Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: February 15, 2011
Senate Committee on Redistricting Slates Public Hearings
Six public hearings have been scheduled by the Senate Committee
on Redistricting—the panel tasked with redrawing district
boundaries utilizing the latest U.S. Census data. Senators Clark
Jolley and Bryce Marlatt are co-chairs of the committee, and said
the public hearings would give Oklahomans from every part of the
state the opportunity to attend one of the hearings.
“The work of this committee will impact the citizens of our
state for the next ten years,” said Jolley, R-Edmond. “We
want the public to have confidence in this process by making it
open, transparent, and ensuring the opportunity for public input.”
The first hearing will be held this Thursday, February 17, in the
State Senate Chamber at 12:30 p.m. Additional public hearings will
be held in Tulsa, Poteau, Ardmore, Woodward and Altus over the next
“The purpose of redistricting is to make sure each of our
districts includes approximately the same number of citizens—how
those district lines are redrawn is directly impacted by population
changes that have taken place since the 2000 U.S. Census,”
said Marlatt, R-Woodward. “We welcome and encourage public
involvement in this process.”
The schedule for public hearings by the Senate Committee on Redistricting
is as follows:
· Thursday, February 17, 12:30 p.m. in Oklahoma City at
the State Capitol, Senate Chamber.
· Thursday, February 17, 3:30 p.m. in Tulsa at the Greenwood
Cultural Center Gallery at 322 North Greenwood Avenue.
· Friday, February 18, 12:00 p.m. in Poteau at the Buckley
Library Auditorium at 408 Dewey Avenue.
· Thursday, February 24, 3:00 p.m. in Ardmore at the Southern
Oklahoma Technology Center, Seminar B, 2610 Sam Noble Parkway.
· Friday, February 25, 10:00 a.m. in Woodward at the High
Plains Career Tech, 3921 34th Street, Room 201 A/B, Main Building,
General Management Room.
· Friday, February 25, 2:00 p.m. in Altus at Western Oklahoma
State College, 2801 N. Main Street, H. Wing, Room 9.
In addition to Co-chairs Jolley and Marlatt, the Senate Redistricting
Committee includes Sen. Jonathan Nichols, R-Norman, Judicial Vice
Chair; Sen. Don Barrington, R-Lawton, Western and Southern Oklahoma
Vice Chair; Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa, Northeast Oklahoma Vice
Chair; Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro, Eastern and Southeast Oklahoma
Vice Chair; Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, Central Oklahoma Vice
Chair; Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, Congressional Chair; Sen. Kim
David, R-Wagoner, Congressional Vice Chair; Sen. Andrew Rice, D-Oklahoma
City, Co-Vice Chair; Sen. Sean Burrage, D-Claremore, Co-Vice Chair;
Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre, D-Tulsa; and Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman.
In addition, Sen. President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa,
and Sen. Majority Leader Mike Schulz, R-Altus, serve as Ex-Officio
Members of the committee.
For more information contact:
Sen. Jolley: (405) 521-5622