OKLAHOMA CITY – State Reps. Carl Newton, R-Cherokee, and Brian Hill, R-Mustang, will host a public meeting on redistricting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, at the High Plains Technology Center, Seminar Center, 3921 34 St. Woodward, OK 73801. The agenda is listed below.
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 Oklahoma House of Representatives Redistricting Committee and its eight regional subcommittees are holding a series of town halls throughout the state in December and January to encourage public input in the redistricting process. The meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend.
"I’m excited to host this meeting for residents in Northwest Oklahoma to give them an opportunity to have input into the redistricting process," Newton said. "I look forward to hearing their ideas for how we can better represent them in this process, and to seeing that their questions are answered."
Hill said, "Public input is the foundation of any transparent, democratic process, especially when it comes time to redraw legislative districts for the new decade. I hope to see many constituents participating in the public town hall as lawmakers begin the crucial work of redistricting throughout the next few months."
Newton is chair of the Northwest Oklahoma Subcommittee; Hill serves as vice chair.
Other members of the Northwest Oklahoma Subcommittee include:
- State Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon
- State Rep. Denise Crosswhite Hader, R-Piedmont
- State Rep. Mike Dobrinski, R-Okeene
- State Rep. Anthony Moore, R-Clinton
- State Rep. Kenton Patzkowsky, R-Balko
- State Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell
- State Rep. Steagall, R-Yukon
- Welcome and Introductions
- Redistricting Briefing
- Questions and Comments from the Public
- Closing Remarks
This meeting will be livestreamed, barring any technical issue. Video of the meeting also will be archived. Livestreams and previous House meetings can be viewed here: https://okhouse.gov/Video/Default.aspx.
Masks are recommended for those attending the meeting.
Anyone unable to attend the meeting may email comments to the House at firstname.lastname@example.org, All comments and public testimony will be shared with the committees.
Information about other meetings scheduled across the state can be found here: https://oksenate.gov/press-releases/oklahoma-senate-house-announce-statewide-redistricting-meeting-dates.
A map showing meetings throughout the state can be found here: https://okhouse.maps.arcgis.com/apps/instant/minimalist/index.html?appid=ef335bbb2dea41dc9eb4Ibb029d5a8800.
Additional information about the redistricting process can be found here: https://okhouse.gov/Publications/Redistricting.aspx.