Randolph County and 2021 political redistricting
The North Carolina Legislature passed new maps for NC House, NC Senate, and US Congress on November 4, 2021. Redistricting maps cannot be vetoed by Governor Cooper, but lawsuits have already been filed on behalf of Common Cause, the NAACP, and other voters. At least one of the lawsuits is supported by Eric Holder’s National Redistricting Foundation, and another was filed by the Southern Coalition for Social Justice. Unless an injunction is granted by the courts, the maps will be used for the 2022 Election. (Filing to run for office under the new maps runs from Dec. 6 to Dec. 17, 2021.)
The new maps have three NC House districts in Randolph County: 54, 70, and 78. District 54 consists of all of Chatham County with the addition of Staley and Liberty precincts. It’s the home district of Rep. Robert Reives who is the Democratic leader in the House.
District 70 consists of 12 precincts all within Randolph County: Archdale, Asheboro East, Asheboro North, Asheboro South, Asheboro West, Back Creek, Level Cross, New Market, Randleman, Tabernacle, Trinity, and Trinity Tabernacle. Rep. Pat Hurley is the current incumbent in this district.
District 78 consists of a mixture of precincts in both Moore and Randolph Counties. In Randolph, it includes Deep River, Grant, Providence, Ramseur, Southeast, Southern, Southwest, and Union Grove. In Moore County, it includes precincts Bensalem, D-H-R, Pinehurst A1, Pinehurst A2, Pinehurst B1, Pinehurst B2, Pinehurst C, Robbins, Seven Lakes, Taylortown, Westmoore, and West End. Rep. Allen McNeill is the current incumbent in this district.
There are two NC Senate districts in Randolph County: 25 and 29. District 29’s current incumbent is Dave Craven.
District 25 consists of all of Alamance County as well as 8 Randolph County precincts: Deep River, Level Cross, Liberty, Providence, Ramseur, most of Randleman, Southeast, and Staley. The current incumbent is Sen. Amy Galey from Alamance County.
District 29 consists of 15 Randolph County precincts along with Montgomery County, Richmond County, Anson County, and the southern and western edges of Union County. In Randolph County it includes precincts Archdale, Asheboro East, Asheboro North, Asheboro South, Asheboro West, Back Creek, Grant, New Market, several voter blocks in southern Randleman, Southwest, Tabernacle, Trinity, and Trinity Tabernacle. The current incumbent is Sen. Dave Craven.
US House of Representatives
Randolph County is fully contained within US Congress District 7 which also consists of Alamance County, Chatham County, Lee County, the eastern part of Davidson County, the eastern part of Guilford County, a southwest part of Wake County, and the northern tip of Harnett County. There is no current incumbent in this district.
–Thank you to Susie L. Scott for compiling this information.