Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) issued the following statement after the State Senate in Tallahassee approved the State House plan on Congressional redistricting.
"I look forward to reaching out to the constituents of the new district I hope to represent. The residents of Congressional District 27 will find in me a hardworking, dedicated public servant who understands their difficult economic situations and who also emphasizes quality constituent service.
I have never forgotten that Members of Congress are accountable to those we represent. It is a high honor and a sacred trust to represent South Floridians in Congress. There are only a few new neighborhoods in the redrawn district and I've had the pleasure of representing these residents before in the Florida legislature or in previous Congressional districts. So it's actually a 'welcome back' district for me.
Everywhere I go, constituents share with me their anxieties about the lack of jobs, the rising costs of college tuition, their high mortgage payments, soaring insurance premiums and the overburdening bureaucratic regulations that are strangling their small businesses so it's way past time for us to heed the message and get Americans on a path to prosperity."