Dermody comment on congressional redistricting

HARRISBURG, Feb. 13 – House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody says Gov. Tom Wolf’s rejection of a partisan congressional district plan proposed by two Republican leaders will mean that the issue ultimately gets decided by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.


“I want to thank the governor for making a careful, sound decision based on the evidence,” Dermody said. “We know that eventually the court will be doing the same kind of review so it’s in everybody’s interest to get this right.


“In my view that means a plan that’s fair to all political parties and one that allows fair, competitive elections across Pennsylvania.”


Dermody noted that Republican leaders never put their plan before the General Assembly for a vote as required by law.


“In adherence with the Supreme Court’s guidance, House Democrats plan to offer input for the court’s review by this Thursday,” said Dermody