I believe the people of Pennsylvania deserve a fair, fully-transparent, impartial and depoliticized process to draw our legislative maps. The legislative map we have today is not working for the Commonwealth's people. It is not representative.
We are owed a truly independent citizens commission to redistrict. It must be devoid of partisanship. At the end of the day, the process respect political subdivisions, prohibits partisan discrimination to weigh the map in favor of one party or another, uses up-to-date methods and technology to create fair boundaries, solicits public input, and guarantees our constitutional requirement that "no county, city, incorporated town, borough, township or ward be divided unless absolutely necessary according to the principle of fairness.
As I did in 2017 as a Ferguson Township supervisor, I support legislative efforts to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to assign the decennial task of both legislative and congressional redistricting to an independent citizens redistricting commission. As a future legislator, I will champion these efforts.