State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) issued a statement today after the Redistricting Commission failed to meet its constitutional duty to release, hold three hearings on, and adopt a state legislative district map by Sept. 1. Even though other maps have been presented to the Commission, the Commission itself has neither produced nor worked on one, and co-chair Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) has not given a date that the Commission will propose a map for review.
“We’ve heard from Ohioans in all corners of the state demanding fair maps are drawn,” said Rep. Miranda. “It’s a shame that a majority of the Redistricting Commission members view the Ohio constitution and the will of Ohio voters as a recommendation, and not an obligation.”
The Commission met yesterday but adjourned without scheduling its next meeting.