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Leader Russo statement after Ohio Supreme Court rules gerrymandered congressional map unconstitutional

July 19, 2022
Democratic Newsroom

COLUMBUS – House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) issued the following statement today after the Ohio Supreme Court ruled the latest congressional map unconstitutional.

“This ruling is justice for Ohioans who voted overwhelmingly for fair maps and responsive, accountable government,” said Leader Russo. “Unaccountable politicians lead to extreme policies that do not reflect the will of Ohioans, such as forcing a 10-year old child to give birth. We must demand the democratic self-government that this country was founded on and has strived to achieve ever since. My Democratic colleagues and I are ready once again to get to work and deliver the fair, constitutional representation that Ohioans deserve.”

The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered the General Assembly to draw a new congressional map for 2024 within 30 days from its order, as the state constitution requires. If the legislature is unable to draw a new map, the Redistricting Commission will have an additional 30 days to produce a congressional map.