HARRISBURG – May 9, 2013 – State Sen. John Blake today issued the following statement on Wednesday’s unanimous state Supreme Court decision upholding the latest redistricting maps:

“As I enter my third year in the Pennsylvania Senate, I have been instructed by the Supreme Court that I will represent a modified 22nd District.

“I want to express my honor and appreciation for the opportunity that I have had to serve the residents of Paradise and Mount Pocono in Monroe County.

“I also wish to express my commitment to work very hard for the new constituents who join the 22nd Senate District in Price Township, Monroe County, and in Pittston Township, Luzerne County.

“I will endeavor to engage the local government and school district officials in the new communities of the 22nd District as quickly as possible and will be proud to serve all of the residents of the 22nd District under the new legislative map as approved by the Supreme Court yesterday.

“If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office in Scranton or Harrisburg,” Blake (D-Archbald) said.