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Ada Co. tweaks map for commission elections with latest Census data

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Depending on where you live, you might be represented by a new Ada County Commissioner soon. 

This week the Ada County Commissioners approved a new district map splitting the county into three districts after the results of the 2020 census became available. Unlike the City of Boise, Ada County’s district system requires its three elected officials to come from different parts of the county but anyone can cast a vote in all three races any year the seats are up for reelection. 

If you’d like to explore the map, click here. 

The changes to this decade’s map were relatively minor. The biggest change is the continued expansion of Commissioner Ryan Davidson’s District, which covers Boise and Garden City, further south as the area continues to boom. There were also some minor line adjustments at the edge

“It was too small relative to the other two,” County Clerk Phil McGrane told the commissioners. “The southern part of District 1 was where the significant population changes occurred, so we needed to make some changes.”

The boundary for District 3, currently represented by Commissioner Kendra Kenyon, crept south in Southeast Boise near Harris Ranch and south of the Flying Y. District 3 also crept north into District 2, represented by Commissioner Rod Beck, north of Cherry Lane on the county’s far western edge.

A close up map of the changes in Ada County’s Districts. Courtesy of Ada County
Margaret Carmel - BoiseDev Sr. Reporter
Margaret Carmel - BoiseDev Sr. Reporter
Margaret Carmel is a BoiseDev reporter focused on the City of Boise, housing, homelessness and growth. Contact her at [email protected] or by phone at (757)705-8066.

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