Contact: Rep. Katrina Shankland
Office: (608) 267-9649
Budget Proposal will ensure fair elections
MADISON – Yesterday, Governor Tony Evers announced he would include funding for a nonpartisan redistricting commission in the state budget. Governor Evers’ proposal would take politics out of the redistricting process, ensuring fair maps for elections.
In response, Rep. Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point) released the following statement:
“For years, I’ve been proud to cosponsor nonpartisan redistricting reform legislation with my Democratic colleagues, and I am delighted by Governor Evers’ leadership and commitment to clean government in our state. Ensuring our redistricting process is out of the hands of power-hungry politicians will create more competitive and fair elections. Gerrymandering is harmful to our democracy, and nonpartisan redistricting reform empowers voters to choose their representatives – not the other way around. I am pleased to see Governor Evers act to ensure fair elections and unrig the gerrymandered maps. I hope every legislator will support this reform to truly deliver more power to the people, not the politicians.”