Wednesday, March 2, 2011

House Minority Leader's Statement on Effort to Appoint Independent Redistricting Commission

BOSTON—House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. issued the following statement today in reaction to the defeat of a plan to name an independent redistricting commission.

I am disappointed that our attempt for a more balanced and fair redistricting process was handily defeated. I remain a firm believer that a commission comprised of partisan and non-partisan officials is the best and most impartial way of redrawing the district lines within the Commonwealth. Even though similar legislation was offered by the Republican caucus in 2009, and rejected, I will continue to advocate for a more transparent style of government on Beacon Hill.