NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A House Republican plan would draw six existing lawmakers into the same districts while creating six more without incumbents.
The panel unveiled its redistricting proposal in a packed legislative hearing room in Nashville on Wednesday.
5 of the new seats would be located within Davidson, Hamilton, Knox, Rutherford and Williamson counties. The sixth would be made up of all of Marshall and parts of Lincoln, Franklin and Marion counties.
The once-a-decade redistricting plan follows the 2010 Census and reflects shifting population and political trends.
Republican leaders have said they want the redistricting measure to be among the first bills considered when the legislative session begins next week.
The filing deadline for candidates seeking state or federal office is April 5.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Friday, May 24 2013 8:18 AM EDT2013-05-24 12:18:54 GMT
The new acting head of the Internal Revenue Service started cleaning house Thursday by replacing the supervisor who oversaw agents involved in targeting tea party groups.More >>
Moving quickly to stem a raging controversy, the new acting head of the Internal Revenue Service started cleaning house Thursday by replacing the supervisor who oversaw agents involved in targeting tea party groups.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:29 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:29:09 GMT
The parents of a Cleveland, Tennessee native, now living in Moore, Oklahoma, say they are grateful their son is alive.More >>
The parents of a Cleveland, Tennessee native, now living in Moore, Oklahoma, say they are grateful their son is alive. Twenty-five-year-old Jay Brown and his wife were in Moore when this week's massive tornado hit.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:30:42 GMT
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WRCB) -- Silverdale Academy bounced back from an embarrassing blowout loss by making more history Thursday afternoon. Decatur County Riverside handed the Seahawks their first lossMore >>
After suffering its first Spring Fling loss, Silverdale rallied to beat Decatur County Riverside 6-2 in the rematch to eliminate the three-time defending state champs and clinch a spot in the Class A state championship game for the first time in program history.More >>