Today, state Sen. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) issued the following statement after state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron), co-chair of the Ohio Redistricting Commission, presented state legislative maps on behalf of the Senate Democratic Caucus during today’s Commission meeting.
“We listened to the hundreds of people who took time out of their days to propose maps and give testimony over the last few weeks,” Fedor said. “Fair districts foster compromise and good policy, rather than partisanship and increased problems for the people of Ohio. Our map is constitutional, adheres to representational fairness and, most importantly, reflects voters’ preferences. Ohioans deserve fair districts.”
In accordance with the constitutional reforms approved overwhelmingly by Ohio voters in 2015, all House and Senate districts included in the maps share a common border and adhere to population deviation requirements. Additionally, the maps included in the plan do not illegally split single, neighboring municipalities or townships in any district in the state, with counties only split the minimum amount necessary to account for population requirements.
The plans were created using election data from the 2016, 2018 and 2020 statewide elections, accounting for vote totals from each election. To see the maps and additional materials, click here