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Redistricting changes little around Farmington

While many of his colleagues in the Minnesota House of Representatives are busy trying to figure out radically different districts and in some cases plan reelection bids against other incumbents, Pat Garofalo has things a whole lot easier. The Farmington resident will see only small changes to his district.

A new legislative map introduced last week pairs 30 current House members in redrawn districts and leaves 15 districts with no incumbent. But for Farmington residents, the biggest change will be a new number. What was formerly Senate District 36 is now 56.

Statewide, there will be six races that could pair a Democrat against a Democrat for reelection bids, six that could pair a Republican with a Republican and three that will feature races between DFL and GOP incumbents.

In the Senate, there will be two pairings of Democratic incumbents, two pairings of Republicans and two races that pair Democrats against Republicans.

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.

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