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POLL: Redistricting Splits Town of Oyster Bay

The new congressional district map splits the northern and southern part of the the town.

The Town of Oyster Bay runs from the north shore to the south shore of Long Island.

And the two congressional districts that run through the town do too.

The 3rd Congressional district currently represented by , R-Seaford, stretches from Glen Cove and Syosset on the North Shore, to Massapequa on the South Shore. 

Parts of the Town of Oyster Bay including a portion of Plainview are in the 2nd congressional district currently represented by Rep. Steve Israel, D-Dix Hills. It continues to the South Shore in Suffolk County.

But the drawn by a federal appellate panel as the result of the 2010 census, will cut the town completely in half.

The 2012 congressional races are not officially underway, but indications are that Israel would still represent Plainveiw, but would take on Glen Cove and Syosset in a new 3rd district, while King would lose those north shore communities in a new 2nd district.

We want to know what you think of the new district as it relates to the Town of Oyster Bay.  Take our poll below and weigh in with your comments.

Tom March 28, 2012 at 03:44 PM
The north shore is much more Democratic than the south shore so the split seems right to me. The reason Plainview was cut out of Peter King's district in the first place was to make sure that we wouldn't keep him from getting re-elected.

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