Published Mon, Sep 26, 2011 8:11 am
The state board charged with redrawing Ohio's legislative districts every 10 years plans to meet Monday to review several proposed maps.
One GOP-drawn plan would pit three House Democrats against Republicans, and several other Democrats could potentially compete with one another in merged Democratic districts.
The proposed maps await approval from the Ohio Apportionment Board. While the General Assembly drew new U.S. congressional lines, it does not vote on maps for state legislative districts.
The Apportionment Board consists of four Republicans - Gov. John Kasich , Senate President Tom Niehaus, Auditor Dave Yost and Secretary of State Jon Husted and one Democrat, House Minority Leader Armond Budish.
Republicans control the Ohio House and Senate. Their districts are redesigned to reflect changes in population after each census.