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State House Minority Leader Frank Dermody Sends Letter to Legislative Reapportionment Chairman McEwen Requesting The LRC Not Rush New Legislative Maps

By: Geoffrey Middleberg, Assistant Editor

House Minority Leader Frank Dermody (D-Allegheny County) who voted in favor of the legislative districts that were remanded by the State Supreme Court today called for the Legislative Reapportionment Commission not to rush to pass new maps.

Leader Dermody feels that any new map should go through a through vetting process including a new round of public hearings and input from stakeholders.

The 2001 map that remains by court order is more favorable to Democrats than the 2011 map would have been and therefore, Democrats in the state House see pickup opportunities on the old map that may not necessarily exist on a new map.

Dermody Letter to LRC Chairman

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