Redistricting map by Sophie Kitner. Map courtesy of City of Dallas.

A third-grader at Arthur Kramer Elementary School has created her own redistricting map.

Sophie Kitner, the daughter of Friends of Northaven Trail President Jeff Kitner, saw her dad creating his own map, and she wanted to follow suit.

When Jeff presented his map to the City of Dallas Redistricting Commission Feb. 15, he mentioned his 9-year-old daughter had also made one, and he was invited to submit hers.

Sophie’s map met all the requirements, and now she’s set to tell the commission about her map at today’s meeting.

The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 1500 Marilla St. It will also be held virtually.

Dallas residents have been invited to submit their own maps to the redistricting commission since 2021, when the commission began working.

Redistricting is the process that happens every decade, after the U.S. Census releases its population data. It determines the council district boundaries.


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