CHART: Demographics of Boone and Cooper counties
October 25, 2012 | 6:55 p.m. CDTResidents of Boone County have new partners in the Missouri General Assembly: residents of Cooper County, on Boone County’s west side.
All legislative districts must be roughly equal in population to help ensure equal representation. Because Boone County grew 1.8 percent since 2000, it needed to be matched with an area smaller than Randolph County, to the north.
Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, is running for re-election to represent the newly drawn 19th District. He is challenged by Rep. Mary Still, D-Columbia, a two-term 25th District House representative.
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