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Editorial: Redistricting resolution looks promising

January 18, 2019

In a press release on Tuesday, state Sens. Emmett W. Hanger Jr., R-Augusta, and Mamie E. Locke, D-Hampton, announced SJ274, which would end political gerrymandering by taking redistricting out of the hands of politicians and creating Virginia’s first Citizens Redistricting Commission.

The commission’s membership will be chosen during a series of meetings made up of leaders from both houses of the General Assembly. The 10-member commission will be responsible for redrawing the boundaries of Virginia’s 140 General Assembly districts and 11 congressional districts after the 2020 Census.

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