Press Release – Sarasota County Commission Redistricting

The revelations in Sunday’s Sarasota Herald Tribune article are not surprising. It was clear to anyone watching the last County Commission meeting that Commissioners Detert and Moran were working together to promote a new map. Simply glancing at the map made it obvious why they were promoting it — it creates a very safe district for Commissioner Moran. The only outstanding question was who created the map and now we have confirmation that it’s their notorious operative, Bob Waechter.

We hope the Sarasota community recognizes this for what it is. A rigged process orchestrated by Commissioner Detert for the benefit of Commissioner Moran. The Sarasota County Democratic Party is pleased to see it exposed. It’s up to all of us to hold them accountable.

JoAnne DeVries, Chair
Sarasota County Democratic Party