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New Proposal Unites All of Redmond in 1st Congressional District

The plan was released Wednesday by the Washington State Redistricting Commission

A proposed plan to add a 10th Congressional district in Washington State would also move a significant portion of Redmond from U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert's 8th District to the 1st District, currently represented by Congressman Jay Inslee.

The boundaries of District 8 would shift signficantly to the east and include communities on the east side of the Cascades, as well as Issaquah and Sammamish. District 1, meanwhile would pick up the Redmond part of District 8, a change that would unite all of the city and its unincorporated areas in one district.

The current boundaries put Southeast Redmond and virtually all of unincorporated Redmond in District 8.

Inslee , and several individuals have announced their intentions to run for his seat, including State Rep. , business owner , former state lawmaker  and former Inslee challenger . Redmond resident Darcy Burner, who unsuccesfully challenged Reichert in 2006 and 2008, has also announced her intentions to run for Congress in 2012.

More information on the bipartisan plan is available in The Seattle Times. The Washington State Redistricting Commission has until Saturday to approve a proposal, according to the Times.

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