2013-06-15 / Front Page

Galeton, Pike Township shift to 68th District

Potter County will be split into two legislative districts starting in 2014 under a reapportionment plan recently accepted by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Two municipalities in eastern Potter County will become part of the 68th District, which currently includes Tioga County and the western section of Bradford County and is represented by Republican Matt Baker. Affected municipalities are Galeton Borough and Pike Township. The rest of Potter County will remain in the 67th District, represented by Republican Martin Causer.

A previous version of the plan placed Abbott, Stewardson, West Branch and Hector townships in the 68th District, but now they are staying in the 67th.

Cameron County is also staying in the 67th District, after initially being shifted to the 75th District, currently represented by Republican Matt Gabler.

All of Potter and Cameron counties will remain part of the 25th Senatorial District, represented by Republican Joe Scarnati. That district will pick up parts of Clinton and Clearfield counties.

Changes are the result of the 2010 U.S. Census. Each of the state’s 203 House members represents just more than 60,000 residents. With Pennsylvania’s population increase, a House member now will represent more than 62,000 people.

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