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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

Testimony: Shift Adams County to 5th District

Speakers suggest moving Walla Walla County


Last updated 8/5/2021 at 10:20am

CHENEY – During a state Redistricting Commission public outreach meeting July 24, speakers overwhelmingly backed changes that would shift two counties east.

With the population shift over the last decade, several people testifying during the hearing called for Adams and Walla Walla counties move out of the 4th Legislative District (Central Washington) and into the 5th Legislative District (Eastern Washington).

“Eastern Washington is not just everything east of the Cascades,” Adams County Commissioner Dan Blankenship said during testimony. “If the 5th District needs to gain some folk...

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