COLUMBUS— The Ohio Senate today gave overwhelming bipartisan approval to Senate Joint Resolution 5, which revises the process by which Ohio draws its legislative and Congressional districts. Co-sponsored by Senators Frank LaRose and Tom Sawyer (D- Akron), it passed by a vote of 32-1.

“We came together as a bipartisan group and worked to draft a plan which is not designed to benefit one party or the other but truly to set up a better method of drawing districts that is in the best interest of all Ohioans,” LaRose said. “This resolution creates a process that is fair and accountable, and establishes a solid foundation from which to build in the next General Assembly.”

Under the resolution, a seven-member redistricting commission would be established, consisting of the Governor, Auditor of State, Secretary of State and four members appointed by the legislative leaders in each chamber. The commission would elect bipartisan co-chairs, and none of the members could be a sitting member of the state Legislature or Congress. Any plan proposed by the commission must receive five votes – including at least one vote from the minority party.

 
 
 
  
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“There is nothing more effective than face to face discussions with the men and women I serve in Columbus about issues that are important in their lives. That is why since I was elected in 2010, I have held over 200 district office hour meetings throughout Summit, Wayne and Stark counties,” said Senator LaRose. “By working together, we can solve problems and make our communities better places for all Ohio families.”
 



 
 

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LaRose Welcomes Area Residents To Attend District Office Hours

 

“There is nothing more effective than face to face discussions with the men and women I serve in Columbus about issues that are important in their lives. That is why since I was elected in 2010, I have held over 200 district office hour meetings throughout Summit, Wayne and Stark counties,” said Senator LaRose. “By working together, we can solve problems and make our communities better places for all Ohio families.”



 
 

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“The cost of college is putting a significant financial burden on many Ohio families," said Senator LaRose, who co-sponsored Senate Bill 5. “This legislation recognizes the importance of making a college education more affordable for the students and families of Ohio by expanding tax free college savings .”