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Patch Question: Lynbrook Split in Half?

What do you think of the proposed State Assembly District maps?

Patch Question: Lynbrook Split in Half? Patch Question: Lynbrook Split in Half?

 

If proposed State Assembly District maps become law after the November 2012 election, Lynbrook would be split into two districts, the 21st and the 22nd, according to the Lynbrook Herald.

Assemblyman Brian Curran would represent the new 21st district, which would stretch from Lynbrook to Freeport and include the southern half of Franklin Square.

"The districts now represented by assemblymen Brian Curran and Edward Ra, the 14st and the 21st, respectively, would change significantly, while a new district would be created along the western edge of the county.

 Most of Valley Stream, along with South Valley Stream, North Woodmere, Elmont and the southern section of Lynbrook would become part of the new 22nd District, where residents are now represented by Ra, Curran and Weisenberg. The 22nd would be an open seat in the November election."

Both Curran and Mayor William Hendrick said that they are opposed to the new maps because they are against dividing Lynbrook into two districts.

"I think residents will be confused on who represents them and it just doesn’t keep the village unified,” Hendrick told Patch.

Hendrick said he plans to speak at the Feb. 9 hearing in Suffolk County  Legislature in Smithtown, to express his concerns over the proposed maps.

"I'll have half the people in one area and the other half in another...it's just bizarre," Hendrick said.

What do you think of the proposed new State Assembly District maps?

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