In his latest snafu, Senator Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) told the people of Athens-Clark County yesterday, much to their surprise, that the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce better represents them than their own popularlly elected county commissioners.
The chamber represents the will of the people more than the Democratic Athens-Clarke County commissioners who oppose the new map, the Senate Reapportionment Committee chairman said.
“The wisdom of the chamber of commerce, given the makeup of the chamber of commerce, may surpass that of the commissioners,” Rogers said.
Wow! I guess we see who this Republican Senator listens to. And it aint the people.
This mid-decade partisan redistricing has been so unpopular and has turned into such a mess for Republicans that Rep. Jane Kidd is considering continuing to run for the Senate seat now even if the districts do change.