Friday, August 7, 2015

Bishop Wins District 5 Supervisor's Race

I failed to mention in all the election result hype that District 5 Supervisor, Jay Bishop, sailed to victory over Ronnie Garner with nearly 70% of the vote. Many may not know that Jay's territory covers a number of Rez neighborhoods. 

Take a look at the Rankin County GIS map, select the "Supervisor Districts" layer, and note how District 5 not only includes Flowood subdivisions Belle Meade, Latter Rayne, Lineage Lake, Dogwood, Oak Ridge, Indian Creek, but also (in some of the oddest gerrymandering around), takes in the various Barnett Bends, Oak Grove, Pinehaven, and Riverchase subdivisions.  The old Rapids on the Reservoir location, the NWRAA soccer fields, those are all District 5. 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Funny you say that... When Garner went in to qualify he thought he was in District 2.....

Anonymous said...

It also included the Avalon development

Anonymous said...

Both District 2 and District 5 have about 30,000 residents. The difference being that in District 5 the Supervisor only answers to the 3000 that live in unincorporated areas (outside of Flowood and Pearl) while the District 2 Supervisor is responsible for 27,000 and is a full time job.