accomplished in submitted map P7273 while also allowing for an opportunity for a second seat as Flint has today. Please, revise this map to ensure that Flint has a clear opportunity for representation with a chance for a second representative as we have today, and please do not pack Flint into a single district. We don’t need 10 more years of a partisan gerrymander.
Susan Vandercook
This is the worst House map. If you don’t redraw House map, go with Hickory.
Jay T.
This is gerrymandered. Stop giving this district to Flint's suburbs. It's a solid red district, quit giving Dems an edge.
Gregory Newman, City Clerk
A section of the City of Grand Ledge is separated from the rest of the City. This will create a precinct split in Ward 3. Please consider placing the entire City of Grand Ledge in a single State House district.
Steve Revor
Dislike the idea of the lakeshore counties being grouped together. Keep Allegan Co. as a whole district.
Katie Juros
Preserve and respect boundaries, specifically county lines
Allen R Wolf
None of the maps for the Michigan House demonstrate partisan fairness. You need to keep working on these.
Leah Folkert
This is gerrymandering! The commission is intentionally carving up counties into multiple districts for political gain.
Chris Andrews
Magnolia is very unfair. All state House maps are unfair but this is the worst. Consider starting over. If you don't, Hickory is by fair the fairest option.
Lisa
There have been numerous requests from the residents of Pontiac, Waterford and Auburn Hills regarding this messed up district, why have you not fixed it? Pontiac and AH residents have asked that they be combined and Waterford has asked to remain whole, with all communities noting that the current layout does NOT reflect any of the local COIs. Why are you splitting the communities and combining them in unusual and ineffectual ways? Appears to be laziness or partisanship, either way needs to be corrected. Fix this!
Kevin Miedema
I really don't think having these Lake Shore districts makes sense. I understand the Lake shore has unique challenges. however everyone in the County has a stake in this lakeshore. Allegan County is very cut up. County lines need to be respected as best they can be. This map has my district being a hour + drive wide - meanwhile my neighbors in laketown township are not represented by same person.
Paul Hauglie
I dislike this map. It does not keep Jackson county whole and needlessly divides it. How do you justify Jackson county going from 2 representatives to 4? Jackson county should never be lumped into the same district as Ann Arbor, unless gerrymandering is the goal.
Paul Hauglie
I dislike this map. It does not keep Jackson county whole and needlessly divides it. How do you justify Jackson county going from 2 representatives to 4? Jackson county should never be lumped into the same district as Ann Arbor, unless gerrymandering is the goal.
Paul Hauglie
I dislike this map. It does not keep Jackson county whole and needlessly divides it. How do you justify Jackson county going from 2 representatives to 4? Jackson county should never be lumped into the same district as Ann Arbor, unless gerrymandering is the goal.
This Map Sucks
THIS MAP SUCKS.
Thomas Moore
I live in Grand Blanc. I don't want to be in the same district as Fenton and Holly. Stop gerrymandering us into solid Red districts, I want to be more towards Flint. Maybe give us two districts and split Flint.
Howard Zwick
Map needs work. I live in Fenton. We don't want Grand Blanc or Rankin. We do want more Holly. Holly and Fenton, and just go east from there, maybe a bit South and incorporate parts of Highland. Also, Chris Khorey, we still don't want Grand Blanc or Linden, and especially not Rankin. Give those to 71, like Bob Brewer said.
Jim Ridgway
This map is garbage. Nobody in Fenton wants Grand Blanc in the district. Quit trying to draw smaller areas into the Flint area.
Jared Boot
This map contains substantial partisan bias and does not adequately reflect communities of interest.
Lindsey Brayton
This map is not balanced and unfairly represents urban areas
Katie Valencia
I do not agree with this re-districting. The 'caterpillar' district down the lakeshore does not keep Allegan county together and does not represent my community. No this is not good.
Mark Forbes
Keep Allegan County together! Preserve and respect geographical boundaries, specifically county lines The commission is intentionally carving up counties into multiple districts for political gain. This is gerrymandering! Allegan County belongs together. I do not agree with the 'caterpillar' district down the lakeshore. This does not represent my community. The only reason to break up Allegan County is for explicit, partisan reason and is the definition of gerrymandering.
Mary L Stull
The commission is intentionally carving up counties into multiple districts for political gain. This is gerrymandering!
melissa vandermeulen
Keep Allegan County together
Cynthia Richardson
I do not like the Magnolia State House map. It combines RURAL Waterloo Township/ Jackson County with much of eastern of Ann Arbor which absolutely makes no sense. Ann Arbor communities have 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 SZETELA State House map. It better represents my community. Thank you.
Brian Boyer
This proposed map unnecessarily combines Jackson County with other neighboring areas, greatly splitting up our current Community of Interest. Please do adopt this map.
Doug Swartz
The Magnolia State House map does not keep the counties whole. It instead combines the eastern portion of Jackson County with Washtenaw County. Hickory and this map were the worst for Jackson County. Please do not adopt this map. The alternate Pine State House map is the better map to go with please. Thank you.
