Councilman Brian Flewelling presented a map to the county's redistricting committee Friday that would draw his home into Councilwoman Laura Von Harten's district. That would mean a face-off between the two if both seek re-election.
The proposal is a modification of a plan presented last month by Bobby Bowers, director of the S.C. Budget and Control Board's Office of Research and Statistics.
Bowers' plan combines two minority-controlled districts -- held by Herbert Glaze and Gerald Dawson -- in an attempt to ensure black representation on the council even as blacks constitute a smaller percentage of the county's population.
Instead, Flewelling suggested drawing Glaze's residence into his district -- which would be about 25 percent African-American. Flewelling, in turn, would be drawn into the district representing parts of Port Royal and Beaufort, held by Von Harten.
"That way Mr. Glaze can run as an incumbent in a district," Flewelling said.
Three proposed maps -- including those advanced by Bowers and Flewelling -- were officially brought under consideration Friday, and more will be discussed as redistricting continues.