Throughout the 2022 redistricting cycle, we'll be providing a few quick updates on important mapmaking developments in each state. Be sure to visit our "Road Map to Redistricting" for an overview of who controls the process and links to our baseline analysis in each state.

September 15, 2021

As expected, last week Democrats and Republicans on Oregon's House redistricting committee released competing proposals for how to redraw the state's map, including a new sixth district. But the process is just getting underway.

The Democratic plan would effectively be a 5D-1R map that would carve a new safe seat for Democrats in the southwest Portland suburbs of Washington County and the state capital of Salem. It would split Portland's Multnomah County three ways, adding fast-growing Bend to Rep. Earl Blumenauer's 3rd CD and shoring up Democratic Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Kurt Schrader (OR-05), who hold swing seats now.

Not surprisingly, the GOP proposal would take a much different approach, packing Democrats into two safe seats in Portland, keeping a safe GOP 2nd CD in the rural east, and drawing

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