Denzel McCampbell
You must recognize the historic imbalance of putting Detroit communities in a district with Livonia. With this map, it seems a like a great possibility that interests of Detroiters will be ignored.
Kristine Yeutter
I don't agree with this map. You have gerrymandered our little county to get your "correct" number of voters at the cost of splitting communities of interest previously submitted. This violates the constitutional rules the committee agreed to abide by.
JEFFREY YEUTTER
You have split our county (Lenawee) into four house districts. This will be a nightmare for elections and our county clerk. This undermines the principle of communities of interest when you take small portions of our county and place them with other counties. This is especially true when you place townships in our rural northeast with metropolitan Washtenaw County. This map looks more gerrymandered than when the House did the redistricting,
Jonathan Levine
This map fails criterion d, no disproportionate advantage to any political party. Please ensure that the State House maps distribute representatives in line line the parties' statewide vote.
Jackie Leslie
This map is not good for Jackson County
Karen Land
I don’t care much for any of the house senate maps for Ann Arbor but this is the least objectionable. The other maps cut Ann Arbor into too many separate districts; it looks too much like cracking to me. And all the proposed districts for west Ann Arbor include too many areas too far west of AA which don’t have much in common with us. Having said all this, I want to commend all of you for putting in the time to do this. I tried creating just 1 of these maps myself and it was extremely difficult!
Jennifer Biddinger
This map is terrible for fair representation in Jackson Co. They poorly split up the main communities into four districts with other communities for obvious political reasons.
Allison L Brink
Allegan County belongs together. I do NOT agree with the carving out of the lakeshore. This does not represent our community, and appears to be for explicit, partisan reasons. Preserve and respect geographic boundaries, specifically by keeping county lines.
Bill Schultz
We must avoid dem packing into urban districts, especially in the statehouse
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
This maps splits up Jackson County and the community of interest it serves! Priority should be based on community of interest. This is partisan gerrymandering. Please remember that the law states that districts should not provide a disproportionate advantage for any political party.
William Richardson
I do not like the Magnolia State House map. It combines rural Waterloo Township in Jackson County with much of the city of Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor has public utilities, widely available broadband, and public transportation. Waterloo Township has none of these things. These different communities have different needs and require different legislative representation. Please adopt instead the “Szetela” State House map. It does a much better job of satisfying the ‘communities of interest’ objective for Jackson County. Thank you.
TIMOTHY DEBLAEY
Can you chop up the southwestern counties a little more, please? No need to coordinate any economic progress in this area.
Michael Lynn Haueisen
Still the wrong district number for Muskegon. should be 92nd not 87. All of your house maps have gerrymandered this district Democratic for 10 years. You were created to stop that. None of the house maps stop this.
Michael Haueisen
This map still has Muskegon as District 87. It should return to the 92nd. But I see that all of your maps have the same shape for here.
Ellen Beal
I hate this map. Muskegon voters have been disenfranchised by splitting us into small pieces and attaching us to Ottawa County. Despite earlier comments, no one on the Commission can explain why Fruitport Township is cut out of the “Lakeshore District” of Spring Lake, Grand Haven and Norton Shores instead of drawing a straight line south and putting the rural townships of Robinson, Olive and Crockery in proposed District 85. This would give Muskegon County a bigger voice in the Lakeshore District (43% vs.27%) and would put communities of interest (suburban vs. rural together. Fruitport is not a rural district. It is a growing charter township with over 14,000 residents on the northern edge of Spring Lake. It is accessed by Exit 4 off of I-96 unlike Nunica (currently in the Lakeshore District) which is Exit 10. That means the Fruitport is six miles closer to Lake Michigan and yet is excluded from the Lakeshore District. I think a Lakeshore District should include Fruitport Township along with Norton Shores with a Eastern boundary that is the same as the Fruitport Township boundary, extending south along Spring Lake Township boundary and move Robinson, Crockery and Olive Township into District 85. The population of those three Township is comparable to Fruitport and have much more in common with the rural nature of eastern Muskegon and Ottawa Counties. Thank you.
Craig Michael Flietstra
Better. but is still looks a little like winners and losers are being chosen before the election
Justin Voss
This map makes no sense. Rural areas of Clinton County should be with other like communities in Ionia, Montcalm, and Gratiot County rather than with urban areas of Lansing which have different interests.
Jazmine
What a mess you want to create here. I read the regulations for the districts, and this is nothing to what it was described there. Supposedly, this map is to make things more fair and equitable, and if you knew the cities you are working with, you would not draft something like this. For example, Sterling Heights. Do you know the diverse/immigrant community that is there? There were other maps that have been proposed and I dont' see those ideas here. As an immigrant, I do not support this map. Shame on the people who were chosen to draw this.
William Harris
This fundamentally destroys representation of Grand Rapids. In particular the black community would find its voice significantly lessened.
Luke Dornon
Splitting Zeeland from Holland looks like packing to me.
