Tuesday, October 18, 2011

House Minority Leader’s Statement on the Release of House and Senate Redistricting Maps

House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. issued the following statement today in response to the unveiling of the House and Senate redistricting maps:

“The unveiling of the Massachusetts House and Senate redistricting maps represents a milestone in the redistricting effort and comes after a very lengthy process.

Redistricting is never an easy process, but I want to thank Chairman Moran for his efforts in affording time and resources to both the Republican members on the Redistricting Committee and in the Republican caucus.

As a member of the Special Joint Committee on Redistricting, I have been included in discussions regarding specific areas of the state. We are all now aware of the totality of the proposed Legislative map, and will use the days ahead to consider of all of its potential ramifications.

I look forward to the public comment phase of this project and a continued conversation amongst legislators before the maps become finalized