Rep. Steineke Statement on Redistrict Suit

MADISON – Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) released the following statement after today’s ruling in the federal redistricting case:

“The legislative maps implemented in 2011 have withstood several legal challenges and I’m confident in their ability to withstand the current suit. Assembly Republicans have consistently won elections by engaging with voters and campaigning on issues that matter to the Wisconsin electorate.

“While today’s ruling in no way affects the outcome of this month’s elections or prior elections, I urge our state’s Department of Justice to appeal this decision to the U.S. Supreme Court. Wisconsin’s legislative maps remain as constitutional today as they were when implemented 5 years ago.”