Of all the matters before the Virginia General Assembly this year, one rises above all of them in the mind of former Virginia Governor and U.S. Senator George Allen: redistricting reform.
“This issue, right now, this year … is by far the most important issue before the legislature,” Allen told a crowd gathered for a town hall on the issue at the Hollins Branch Library in Roanoke County on Saturday.
Allen came on behalf of the nonprofit OneVirginia2021, which advocates for an amendment to Virginia’s Constitution to create a bipartisan process for re-drawing the state’s Senate, House of Delegates and House of Representatives districts. Roanoke was one stop among several Allen made on behalf of such an amendment.