Senate Bill 105, authored by Elections Chair Greg Walker, R-Columbus, would establish a series of standards lawmakers would use to redraw district lines following population reapportionment, which occurs each decade after the completion of the U.S. Census.
The clearest path for Democrats to return to the White House runs straight through the upper Midwest, fueling debate over who is best positioned to recapture working-class voters who broke for President Donald Trump in 2016.
Jose Evans has decided to not to run for mayor and has thrown his support behind State Sen. Jim Merritt. And City-County Council member Jefferson Shreve, who replaced Jeff Miller last year, won't seek a return to the council after his current term ends.
South Bend's 36-year-old mayor announced Monday he won't seek re-election next year. The Democrat's military background, popularity in a Rust Belt city and ambition for a national profile have prompted questions about a possible presidential run.