Statement of Lewiston Mayor Larry Gilbert on Congressional Redistricting Plans

Posted on August 24, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: |

 

Mayor Larry Gilbert of Lewiston also attended the public hearing to voice concerns about moving Lewiston into the first Congressional district, as proposed by the Republicans.

“Under the proposal advanced by the Republican Party, I fear that Lewiston would take a back seat to the interests, needs, and wants of the wealthier and more densely populated communities to the south or on the coast, said Gilbert during his public testimony to the commission. “I firmly believe that this will be a loss for our city.”

Gilbert added, “As the largest city in the second district, our infrastructure, health care, education, social service, and cultural needs have been a priority for our members of Congress. Over that time, we’ve been represented by Democratic and Republican members of Congress.”

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