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Rockdale legislative delegation meeting Jan. 5
redrawn state House districts

IN BRIEF: Legislators representing Rockdale in the state's General Assembly will hold a Listening Meeting before the start of the 2012 session. The meeting will be on Thursday, Jan. 5, 6:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Rockdale Career Academy.

Rockdale's delegation currently consists of four state House Representatives and two state Senators: District 92 Rep. Pamela Stephenson, District 93 Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler, District 94 Rep. Dar'shun Kendrick, District 95 Rep. Pam Dickerson, District 43 State Sen. Ronald Ramsey and District 17 State Sen. Rick Jeffares. 

In other General Assembly business:

The U.S. Department of Justice recently approved redrawn Congressional and state General Assembly maps.

Among the changes it would bring, it would shift the area currently represented by District 109 Rep. Steve Davis into Rockdale, shift state House District 93 and 94 out of Rockdale, shift the area currently represented by Dickerson to cover mostly Newton County, shift the area currently represented by District 43 Sen. Ramsey to cover more of Newton County, shift the area currently represented by District 17 Sen. Rick Jeffares to cover more of Rockdale. It would also create a House district in Rockdale with no incumbent representative.

Rockdale County would have six House districts and keep its current two Senate districts under the proposed redrawn maps for Georgia House and Senate districts.