Stephens Recognizes Horsham’s Restoration, but Condemns Unnecessary Montgomery Township Split in New Maps
HARRISBURG—Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) responded to the Legislative Reapportionment Commission (LRC) which today endorsed a new state House district map that reversed a preliminary plan that split Horsham Township into two state House districts.  Horsham is kept whole in the LRC plan approved today:

“Thankfully, the LRC listened to the hundreds of Montgomery County residents who overwhelmingly asked the commission to reject its plan to split Horsham between two House districts.  The decision to keep Horsham whole is a victory for everyone in who argued that the preliminary plan would have unconstitutionally diluted the power of Horsham.”

 “Unfortunately, Montgomery Township is unnecessarily divided in this map and we were never given an opportunity to make a similar case,” explained Stephens. “The residents of Montgomery Township deserved an opportunity to be heard.”

 “Overall, this is a missed opportunity.  The commission could have improved the 151st District, which now contains two whole and two split municipalities and parts of four different school districts. In fact, Dr Carol Kuniholm of Fair Districts PA offered a 151st District map which had two whole municipalities, split only one, and included only two school districts. That would have been a dramatic improvement.  Instead, the map the commission adopted continues to split our community in unfortunate ways.”

Representative Todd Stephens
151st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives