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OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Randy Randleman, R-Eufaula, and State Rep. Jim Grego, R-Wilburton, will host a public meeting on redistricting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at the JI Stipes Center, 801 N. 9th St., McAlester, OK 74501. The agenda is listed below.

The Oklahoma House of Representatives Redistricting Committee and its eight regional subcommittees will be holding a series of town halls throughout the state in December and January, before the 2021 legislative session begins, to encourage public input in the redistricting process.  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 meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend.

“As elected representatives that serve the people of our districts, we want to redraw the districts according to the population changes reported through the 2020 census and based on input from people in the district,” Randleman said. “We encourage everyone to attend Wednesday’s meeting to discuss the new legislative district lines for the next decade. I hope everyone participates in this democratic process, whether by attending the meeting or submitting comments to the House Redistricting Office for the committee to review.”

Randleman is chair of the Southeast Oklahoma Subcommittee. Grego serves as vice chair.

Other members of the Southeast Oklahoma Subcommittee include State Rep. Eddy Dempsey, R-Idabel; State Rep. J.J. Humphrey, R-Lane; State Rep. Dustin Roberts, R-Durant; State Rep. David Smith, R-Stuart; and State Rep. Rick West, R-Heavener.

A recording of the meeting will be made available on the House website following the meeting. Anyone unable to attend the meeting may email comments to . All comments and public testimony from the town hall meeting will be shared with the committee. Questions about the meeting can be directed to the House Redistricting Office at (405) 962-7808.

The Southeast Oklahoma Subcommittee will host a second meeting in Lane on Jan. 5, 2021. More details will be released at a later time.

A complete list of redistricting meetings can be found here: https://www.okhouse.gov/Documents/Districts/House%20Public%20Meeting%20Schedule%202020-2021.pdf.

Information about other meetings scheduled across the state can be found by visiting the House Redistricting Website or contacting the House Redistricting Office.

AGENDA:

1.              Welcome and Introductions

2.              Redistricting Briefing

3.              Questions and Comments from the Public

4.              Closing Remarks

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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