BRIDGEVILLE – Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), a member of the House State Government Committee, will host the committee for a hearing on Wednesday, Aug. 25, to receive input from residents on congressional redistricting.
Those interested in offering in-person testimony at the 9 a.m. hearing at the Beacon I Building, 44 Abele Road, Second Floor, Bridgeville, can register by visiting PaRedistricting.com
. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Aug. 18. Written testimony can be submitted until Wednesday, Oct. 13.
“Our Congressmen are our voice in Washington, D.C. on federal matters,” Ortitay said. “It is important that each congressional district reflects the area, and areas are not unnecessarily divided that share common interests and concerns. I look forward to hearing from area residents on their concerns surrounding the redistricting process as the state is losing one of its congressional seats. In addition, I appreciate the transparency the committee is employing in this decennial process.”
Every 10 years, information collected through the U.S. Census determines the number of U.S. Representatives each state is entitled based on population. Once in receipt of that data, states are responsible for redrawing the geographic area of their congressional districts to ensure equal and fair representation, and the physical manifestation of the constitutional principle, “one person, one vote.” This process is commonly referred to as redistricting.
The hearing is one of eight thorough the state to gather input from Pennsylvania residents.
The 46th Legislative District includes Collier and South Fayette townships and Bridgeville, Heidelberg, McDonald and Oakdale boroughs in Allegheny County. It also encompasses Canton, Cecil, Mt. Pleasant, Robinson and Smith townships and Burgettstown, McDonald and Midway boroughs in Washington County.
Representative Jason Ortitay
46th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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