By Carol Stiffler

The Luce County Redistricting Committee, which is formed and dissolved once every 10 years after the newest census figures are released, finalized a plan to redistrict Luce County after the 2020 Census.

The committee consisted of Luce County Clerk Sharon Price, Luce County Prosecutor Josh Freed, and canvassers Lawrence Vincent, Darlene Kisro, and John Waltman. Price and Vincent each submitted two proposed redistricting plans to the committee, which reviewed them on Friday, October 8.

Luce County lost approximately three percent of its population over the past 10 years, or XX people. Inmates at the Newberry Correctional Facility are never factored into the commissioner districts, so their current, erroneous absence in the Pentland Township population did not impact this redistricting.

One of Price’s plans was selected by the committee, with noted benefits of causing the fewest new splits to existing commissioner districts. All existing commissioners still live within the boundaries of their current districts.

Commissioners are:

District 1 Nancy Morrison

District 2 Michelle Clark, chairman

District 3 Kevin R. Erickson

District 4 Bill Henry

District 5 Phyllis French, vice chair