The new Pennsylvania Legislative Districts were postponed for a year, while modifications were made to the map. The final map going into effect for the upcoming election is never-the-less still convoluted. The 183rd District resembles a question mark. The primary change between the current and former map effect the southwest and northeast sectors. While the district loses the north Allentown neighborhood south of Rt.22, north of Tilghman Street and east of Cedar Crest Blvd., it gains the South Whitehall neighborhood west of the Cedar Crest, between Rt.22 and the municipal golf course. The northeastern sector extends closer to, but not including, the town of Bath. It is my intention to provide the residents of the 183rd District a new independent voice in Harrisburg, not mired in convoluted partisan politics.