Joe
 John

NC HOUSE DISTRICT 40

COMMON SENSE LEADERSHIP

Independent Redistricting 


From my first day as a candidate in late 2015, I have said we must replace gerrymandering with a truly independent, impartial, non-partisan legislative redistricting commission for Congressional and state legislature districts so that voters will select their representatives rather than politicians selecting their voters.


The first bill I introduced in the House established such a commission. Although the bill died in committee, as long as I am a North Carolina legislator I will continue to reintroduce until it passes. However, in light of efforts by the super majority in 2017 and 2018 to gerrymander judicial districts, it may also be necessary to introduce a provision establishing an independent judicial districting commission.