AUSTIN, Texas (Nexstar) – The House redistricting committee will meet Thursday to discuss the process for West Texas.
Members of the committee will discuss population projections for the area and what the process will look like, following the publication of the U.S. Census.
“We are still waiting on the final data from the U.S. Census Bureau, but there is no time to waste, we need to get to work,” State Rep. Brooks Landgraf, who is on the committee, said. “We need to hear from West Texans to be sure our voices continue to be heard in Austin and Washington in the decade ahead.”
Ultimately, the redistricting committees in the House and the Senate will draw new maps for the House, Senate, Congressional, and State Board of Education.
Once the committee drafts the districts, they will be sent to the full House and Senate for final consideration.