The country is currently undergoing political redistricting following the recent census. In Pennsylvania, proposed maps have been approved by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission, which is a panel consisting of four legislative leaders from both parties and a non-partisan chair appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
If approved, the proposed maps will bring change to who represents the Borough of Conshohocken, and Plymouth Township in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Currently, the Borough of Conshohocken is part of the 148th legislative district and is represented by Mary Jo Daley (D) of Narberth. Plymouth Township is split between the 148th and the 70th. The 70th portion is represented by Matt Bradford (D) of Worcester.
The proposed map would create a new legislative district compromised of the Borough of Conshohocken, Plymouth Township, and Norristown. Whitemarsh Township would continue to fall within the old, but altered, 148th which would continue to be connected to the Main Line. The Borough of West Conshohocken would continue to be part of a district that includes a portion of Lower Merion, all of Upper Merion, and Bridgeport.
For the Pennsylvania State Senate, much would stay the same for the local communities we cover. The Borough of Conshohocken and Whitemarsh Township would fall within a district connected to the City of Philadelphia and currently represented by Vincent Hughes (D) of Philadelphia. West Conshohocken would continue to be in a district that is currently represented by Amanda Capaletti (D) of East Norriton. The one change is that Plymouth Township will move from Capaletti’s district to District 12 that is currently represented by Maria Collett (D) of Lower Gwynedd.
We will continue to cover this process as it moved forward.
Maps: Dave’s Redistricting