Lawmaker: ‘We’re not going to rush’ redistricting maps

JACKSON — A ranking Senate Democrat who’s helping redraw Mississippi’s legislative districts says those fearing politics and gerrymandering should be “relieved and pleasantly surprised” when maps are released to the public and rank-and-file lawmakers sometime this week or early next.

“From what I hear, I think both the House and Senate are trying to be fair to Democrats, fair to Republicans, and more importantly fair to the 3 million people of this state,” said Sen. Hob Bryan, D-Amory, a member of the Senate redistricting committee. “Everyone has been concerned with war, but I’m not hearing reports of troop movements, and the satellite images don’t show any suspicious troop movements.”

Sun Herald
2/28/11