FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Statement from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today released the following statement in regard the fall ballot issue proposing to amend the state constitution to reform the legislative redistricting process. The statement may be attributed directly to the Secretary.
“For decades, Ohioans – myself included – have wanted to change the way legislative districts are drawn. That call has finally been answered and meaningful reform to replace the fractured foundation on which our government is built is closer than ever and the decision is, as it belongs, in the hands of the voters.”
“Our government can only function as it was intended if the people can select their own representatives, but for too long, the politicians have instead selected their voters by drawing districts that nearly guarantee their own reelection. This is not fair and it is not self-government.”
“I applaud the continued bipartisan work to make sure the people of Ohio understand the proposal before them this fall and are able to embrace the opportunity to reform their government for the better and for the long term.”
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