(DALLAS) – Senator Lisa Baker (R-20) expressed concerns about the preliminary Senate districts map, approved by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission:
“For the past ten years, the 20th Senatorial District has functioned well as a community of interest. It may not look elegant on a map, but the perspectives and concerns of families are fairly similar from one end to the other.
“Population shifts obviously dictate that the map will change for nearly every district. However, there are many troubling aspects to the newly proposed map, including the way that the Wyoming Valley is split between four separate Senate districts.
“This initial map of proposed Senate districts will be subject to a great amount of public and community comment. If there is enough concern expressed across the state, and viable alternatives are offered, the approved map could look different for our area.
“I strongly encourage citizens, community leaders, and organizations to offer input as this process continues.”
The Legislative Reapportionment Commission is accepting comments on their website for a 30-day, public comment period, prior to a final vote by the Commission in January. To submit feedback, visit: https://www.redistricting.state.pa.us/comment/.
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