Furthermore the State has passed maps for Congressional Districts and State Legislative districts, but they might be held up due to several pending law suits.
OK political map junkies, here are links to the maps for 2012-2021, all in large pdf files (hosted on other sites):
It is the City and County maps that see some change, nothing too radical around Oshkosh but for a number of us it could mean a change in polling places. Could it also impact next spring's County Board Supervisors Election? For the most part, no, at least not in Oshkosh.
North Side Oshkosh County Board Reps - None of the 8 North side Supervisors will have to run against each other
- David Albrecht, the Chair of the County Board and 26 year veteran member, currently represents District 11, which straddles the Fox River on the west end. On the new map, Albrecht's district 11 shifts to the North, going no further south than Bent, stretching up between Jackson and Algoma, and then North to Ryf Road.
- First termer Travis Swanson, representing the Northern District 13, gets to stay in District 13, but will no longer represent the "coastal" neighborhoods east of Bowen (Travis lives west of Bowen).
- Claude Thompson will get that northern strip between Bowen and Lake Winnebago, as his District 14 lops off everything west of Bowen that he got when the Board redistricted 3-5 years ago and creates a much more sensible district.
- Kathy Lennon's District 15 gains the Rainbow Park area south of the Fox River that was Albrecht's former area, merging it with a smaller area around New York Ave. and River Mill Rd.
- Marissa Reynolds, representing the University District 16, will see the U-District remain in tact, but with less of the western Algoma Blvd area and instead more of the student housing area north of campus bounded by Vine and Wisconsin.
- Jef Hall's central District 17 shifts to the north, losing the area south of Church and gaining a big chunk of Claude Thompson's district, all the way up to Nevada Ave.
- Bill Wyngren's east side District 18 barely changes, but it moves one block south to Washington Ave.
- Alfred Jacobson's District 19, which stretches along the North side of the Fox River now stretches further, from Wisconsin Ave in the west to Lake Winnebago to the east.
- Mike Norton's District 20 will change, losing the stretch south of 15th and east of S. Main St. and gaining instead the area to the west between Ohio and Knapp, south of South Park.
- Bob Warnke, living at the crossroads of three districts, will shift from District 21 to District 22. His District 21 used to represent the area south of South Park and west of Oregon, but District 21 now will be bordered by Iowa on the west, 15th Ave to the North, and then stretch down between Lake Winnebago and Oregon. This puts Warnke in the same District as...
- Ken Robl also lives at the crossroads of three districts, and he barely remains in the new District 22. The new District 22 basically sits between Hwy 41 to the west, Witzel to the north, 20th St. to the south, and Knapp to the east, except for north of South Park in which the district stretches out a few more blocks to Iowa (and Bob Warnke's residence).
- District 23 is currently vacant, and much of the new District 23 east of the highway is eaten up by Districts 20, 22 and 15, leaving the new District 23 straddling the highway north of Witzel, west of Sawyer, and east of Oakwood.
- Stan Kline's District 25 will contain the area between 20th St. and Witzel, Hwy 41 and Oakwood (a.k.a. "Westhaven"). The neighborhoods west of Oakwood have been cut off and added to District 24, while 25 gained the area between 9th and Witzel to the north.
So for all the redistricting, only two Oshkosh incumbent County Board Supervisors will be pitted against each other in April 2012, assuming they all run for re-election. Will we have another sleeper of a County Board race? Will Jef Hall run for re-election now that he is on the City Council? Will anyone retire?