Oregon residents weigh in on proposed redistricting

SALEM, Ore. —Wednesday residents of Congressional District 2, Congressman Cliff Bentz’s district, got to weigh in on draft maps for a new congressional district.

Oregon will be gaining a 6th congressional seat, because of population growth.

Under plan A, Josephine County and part of Douglas County would join District 2.  Under plan B, parts of Jackson County including Medford and Central Point would be part of Representative Peter Defazio’s District 4.

The next public hearing is this Friday at 8 a.m.  The legislature has until the end of the month to make a decision.

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Jenna King is the 6pm and 11pm anchor for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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