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Rep. Worthen Calls Democratic Lawmaker’s Proposal "A Solution in Search of a Problem"

March 2, 2007

Statement from Rep. Trebor Worthen (R-Oklahoma City), Chairman of House Elections & Redistricting Subcommittee House Elections and Redistricting Subcommittee Chairman Trebor Worthen (R-Oklahoma City) issued the following statement in response to a redistricting commission proposal by Rep. Ryan McMullen (D-Burns Flat):

“Rep. McMullen’s proposal is a solution in search of a problem. Our current system of redistricting relies on elected lawmakers with a duty to represent all constituents. Rep. McMullen wants to strip that representation, and instead put it into the hands of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats.

In fact, his proposal will make redistricting more partisan, not less, by giving both major party chairs a seat on the commission. Duly elected representatives of the people, not political parties, should have the authority to redraw legislative and congressional districts.

We already have a sound redistricting system that is based on core democratic principles. It has proven to be fair and effective in the past, and I see no reason to change it now.”

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Rep. Worthen Calls Democratic Lawmaker’s Proposal "A Solution in Search of a Problem"

March 2, 2007

Statement from Rep. Trebor Worthen (R-Oklahoma City), Chairman of House Elections & Redistricting Subcommittee House Elections and Redistricting Subcommittee Chairman Trebor Worthen (R-Oklahoma City) issued the following statement in response to a redistricting commission proposal by Rep. Ryan McMullen (D-Burns Flat):

“Rep. McMullen’s proposal is a solution in search of a problem. Our current system of redistricting relies on elected lawmakers with a duty to represent all constituents. Rep. McMullen wants to strip that representation, and instead put it into the hands of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats.

In fact, his proposal will make redistricting more partisan, not less, by giving both major party chairs a seat on the commission. Duly elected representatives of the people, not political parties, should have the authority to redraw legislative and congressional districts.

We already have a sound redistricting system that is based on core democratic principles. It has proven to be fair and effective in the past, and I see no reason to change it now.”