There are many more details to come, but the state senate passed an amendment today to House Bill 259 that will change the Senate districts drawn in 2011. One democrat Senator, Harry Marsh, was absent, in DC for the Inauguration. The vote was 20-19 and has been sent to the House of Delegates. Rumors are at least one current, democrat, state Senator will lose his seat, could be more. Stay tuned!
The senate adjourned today at 4:10. When they go back into session tomorrow, it can be watched streaming live, here. The House of Delegates is also adjourned for today but can be watched here tomorrow.
This could have large ramifications. If republicans have control of the Senate and the House of Delegates beginning in 2015, it’s very likely that they will also control Congressional redistricting in 2020. Getting this amendment passed is a VERY big deal! Congratulations to our Republican Senate delegation in Richmond! Well played!