To the residents of southern Somerset County,
If you live in the municipalities of Upper Turkeyfoot, Lower Turkeyfoot, Ursina, Confluence, Addison Boro, Addison Township, Meyersdale, Garrett, Summit Township, Salisbury, Elk Lick Township, or Greenville Township the Pennsylvania State Redistricting Commission is about to commit a great disservice upon us.
Carl Walker Metzgar, a resident of our county, to Tim Mahoney, the representative of the 51st District based in Uniontown. This means that for the residents of the municipalities listed above we will have almost no voice in Harrisburg.
Do you think that someone based in Uniontown with that population center and whose district reaches west all the way to Point Marion and Smithfield is going to pay much attention to our area? I have my doubts! If this plan goes through we will have virtually no representation. I am deeply disappointed with the Redistricting Commission. On May 2 there will be a hearing in Harrisburg where the commission will hear comments on their plan. I plan on being there to oppose this new plan and try to keep our representation with a citizen of our county.
If you would like to support this effort in some way I would appreciate your help. Please contact me at email@example.com or 814-442-6295. You may also write a letter to the commission at the following address: Charles E. O'Connor Jr., Esquire, Executive Director, 2011 Legislative Reapportionment Commission, 104 North Office Bldg., Harrisburg, PA 17102.