Redistricting in East Baton Rouge Parish – a modest proposal

East Baton Rouge Parish is now the most populous parish in Louisiana, with 440, 171 residents. Its governing body is a 12 member Metrocouncil, whose members all come up for re-election next year. Even though redistricting will be performed “in house”, we thought it would be useful for its citizens to see a plan drawn up from an outsiders point of view that incorporated the following redistricting principles:


John Couvillon is a political consultant. His company is JMC Enterprises of Louisiana, Inc. with expertise in the data analysis aspects of political campaigns, such as poll sample development/analysis, development of targeted voter files for phone canvassing or mail outs, campaign strategy, demographic consulting, and redistricting. See his site at for more information.




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