A Harrisonville alderman is running in a Missouri House District that includes part of Blue Springs as well as the southern edge of Grain Valley.



Republican Donna Pfautsch is running in the 33rd District.

A Harrisonville alderman is running in a Missouri House District that includes part of Blue Springs as well as the southern edge of Grain Valley.

Republican Donna Pfautsch is running in the 33rd District. She has been on the Harrisonville Board of Aldermen since last spring and plans to retire at the end of the current school year after 40 years as a teacher and gifted education facilitator in the Harrisonville School District. She says in Jefferson City she’d like to focus on bringing a more cooperative spirit to the General Assembly.

Three weeks ago, a panel of judges reshuffled the political deck in the General Assembly when it issued new legislative district maps, effective with the 2012 elections, to reflect shifts in population during the last 10 years.

The new districts are substantially different from the old ones, and there is no incumbent representative living in the area of the new 33rd District.

Candidates can begin formally filing for office on Feb. 28.

The 33rd is essentially a north-and-south rectangle that juts west at the bottom to take in Harrisonville. It also includes Pleasant Hill and the rest of northeast Cass County.

The district also takes in the southeast corner of Jackson County, with Lone Jack and the area east of Missouri 7 at the county’s southern edge. To the north, it includes:

The Lake Lotawana area east of M-7 A slice of southeast Blue Springs, the area generally south of Moreland School Road and east of Adams Dairy Parkway The southern edge of Grain Valley, generally along Ryan Road. A good portion of Oak Grove, roughly the area south of about 19th Street, plus much of the Lafayette County portion of the city.