State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.
October 26, 2011
For immediate release
Contact: Sen. Mary Lazich (608)-266-5400
Lazich statement on redistricting informational hearing
State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) issued this statement following Wednesday’s Senate Committee on Transportation and Elections informational hearing about redistricting and other elections issues.
“It is clear to me the intersection of redistricting and possible recall elections have created a quagmire of confusion for voters, election officials, and lawmakers,” Lazich said. “The idea lawmakers are responsible for two different districts at the same time is mind-boggling. The prospect of holding elections in potentially unconstitutional districts is an affront to the one-person, one-vote principle and of great concern to me.
“After discussing this issue with Government Accountability Board Director and General Counsel Kevin Kennedy on several occasions, including today’s informational hearing, and listening to the concerns of clerks and citizens, I am of the opinion the legislature should act to curb these issues before they wreak havoc on elections statewide.”