Senate Minority Leader Reacts to Redistricting Decision

Monday, June 29, 2015

SACRAMENTO – In response to the U.S Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Redistricting Independent Commission, Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff (R-San Dimas) issued the following statement:

“I am pleased that the US Supreme Court has sided with the people. California voters overwhelmingly approved Propositions 11 and 20 to take the redistricting process out of the hands of elected officials and give it to an independent body, the California Redistricting Commission.”

“The Court’s decision will ensure that Californians will continue to have an open and fair redistricting process.”

“In their first effort, the Commission showed itself to be non-partisan by producing a set of maps that allowed for competitive campaigns in more districts. Competition keeps elected officials closer to the people and more accountable for their actions.”

“I am glad that the decades of gerrymandering are officially over.”