New proposed map extends Marjorie Taylor Greene’s district into west Cobb County

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Some West Cobb County residents were surprised to learn that under the newly-drawn Congressional District lines, controversial Republican lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene will represent them in Congress if she’s reelected next year.

Others admitted they weren’t aware of who their current Congressman is so didn’t feel strongly enough either way to comment on the proposed changes.

State House and Senate Republicans redrew legislative and Congressional districts under what is known as reapportionment, a process by which lawmakers redraw district lines every ten years based on changes in the populations.

This year, GOP lawmakers extended Greene’s 14th District into West Cobb, including Powder Springs and Austell.

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“It’s very interesting, but it’s the political game that they’re playing,” said former Powder Springs Fire Chief David Harris.

Harris moved to the area nearly 30 years ago. He believes Greene potentially becoming their new Congresswoman will inspire many there to vote.

“I hope so,” Harris said. “Making people aware of what’s going on and get out the vote, because we have the numbers. The thing is getting them out.”

Experts believe even with the influx of Democrat voters from West Cobb, the district will probably still lean Republican and elect one to Congress.

“I like Marjorie Taylor Green,” said Paulding County resident Angela Whittington.

She respects the job Greene has done in Congress and thinks the newly redrawn district lines are fair.

“If the lines call for it, then it calls for it. So I’m all for it,” said Whittington.

Channel 2 Action News reached out to Greene’s office for comment, but have not as yet received one.

The new district lines will take effect in January 2023 when the new Congress takes office.