[UPDATE: State legislative details were originally incorrect. They have now been corrected. Additional maps showing the boundary of the part of Chanhassen in SD33 have been added as well.]
The redistricting maps were just released a few minutes ago. Here are the key takeaways for Carver County:
From a Congressional perspective, eastern Carver County (Chanhassen, Chaska, Victoria, and Laketown Township) are now part of the Third Congressional District, with current incumbent Rep. Erik Paulsen (R – Eden Prairie). The rest of Carver County is now part of the Sixth Congressional District. Rep. Michele Bachmann is the current incumbent in the Sixth, but Bachmann’s Stillwater residence in not in the new Sixth, so she will have to decide whether to move to the new Sixth or challenge Rep. Betty McCollum in the Fourth Congressional District. [UPDATE: Bachmann will run in the Sixth.] Rep. John Kline no longer represents any part of the county.
From a state legislative perspective, northeast Chanhassen is being combined with much of the Lake Minnetonka area in the new Senate District 33 with retiring Sen. Gen Olson (R-Minnetrista) and Rep. Steve Smith (R-Mound) as the current incumbents. The boundary of the area in SD33 is the area north of MN-5 and east of MN-41, as shown in the map below.
The rest of Carver County is the new Senate District 47 with Sen. Julianne Ortman as the incumbent. The rest of Chanhassen, northern Victoria, and Chaska combine to make House District 47B with Rep. Joe Hoppe as the incumbent. The remainder of the county is House District 47A, with Rep. Ernie Leidiger as the incumbent.
Under 2010 Census results, it was inevitable that Carver County would be split up into more than one Senate district — the County’s rapid population growth over the last decade dictated that.