Capitol Update: Rep. Carl Turner says new congressional map is fair and keeps Johnson County together

"It’s important to remember that ... population growth in Wyandotte and Johnson counties meant it was mathematically impossible for the two counties to stay together in their entirety in a single congressional district. Every map submitted divided the current Third district in some way," Rep. Carl Turner writes in this week's Capitol Update column. Image submitted by Carl Turner.

Each week during the 2022 Kansas legislative session, we will provide Blue Valley area legislators the opportunity to share their thoughts about what’s happening in the state capitol.

Below is this week’s submission from Republican Rep. Carl Turner of Kansas House District 28, which covers parts of Leawood and Overland Park.