Harris Blake retired in 2012. Since then, Randolph County’s Jerry Tillman has represented us in Jones Street’s upper chamber. Now, if this current map holds, Richmond County’s Tom McInnis (R) will likely be representing Moore County in the next legislative session.
We got wind of this possibility some time back.
Under Blake, we were in a district that encompassed Moore County. Under Tillman, the district was expanded to include Randolph County. In this newest map, Moore will be grouped with its southern neighbors in Scotland, Richmond, and Anson Counties. (All three are very Democrat-friendly despite being currently represented by a Republican senator.)
Tillman’s new district will be limited to his home county of Randolph. (Though, there is no confirmation he will seek a new term in 2018.)