Last year, the ten voting members of Nassau's Temporary Districting Advisory Commission split along party lines, submitting separate Democratic and Republican maps to the County Legislature. The Republican majority in the County Legislature then drew its own map in which only three of Nassau's 19 legislative districts are at all competitive, and approved the plan on a party line vote. In 2009 and 2011 under the old legislative lines, at least one incumbent lost each cycle. In 2013, no incumbents lost. In 2009 there were four competitive races, five in 2011, and only one in 2013. Similarly in 2009 and 2011 every seat except one was challenged. In 2013 there were five uncontested seats. The non-partisan Nassau United Redistricting Coalition has produced a series of recommendations to make the future process functional and fair. Visit to find out more.

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