As chair of the Board’s Legislative Committee, I was the liaison to the bipartisan citizen committee that developed new supervisor district lines to reflect the population changes of the last census. The plan that the Board adopted ensures that each resident will be fairly represented by the Board and creates minimal disruption to communities, moving only 7 of the County’s 231 precincts. Lee District did not lose or gain any full precincts, only picking up a small piece of Woodlawn precinct in Mount Vernon along Frye Road, allowing for the Pinewood Lake community to be in the same district. This is in contrast to the state redistricting plan that split many communities and precincts.
The United States Department of Justice has approved the Supervisor district boundary lines. However, there will be minor precinct line adjustments that change voting locations. The County’s Office of Elections and I will do our best to inform you should these changes occur.
Much credit goes to the 2011 Citizens Advisory Council on Redistricting and Fairfax County staff that completed its work in a compressed timeframe. More information on the County’s redistricting plan is available at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/redistricting/.
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