A bipartisan commission gave the final nod to new Missouri Senate districts Monday after making minor changes that are designed to balance the 34 districts in population.
The Senate Reapportionment Commission is made up of five Democrats and five Republicans. The final map was approved on a vote of 10-0.
Stipualations of the plan, require that St. Louis City and St. Louis County will drop from having eight Senate districts and a portion of a ninth, having seven districts and a portion of another one.
Commissioners noted that St. Louis and St. Louis County lost a total of 46,256 people from 1990 to 2010, while other areas of the state grew.
Hazelwood's current Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield is majorly impacted. Her 7th District was moved to Jackson County. Her currrent district will become part of the 26th District, which Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington, represents.
The commission also changed the boundaries lines of three other St. Louis-area districts: the 4th in St. Louis City, and the 13th and 14th in north St. Louis County. It appears the will fall in District 13.