Butler Republican Mike Kelly picks up parts of Crawford, Mercer, Butler, Armstrong, Lawrence and Clarion counties, and loses parts of Warren, Venango, East and Erie counties.From his office:
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03) issued the following statement on the release tonight of the new Third Congressional District Map:
“Our state legislators have been going through an arduous redistricting process to re-draw the Commonwealth’s congressional districts, which were reapportioned from 19 to 18 seats as a result of Pennsylvania’s population loss. Under the new map that the State Senate and House will vote on soon, the Third Congressional District will lose territory in Warren, Venango, and East and South Erie Counties, which I have had the great privilege of representing for the past 11 months, and which I will continue to dutifully serve for the remainder of my first term. Despite these changes, residents of the current Third District can rest assured that the level of constituent service from me and my staff will remain strong over the next year.
“As I have said repeatedly, it has been an honor to represent the Third District in its current form, and I’m sad that, beyond 2012, I will not be able to continue to represent parts of the district as we know it today.
“Next year, as I start my re-election campaign, I will begin to get to know the residents of the re-drawn Third District, which will include new areas within Crawford, Mercer, Butler, and Armstrong Counties, and will add, for the first time, parts of Lawrence and Clarion Counties, as well.
“I look forward to seeing both new and familiar faces as I travel throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania to communicate my plans to put America back on a path to prosperity and to help get Americans back to work.”