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Area Senator Forced to Run in New District

Sen. Jane Cunningham to face election among new constituents, in part, and some new areas that will include Eureka and Wildwood.

State Sen. Jane Cunningham (R-Chesterfield) said Friday she will run for re-election to state office in a newly drawn district that includes Arnold and parts of neighboring Jefferson County.

Cunningham's announcement comes just days after speculation that her Chesterfield residence was gerrymandered out of the voting district she currently represents, the 7th.

Cunningham will seek a second term in the Missouri senate from the new 27th District. It includes many of the areas Cunningham already represented in past years—Chesterfield, Clarkson Valley, Ellisville—then adds Eureka, , much of Northern Jefferson County, and Arnold.

Cunningham, a Republican, described her record as "common sense conservative leadership," and pointed out she was the first to legislate against health insurance for all Americans.

The senator served on Ladue School District's school board, eight years in the state House of Representatives, and one term in the state Senate.

Note:  Eureka-Wildwood Patch Editor Julie Brown Patton interviewed Cunningham Thursday regarding her perspective on redistricting: 

Dennis Broadbooks December 04, 2011 at 02:28 AM
Jean, you might want to correct your article to show State Senator Jane Cunningham's present address is in Chesterfield & not Ladue. Also Jane's current State Senate District is #7.
Dennis Broadbooks December 04, 2011 at 12:41 PM
Thanks, Jean!

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