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May 9, 2013

County to have one state senator

HARRISBURG — Lawrence County will be represented by one state senator under the redistricting plan approved by the Supreme Court Wednesday.

The 47th senatorial district, currently represented by Sen. Elder Vogel, will take in all of Lawrence County when the plan takes effect in the 2014 election year. Vogel is a Republican from New Sewickley Township.

The district now covers the southern and western portions of the county while the 50th senatorial district takes in the rest of the county. The 50th District is represented by Sen. Bob Robbins, a Republican from Mercer County.

The Ninth House District, represented by Rep. Chris Sainato, will undergo little change. That district picks upShenango Township and South New Castle borough, which are now in the 10th House District represented by Rep. Jaret Gibbons.

Sainato of Union Township and Gibbons of Franklin Township are Democrats.

Gibbons’ district will pick up Enon Valley borough and Little Beaver Township, now in Sainato’s district, and Volant borough and Washington Township, now part of Rep. Michele Brooks’ district.

The 10th House District, which covers some of Beaver County, will extend farther to include Beaver Falls and New Brighton. The district will continue to include part of Butler County.

Sainato’s district, which now includes two Beaver County municipalities, will lie entirely within Lawrence County.

Brooks’ 17th District will continue to include New Wilmington borough and Wilmington Township. Brooks is a Republican.

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