Sykes Statement on Latest Supreme Court Ruling on State Legislative Maps
May 25, 2022
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron), co-chair of the Ohio Redistricting Commission, issued the following statement after the Ohio Supreme Court invalidated the newest state legislative maps adopted by majority Commission members on May 5. The Court gave the Commission until June 3 to draw new, constitutional maps:
“We are fortunate that the Ohio Supreme Court insists on forcing the Redistricting Commission to comply with the redistricting reforms overwhelmingly adopted by voters. However, to this day, Ohioans don’t have state legislative maps that comply with our Constitution.
“I am committed to meeting the Court’s June 3 deadline.”