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Sykes Statement on Federal Court Redistricting Decision

May 27, 2022
Vernon Sykes News
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron), co-chair of the Ohio Redistricting Commission, issued the following statement after a federal court ordered Ohio to hold the 2022 election using state legislative maps that were previously ruled unconstitutional by the Ohio Supreme Court:

“I am disappointed by the federal court’s decision to impose gerrymandered state legislative maps. However, the federal court’s intervention only affects the 2022 election. The Ohio Redistricting Commission still has the responsibility to draw fair, constitutional maps for the rest of the decade and I will continue to work toward that goal.”