Letter: Local residents seeking fix for redistricting

From: Theresia V. Shearer


This is in support of House Bill 1014, creating a redistricting reform commission. Indiana’s voting districts are a poster child for gerrymandering. This bill, two years in the making, seeks to have an independent commission redistrict Indiana to fairly represent all voters.

State Rep. Milo Smith, R-Columbus, refused to allow the committee to vote on the bill as its chairman, during a hearing with hundreds of supporters of the bill. Smith has a responsibility to the voters of your district and to all of Indiana to not interfere with the committee voting on this bill. Holding the vote from the committee is an unacceptable show of contempt for the members of the committee and the voters.

A government of the people requires that people are more important than party! Indiana’s voters deserve fair representation.