Burns, Talley Host North Central Oklahoma Redistricting Meeting
Mike Seals - January 7, 2021 11:34 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Reps. Ty Burns, R-Pawnee, and John Talley, R-Stillwater, led a public town hall on legislative redistricting last night at the Route 66 Interpretive Center in Chandler, OK.
Burns, who chairs the North Central Oklahoma Redistricting Subcommittee, and Tally, who serves as vice chair, stressed the importance of public input during the redistricting process.
“I am thankful for the constituents who came and had their voices heard on the redistricting of Oklahoma’s North Central district,” Burns said. “This is great example of how people can partake and contribute to government processes and serve a major role for a Constitutional obligation.”
“As elected officials we have committed to openness and transparency throughout the redistricting process,” said Talley. “The input that we receive from constituents, through both social media and in-person questions, is vital as we make these redistricting decisions.”
Other members of the North Central Oklahoma Subcommittee include:
- State Rep. Judd Strom, R-Copan
- State Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Bristow
- State Rep. Mark Lawson, R-Sapulpa
- State Rep. Garry Mize, R-Guthrie
- State Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston
- State Rep. Trish Ranson, D-Stillwater
- State Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy
- State Rep. Ken Luttrell, R-Ponca City
- State Rep. John Pfeiffer, R-Orlando
- State Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid
By law, the Legislature must redraw its legislative and congressional district boundaries to reflect changes in population every ten years immediately following the decennial Census.
The Oklahoma House of Representatives Redistricting Committee and its eight regional subcommittees began holding a series of town halls throughout the state in December, and will continue through January, to encourage public input in the redistricting process. The meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend.
Meetings are livestreamed when possible, and video is archived. Previous House meetings can be viewed here: https://okhouse.gov/Video/Default.aspx.
Anyone unable to attend the meeting may email comments to the House at [email protected], All comments and public testimony will be shared with the committees.
Information about other meetings scheduled across the state can be found here: https://oksenate.gov/press-releases/oklahoma-senate-house-announce-statewide-redistricting-meeting-dates.
A map showing meetings throughout the state can be found here: https://okhouse.maps.arcgis.com/apps/instant/minimalist/index.html?appid=ef335bbb2dea41dc9eb4Ibb029d5a8800.
Additional information about the redistricting process can be found here: https://okhouse.gov/Publications/Redistricting.aspx.