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Wink: Democrats will Fight Redistricting Plan

Proposed map would cut Port Washington out of Wink's district.

The public hearing over the proposed redistricting of legislative boundaries in Nassau County takes place Monday at 10 a.m. at the  Theodore Roosevelt Legislative Building, in Mineola. 

While Republicans say they are abiding by the law on Monday at 1 p.m., Democrats disagree.

“We will be fighting it,” said Leg. Wayne Wink (D-Roslyn), whose district includes Port Washington.

The proposed redistricting would cut Port Washington out of Wink’s district, in a process that

The plan puts “lines in place without the involvement of the community,” Wink said. “It violates the spirit of the letter of the charter.” That charter, he said, clearly calls for the establishment of a bipartisan redistricting commission that holds public hearings to gain comments and input to proposed new district lines based on that public participation.

Now he said, “there will be one public hearing at best without any public participation.”

as possible to ensure that county residents are fairly represented by their government.

Wink said Democrats would fight the plan “since legally they [Republican leaders] are not allowed to do this and we will win this in court.”

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