Statement of Majority Leader Turzai Regarding 2012 Reapportionment
BRADFORD WOODS, Allegheny County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Continental United States of America -- House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Bradford Woods) released the following statement regarding the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision to remand the approved General Assembly redistricting maps back to the Legislative Reapportionment Commission to fix the as of yet unspecified concerns. The court has indicated it will release its opinion sometime in the future:

“As a member of the Legislative Reapportionment Commission, my staff and I are ready to roll up our sleeves and immediately begin working together to address any concerns the Pennsylvania Supreme Court may have.

“It should not be anyone’s goal for this year’s elections to be held in the 2001 lines which clearly disenfranchise voters throughout the state and do not proportionately represent the population shifts.

“The commission, however, needs clarity and certainty from the court in an expeditious manner to modify the plan as may be necessary.

“Simply, we need the court’s opinion immediately in order to accomplish our task.

“We need clear and timely guidance from the Supreme Court so we can move forward. The commission can meet as early as next week in order to avoid what could be a problem of constitutional proportions.

“We are anxiously awaiting the opinion of the Supreme Court so we can understand its concerns and respond accordingly.”

State Representative Mike Turzai
28th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Stephen Miskin
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