(DALLAS) – Senator Lisa Baker (R-20) issues the following statement regarding the LRC’s approved Senate map:
“I have very much enjoyed the opportunity and responsibility of serving the people and communities of the 20th Senatorial District, as it has been constituted for the past decade. I am fully committed to providing the same level of accessible and energetic representation over the remaining months of this legislative session. Unfortunately, a new census invariably means the lines shift for every district, in order to comply with constitutional standards. No legislator gets to draw a preferred district, despite some claims to the contrary. I am disappointed I will no longer have the opportunity to serve all of Wayne County or the Mountain Top region of Luzerne County. However, I am grateful for the many friendships and longstanding relationships that will continue to influence my service now and in the future.
“Every legislator must abide by the map negotiated and approved by the five-member commission. I am familiar with the new communities added to the 20th District and I look forward to establishing working relationships with the taxpayers, officials, and community leaders in these new areas.”