Redistricting affects state representation, too
EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – While congressional redistricting is drawing much of the political attention these days, Eagle County also has some new representatives in the Colorado Legislature.
Most of the Eagle River Valley is still represented by Millie Hamner, a Summit County Democrat. But the name of that district has changed – from 56 to 63.
But the legislative committee that re-drew the state’s House and Senate districts put Gypsum and Dotsero into House District 61, which also includes Pitkin, Gunnison and Hinsdale counties, as well as a part of Garfield County. That district is represented by Roger Wilson, a Carbondale-area Democrat first elected in 2010.
The entire county has also changed its representative in the Colorado Senate. Eagle County for years was in Senate District 8, currently represented by Republican Jean White of Winter Park. The new map puts the county into Senate District 5, currently held by Gail Schwartz, a Democrat from the Aspen/Snowmass area.