The Suffolk County Legislature approved new boundaries for districts this week after a drawn-out process that lasted for months.
Huntington will be represented by five legislators; three Republicans and two Democrats. The new districts take effect in January 2024 with voters picking legislators in November 2023. And many Huntington voters will find new names on the ballot when they cast their ballots.
The district includes the Huntington Town portion of Commack and Fort Salonga, San Remo, Kings Park, Nissequogue, Head of the Harbor, Smithtown and St. James.
The 15th will expand into parte of Melville. Previously, the 15h included Wheatley Heights, Wyandanch, North Amityville, Amityville Village, Copiague, parts of North Lindenhurst, West Babylon and North Babylon, and the Suffolk county portion of Farmingdale.
The 16th previously included Commack, Dix Hills, East Northport, Elwood, Melville and South Huntington in Huntington, Deer Park in the Town of Babylon and Brentwood and North Bay Shore in the Town of Islip. The district will move further into Huntington Station.
The district will continue to include parts of Huntington, but will move further into Deer Park. It previously included all or parts of the communities of Cold Spring Hills, Deer Park, Dix Hills, Huntington, Huntington Station, South Huntington, Melville, North Babylon, West Babylon and West Hills.
The new 18th will cover northern and central Huntington, and runs from the Nassau border to Fort Salonga, dipping down along the Nassau border into the West HIlls area.
The new maps create four districts that are majority-minority, including three in Huntington: Districts 15, 16 and 17. The fourth is District 9, covering Brentwood, Bay Shore and Islip hamlet.
Southern portion of Huntington map