Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday signed new district maps for the Gwyneth County Council of Commissioners and the Board of Education.
The maps were drawn by Bonnie Rich’s representative, R-Suwanee, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The map commission is expected to create a more conservative District 4 in the county with lines similar to those in the state Senate county currently represented by Buffford Republican Clint Dixon.
A seat on the District 4 Commission is currently held by Marlene Fosk, who became the first Black Commissioner of the Gwyneth District when she was elected in 2018. The new District 4 will continue to include the residence of Foske.
The Education Council map will have minor changes that will affect less than 30,000 of the county’s nearly one million residents.
The new cards drew serious criticism from state and county Democrats, who argued that state lawmakers should have surrendered to the Gwyneth delegation, which is a majority Democrat.
The district maps of the commission and the school board are updated every 10 years as the latest census data is published.