House redistricting plan preserves seats for Landtroop and Perry - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

House redistricting plan preserves seats for Landtroop and Perry

The Texas House passed a redistricting plan that will keep two West Texas Representatives from running against each other in the next election.

The first proposed map put Charles Perry, District 83, and Jim Landtroop, District 85, in the same district, but after much debate that map was amended to where the two would stay separate.

West Texas will still lose a seat, but Representative Warren Chisum of Pampa is expected to retire. The new proposed map moves Landtroop to Chisum's district keeping him from running against Perry.

Both Perry and Landtroop are calling this a victory for West Texas, but the map still has to pass the Senate vote.

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