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Opinion

Congressman Duncan's Comments on Redistricting


By: US Rep. Jeff Duncan
web posted March 30, 2011

OPINION – I really wanted to be with you in person tonight, but with votes scheduled for this evening, I knew you would want me to remain in Washington doing what you sent me there to do; fighting against runaway government spending, repealing ObamaCare, and returning our nation to the Constitution.
 
On April 2nd 2009, I announced my candidacy for United States Congress.  Over the course of these past few years, I have had the chance to get to know the people of the Third Congressional District as potential voters and constituents, but most importantly as friends.  The residents of Aiken, Edgefield, and McCormick counties have invited me into their homes, shared their stories, and prayed for my family and me.
 
The people who reside in the southern half of the Third District are nothing short of some of the finest individuals this country has to offer, and some of the greatest people I have ever met.  They are entrepreneurs, small business owners, and farmers.  They are former and current employees of the Savannah River Site whose talents help keep our nation safe.  And they are military veterans, policemen, firefighters, and teachers who sacrifice every day to give back to our communities.
 
Representing these inspiring individuals in Congress is one of the highest honors and greatest responsibilities I could ever imagine.  Which leads us to the bittersweet topic of this evenings meeting, redistricting. While I’m thrilled that South Carolina’s increased population will result in a Seventh Congressional District for the first time since World War II, I would consider any redistricting plan that changes who I have the pleasure of representing as a great loss.
 
The ten counties that form the Third District create a unique balance in regards to demographics and needs.  The district is anchored in nuclear power on both ends with the Oconee Nuclear Station to the north and the Savannah River Site to the south.  District wide, small businesses continue to be the driving force in the economy, especially agribusiness that can be found from Pumpkin Town to Ridge Spring.
 
With the release of new census data, the information makes clear that the Third District will be forced to shrink in population to make room for the new Congressional seat. My wish is for the General Assembly to strongly take into consideration the wisdom of the current district boundaries and make as few changes as Constitutionally possible.
 
I appreciate you taking the time to listen to the public’s concerns on this very important matter, and hope you will listen to their concerns above all others as you make your decision.


Congressman Jeff Duncan



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