New legislative map puts Wrangell, Ketchikan, Petersburg together
September 16, 2021
Working to carve up Alaska into 40 legislative districts of approximately equal population, a state board has released its draft maps based on the 2020 U.S. Census that move Wrangell, Petersburg and Ketchikan into the same House district.
Wrangell has shared a district with Ketchikan the past decade, while Petersburg has been part of the Sitka district.
Population shifts, particularly increases in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, forced the Alaska Redistricting Board to move boundaries across the state to keep legislative districts roughly equal in population size.
The combined population of...