Joel Arnold
This map does not serve the needs of Flint well, and it certainly does not advance the goals of partisan fairness. For most of the last decade, Flint has had not one but two representatives in the state house. Rather than follow the example provided by map P7273 which provided for Flint to have one district that would clearly be represented by a Flint resident with a chance for a second seat as exists today, this map ensures that Flint will have only one representative with no chance for a second. Additionally, this map does not advance partisan fairness and packs Democratic voters into a single, overwhelmingly Democratic district. This kind of mapping is the very definition of partisan gerrymandering. Please change this district line to allow for two chances for a Flint representative, following the example of map P7273.
Md. Asif Hasan
It doesn’t go with our community.
Robert
There is no valid justification or explanation for carving, inexplicably, the Emerald Lakes neighborhood out of Troy. First, Troy should be kept as one district, and the commission should not rely on an arbitrary line of John R. However, to the extent the commission relies on John R as a boundary, there is no explanation for why the map should reach across the road and carve out the Emerald Lakes. The neighborhood is closely related to the rest of Troy and I can imagine no reason to distinguish it from other areas west of John R. No rhyme or reason for this change, which was not included in the original maps. It constitutes an unnecessary division of basic communities of interest, municipal and county boundaries.
Steve Haag
I do not like this layout at all, because it splits my Detroit neighborhood, East English Village, into 2 districts.
Christopher Khorey
This Flint configuration chops up the suburbs and gives all the power to the rural surroundings.
Joe Fresard
This map looks very gerrymandered. People voted for an amendment that prioritized COI's over many other factors, and also looked at compactness and municipal boundaries. This map doesn't seem to consider any of those and is not what people voted for. Don't slice up SCS into so many districts, and keep Harper Woods with the Grosse Pointes, they are a community of interest.
merlin steffes
If one goes to districtr.org and plugs in the districts for Kent County, they will find out that the democrat controlled "Independent Commission" has created 5 democrat leaning districts and the equivalent of 2 republican leaning districts. Kent County is a republican leaning county but an uniformed person who views the district majorities would think Kent County is just like Wayne County. Now the democrat controlled "Independent Commission" has been creating this type of districting around the whole state. Actually the democrat controlled "Independent Commission" hired a company with democrat party connections to create these districts. The democrat controlled "Independent Commission" just gives the maps created their stamp of approval. Gerrymandering it is called.
Aram Nersesian
Melvindale should be with Allen Park and Lincoln Park, not with Detroit and Eastern Dearborn
Chris Roosen
This is a very bad map for Western Wayne County, splitting Livonia, Northville and Plymouth into four districts. This mess was caused by you ignoring the concerns of Detroit Voters, and "unpacking" Detroit into the suburbs. Go back, listen to Detroit voices, and give them what they want. You can then keep Livonia in one district and Northville/Plymouth in one district. There is NO REASON to split these communities, which already have very competitive House Districts 19 and 20 in the present State House.
Kelly Jones
Please do NOT split Troy up - we should be represented as a CITY. We are the largest city in Oakland County, and if you know anyone from Troy you know that we should be represented together. There is NO part of the city of Troy that should be represented with Macomb County residents. We are vastly different in our demographics. Please keep Troy in Oakland County
Kelly Jones
This map makes no sense. Troy is the largest city in Oakland County, and yet parts of Troy are linked with Macomb. The City of Troy should remain together. Please do not split a part of Troy with Sterling Heights. Cross County and cross city lines do not make any sense for our community. Please keep Troy's representation together!
Ehsan Taqbeem
Bad map, doesn't serve the COI, Please delete
merlin steffes
Badly gerrymandered to gift the democrats permanent control and silencing the voices of opposition to the left wingers. Do not use.
Zach Rudat
At the very least I would understand a Lansing or East Lansing based seat dipping into Bath or DeWitt, but anything beyond that into Clinton County makes no sense from a COI standpoint. The Clinton County/Grand Ledge district you guys initially had maintained the County COI and created a competitive seat. Had you kept that, took Delta Township and the western part of Lansing Township into the rest of Eaton County, you still would have ended up with 4 dem seats and a swing seat like you have on this. If we're going to accept that cities can be COIs we should be doing the same with counties too. Please take Capital region COIs into more consideration.
Terri McCormick
Disagreeing with Daniel Grams, Troy is a solidly cohesive community. This map unnecessarily splits the east edge into Sterling Heights, which dilutes the votes of Troy's diverse demographic blocs. Please keep Troy whole!
Lisa
Districts 52,53 and 54 are still bad, no matter what number you give them. You have not, in months, addressed the concerns of the Waterford, Auburn Hills, Pontiac, Oxford, Lake Orion and Bloomfield residents, who have asked that these districts be corrected. The comment I heard several times was it was too much work. All these residents will be stuck with inadequate representation for 10 YEARS using these districts; FIX THIS!
Angelo D Guarnieri
Separating Allen Park and Melvindale does a HUGE disservice to the children that attend school in the Mel-NAP school district. Having two Reps wouldn't help them when one would be mainly focused on Dearborn issues.