I started tracking legislators’ commitments to redistricting reform because I figure a good many of them will change their minds as soon as they’re in the majority. I’m suspicious of senate Democrats, even though every last one of them voted for Creigh Deeds’ SJ352 that would accomplish just that. In today’s Daily Progress Bob Gibson has a choice quote on the topic from majority leader Dick Saslaw:
“A lot of us will probably lose interest in that,” Saslaw said of Deeds’ redistricting bill, which passed the Senate for the first time this year and was killed in the House Privileges and Elections Committee.
Mary Margaret Whipple, to her credit, feels otherwise.