Kansas City senator may represent Callaway County

Unless there’s a change in the next couple of weeks, Callaway County’s state senator could be a Kansas City-based Democrat for the next two years.

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The new state Senate districts proposed early Thursday morning by a citizen’s commission are not official until after the commission holds more public hearings, and the commissioners can change the proposal during the next two weeks based on any comments they receive.

But, based on the district lines released early Thursday, perhaps the biggest change in Mid-Missouri is a numbering difference between the new commission’s map and the one drawn late last year by appeals court judges, that later was overturned by the state Supreme Court.

The judges’ map had moved the 7th District from St. Louis County to central and northeastern Missouri, ranging from Callaway and Audrain counties on the west to Lincoln County on the Mississippi River.


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