State Rep. Monique Smith (D-Fairview 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.
“It is disappointing that the Commission will fail to meet the constitutional deadline to adopt a state legislative map. After Ohioans worked hard to pass redistricting reforms, the majority party continues to flout and ignore constitutional requirements. Ohioans truly deserve better,” said Rep. Smith.
The Commission met yesterday but adjourned without scheduling its next meeting.