Rep. Batinick Response to House Passage of Legislative Maps

Springfield – On Friday, the Illinois House voted to approve HB2777 to establish the legislative maps in Illinois for the next ten years. Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) released the following statement in response:

“I am disappointed in the legislative maps passed the General Assembly Friday. The majority party openly admitted the maps, based at least in part on six-year-old data, were drawn for partisan purposes. I would not be surprised if the 97th House District were substantially heavy in population when official Census data comes out. We know a lot of growth in that area has occurred in just the last couple of years. I voted against this bill because what Illinois truly needs is an independent redistricting process. I’d rather be fairly drawn into a bad district than gerrymandered into a good one.”