A press release from State Rep. candidate Steve Reick:
Reick Disappointed but Still Optimistic
Woodstock, IL, July 21, 2016: Steve Reick, candidate for State Representative in the 63rd District, reacted to a Cook County Court’s decision to exclude the Independent Maps initiative from the ballot on November 8th.
The Court declared the ballot initiative unconstitutional on two grounds: that the citizen-led constitutional amendment proposal is not limited to “procedural and structural” changes to the IL General Assembly or to a single topic of the State Constitution.
“I’m very disappointed by the Court’s decision,” Reick said Wednesday.
“I have been advocating for fair maps since 2014 and I’m optimistic that the Illinois Supreme Court will overturn the decision and allow the initiative to receive a vote on November 8th.
“The people of Illinois who went out and did the work to get this initiative on the ballot and the voters who have had their voice taken away by gerrymandering deserve an independent map.
“They deserve fair representation.”
The 63 rd District is located entirely within McHenry County and includes Woodstock, Harvard, Huntley, Marengo, Hebron, and portions of McHenry Township,