House and Senate redistricting maps proposed by Gov. Mike Beebe were officially endorsed by the Board of Apportionment for use in the 2012 elections July 29.

New boundaries were drawn using data from the 2010 U.S. Census.

SENATE DISTRICTS

New Senate lines provide for four seats shared in Faulkner County. Senate districts are 15, 35, 18, and 29.

•Senate district 15 includes part of the Twin Groves community, Greenbrier, Wooster, Mayflower, a small southwestern part of Conway, and unaffiliated portions of northwestern and southwestern Faulkner County. The district extends into Conway, Perry and Pulaski counties.

•Senate district 35 is almost wholly contained in Faulkner County, and includes cities of Conway, Holland, Enola, and a small western part of Vilonia. A small portion of 35 extends into Perry County.

•Senate district 18 includes the City of Guy, and a small northeastern section of the Twin Groves community, along with an unaffiliated northeastern section of the county. The district extends into Van Buren, Cleburne and White counties.

•Senate district 29 includes the City of Vilonia and an unaffiliated southeastern section of Faulkner County. The district extends into White, Pulaski and Lonoke counties.

House Districts

New House of Representative lines provide for six representatives in Faulkner County, rather than the previous four, and include districts 66, 67, 44, 72, 70, and 40.

•House District 66 includes the cities of Guy, the Twin Groves community and much of Enola. The district is limited to the northern portion of Faulkner County and extends into Van Buren and Cleburne counties.

•House District 67 extends across most of the central part of Faulkner County and includes the cities of Wooster, Greenbrier, Holland and Vilonia. Small portions of Conway and Enola are also included. This district is wholly confined to Faulkner County.

•House District 44 includes Mount Vernon and unaffiliated portions of Faulkner County along a band on the eastern county line. The district extends into White and Lonoke counties.

•House District 72 includes the eastern half of the City of Conway and extends down to Mayflower, but does not include the city. District 72 is wholly contained inside Faulkner County. 

•House District 70 covers the western half of the City of Conway and extends to Perry County, across the Toad Suck bridge. 

(The dividing line between House districts 72 and 70, which cover the City of Conway, is Donaghey Avenue from Tyler Street to the end of South Donaghey Avenue.)

•House District 40 includes the City of Mayflower and unaffiliated southern and central portions of Faulkner County. The district extends into Pulaski County. House and Senate redistricting maps proposed by Gov. Mike Beebe were officially endorsed by the Board of Apportionment for use in the 2012 elections July 29.

New boundaries were drawn using data from the 2010 U.S. Census.

SENATE DISTRICTS

New Senate lines provide for four seats shared in Faulkner County. Senate districts are 15, 35, 18, and 29.

•Senate district 15 includes part of the Twin Groves community, Greenbrier, Wooster, Mayflower, a small southwestern part of Conway, and unaffiliated portions of northwestern and southwestern Faulkner County. The district extends into Conway, Perry and Pulaski counties.

•Senate district 35 is almost wholly contained in Faulkner County, and includes cities of Conway, Holland, Enola, and a small western part of Vilonia. A small portion of 35 extends into Perry County.

•Senate district 18 includes the City of Guy, and a small northeastern section of the Twin Groves community, along with an unaffiliated northeastern section of the county. The district extends into Van Buren, Cleburne and White counties.

•Senate district 29 includes the City of Vilonia and an unaffiliated southeastern section of Faulkner County. The district extends into White, Pulaski and Lonoke counties.

House Districts

New House of Representative lines provide for six representatives in Faulkner County, rather than the previous four, and include districts 66, 67, 44, 72, 70, and 40.

•House District 66 includes the cities of Guy, the Twin Groves community and much of Enola. The district is limited to the northern portion of Faulkner County and extends into Van Buren and Cleburne counties.

•House District 67 extends across most of the central part of Faulkner County and includes the cities of Wooster, Greenbrier, Holland and Vilonia. Small portions of Conway and Enola are also included. This district is wholly confined to Faulkner County.

•House District 44 includes Mount Vernon and unaffiliated portions of Faulkner County along a band on the eastern county line. The district extends into White and Lonoke counties.

•House District 72 includes the eastern half of the City of Conway and extends down to Mayflower, but does not include the city. District 72 is wholly contained inside Faulkner County. 

•House District 70 covers the western half of the City of Conway and extends to Perry County, across the Toad Suck bridge. 

(The dividing line between House districts 72 and 70, which cover the City of Conway, is Donaghey Avenue from Tyler Street to the end of South Donaghey Avenue.)

•House District 40 includes the City of Mayflower and unaffiliated southern and central portions of Faulkner County. The district extends into Pulaski County

 

Quotable

‘The biggest change in the Senate district was district 35. This district has become more competitive through redistricting. It also makes for a tighter district so that the candidates will be able to go to more doors.’ 

Cody Bassham, Faulkner County Democratic Party committee member

 

‘This has changed everything. People who are thinking about running, particularly the incumbents, are thinking about changing their addresses. It is making for a little bit of a mess and challenge for everyone.’ 

Phillip Liggett, 

Republican member

 of the Faulkner County 

Election Commission