10/18/12

Space featured in Columbus Dispatch Story on Ohio Congressional and Legislative Redistricting Reform

Attorneys & Professionals

Zack Space, a principal with Vorys Advisors, was quoted throughout a Columbus Dispatch story entitled “Is Issue 2 the Best Way to Improve System?.”  The story highlighted a debate that Space participated in about the drawing of Ohio’s legislative and congressional districts.

The story states:

The question coming out of yesterday’s Issue 2 debate wasn’t whether Ohio’s system of drawing legislative and congressional districts should be changed — the consensus is yes — but rather whether the proposed amendment is the right way to do it.

“You’re never going to come up with a plan that satisfies everyone,” said Zack Space, an attorney and former Democratic congressman, arguing on behalf of Issue 2 before the Columbus Metropolitan Club. Space said the “imperfections are grossly outweighed” by the need to end partisan gerrymandering.

Issue 2 would eliminate the state’s current map-drawing system, in which the party in power gerrymanders districts to its benefit, and instead set up a 12-member citizens commission made up of equal numbers of Democrats, Republicans and independents. The commission would draw maps based on criteria such as compactness and competitiveness.

To read the entire story, visit the Columbus Dispatch website. (Subscription may be required).