From Sen. Phil Berger’s office:

Rucho Will Lead Senate Redistricting Efforts

Raleigh, N.C. ? Senate Republican Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) has named Sen. Bob Rucho (R-Mecklenburg) as the Chairman-elect of the Senate Redistricting Committee.

During the transition, Senator Rucho has already begun the work of studying the issues related to redistricting and preparing for the process to begin when the 2011 session of the General Assembly convenes on January 26.

Senator Berger said, ?Senator Rucho has previous experience with the redistricting process and is a good listener and evenhanded. These attributes make him the right person to guide the Senate in navigating the redistricting process in the next legislative session.?

Senator Rucho will begin his sixth full term in the Senate in January. He represents Mecklenburg County in Senate District 39. Senator Rucho said, ?I look forward to leading the Senate efforts during the redistricting process. We will work prudently and deliberately to draw fair and legal lines for districts across the state that will uphold the right of the people of North Carolina to choose their representatives.?