Southeast Missouri’s 8th Congressional District Gains more Counties in Proposed New Map

(Jefferson City) The Missouri House Special Committee on Redistricting and Senate Select Committee on Redistricting has released their proposed changes to Missouri’s congressional district map.

Missouri will continue to have eight districts.

If approved, the 8th District currently held by Jason Smith of Salem, would gain three more counties….Laclede, Pulaski and Taney counties.

The 8th would cover 33 counties in the state.

To become official, the new map would need to be approved by both the Missouri Senate and Missouri House of Representatives.

The map is reconfigured every 10 years after the census is released.