League backs single-member districts
The state League of Women Voters of Florida primarily focuses on statewide issues, but it does take a stand on local issues that occur statewide. In this vein, the LWVFL has taken a stance on local redistricting and supports single-member districts that are equal in population, protect the voting rights of minority populations and try to take into consideration geographical and political boundaries.
Our local Sarasota League is also in favor of single-member districts. In addition, the citizens of Sarasota County voted for single-member districts.
The Sarasota League requests that the county commissioners listen to and respect the will of the citizens who voted them into office. Please withdraw your ballot proposal intended to return our voting to at large (“Sarasota County's March election will determine the future of single-member districts,” Dec. 7).
The citizens have spoken. They want and should receive single-member districts.
Linda Thompson, president, League of Women Voters of Sarasota County