Fair Congressional Districts for Ohio

John Minchillo / Associated Press

Five years ago, few people in Ohio were paying close attention to the claim that political consultants – armed with partisan power, increasingly sophisticated computer technology and big data – were in a position to hijack democracy.

Fair Districts Ohio / Facebook

On election night two years ago, Catherine Turcer of Common Cause Ohio couldn’t have been more thrilled.

“It’s like Christmas,” Turcer said. “I got the best present, and the thing that’s exciting is that this is for all of us.”

Reps. Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and Matt Huffman (R-Lima) chaired the 2015 campaign for Issue 1 on Statehouse redistricting. Now in the Senate, Huffman is working on a Congressional redistricting plan he says will be similar.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

Republican state legislative leaders say they’re putting together a bipartisan group to come up with a new way to draw Congressional districts.