Charleston, WV - Senate President Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, and Speaker of the House Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, issued the following statements today following the Senate’s adoption of a resolution and the House’s adoption of a motion, respectively, creating Select Committees on Redistricting.
This will provide for each body to appoint members to a Joint Committee on Redistricting. The Joint Committee on Redistricting will be approved by a motion during Tuesday’s meeting of the of the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.
The Joint Committee on Redistricting will be led in the Senate by Sen. Charles Trump, R-Morgan, and by Delegate Gary Howell, R-Mineral, in the House.
“This process is monumental, and it’s important that we have as much time as possible to gather feedback from our citizens this summer and ensure the process is interactive, transparent, and productive,” Senate President Blair said.
“Appointing this Joint Committee now will allow us to plan for public meetings this summer and give West Virginians the confidence that they will have the opportunity to be heard as we shape our House, Senate, and Congressional districts for the next 10 years,” said House Speaker Hanshaw.